Firm Profile > Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni In association with Dechert LLP > Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni In association with Dechert LLP
AL-NAKHEEL CENTER, 3RD FLOOR
MEDINA ROAD, PALESTINE CIRCLE, PO BOX 2256
JEDDAH 21451
Saudi Arabia

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni In association with Dechert LLP has a strong understanding of Shari'ah-compliant products and combines it with its significant experience in arbitration and litigation. Key individuals in the team include Emad Zahrani, who is recommended for Shari'ah-compliant matters, and Atif Mulla, who specialises in construction and shipping disputes. Hassan Mahassni and Yousef Al Husiki are further names to note.

Banking and finance Tier 2

Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni In association with Dechert LLP is heavily involved in project finance and advises clients on a broad range of work from thermal energy storage systems and solar projects, to water and power projects. Senior legal consultant Atif Mulla has a broad banking and finance practice with a focus on engineering and construction, infrastructure, project finance and shipping.

Practice head(s):

Atif Mulla

Key clients

NBK Capital

ACWA Power

Ziraat Bank

Projects and energy Tier 2

Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni In association with Dechert LLP is experienced in handling major projects relating to renewable energy, transport infrastructure and supply systems.  Legal consultant Atif Mulla heads the practice and advises on financing, corporate and commercial, and contentious matters with a particular focus on construction, engineering and infrastructure.

Practice head(s):

Atif Mulla

Other key lawyers:

Emad Zahrani

Key clients

SEPCO III Electric Power Construction Corporation Saudi Branch

POSCO E&C Saudi Arabia

Power Cogeneration Plant Company

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni In association with Dechert LLP has a team of real estate and construction lawyers with notable experience advising on the transfer and development of real estate projects. Its client roster features leading domestic and international companies. Atif Mulla and Emad Zahrani jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Atif Mulla; Emad Zahrani

Capital markets Tier 3

Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni In association with Dechert LLP advises a wide range of investment houses, asset managers, fund managers and large Saudi corporates. The practice displays in-depth knowledge of key regulatory reforms and assisting clients with the updated and revised securities regulations with the Saudi Capital Market Authority has been a key area of work. Emad Zahrani, senior legal consultant Atif Mulla and counsel Husam El-Khatib are key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Emad Zahrani; Atif Mulla; Husam El-Khatib

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni In association with Dechert LLP represents a broad range of clients including buyers and sellers, majority and minority shareholders, multinational corporations, medium-sized companies and individuals. The practice has a wide range of industry expertise from water and energy, to food and beverages. Senior consultant AbdulMoeen Arnous has extensive experience in joint ventures, M&A, corporate restructurings, incorporations and liquidations. Associate Faisal A. Linjawy is also noted and displays expertise in corporate restructuring and M&A.

The firm: Hassan Mahassni is one of the premier law firms in Saudi Arabia. The practice is structured as a professional association composed of three partners and is staffed by highly qualified lawyers. Founded in 1970, the firm has a large local and international practice focused on corporate, commercial and financial transactions, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, banking, financial services, project finance and Islamic finance. The firm also has significant litigation practice before Saudi Arabian courts and other adjudicatory authorities and before arbitral tribunals. The firm has been consistently recognized locally and internationally as a leading firm and has helped shape the commercial landscape of Saudi Arabia, where it has formed various leading national companies.

The firm’s leading presence was further fortified recently by an exclusive association with Dechert LLP, an international law firm with 28 offices in 14 countries. Dechert LLP is an international law firm of more than 900 lawyers with top-ranked practices in projects and construction, complex litigation, finance and real estate, and financial services and asset management. Dechert LLP established its presence in the Middle East in early 2012 with the opening of its Dubai office, though most of its lawyers based in the Middle East have been in the region for much longer. The association is directed towards expanding the capabilities and offerings of both firms and combining the tremendous global reputation of Dechert alongside the formidable multi-disciplinary expertise and experience of the Hassan Mahassni team.

Areas of practice
Projects and infrastructure: The Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni is working on some national level projects such as the SR45bn Jeddah Metro Project, Equestrian Club Corniche Project, Qurayyah Power Project, Capital Markets Authority Tower, the SR62bn Makkah Metro Project and several multibillion-dollar Saudi Aramco energy projects.

Project finance: The Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni has extensive experience in project financings in Saudi Arabia. Among its notable recent project financing representations, the firm has acted as counsel for the transport stations in Makkah, King Abdullah Security Buildings Project, Phase 3 banking facilities, Kudai Towers financing arrangements, SR27bn King Abdulaziz International Airport Development Banking Facilities and acting for the Saudi Aramco power cogeneration projects at Abqaiq, Hawiyah and Ras Tanura.

Banking and finance: The firm acts as transaction counsel to various lenders and borrowers in connection with loan and syndicated loan facilities and other financing transactions. The Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni also has extensive experience in the structuring, development, documentation and negotiation of Islamic finance transactions. It has recently advised in relation to numerous high-profile Islamic finance transactions, including the SAR10bn ($2.66bn) Islamic facilities relating to the major development works for King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Corporate and commercial: The firm has one of the oldest corporate and commercial practices in Saudi Arabia. It advises on all corporate and commercial matters, including joint ventures and foreign investment, the licensing and formation of Saudi Arabian companies, domestic and cross-border acquisitions, corporate liquidations and commercial contracts. The Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni advised Kimberly Clark Corporation regarding the formation of a new subsidiary in Saudi Arabia with trading and industrial licences, and advised Saudi Total Petroleum Products Limited in connection with the restructuring of its investment licences in Saudi Arabia.

Dispute resolution: With over 40 years’ experience in the courts of a state merely 80 years old, the Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni has come to be relied on as one of the oldest and most well-established Saudi Arabian law firms, with a highly respected dispute resolution department. The firm has represented litigants in matters before all of Saudi Arabia’s courts and tribunals, including the Board of Grievances, both in administrative cases involving the Saudi Arabian government and in commercial cases between private sector litigants.

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Agency, distributorship and franchise
Aviation
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Commercial
Construction and engineering
Corporate
Dispute resolution
Energy and utilities
Environmental
Government contracts
Insurance
Intellectual property
Islamic finance
Labour and employment
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity and funds
Project finance
Regulatory and compliance
Technology and telecoms
Agency, distributorship and franchise
Aviation
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Commercial
Construction and engineering
Corporate
Dispute resolution
Energy and utilities
Environmental
Government contracts
Insurance
Intellectual property
Islamic finance
Labour and employment
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity and funds
Project finance
Regulatory and compliance
Technology and telecoms

The firm: the Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni is one of the premier law firms in Saudi Arabia. The practice is structured as a professional association composed of five partners and is staffed by highly qualified lawyers. Founded in 1970, the firm has a large local and international practice focused on corporate, commercial and financial transactions, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, banking, financial services, project finance and Islamic finance. The firm also has a significant litigation practice before Saudi Arabian courts and other adjudicatory authorities and before arbitral tribunals. The firm has been consistently recognized locally and internationally as a leading firm and has helped shape the commercial landscape of Saudi Arabia, where it has formed various leading national companies.

Areas of practice: Projects and infrastructure: The Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni has worked on and continues to work on leading national level projects such as the SR45bn Jeddah Metro Project, Equestrian Club Corniche Project, Qurayyah Power Project, Capital Markets Authority Tower, the SR62bn Makkah Metro Project and several multibillion-dollar Saudi Aramco energy projects.

Project finance: The Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni has extensive experience in project financings in Saudi Arabia. Among its notable recent project financing and refinancing representations, the firm has acted as counsel for  the transport stations in Makkah, King Abdullah Security Buildings Project, Phase 3 banking facilities, Kudai Towers financing arrangements, SR27bn King Abdulaziz International Airport Development Banking Facilities and acting as Special Counsel on the $530 million refinancing of the Saudi Aramco power cogeneration projects at Abqaiq, Hawiyah and Ras Tanura.

Banking and finance: The firm acts as transaction counsel to various lenders and borrowers in connection with loan and syndicated loan facilities and other financing transactions. The Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni also has extensive experience in the structuring, development, documentation and negotiation of Islamic finance transactions. It has recently advised in relation to numerous high-profile Islamic finance transactions, including the SAR10bn ($2.66bn) Islamic facilities relating to the major development works for King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Corporate and commercial: The firm has one of the oldest corporate and commercial practices in Saudi Arabia. It advises on all corporate and commercial matters, including joint ventures and foreign investment, the licensing and formation of Saudi Arabian companies, domestic and cross-border acquisitions, corporate liquidations and commercial contracts. The Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni advised Kimberly Clark Corporation regarding the formation of a new subsidiary in Saudi Arabia with trading and industrial licences, and advised Saudi Total Petroleum Products Limited in connection with the restructuring of its investment licences in Saudi Arabia.

Dispute resolution: With over 40 years’ experience in the courts of a state merely 80 years old, the Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni has come to be relied on as one of the oldest and most well-established Saudi Arabian law firms, with a highly respected dispute resolution department. The firm has represented litigants in matters before all of Saudi Arabia’s courts and tribunals, including the Board of Grievances, both in administrative cases involving the Saudi Arabian government and in commercial cases between private sector litigants.

Department Name Email Telephone
Aviation
Agency, distributorship and franchise
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Commercial
Construction and engineering
Corporate
Dispute resolution
Energy and utilities
Environmental
Government contracts
Insurance
Intellectual property
Islamic finance
Labour and employment
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity and funds
Project finance
Regulatory and compliance
Technology and telecoms
Lawyers : 12
Translation : 4
Secretarial : 10
Finance : 4
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