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Corporate/Commercial — Saudi Arabia


Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) in co-operation with Clifford Chance - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for First-rate team with deep expertise in the transactional space. It has a well-established presence in Saudi Arabia, with experience acting for clients in both the public and private sectors, including international and local entities from the finance, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Viewed as an excellent choice for clients seeking counsel on high-profile, region-wide deals.

Strengths This team earns praise for its "very well-calibrated commercial advice, which is a great fit for a multinational company." The team is additionally described as "a pleasure to work with."

According to interviewees, this "top-tier" department comprises "very knowledgeable people with very good insights."

Work highlights Acted for Princess Nourah University on its ongoing joint venture with Wipro for the establishment of a Women's Business Park.

Continued to assist Al Tayyar Group with its SAR803 million acquisition of a 30% stake in Thaker Investments & Real Estate Company.

Significant clients Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, GE, Cosumar, SABIC, Al Borg Medical Laboratories.

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Regarding Khalid Al-Abdulkareem, sources say: "Everyone speaks highly of him." He regularly advises on multimillion-dollar transactions and is a popular choice for government entities seeking advice on privatisation initiatives. He also has experience regarding corporate restructuring issues.

The "commercially astute" Omar Rashid has extensive experience advising on high-value transactions across the Middle East. He remains an active figure in the market and regularly counsels multinational conglomerates on acquisitions in the region.

Majid Al-Sheikh has a flourishing profile in the corporate space, with extensive experience acting on high-profile acquisitions. He attracts a wealth of praise from the market and is particularly noted for his work in the public sector.

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Baker McKenzie Limited - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: George Sayen and Karim Nassar
- 10 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Formidable player in the market with an outstanding reputation. The highly experienced team regularly assists with the corporate aspects of major infrastructure projects, as well as a wide range of joint ventures, divestments and acquisitions. Well placed to advise Fortune 500 companies and multinational corporations on high-value transactions.

Strengths This excellent team is "very well established in the Middle East" and complimented for its strong understanding of local law.

Market commentators highlight the firm's projects expertise and "considerable experience in the region."

The team impresses clients with its flexible approach and experience handling cross-border transactions.

Work highlights Advised a buyers' consortium on its approximately USD1 billion acquisition of a 20% stake in Arab Bank Group from Oger Middle East.

Advised Alliance Holding Company on the USD18 million sale of its controlling interest in Ink Products Company to Sun Chemical.

Significant clients Al Faisaliah Group Holding Company, Petromin, MASIC, Olayan Group, Astra Group.

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George Sayen is "a well-respected practitioner who's been in Riyadh a long time." He has a breadth of experience advising on GCC-wide mandates and is also particularly well versed in regulatory issues. He is regarded as a strong choice for clients seeking counsel on joint ventures. Sources remark on his "terrific reputation."

The "well regarded" Karim Nassar is a distinguished practitioner with an impressive reputation for corporate and commercial work. He maintains a broad practice, with expertise in equity capital markets as well as private equity and joint venture matters.

Basel Barakat has significant experience in projects work and remains active on behalf of clients in the construction and power sectors. He regularly handles cross-border mandates and is a respected name in the market.

Zahi Younes makes his debut in the rankings following impressive market feedback. He possesses considerable experience regarding joint ventures and corporate restructuring. According to commentators, he is "very diligent."

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Khoshaim & Associates (in cooperation with Allen & Overy) - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Zeyad Khoshaim
- 2 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Transactional powerhouse with an enviable reputation. Expertise spans the full spectrum of acquisitions, divestments and joint venture matters. Advises an impressive roster of clients, including multinationals in the oil and gas sector. Areas of expertise also include group restructuring and corporate regulatory issues.

Strengths This team was complimented on its "dedication and detail-oriented approach" by one impressed client, who added: "The quality and speed of their work is impressive."

Commentators draw particular attention to the team's PPP and projects expertise.

Work highlights Assisted Saudi Aramco with its EUR2.75 billion acquisition of Lanxess Deutschland and the subsequent formation of a joint venture entity.

Acted for Saudi Aramco regarding the formation of drilling joint ventures with Rowan Companies and Nabors.

Significant clients McKinsey & Company, J.P. Morgan, Sipchem, HSBC Saudi Arabia, BAE Systems.

Notable practitioners

The "very intelligent" Zeyad Khoshaim has extensive experience advising on high-value transactions. He maintains a thriving practice, with frequent instructions from clients seeking counsel on multi-jurisdictional mandates. He is identified as a talented practitioner who is "very articulate" and "knows his stuff."

Julian Johansen is commended by sources for his deep experience in the Saudi market. His corporate expertise is complemented by his outstanding reputation in banking and finance. Interviewees state that he is "very, very good."

Johannes Bruski's in-depth experience of the market is frequently brought to bear on high-profile construction projects. He is also noted as a solid choice for international clients in the energy industry.

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Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in association with Latham & Watkins LLP - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Formidable team with a well-established presence in the market. Remains a favoured choice for major multinationals seeking advice on large-scale acquisitions. Has significant experience advising on matters in both the private and public sectors. Widely recognised by sources across the market as a leading name for cross-border transactions.

Strengths Sources say that "they are standout practitioners" who are "business-friendly and able to provide responses in record time." One source said simply: "They are brilliant."

One impressed source enthused: "They are absolutely top-tier," and added that "they are ahead of the curve and always accessible."

Work highlights Counselled Lagardère Travel Retail on the establishment of a joint venture with Saudi Airline Catering Company and Arabian Ground Handling Logistic. The resultant business will focus on duty-free and luxury business concessions at three airports in Saudi Arabia.

Assisted Amanat Holdings with its acquisition of a non-controlling stake in International Medical Company.

Notable practitioners

The "very knowledgeable" Salman Al-Sudairi is highlighted by commentators as "one of the leading figures in the market." He possesses a breadth of transactional experience and regularly advises on mandates arising in both the public and private sectors.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in association with the Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Fares Al-Hejailan
- 1 partner
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Distinguished team that regularly advises high-profile entities on the formation of Saudi joint ventures. Has a varied clientele that consists of well-known private equity houses, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds and major corporates, including those active in the technology space.

Strengths Impressed commentators remark on the team's "value-added and user-friendly service," highlighting its combination of commerciality and plain-English advice.

Work highlights Assisted United Biscuits with the creation of an export-and-manufacturing joint venture, valued at USD150 million.

Significant clients Abraaj Group, Sanabil, Fajr Capital, Banque Saudi Fransi, Jadwa Investment Company.

Notable practitioners

The "very personable" Fares Al-Hejailan is praised by sources for his "very well measured" advice. He is a strong presence in the market and particularly well versed in issues relating to debut joint ventures.

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Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Asad Abedi and Andreas Haberbeck
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected independent firm with expertise in corporate restructuring, tax and licensing issues. Also has experience advising on joint ventures. Client list features notable names in the industrial chemicals, power and manufacturing industries. Well placed to assist both domestic and international clients with corporate issues in the Kingdom.

Strengths As stated by one impressed client, this team is "very knowledgeable" and offers "very valuable advice" on a range of issues.

One client complimented its "well-considered and practical advice."

Work highlights Assisted Hoffmann-La Roche with licensing and business structuring issues relating to its Saudi distribution arm.

Notable practitioners

Ali Abedi is identified as a "very knowledgeable lawyer" who is "very easy to work with." He advises on a range of corporate matters, including group restructurings and expansions. He frequently acts for international clients.

Asad Abedi is noted for his long-standing presence in the market, as well as for his expertise in projects matters. One peer said: "I think very highly of him."

Andreas Haberbeck is "well regarded" by interviewees, who also remark on his likeable personality. He operates a broad practice that encompasses litigation as well as M&A.

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King & Spalding LLP (in association with the Law Offices of Mohammed Al-Ammar) - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Nabil Issa and Jawad Ali
- 4 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Commendable team frequently sought out by high-profile local clients for investment fund launches and related issues. Also has experience advising on intellectual property and corporate restructuring. Well placed to assist with GCC-wide mandates, often working alongside King & Spalding offices in the UAE and further afield.

Strengths This team is recognised for its "responsiveness and depth of knowledge."

Interviewees describe the team as "leaders in the funds space."

Significant clients Islamic Development Bank, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, GEMS Education, National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, Sadara Chemical.

Notable practitioners

Nabil Issa is a key contact at the firm, dividing his time between Riyadh and Dubai.

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Law Office of Mohanned bin Saud Al-Rasheed (in association with Baker Botts LLP) - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Regularly advises on joint ventures, corporate restructurings and acquisitions. Acts for a broad client list that includes both international and domestic Saudi entities, and also features notable names in the construction, aviation and oil and gas sectors.

Strengths Commentators highlight the department's "reliable advice, which is delivered in a practical manner."

One impressed commentator noted: "They are always well prepared."

Significant clients Barrick Gold, DigitalGlobe, Marsh & McLennan, Parker Drilling, Patterson UTI Energy.

Notable practitioners

Commentators say that Babul Parikh "provides sound and timely advice on wide-ranging business matters." He is a well-known name in the market and regularly assists with corporate issues arising in the oil and gas industry.

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White & Case LLP - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Long-standing presence in the Saudi market, with extensive experience advising government entities and major Saudi corporates. Also represents well-known global clients with regard to inbound investment in the Kingdom and the wider Middle East region.

Strengths Clients state that the team is "very good at tailoring their advice; they're very responsive to our needs."

Sources highlight the group's "very detailed knowledge of Saudi law" and state that the firm's "integrated global network" is one of the major reasons they instruct it.

Work highlights Counselled United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), and its controlling shareholder Qatar Investment Authority, on UASC's USD11 billion merger with Hamburg-headquartered Hapag-Lloyd. This transaction saw the Saudi team act in conjunction with White & Case lawyers in Dubai and Frankfurt.

Notable practitioners

Sami Al-Louzi rejoined the firm in October 2017 after a period at the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi. He is a "highly regarded" practitioner with a depth of experience in corporate matters. He splits his time between Riyadh and Dubai.

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Law Office of Dr Mujahid M Al-Sawwaf - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Stalwart of the domestic market that receives instructions from an impressive roster of clients. Possesses a considerable depth of knowledge and experience due to its long history in the market.

Strengths According to commentators, this well-known team "has been a fixture of the Saudi market for a long time" and is "very knowledgeable" when it comes to domestic legal issues.

Notable practitioners

The "very, very smart" David Wells is praised by a range of sources, who highlight his impressive wealth of knowledge. He has practised in Saudi Arabia for more than four decades and remains a highly respected practitioner in this field.

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Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni in association with Dechert LLP - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known firm with a long history in the Saudi market. Recognised by a broad range of commentators for its extensive transactional experience. Advises a diverse client base on a wide range of corporate issues.

Strengths This prominent firm is singled out by commentators for its long-standing presence in, and deep knowledge of, the Saudi market.

Notable practitioners

Firas Sawaf is a key contact at the firm.

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Hourani & Associates - Corporate/Commercial Department

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What the team is known for Dubai-headquartered firm with well-established teams in both Riyadh and Jeddah. Has experience advising on venture capital matters and highlighted by peers as a sound choice for mid-market transactions.

Strengths This "very experienced" team is a well-known name in the market. It earns recognition from peers as a group that is "very busy: they're involved in a number of notable transactions."

Notable practitioners

The "extremely meticulous" Hayel Hourani enjoys an enviable reputation in the market and is noted for his long-standing presence in the region. He is a well-known figure who is described as "very commercial."

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The Law Office of Abdulaziz H. Al Fahad and Partners - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known name that remains a noted player in the domestic market. Sources remark on the considerable experience possessed by its senior team.

Notable practitioners

Abdulaziz Al Fahad is a respected figure in the market with a solid corporate practice, regularly advising on joint ventures and M&A transactions. He also has experience advising on corporate disputes.

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Al Tamimi & Company - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Grahame Nelson and Hesham Al Homoud
- 2 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established regional firm with a respected Saudi corporate practice. Its experienced team advises on a wide range of matters, including joint ventures and M&A as well as regulatory issues in the insurance and construction sectors.

Strengths One client emphasised the firm's "to-the-point advice, quick responses and good cross-border capabilities."

Clients agree that "they are solution-driven and detail-oriented, and they always ensure their advice is delivered within the agreed timescale."

Significant clients General Authority for Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Global Ports Company, Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company, Unilever Gulf, Novartis.

Notable practitioners

The "well respected" Grahame Nelson leverages his extensive experience in the region to assist with a range of corporate-related issues. He has particular expertise relating to Bahrain, where he practised for a number of years.

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Al-Ghazzawi Professional Association - Corporate/Commercial Department

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What the team is known for Solid team advising on a range of corporate-related issues from its offices in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. Singled out by commentators for its considerable experience in domestic mandates.

Notable practitioners

Belal Al Ghazzawi and Hussam Al Ghazzawi are key contacts.

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Clyde & Co - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 4

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Abdulaziz Albosaily and Alain Sfeir
- 2 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Esteemed corporate practice with a range of transactional and regulatory expertise. Often advises on corporate restructurings and also has experience assisting with joint ventures.

Work highlights Advised Cummins Middle East on the creation of its joint venture with the Saudi Olayan Group.

Notable practitioners

Abdulaziz Albosaily and Alain Sfeir are key points of contact.

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DLA Piper Saudi Arabia - Corporate/Commercial Department

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What the team is known for Regularly counsels high-profile clients on corporate restructuring issues and joint ventures in the Saudi market. Particularly noted for its advice to public sector entities. Also counsels an impressive list of household-name clients on Saudi regulatory issues.

Strengths One client drew attention to the team's "very good understanding of Saudi rules and regulations."

This team is recognised as one that "always delivers what's been promised, on time and within the agreed budget."

Work highlights Advised Medicena on a range of corporate issues, including supplier and consultancy agreements, arising from its construction of a new mega-hospital in Jeddah.

Assisted Beatona with its corporate restructuring of the Riyadh Waste Management System PPP, including with regard to the resultant employment issues.

Significant clients Alawwal Capital, Itineria, Malaz Capital, WengFu Group, Wipro Arabia.

Notable practitioners

Eyad Reda is a key contact at this firm.

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Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners in association with Shearman & Sterling LLP - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 4

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Sanjarbek Abdukhalilov and Sultan Almasoud
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Esteemed firm with a long-standing presence in the region. Frequently assists with corporate acquisitions in the oil and gas sector. Also regularly advises on investment fund formations.

Work highlights Advised Alsalam Aerospace Industries on a joint venture with Boeing and Saudi Aerospace Engineering Industries.

Significant clients NBK Capital Partners, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Company, Omar Kassem Alesayi Group, FALCOM Financial Services.

Notable practitioners

Sanjarbek Abdukhalilov is a key contact at the firm.

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Dr. Saud Al-Ammari Law Firm in association with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 4

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Saud Al-Ammari and Graham McLeod
- 4 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established presence in the market with expert knowledge of acquisitions and joint ventures. Regularly assists government entities and multinational corporations with corporate restructuring and a wide range of regulatory issues.

Work highlights Advised Yanbu Arambu Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) - a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sinopec - on numerous commercial agreements and ongoing operational issues.

Significant clients Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation, Sadara Chemical Company, Saudi Hydrogen Peroxide Company, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare.

Notable practitioners

The "very impressive" Saud Al-Ammari is complimented by market sources for his strong communication skills and client service. Additional praise identifies him as "very smart and a hard worker."

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Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm - In Association with Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: John Boehm and Mohammed Al-Ghamdi
- 2 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Possesses considerable experience advising on Saudi joint ventures. Also regularly assists with corporate restructuring issues and high-value transactions. Clients include prominent names from the aviation, pharmaceutical and education sectors.

Notable practitioners

Mohammed Al-Ghamdi is a key contact at this practice.

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The Law Firm of Wael A. Alissa in association with Dentons - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Frequently advises on due diligence and regulatory issues. Regarded by commentators as a solid choice for international clients seeking advice on local law. Represents clients in the technology, e-commerce and aviation industries, among others.

Work highlights Advised Uber on regulatory issues arising from its proposed expansion in the Middle East.

Counselled Apple on regulatory issues relating to its AppleCare and AppleCare Plus protection plans.

Significant clients Abercrombie & Fitch, Gemalto, Amazon, Computer Sciences Corporation.

Notable practitioners

Mahmoud Abdel-Baky is the head of Dentons' Saudi practice, and is a finance and corporate lawyer who has experience in Egypt as well as the USA.

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Jones Day - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognised in the market for its notable presence in the Eastern province. Sources highlight its particular expertise in the oil and gas and energy sectors.

Strengths A client praised the team for its "helpful and attentive" service, noting that "they performed the work in quick time."

Notable practitioners

Yusuf Giansiracusa is well known across the market and respected for his long-standing presence in Saudi Arabia. He is a highly experienced practitioner with considerable expertise in M&A.

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Senior Statesperson

Law Office of Dr Mujahid M Al-Sawwaf

From the Chambers Global guide

The "very, very smart" David Wells is praised by a range of sources, who highlight his impressive wealth of knowledge. He has practised in Saudi Arabia for more than four decades and remains a highly respected practitioner in this field.

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Eminent Practitioner

Abdulaziz H Al Fahad

The Law Office of Abdulaziz H. Al Fahad and Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Abdulaziz Al Fahad is a respected figure in the market with a solid corporate practice, regularly advising on joint ventures and M&A transactions. He also has experience advising on corporate disputes.

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Band 1

Fares Al-Hejailan

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in association with the Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan

From the Chambers Global guide

The "very personable" Fares Al-Hejailan is praised by sources for his "very well measured" advice. He is a strong presence in the market and particularly well versed in issues relating to debut joint ventures.

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Band 1

White & Case LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Sami Al-Louzi rejoined the firm in October 2017 after a period at the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi. He is a "highly regarded" practitioner with a depth of experience in corporate matters. He splits his time between Riyadh and Dubai.

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Band 1

Khoshaim & Associates (in cooperation with Allen & Overy)

From the Chambers Global guide

The "very intelligent" Zeyad Khoshaim has extensive experience advising on high-value transactions. He maintains a thriving practice, with frequent instructions from clients seeking counsel on multi-jurisdictional mandates. He is identified as a talented practitioner who is "very articulate" and "knows his stuff."

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Band 1

Baker McKenzie Limited

From the Chambers Global guide

George Sayen is "a well-respected practitioner who's been in Riyadh a long time." He has a breadth of experience advising on GCC-wide mandates and is also particularly well versed in regulatory issues. He is regarded as a strong choice for clients seeking counsel on joint ventures. Sources remark on his "terrific reputation."

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Band 2

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Ali Abedi is identified as a "very knowledgeable lawyer" who is "very easy to work with." He advises on a range of corporate matters, including group restructurings and expansions. He frequently acts for international clients.

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Band 2

Khalid Al-Abdulkareem

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) in co-operation with Clifford Chance

From the Chambers Global guide

Regarding Khalid Al-Abdulkareem, sources say: "Everyone speaks highly of him." He regularly advises on multimillion-dollar transactions and is a popular choice for government entities seeking advice on privatisation initiatives. He also has experience regarding corporate restructuring issues.

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Band 2

Salman Al-Sudairi

Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in association with Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

The "very knowledgeable" Salman Al-Sudairi is highlighted by commentators as "one of the leading figures in the market." He possesses a breadth of transactional experience and regularly advises on mandates arising in both the public and private sectors.

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Band 2

Yusuf Giansiracusa

Jones Day

From the Chambers Global guide

Yusuf Giansiracusa is well known across the market and respected for his long-standing presence in Saudi Arabia. He is a highly experienced practitioner with considerable expertise in M&A.

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Band 2

Hourani & Associates

From the Chambers Global guide

The "extremely meticulous" Hayel Hourani enjoys an enviable reputation in the market and is noted for his long-standing presence in the region. He is a well-known figure who is described as "very commercial."

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Band 2

Khoshaim & Associates (in cooperation with Allen & Overy)

From the Chambers Global guide

Julian Johansen is commended by sources for his deep experience in the Saudi market. His corporate expertise is complemented by his outstanding reputation in banking and finance. Interviewees state that he is "very, very good."

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Band 2

Baker McKenzie Limited

From the Chambers Global guide

The "well regarded" Karim Nassar is a distinguished practitioner with an impressive reputation for corporate and commercial work. He maintains a broad practice, with expertise in equity capital markets as well as private equity and joint venture matters.

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Band 2

Law Office of Mohanned bin Saud Al-Rasheed (in association with Baker Botts LLP)

From the Chambers Global guide

Commentators say that Babul Parikh "provides sound and timely advice on wide-ranging business matters." He is a well-known name in the market and regularly assists with corporate issues arising in the oil and gas industry.

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Band 2

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) in co-operation with Clifford Chance

From the Chambers Global guide

The "commercially astute" Omar Rashid has extensive experience advising on high-value transactions across the Middle East. He remains an active figure in the market and regularly counsels multinational conglomerates on acquisitions in the region.

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Band 3

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Asad Abedi is noted for his long-standing presence in the market, as well as for his expertise in projects matters. One peer said: "I think very highly of him."

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Band 3

Looaye M. Al-Akkas

The Law Office of Looaye M. Al-Akkas, in Association with Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Looaye Al-Akkas of The Law Office of Looaye M. Al-Akkas, in Association with Vinson & Elkins LLP, is singled out by market commentators as "a superb lawyer" and, in the words of one pleased commentator, "one of the smartest guys ever." Interviewees also identify him as a practitioner with a growing profile in the market.

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Band 3

Dr. Saud Al-Ammari Law Firm in association with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

The "very impressive" Saud Al-Ammari is complimented by market sources for his strong communication skills and client service. Additional praise identifies him as "very smart and a hard worker."

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Band 3

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) in co-operation with Clifford Chance

From the Chambers Global guide

Majid Al-Sheikh has a flourishing profile in the corporate space, with extensive experience acting on high-profile acquisitions. He attracts a wealth of praise from the market and is particularly noted for his work in the public sector.

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Band 3

Baker McKenzie Limited

From the Chambers Global guide

Basel Barakat has significant experience in projects work and remains active on behalf of clients in the construction and power sectors. He regularly handles cross-border mandates and is a respected name in the market.

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Band 3

Khoshaim & Associates (in cooperation with Allen & Overy)

From the Chambers Global guide

Johannes Bruski's in-depth experience of the market is frequently brought to bear on high-profile construction projects. He is also noted as a solid choice for international clients in the energy industry.

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Band 3

Andreas Haberbeck

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Andreas Haberbeck is "well regarded" by interviewees, who also remark on his likeable personality. He operates a broad practice that encompasses litigation as well as M&A.

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Band 3

Baker McKenzie Limited

From the Chambers Global guide

Zahi Younes makes his debut in the rankings following impressive market feedback. He possesses considerable experience regarding joint ventures and corporate restructuring. According to commentators, he is "very diligent."

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