Firm Profile > Khoshaim & Associates > Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Khoshaim & Associates
17th Floor, Tower B Olaya Towers,
Olaya District
RIYADH 11321
Saudi Arabia

Banking and finance Tier 1

Khoshaim & Associates in cooperation with Allen & Overy LLP is led by the 'truly one of a kind' Karim Wali, who has expertise in both conventional and Islamic financings. Clients include major multinational and local clients. In recent work, Wali advised Arab National Bank, as lender, on the c. SAR1.17bn financing of Al Fadhili Real Estate Development Company, which is intended to be used for the development of housing for Saudi Aramco employees. The team was strengthened by the addition of counsel Hamdan van den Brule, who is able to draw on previous in-house experience as general counsel at the Saudi petroleum company Sibic.

Practice head(s):

Karim Wali 

Other key lawyers:


Karim Wali was unlike any other we have dealt with in terms of his availability and engagement. He was always supportive and considers his clients as partners.’

Key clients

Al Rahji Banking and Investment Corporation

Banque Saudi Fransi

Riyad Bank

Samba Financial Group

The National Commercial Bank

The Saudi British Bank

Yamama Cement Company


ACWA Power

Arab National Bank

National Commercial Bank

Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Capital markets Tier 1

Khoshaim & Associates in cooperation with Allen & Overy LLP has handled a number of high-profile equity and debt capital markets matters recently. Managing partner Zeyad Khoshaim leads the practice and advised HSBC Saudi Arabia as sole arranger on Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company's SAR11bn issuance of sukuk bonds. He also assisted Saudi International Petrochemical Co with its acquisition of Sahara Petrochemical Co in an all-share deal valued at just over $2bn.

Practice head(s):

Zeyad Khoshaim

Key clients

HSBC Saudi Arabia Limited


Saudi Aramco

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Khoshaim & Associates in cooperation with Allen & Overy LLP is a go-to firm for Saudi Aramco and other public bodies for big-ticket mandates. Managing partner Zeyad Khoshaim leads the practice and has extensive experience in advising on M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. He is supported by senior associate Leen Zaza, whose expertise has considerable overlap with Khosaim's. The team advised on the landmark merger between Saudi International Petrochemical Co (Sipchem) and Sahara Petrochemical, which was structured as a total share swap. Other high-profile work included advising AMC Cinemas on the historic opening of Saudi Arabia's first cinema chain.

Practice head(s):

Zeyad Khoshaim

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Saudi Aramco

Ministry of Finance Y


Public Investment Fund




Emaar, Economic City

International Maritime Industries


Ministry of Economy and Planning



Community Development Company

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Khoshaim & Associates in cooperation with Allen & Overy LLP is consistently involved in high-profile disputes and is able to draw on team members' involvement in drafting and implementing Saudi law. The group particularly stands out for its experience representing clients before courts and judicial committees, including acting for clients before the Banking Disputes Committee and the Committee for the Resolution of Securities Disputes. The team has a varied caseload but has been kept especially busy recently handling oil and gas disputes. Arbitration is a core strength: managing partner Zeyad Khoshaim is a key name for international and domestic arbitration, while counsel Nasser Alrubayyi previously trained at the International Court of Arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Zeyad Khoshaim

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Co

Volvo Truck Corporation

Zahid Tractor and Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd

Standard Chartered Bank

Etihad Etisalat Company Saudi Arabia

Sumitomo Corporation

The General Organization for Social Insurance

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Emaar Economic City

Projects and energy Tier 3

Khoshaim & Associates in cooperation with Allen & Overy LLP's practice is led by Karim Wali, who has a strong track record in advising on project finance mandates, particularly in the oil and gas sector. The team draws upon its international network with Dubai-based Julian Johansen another notable name.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Khoshaim & Associates in cooperation with Allen & Overy LLP's team has been kept busy handling real estate and construction contracts and agreements. Managing partner Zeyad Khoshaim leads the practice; he recently advised Tatweer Buildings Company on the construction of schools in Makkahand and Jeddah.

Practice head(s):

Zeyad Khoshaim


‘Very dedicated team and well coordinated.’

‘Zeyad Khoshaim is very experienced and has well established networks within the market which allow him to work effectively and promptly.’

Khoshaim & Associates is a full-service Saudi Arabian law firm with local depth and international reach. We deliver first class, efficient and integrated legal services. Our principal goals are to provide the highest quality of legal services that allow us to be an instrumental part in our clients’ success, and to elevate the practice of law in Saudi Arabia by recruiting, retaining and advancing the brightest legal talent. Our firm includes a team of veteran Saudi Arabian and internationally qualified lawyers who assist on a wide range of practice areas, which incorporates dispute resolution, arbitration and litigation, expert opinions, equity and debt capital markets, while also covering IPOs, rights issues and sukuks, corporate and M&A, in addition to private and public mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign direct investment, anti trust, and complex corporate restructurings, tax, financings and projects, Islamic finance transactions, PPP, and bankruptcy. Our strong lawyer team is by far the Kingdom’s most recognized and ranked lawyers, learn more about them through our website.

Department Name Email Telephone
Zeyad Khoshaim +966 11 461 8700
Team : 50+
English (fluent)
Saudi Bar Association