Abdulaziz AlGasim Law Firm

Regulations for 3 of five new Saudi mortgage laws issued

Saudi Arabia issued final regulations on real estate financing, leasing and supervision of financial companies. The regulations outlining three of the five laws were posted Sunday on the website of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency. Rules on the enforcement of foreclosures and mortgage registrations have yet to be completed. The package goes into effect when regulations for the two remaining laws are finished and once the final version of the legislation are publicized in the official newspaper, which should be in the next few weeks. The regulations bar mortgage lenders from providing loans for other purposes and prohibit home-financing providers from developing property.

Allen & Overy advises on Saudi Electricity Company Sukuk

Allen & Overy, associated with local law firm Abdulaziz AlGasim Law Firm, advised Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), on the successful closure of its $1.75 billion dual-series Sukuk issue. The transaction represents SEC's first international Sukuk issuance and the largest international debt capital markets issuance to date out of Saudi Arabia.
The transaction was organized as a Sukuk al-ijara, with the two series of trust certificates launched by Saudi Electricity Global SUKUK Company.

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