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The ‘first-class’ team at Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni In association with Dechert LLP is singled out for its experience in litigation and ICC arbitration. Hassan Mahassni and Rahul Goswami represented a leading European cosmetics company in an ICC arbitration case against a major Saudi Arabian entity for alleged illegal termination of its agency agreement. Other recent mandates include breach of contract and insurance claims.

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. handles a broad spectrum of contentious matters including banking litigation, contractual and commercial disputes; it is also regularly instructed by international law firms. The team has particular expertise in the shipping and insurance sectors, and counts West of England P&I Club, The UK P&I Club and The Britannia P&I Club among its clients. Practice head Andreas Haberbeck receives praise for his ‘knowledge and strategy’.

At Dhabaan & Partners (in association with Eversheds KSLG), Mohammed Al Dhabaan has experience in advising on IP, software protection, commercial and real estate cases. Fahad Al Dehais joined from The Law Office of Looaye M. Al-Akkas in Association with Vinson & Elkins LLP in August 2015.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in association with the Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan’s recent commercial litigation caseload includes acting for DaVita Healthcare Partners in a dispute over a joint venture agreement with Ali Mohammed Al Lehbi Medical Centre Company. Hussam Al-Hejailan and Sultan Al-Hejailan are ‘excellent litigators’. Jean-Benoît Zegers has experience in defending Saudi litigation and international arbitration proceedings.

Name partner Mujahid Al-Sawwaf’s team at Law Offices of Dr Mujahid M. Al-Sawwaf acts for clients in a wide range of disputes including debt recovery, IP disputes and insolvency.

Norton Rose Fulbright advises regional and international clients on a wide range of litigation, arbitration and mediation. In 2015, Mohammed Al-Ghamdi handles a number of high-profile labour and shareholder disputes.

Khoshaim & Associates in cooperation with Allen & Overy LLP handles cross-border litigation involving shareholder disputes, termination of agency relationships and enforcement of foreign awards. Zeyad Khoshaim is recommended.

Dispute resolution boutique Al-Jadaan & Partners Law Firm covers a broad spread of corporate and commercial litigation. The team also has expertise in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Abdullah Al-Hashim and Yousef Al-Jadaan are the key figures.

Al Tamimi & Company continues to be a popular choice for banking and finance litigation. Recent mandates saw Abdullah Al Tamimi acting on a number of recovery proceedings, as well as employment litigation and shareholder disputes.

Clyde & Co has experience of local court litigation, as well as domestic and international arbitration. Representative clients include Hitachi, Samsung C&T, G4S and National Water Company. Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily and Ben Cowling are the key contacts.

Saud Al-Ammari at Dr. Saud Al-Ammari Law Firm in association with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP recently acted in a number of breach of contract cases and an employment dispute. Key clients include Saudi Aramco, Sadara Chemical Company and Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation.

Al-Enezee in Association with Holman Fenwick Willan LLP’s four-partner team includes Ziad El-Khoury and Wissam Hachem, who represented Globalpharma Company in employment claims filed by and against the company. The team is also representing International Transit SAL Offshore in the enforcement of a foreign arbitral award granted against a Saudi entity.

Al-Ghazzawi Professional Association’s recent mandates include acting for a Saudi power supplier in an ICC arbitration and successfully representing a Saudi corporate in a breach of contract claim against its foreign joint venture partner.

Mohammed Al-Mehdar is recommended at Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP. Al-Mehdar’s recent mandates include a share purchase agreement and a joint venture dispute.

Of counsel Khalid Al-Thebity is the key contact at Khalid Al-Thebity Law Firm In Affiliation With Squire Patton Boggs. The team has particular expertise in handling disputes and regulatory issues in the insurance and construction industries.

The Law Firm of Wael A. Alissa in association with SNR Denton & Co has a solid track record of litigating disputes before various Saudi Arabian courts and dispute resolution tribunals. Amgad Husein has experience of handling commercial and employment disputes.

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