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Saudi Arabia : Banking and finance
Within Banking and finance, Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. is a second tier firm,
Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.’s partners are ‘always reachable and very helpful’, and are ‘especially good in their legal advice, due diligence and documentation’. Ali Abedi takes the lead in banking and finance matters, as well as projects, and is ‘among the leading individuals for finance work in the country’. The team advised Sadara Chemical Company and Dow Chemical Company on a $4.9bn loan from Ex-Im Bank of the United States, which will be the largest loan made by the bank to date.
Saudi Arabia : Capital markets
Within Capital markets, Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. is a third tier firm,
Asad Abedi heads Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.’s capital markets practice was recently involved in the first successful challenge to a resolution by the Saudi Arabian Capital Markets Authority under the Capital Market Regulation of 2003 and the Market Conduct Regulation 2004. Other clients include Northern Trust, Tokio Marine Saudi Arabia and Bank of America.
Saudi Arabia : Corporate and M&A
Within Corporate and M&A, Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. is a second tier firm,
Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.’s corporate team advises Dow Chemical Company on all of its corporate matters. Other clients include Varian Medical Systems and Vista Equity Partners. Practice head Andreas Haberbeck is ‘incredibly responsive’, and, due to ‘his knowledge of both Saudi and English law, he can be an excellent interpreter of Saudi law for those with an English law background’. Asad Abedi is ‘commercial, pragmatic and level-headed’.
Saudi Arabia : Dispute resolution
Within Dispute resolution, Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. is a first tier firm,
The ‘intelligent, strategic and forthright’ Andreas Haberbeck is recommended at Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. for dispute resolution matters. Recent instructions for the team include an international arbitration regarding Saudi matters and local litigation.
Saudi Arabia : Projects and energy
Within Projects and energy, Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. is a second tier firm,
Ali Abedi heads Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.’s projects and energy practice regularly acts for Dow Chemicals Company as well as Sadara Chemical Company, Dow’s multibillion-dollar joint venture with Saudi Aramco.