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Individual Profile

Ali Abedi

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co - Jeddah

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  • Post Office Box 6387
  • Jeddah, Mecca Province, Saudi Arabia
  • 21442

Profile submitted by Ali Abedi

Practice Areas

Banking and finance, project finance and privatisation

Professional Memberships

Called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Middle Temple, 1988. New York Bar, Second Department, 1989. International Bar Association, Admitted in Saudi Arabia, 2001.


University of London, Queen Mary College, Bachelor of Laws, 1985. New York University, Master of Laws, 1987. Mr. Abedi worked for six years with White & Case in New York, where he specialized in asset and project finance and cross-border joint ventures. Since his return to Saudi Arabia in 1994 he has practised within his areas of specialisation in a Saudi context.


Co-author, 'Banking Laws of Saudi Arabia', New York Law Journal, 1990. Co-author, 'Doing Business in Saudi Arabia - All Change?', World Legal Forum by In Brief Magazine, June 2000. Author, 'Enforceability of Interest', Global Banking & Financial Policy Review 2002-2003. Foreign Investment in the Middle East: "The Regulatory Environment in Saudi Arabia", October 2002 at the Japan Institute for Overseas Investment, Tokyo, Japan.