Ali Abedi
Asad Abedi
Jamal Farsi
Hatem Ghazzawi
Andreas Haberbeck
Dana Halwani
Amr Kady
Hamam Kady
Naryman Al Kassimi
Majed Al Madani
James Whelan


  Mr Abedi worked for six years with White & Case in New York, where he specialized in asset- and project finance and cross-border joint ventures. Since his return to Saudi Arabia in 1994 he has practised within his areas of specialisation in a Saudi context.
BORN:   1963

University of London, Queen Mary College, Bachelor of Laws, 1985
New York University, Master of Laws, 1987

ADMITTED:   Called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Middle Temple, 1988,
New York Bar, 1989
Saudi Arabia, 2001
MEMBER:   Middle Temple, International Bar Association
PUBLICATIONS:   (Co-author) "Banking Laws of Saudi Arabia",
New York Law Journal, 1990
PRACTICE:   Project Finance, Banking

Ali Abedi is identified as a "very knowledgeable lawyer" who is "very easy to work with." He advises on a range of corporate matters, including group restructurings and expansions. He frequently acts for international clients.

"Chambers Global 2018"


"Ali Abedi heads the finance team at Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co., which has been advising large Saudi and multinational corporates on a range of project finance facilities. The team continues to act for The Dow Chemical Company and Sadara on the $20bn petrochemical complex project in Jubail."

"Legal 500 EMEA 2017"


“Ali is excellent; he is definitely one of the top lawyers in Saudi. Very responsive and commercially focussed.”

"IFLR 1000 2018"





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,
2017 edition

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.’s lawyers are ‘responsive, to the point and solution-driven’. The team works mainly on joint ventures and restructuring matters;
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