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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. has particular expertise in project, trade and acquisition finance, where it is instructed by bank lenders and corporate borrowers including power, chemicals and utilities companies. Practice head Ali W Abedi advised a lending syndicate including Islamic Development Bank and KfW on the financing provisions for the Fadhili combined heat and power cycle facility. Also recommended is Asad Abedi, who has extensive experience of project finance and recently advised a trading company on various corporate finance strategies.

Leading individuals

Ali Abedi - Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. has experience of domestic and international sukuk issuances, and is also active in banking and securities litigation. The key figure in the transactional space is Asad Abedi, who advised National Commercial Bank on a private placement sukuk, and also acted as domestic counsel to ACWA Power in relation to a USD-denominated bond issuance.

Leading individuals

Asad Abedi - Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. focuses on acting for international corporates doing business in Saudi Arabia, and receives a stream of instructions from international law firms that do not have a presence in the country. Ali W Abedi acted for The Dow Chemical Company in successfully obtaining the first-ever licence for a wholly foreign-owned trading company in Saudi Arabia. The team also advised US-listed Nabors Industries on the establishment of a joint venture with Saudi Aramco to provide certain onshore drilling services. Also recommended are Asad Abedi, who has expertise in international securities, and Andreas Haberbeck, who has experience of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Leading individuals

Andreas Haberbeck - Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

Asad Abedi - Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. stands out for its ‘responsiveness and clarity of advice’. ‘Excellent’ practice head Andreas Haberbeck is defending SAMBA Financial Group in a $318m claim brought by Saad Investment Company concerning the ownership of shares in certain Saudi banks. Haberbeck is also acting for Citicorp Trustee Company and Golden Belt 1 Sukuk Company in a claim against Saad Trading and Maan Al-Sanea regarding a default under an Islamic bond.

Leading individuals

Andreas Haberbeck - Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. advises on project finance and development mandates in the oil and gas, renewable energy and public infrastructure sectors. The practice is headed by Ali W Abedi, who is instructed by Nabors Industries in its participation in a joint venture for the provision of certain onshore oil drilling services and the financing of manufactured oil rigs.

Leading individuals

Ali Abedi - Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. has strengths in project finance and real estate development mandates, where it advises domestic, regional and international banks, power and infrastructure companies and other development vehicles. Practice head Ali W Abedi is advising The Dow Chemical Company on a range of commercial and financing matters in relation to its joint venture with Saudi Aramco for the development, financing and construction of a petrochemicals complex in Jubail.  

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