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Saudi Arabia

Within Banking and finance, Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. is a second tier firm,

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. receives ‘high marks on all factors’. The firm is a popular choice with international law firms seeking local counsel on cross-border project financings. Highlights included advising Dow and Sadara Chemical Company on its joint venture with Saudi Aramco for the development, financing and construction of a petrochemicals complex in Jubail. Ali Abedi is recommended for his ‘availability, commercial sense and local law expertise’.

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Within Capital markets, Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. is a second tier firm,

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. is known for its longstanding reputation in the market and loyal client base. The team advised the National Commercial Bank as local counsel on its inaugural $1.35bn sukuk issuance. Asad Abedi heads the team.

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Within Corporate and M&A, Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. is a second tier firm,

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.’s corporate practice benefits from the firm’s strong litigation capability, making it a natural choice for transactions with potentially contentious elements. Asad Abedi led a team advising The Mosaic Company on its joint venture with Ma’aden and Sabic to develop the $7.2bn Waad Al Shamal phosphate project.

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Within Dispute resolution, Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. is a first tier firm,

At Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. team head Andreas Haberbeck ‘has a vast knowledge and experience of the principles of shari’ah law and is able to clearly explain the principles of one legal system in a manner readily relatable to the other’. Clients include Samba Financial Group and SADAFCO.

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Within Projects and energy, Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. is a second tier firm,

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. is a popular choice as local counsel to international law firms. Asad Abedi and colleagues acted alongside Shearman & Sterling LLP to advise Sadara Basic Services Company, Sadara Chemical Company and Dow Chemical Company on a $2bn sukuk issuance as part of the financing of the development of one of the world’s largest integrated chemicals and plastics complexes. Ali Abedi is the key contact.

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