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The Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni in association with Dechert LLP specialises in commercial disputes and ICC arbitration. Highlights included acting for a leading Saudi contracting and engineering company in a SAR827m dispute with a subcontractor. Hassan Mahassni and Rahul Goswami are the partners to note.

Andreas Haberbeck leads the ‘highly regarded’ team at Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co., which is a popular choice for commercial disputes. Recent highlights include representing foreign shareholders in a $40m dispute with their Saudi Arabian partners.

At Khoshaim & Associates in cooperation with Allen & Overy LLP, highly regarded litigator Zeyad Khoshaim leads the ‘strong and diverse’ team. The practice specialises in complex shareholder disputes and commercial arbitration, and recently represented Etihad Etisalat in its successful SAR200m arbitration claim against Zain.

Hussam Al-Hejailan heads the practice at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in association with the Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan, which has expertise in international commercial arbitration.

Mohammad Al Dhabaan, Fahad Al Dehais and Saud AlRomi at Mohammed AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland LLP are experienced in the full range of litigation, arbitration, and ADR matters. Key clients include Al-Oula, Crane Middle East and Al Faisaliah Group.

Norton Rose Fulbright stands out for its ‘good industry knowledge and business acumen’, and specialises in international arbitration, labour and commercial disputes, and regulatory compliance issues. Practice head Mohammed Al-Ghamdi handled a major bribery and corruption dispute.

Dispute resolution boutique Al-Jadaan & Partners Law Firm specialises in shareholder disputes, competition and anti-trust, and real estate disputes, as well as having experience in arbitration and mediation issues. Yousef Al-Jadaan and Abdullah Al-Hashim are the key partners.

Doug Peel leads the team at The Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi in association with White & Case LLP, with strong support from Michael Turrini. The practice acts for major contractors, corporates, and government entities in large infrastructure disputes and international arbitration proceedings.

Al Tamimi & Company successfully defended ZTE (HK) in arbitration proceedings commenced by Prince Communication. Abdullah Al Tamimi is the name to note.

Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily and Ben Cowling at Clyde & Co LLP have expertise in domestic and international arbitration, ADR matters, and representing clients before disputes committees. Clients include the National Water Company, Samsung Engineering and Al Rajhi Bank.

At Dr. Saud Al-Ammari Law Firm, Saud Al-Ammari specialises in commercial, labour, and personal status disputes. The firm counts Saudi Aramco, Sadara Chemical Company, and the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority among its clients.

At The Law Firm of Wael A. Alissa in association with Dentons, Wael Alissa has ‘an excellent commercial and legal knowledge of the Saudi Arabian market’ and is acting for Samsung C&T in disputes arising from the construction of the Tadawul Tower project in Saudi Arabia.

The team at Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie Limited acts for local and international corporates, and has particular experience in the energy sector. George Sayen and Abdulrahman AlAjlan are active in this area.

Khulaif Al-Enezee at Al-Enezee in association with Holman Fenwick Willan LLP recently acted for EMCO Engineering in a multimillion-dollar dispute with a leading regional prime contractor.

Al-Ghazzawi Professional Association has experience in handling disputes for domestic and international clients, including leading corporates, international airlines and financial institutions. The team is adept at handling arbitration, ADR and litigation. Hussam Al Ghazzawi is the name to note.

Faisal Baassiri leads the ‘very good’ practice at Faisal Adnan Baassiri Law Firm in association with Ashurst LLP, with strong support from energy and infrastructure litigation specialist Dyfan Owen. The team specialises in litigation and international arbitration and has notable expertise in expert determination.

At Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP, commercial litigation specialist Mohammed Al-Mehdar has particular expertise in contractual disputes in the construction sector. Key clients include Bank AlJazira, the Samara Travel Company, and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector.

Zamakhchary & Co.’s team ‘provides an excellent service’ and represents local and international clients in high-profile and high-value complex litigation matters. Abdullatif Alharthi is the name to note. H.E. Abdulatif AlHarthi and Sarah Gonem jointly head the team.

Henry Quinlan and Amer Al-Amr lead the litigation team at DLA Piper Saudi Arabia, which recently represented Consolidated Contractors Company in a claim for delay and disruption concerning the construction of a gas plant in Saudi Arabia.

At Law Offices of Dr Mujahid M. Al-Sawwaf, the highly regarded Mujahid Al-Sawwaf has expertise in arbitration and domestic litigation.

At Shearman & Sterling in association with Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners, Sultan Almasoud acts for local and international clients, including BNP Paribas, Jabal Omar Development Company, and Alsalam Aircraft Company.

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