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 2015

 
 

"Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi has been consistently very active in banking over the years."

"They operate at a high level."

"We were very impressed - they turned the case around for us."


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Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co is ranked in the IFLR1000
 
 

IFLR 1000, 2015 edition

 
 

“They are smart, responsive and thoughtful. Absolutely our go-to firm in the Kingdom, as they have been for over 15 years,” says one.

“Excellent services, knowledgeable, highly responsive, creative and they offer practical advice for compliance on Kingdom legal matters – I would highly recommend them,”


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  European Legal 500,
2014 edition
 
 

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. receives ‘high marks on all factors’. The firm is a popular choice with international law firms seeking local counsel on cross-border project financings.
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      saudilegal 2015