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 Haberbeck has more than 30 years experience of working as a lawyer in Saudi Arabia. Following pupillage at 3 Essex Court (now 20 Essex Street), he joined Coward Chance (now Clifford Chance) in 1982, and was seconded to the firm's then new associated Saudi Arabian office from 1983 to 1986. He subsequently worked with Thomas Miller & Co and Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) in London, and returned to Saudi Arabia in 1991. In 1993 he joined Abbas Ghazzawi Law Firm, which has since become Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.
BORN:   1952

University of London, SOAS, Bachelor of Laws, 1979
University of London, University College, Master of Laws, 1980

ADMITTED:   Called to the Bar of England and Wales by Gray's Inn, 1981
MEMBER:   Gray's Inn
PUBLICATIONS:   Co-author of the books "The Maritime Laws of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council States" (1986) and "Saudi Shipping Law" (1990); articles include "Insurance under Saudi Arabian Law" (1986) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 246, "Risk Sharing in an Islamic Society" (1987) Arab Law Quarterly 138 and "Regulating the Saudi Arabian Insurance Industry", International Bar Association Insurance Law Newsletter, August 2000
PRACTICE:   Mergers & Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution

Andreas Haberbeck is a "prominent litigator" who clients say has "excellent interpersonal and language skills." In addition to litigation work, he also advises on M&A transactions.

"Chambers Global 2018"


Andreas Haberbeck leads the disputes team at Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co.. The firm is a popular choice for financial and commercial disputes, and regularly acts for international banks. Ongoing cases include representing certificate holders claiming for sukuk defaults worth in excess of $500m in connection with outstanding loan repayments.

"Legal 500 EMEA 2017"


“Andreas Haberbeck and his team provide an excellent and responsive service. A strength is their skill in explaining the Saudi legal system to those for whom it is unfamiliar.”

"IFLR1000 2018"


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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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