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Asad Abedi

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Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

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Capital Markets, Corporate.




Mr. Abedi worked for four years with White & Case in New York, where he specialized in securities law and acquisitions. Since his return to Saudi Arabia in 1994 he has developed his expertise in securities law and acquisitions in addition to advising on general corporate and commercial matters.


American Bar Association.


University of London, SOAS, Bachelor of Arts, 1985 City University, London, Diploma in Law, 1987 Fordham University, Master of Laws, 1990 Admitted to the New York Bar, 1993.

Saudi Arabia

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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.

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Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Asad Abedi - Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

Within: Capital markets

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.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Asad Abedi - Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

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