We are advising Dow Chemical Company on an on-going basis in connection with its joint venture with Saudi Aramco for the development, financing and construction of an integrated petrochemicals project at Jubail. The 25-plant plastics and chemicals complex, known as Sadara Chemical Company, will be the largest of its kind to be built on a Greenfield basis. Dow Chemical Company's investment is expected to be the largest foreign investment to date in the Saudi Arabian energy sector.

Value: US$19.3 billion | Closing: Company incorporation 2011

We represented Singapore Airport Terminal Services (“SATS”) in connection with an acquisition of a 40% equity stake in Adel Abuljadayel Flight Catering Company Limited.

Value: US$18.5 million | Closed April 2011.

We advised Varian Medical Systems in connection with the sale and installation of a proton therapy center for King Fahd Medical City in Riyadh, the first such treatment center in the Middle East.

Value: US $77 million | Closed: 1st quarter of 2012

We acted as local counsel to Vista Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition of the Thomson Reuters Trade and Risk Management business.

Value: Confidential | Closed: 1st quarter of 2012

We advised Red Sea Gateway Terminal and Red Sea Ports Development Company in connection with a corporate restructuring, including the implementation of securities structure and undertakings related to the company’s financing arrangements.

Value: Confidential | Closing: 3rd Quarter 2011

We advised Sadafco, a Saudi Arabian listed company, in connection with the sale of its 51% shareholding in Saudi New Zealand Dairy Company to Fonterra, the New Zealand dairy marketing board

Value: US$36 million | Closing: 1st Quarter 2010

We advised affiliated shareholders of two (2) wholly foreign owned Saudi companies in the merger of their subsidiaries. This is the first merger of wholly foreign owned companies in Saudi Arabia.
Value: SR 7 million | Closed: February 2011
We advised Tiger Global Management in connection with the Saudi Arabian aspects of the sale of Maktoob.com to, the leading online community in the Arab world with over 16.5 million users, to Yahoo!
Value: Confidential | Closed: November 2009
We advised Fraport AG in connection with the setting up of a Saudi Arabian subsidiary and the management contracts for Riyadh Airport and Jeddah Airport.
Value: US$111 million | Closed: November 2008
We advised Arcelor-Mittal in connection with its first manufacturing joint venture in Saudi Arabia.
Value: US$650 million | Closed: September 2008


Chambers Global 2018

  " Clients regard the team as a "strong name in the market" and praise its "good, clear advice." Sources also note the team's "good knowledge of the Saudi market.""
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IFLR 1000, 2018 edition


“I have used Hatem for many years and they are excellent. Always trying to find solutions for the client, deep experience of the market and good reactivity to requests.”

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  European Legal 500,
2018 edition

The team at Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co., which includes Asad Abedi, Ali Abedi and Andreas Haberbeck, specialises in advising clients on joint ventures and restructuring matters. Recent highlights include assisting The Dow Chemical Company with obtaining the first licence for a wholly foreign-owned trading company in Saudi Arabia. ;
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