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Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni In association with Dechert LLP is ‘a first choice’ for domestic litigation and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration matters. Recent work included acting in litigation surrounding the Qurayyah power project. On the arbitration side, the group is defending a major Korean construction group against a SAR80m breach of contract claim. Rahul Goswami and Hassan Mahassni are the key names.

Andreas Haberbeck leads the disputes team at Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.. The firm is a popular choice for financial and commercial disputes, and regularly acts for international banks. Ongoing cases include representing certificate holders claiming for sukuk defaults worth in excess of $500m in connection with outstanding loan repayments.

Key clients for the ‘experienced, responsive and knowledgeable’ team at AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP include regional banks and high-net-worth individuals. Tax and administrative disputes have been a particularly active area, with the team appearing before the Tax Appeal Committee in high-value cases. The group has also handled matters concerning the enforcement of foreign judgments and government PPP-related disputes. Litigator Mohammed Al Dhabaan heads the team and Faisal Tabbaa is another key name.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in association with the Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan has been active in construction and engineering disputes. Hussam Al-Hejailan and Jean-Benoît Zegers are ‘very responsive and dedicated’. The team is defending Strukton, a construction and railway company, against a €25m claim concerning the Riyadh Metro Project. The group also acts in ICC arbitrations, tax cases and restructuring proceedings.

Experienced litigator Zeyad Khoshaim heads the ‘impressive and customer-focused’ team at Khoshaim & Associates in cooperation with Allen & Overy LLP. The group successfully defended telecoms company Mobily against shareholder allegations of breaches of securities regulations. It also regularly handles arbitral award enforcement proceedings.

John Boehm and the ‘responsive and knowledgeable’ Mohammed Al-Ghamdi lead the practice at Norton Rose Fulbright, which has been handling two cross-border construction cases. With capabilities in domestic litigation and arbitration matters, clients include regional and international banking groups as well as high-net-worth Saudi nationals.

Al-Jadaan & Partners Law Firm is a dispute resolution boutique with a reputation that has grown internationally. It is highly regarded for commercial disputes, including shareholder disagreements and breach of contract cases, as well as competition and real estate matters. The firm is adept in litigation and arbitration. Yousef Al-Jadaan and Abdullah Al-Hashim are the key contacts.

Abdullah Al Tamimi leads the ‘strong and well-coordinated team’ at Al Tamimi & Company. The group has been acting in several financial disputes, representing regional banks. Shareholder litigation and high-value inheritance proceedings are also an important part of the practice.

Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily and Ben Cowling lead the disputes team at Clyde & Co LLP, which has expertise in construction cases. The team also acts alongside the Dubai office in major insurance disputes.

Law Offices of Dr Mujahid M. Al-Sawwaf has experience in arbitration and domestic litigation, where the firm represents local clients. Mujahid Al-Sawwaf is the name to note.

The disputes practice at Dr. Saud Al-Ammari Law Firm in association with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP centres on real estate and general commercial cases. The firm represents large power companies, such as Saudi Aramco, and government entities including the Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority. Saud Al-Ammari is the main contact.

Al-Enezee in association with Holman Fenwick Willan LLP has been acting for pharmaceuticals multinational Sanofi Saudi Arabia in an employment dispute with a former executive. Wissam Hachem and Khulaif Al-Enezee are recommended.

Experienced in litigation and arbitration, Al-Ghazzawi Professional Association’s clients include Saudi Aramco as well as various contractors. Hussam Al Ghazzawi is managing partner.

Yousef Al-Joufi at Al-Joufi Law Firm is adept at handling commercial disputes and is experienced in cases concerning restructurings, insolvency and tax. Construction and telecoms are sector strengths.

Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP frequently acts in construction contract disputes. It is handling compensation claims relating to a delayed residential project. Mohammed Al-Mehdar is the key contact.

The Law Firm of Wael A. Alissa in association with Dentons provides ‘a practical and responsive client service’. Amgad Husein leads the team, which focuses on banking and construction contract disputes.

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