It might seem unnecessary to ask what exactly attracts international law firms to oil-drenched Saudi Arabia. But compared to the neighboring emirate of Dubai, Riyadh has proved far tougher for foreign lawyers to crack, despite the Saudi government's avowed commitment to privatization and foreign investment. So by Saudi standards, Norton Rose's recent arrival -- in conjunction with recent Saudi expansion by White & Case and Allen & Overy -- constitutes something of a foreign invasion.
Norton Rose Stakes Claim in Saudi Arabia
The American Lawyer
December 14, 2007