Mashal Al-Assaf, an associate in the Saudi office, assists Saudi Arabian and international clients on a broad range of corporate and finance transactions.
Prior to joining the Saudi office, Mr. Al-Assaf worked for a leading white-shoe firm based in New York in their Energy, Infrastructure, Project, and Asset Finance Practice.
Mr. Al-Assaf focuses his practice on:
- Project development & finance
- Oil and gas
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Corporate mergers and acquisitions
While attending law school, he served on the Washington University Global Studies Law Review, as a teaching assistant for the LLM program at the Washington University in St. Louis, and as a president of the Middle Eastern Law Students Association.
Mr. Al-Assaf previously worked as a student attorney for the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, which provides free legal representation for local clients in their disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, and the Children’s Rights Clinic, which provides free legal representation to children and youth involved in the juvenile justice, child welfare, child order of protection, and municipal court systems in the St. Louis area.
Mr. Al-Assaf’s representative and advisory experience includes:
- Representing a selection of banks and other lenders on a multi-hundred-million US dollar Term B refinancing*
- Representing the banks on a US$220 million term loan financing in relation to the acquisition of Natural Gas-Fired Power Generation Facility*
- Representing the banks and lenders on a US$205 million acquisition financing of midstream onshore oil and gas infrastructure assets*
- Representing a number of banks entering into a US$1 billion partnership to finance an oil and gas project*
- Representing a borrower entering into US$230 million bridge loan and US$275 million permanent financing in relation to the acquisition of natural gas storage and pipeline facilities*
- Advising on several mergers and acquisition transactions in the oil and gas industry*
- Advising a number of oil and gas companies in relation to the formation of joint ventures*
- Advising The Creditors Committee on the financial restructuring of Middle East Specialized Cables Company
- Advising The Creditors Committee in connection with the restructuring of conventional and Islamic loans of Al-Ittefaq Steel Products Company
- Advising Kingdom Holding in connection with various financing arrangements
*Matter handled prior to joining Latham