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Global Guide

Dispute Resolution — Saudi Arabia


Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Andreas Haberbeck
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Leading Jeddah-based practice with broad-ranging expertise in litigation and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Regularly advises international clients on high-value disputes in Saudi Arabia. Also provides advice in relation to overseas proceedings. Regularly counsels clients on distributorship and shareholder disputes, with further expertise in contentious banking and securities matters.

Strengths Clients regard the team as a "strong name in the market" and praise its "good, clear advice."

Sources also note the team's "good knowledge of the Saudi market."

Work highlights Continued to provide expert evidence to SAMBA Financial Group in respect of its application for a stay of the English court proceedings in the ongoing Saad Investments litigation.

Notable practitioners

Andreas Haberbeck is a "prominent litigator" who clients say has "excellent interpersonal and language skills." In addition to litigation work, he also advises on M&A transactions.

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Al-Jadaan and Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly respected team active in both litigation and arbitration. Particularly renowned for its expertise in financial services disputes, with additional experience in TMT and real estate cases. Experienced advising well-known international clients on a wide range of disputes, including cases arising from joint venture and shareholder agreements.

Notable practitioners

Sources say Abdullah Al-Hashim is "highly regarded in litigation and arbitration." He heads the litigation and dispute resolution practice and is recognised by his peers as being "certainly a very good lawyer."

Founding partner Yousef Al-Jadaan has a "sterling reputation" in this market. Peers describe him as a "fantastic lawyer" with exceptional abilities in dispute resolution.

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Clyde & Co - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily and Ben Cowling
- 2 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Growing disputes team that is increasingly active in the Saudi market. Particularly renowned for its expertise in insurance and shipping matters, leveraging the firm's strong global expertise in these sectors. Possesses a strong track record handling high-value damages and recovery claims. Also active on a range of banking and construction disputes. Acts for an impressive range of international clients.

Strengths Clients praise this "very thorough" team, highlighting "the depth of their experience in the region."

Clients also value the team's responsiveness and its ability to co-ordinate matters alongside other Clyde & Co offices worldwide.

Significant clients National Water Company, Saudi Telecommunications Authority (CITC), Salini Impregilo, Samsung Engineering.

Notable practitioners

Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily and Ben Cowling are key client contacts.

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Law Office of Dr Mujahid M Al-Sawwaf - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected and well-established practice with considerable experience in financial services disputes. Also advises on the full spectrum of commercial disputes. Noted for the considerable experience of its senior team.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Mujahid Al-Sawwaf is "an experienced and well-known name in the market." He is an expert in Shari'a and widely regarded as one of the most significant forces in commercial dispute resolution within the Kingdom over the last few decades.

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

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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

What the team is known for Established Saudi firm with a diverse caseload. Possesses expertise in construction, banking and tax disputes, with complementary expertise in a number of other areas. The team has considerable experience handling litigation in the Saudi courts and is also well versed in major international arbitration cases. Regularly advises on multi-jurisdictional matters in collaboration with Freshfields offices elsewhere in the region and further afield.

Significant clients Ma'aden, Hanwha Engineering & Construction, DaVita Healthcare Partners.

Notable practitioners

Salah Al-Hejailan and Jean-Benoît Zegers are key contacts at the firm.

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Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni in association with Dechert LLP - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly experienced and distinguished firm acting for both major corporations and high net worth individuals. Renowned for its strong litigation capabilities, while also regularly acting in mediation and arbitration. Continues to handle high-value disputes arising from energy projects, with further expertise in the insurance, telecoms and shipping sectors.

Notable practitioners

Hassan Mahassni is a senior figure who has been practising for several decades. His broad-ranging expertise covers a variety of transactional and contentious matters, including joint ventures and M&A, as well as conventional and Islamic finance. His litigation practice has seen him represent an impressive list of clients, including Raytheon, BMW and Siemens.

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Khoshaim & Associates (in cooperation with Allen & Overy) - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Zeyad Khoshaim
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Remains a major player in the Saudi market. Typically advises clients from sectors such as TMT, oil and gas and banking. Maintains a strong record in construction litigation and is frequently called upon to represent clients in high-profile international arbitrations. Also possesses expertise in shareholder disputes, securities litigation and the enforcement of overseas arbitral awards.

Strengths Clients say that the team is "diligent, focused on details, responsive, has good advocates and grasps arbitration trends very well."

Clients also appreciate that its lawyers are "attentive and develop in-depth knowledge about our companies."

Significant clients SATORP, Mobily, Sumitomo.

Notable practitioners

Clients call Zeyad Khoshaim a "calm, practical, sharp and trusted adviser." He was lead partner representing Mobily in its arbitration against Zain, successfully obtaining an award of SAR200 million for the company.

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Dhabaan & Partners, in association with Eversheds Sutherland - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Fahad Al Dehais and Saud Al Romi
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Robust Riyadh-based team with significant litigation expertise. Represents a range of high-profile domestic and international clients at all levels of the Saudi courts. Possesses experience relating to insurance, tax and real estate disputes, as well as intellectual property and contentious insolvency matters. Also represents clients in mediation proceedings.

Significant clients Al-Oula, Crane Middle East, Boeing, Microsoft, DHL.

Notable practitioners

Chair and founder Mohammed Al-Dhabaan is a respected lawyer who is said by sources to be very active in the market. He has extensive disputes expertise, covering intellectual property, real estate and restructuring, as well as a variety of other matters.

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Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners in association with Shearman & Sterling LLP - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Sultan Almasoud and Fahad Aldhasun
- 1 partner
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Notable disputes practice that continues to counsel clients on on a range of shareholder and contractor disputes, in addition to cases arising in the financial services and real estate sectors. The diverse team features Saudi-qualified lawyers alongside international litigation specialists and two former members of the Saudi judiciary.

Significant clients BNP Paribas, Alsalam Aircraft Company, Al-Futtaim Group, Enany Group.

Notable practitioners

Sultan Almasoud is a key contact.

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Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm - In Association with Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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

What the team is known for Highly experienced Riyadh team that is particularly noted for its handling of labour and employment litigation. Additionally well versed in arbitration matters arising out of construction and oil and gas projects. Represents an impressive list of multinationals from such sectors as aviation, construction and financial services.

Strengths Clients say the firm is "very proactive" and "well abreast of local laws."

Notable practitioners

Mohammed Al-Ghamdi is a key contact at the firm.

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Senior Statesperson

Mujahid Al-Sawwaf

Law Office of Dr Mujahid M Al-Sawwaf

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior statesman Mujahid Al-Sawwaf is "an experienced and well-known name in the market." He is an expert in Shari'a and widely regarded as one of the most significant forces in commercial dispute resolution within the Kingdom over the last few decades.

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Senior Statesperson

Hassan M S Mahassni

Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni in association with Dechert LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Hassan Mahassni is a senior figure who has been practising for several decades. His broad-ranging expertise covers a variety of transactional and contentious matters, including joint ventures and M&A, as well as conventional and Islamic finance. His litigation practice has seen him represent an impressive list of clients, including Raytheon, BMW and Siemens.

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Band 1

Andreas Haberbeck

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Andreas Haberbeck is a "prominent litigator" who clients say has "excellent interpersonal and language skills." In addition to litigation work, he also advises on M&A transactions.

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Band 2

Mohammed Al-Dhabaan

Dhabaan & Partners, in association with Eversheds Sutherland

From the Chambers Global guide

Chair and founder Mohammed Al-Dhabaan is a respected lawyer who is said by sources to be very active in the market. He has extensive disputes expertise, covering intellectual property, real estate and restructuring, as well as a variety of other matters.

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Band 2

Abdullah Al-Hashim

Al-Jadaan and Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources say Abdullah Al-Hashim is "highly regarded in litigation and arbitration." He heads the litigation and dispute resolution practice and is recognised by his peers as being "certainly a very good lawyer."

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Band 2

Al-Jadaan and Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Founding partner Yousef Al-Jadaan has a "sterling reputation" in this market. Peers describe him as a "fantastic lawyer" with exceptional abilities in dispute resolution.

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Band 2

Khoshaim & Associates (in cooperation with Allen & Overy)

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients call Zeyad Khoshaim a "calm, practical, sharp and trusted adviser." He was lead partner representing Mobily in its arbitration against Zain, successfully obtaining an award of SAR200 million for the company.

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