Wail Alkahtany Joins V&E As Counsel
Wail Alkahtany, a corporate attorney who focuses his practice on capital markets, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and contractual disputes, has joined the Law Office of Looaye M. Al-Akkas, in association with Vinson & Elkins, as Counsel.
Alkahtany, who is
based in Riyadh, joins the firm’s Energy Transactions and Projects practice
“Wail is a leading
Saudi attorney whose broad experience will greatly benefit the firm and its
clients,” said Al-Akkas. “We are pleased to have him as a colleague and are
looking forward to his future contributions.”
Prior to joining V&E, Wail served as a board member of the Saudi
Arabian Capital Market Authority (CMA) from 2016 to 2017. His major
responsibilities included setting internal rules and regulations, overseeing
the development of regulations and market policies, leading the CMA’s strategic
planning, reviewing and deciding on violations of the Capital Market Law and
regulations. He also served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
From 2010 to 2016, Alkahtany served as General
Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Saudi Arabian
Investment Company (Sanabil Investments), where he advised on various
high-profile investment transactions as well as a variety of legal and
contractual matters locally and internationally.
Alkahtany began his legal career as legal counsel at Saudi Aramco, advising on
several high-profile projects including the establishment of joint venture
petrochemical and refinery companies, gas exploration companies, as well as the
establishment of a large national endowment investment program.
“As a world
leading energy law firm, V&E is the ideal platform for me to launch the
next phase of my career,” said Alkahtany. “I am thrilled to be a part of the
outstanding team in Riyadh."
his law degree from The Ohio State University in 2003.