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Saudi Legal Paradox Deters Investors as Disputes Go Unresolved

Turki AlBallaa wants to bring more foreign investment to Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil supplier. The judicial system stands in his way.

“The legal situation is complicated and must change,” AlBallaa, 32, general manager of the Saudi Investment Support Center, which helps companies set up in the country, said, smoking a Cuban cigar at one of Riyadh’s all-male lounges.