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Jeddah, Riyadh

Andreas Haberbeck

Work +966 12 6504475
Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

Work Department

Mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution.




Mr Haberbeck has more than 26 years experience of working as a lawyer in Saudi Arabia. Following pupillage at 3 Essex Court (now 20 Essex Street), he joined Coward Chance (now Clifford Chance) in 1982, and was seconded to the firm's then new associated Saudi Arabian office from 1983 to 1986. He subsequently worked with Thomas Miller & Co and Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) in London, and returned to Saudi Arabia in 1991. In 1993 he joined Abbas Ghazzawi Law Firm, which has since become Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.


Gray's Inn.


University of London, SOAS, Bachelor of Laws, 1979 University of London, University College, Master of Laws, 1980 Called to the Bar of England and Wales by Gray's Inn, 1981.

Saudi Arabia

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Andreas Haberbeck - 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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Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Andreas Haberbeck - Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.

Within: Dispute resolution

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.

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