Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co

Saudi Arabia


Practice area

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co is one of Saudi Arabia’s leading local law advisors for Islamic and conventional project finance and capital markets transactions, and domestic project legal work including PPPs. 

In project finance, the firm has been working on deals related to funding the development a number of large power projects, usually representing the lenders. One highlight saw the firm representing the banks on the financing of the Fadhili IPP,

A recent capital markets deals for the firm included a number of sukuks, including one regulatory capital issue for a lender.

Banking, energy, financial services and oil and gas are among the sectors where the firm is experienced. 

Dow Chemical, Citicorp and The National Commercial Bank are key clients.

Client feedback 

“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.” – Banking, capital markets: debt, project development

“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.” – Financial and corporate

Ali Abedi

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

Andreas Haberbeck

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