Over the years, Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. (formerly Abbas F. Ghazzawi & Co.) has been at the forefront of legal developments in Saudi Arabia, advising BP and Royal Dutch Shell in connection with their participation in the Saudi Arabian Gas Initiative known as Core Venture 1, advising the lenders in a limited recourse financing of the first Independent Power Project in Saudi Arabia, advising the project company in the development and construction of the first Independent Water Project in Saudi Arabia, and acting as counsel to the issue in the first Initial Public Offering under the new Capital Market Regulation.

Because we are an independent firm, a major part of our practice is to act as local counsel on the instructions of international law firms, which include Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Clifford Chance, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Latham & Watkins, Linklaters, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, Shearman & Sterling, Skadden Arps, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and Slaughter & May.



Chambers Global 2014

  "Easy to work with. They offer very practical advice and understand what it is to work hard - they are there 24/7 with very impressive execution."
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Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co is ranked in the IFLR1000

IFLR 1000, 2014 edition

  "Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co, is the preferred choice of several leading international firms without a foothold in the country. Brothers Ali and Asad Abedi who head the banking and finance, and capital markets practices respectively, are well liked and highly regarded. "It's one of the two best local firms on the market," says one peer."
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  European Legal 500,
2014 edition

"Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.’s ‘highly responsive’ team is currently advising Dow Chemical Company on its joint venture with Saudi Aramco for the development, financing and construction of a petrochemicals complex in Jubail. The firm is also advising RAWEC, the existing utility provider for Petro-Rabigh’s petrochemicals complex, on financing its expansion. Bank clients include Royal Bank of Scotland and Goldman Sachs. Ali Abedi ‘does whatever it takes to meet the client’s needs’."
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