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 four years with White & Case in New York, where he specialized in securities law and acquisitions. Since his return to Saudi Arabia in 1994 he has developed his expertise in securities law and acquisitions in addition to advising on general corporate and commercial matters.
BORN:   1964

University of London, SOAS, Bachelor of Arts, 1985
City University, London, Diploma in Law, 1987
Fordham University, Master of Laws, 1990

ADMITTED:   New York Bar, 1993
MEMBER:   American Bar Association
PRACTICE:   Capital Markets, Corporate

Asad Abedi has a broad corporate commercial practice which includes advising on joint venture agreements and restructurings. One source described him as "someone who knows Saudi law deeply." He also specialises in tax matters.

"Chambers Global 2017


The group also acts for a number of utility companies. Asad Abedi is ‘a strong leader’.

"Legal 500 EMEA 2017"


Most of the firm’s notable capital markets deals were sukuk (Islamic bond). Two of the largest deals it was involved in recently included Asad Abedi’s role as issuer’s counsel on Sadara’s $2 billion issue and National Commercial Bank’s $1.35 billion issue.

"IFLR1000 2016"


Abedi, Asad



Chambers Global 2017

  " They have a very good understanding of the local market. Their team is strong and diversified and they have an understanding of international topics and cases."
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IFLR 1000, 2017 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,
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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