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Ali Abedi

Work +966 12 6504475
Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

Work Department

Project Finance, Banking.




Mr Abedi worked for six years with White & Case in New York, where he specialized in asset- and project finance and cross-border joint ventures. Since his return to Saudi Arabia in 1994 he has practised within his areas of specialisation in a Saudi context.


Middle Temple, International Bar Association.


University of London, Queen Mary College, Bachelor of Laws, 1985 New York University, Master of Laws, 1987 Called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Middle Temple, 1988, Admitted to the New York Bar, 1989 Admitted in Saudi Arabia, 2001.

Saudi Arabia

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Ali Abedi - Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

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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Commercial, corporate and M&A

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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Projects and energy

Within: Leading individuals

Ali Abedi - Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

Within: Projects and energy

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.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

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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