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


  Mr Haberbeck has more than 27 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

Head of department Andreas Haberbeck is recommended for his expert knowledge of "not only the legal aspects but also the cultural, governmental and other issues." He is sought out for his experience advising on complex international disputes.

"Chambers Global 2016"

At Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. team head Andreas Haberbeck ‘has a vast knowledge and experience of the principles of shari’ah law and is able to clearly explain the principles of one legal system in a manner readily relatable to the other’. Clients include Samba Financial Group and SADAFCO.

"European Legal 500, 2015"


Haberbeck, Andreas



Chambers Global 2016

  "Their service is second to none, with responses to queries on a 24/7 basis, even whilst on holiday. Full value for money"

"Very experienced, knowledgeable, client-oriented and efficient. Absolutely would use them again"

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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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