Senior Partner



Market leader

English and Arabic



Practice areas:

Islamic finance
Project development
Project finance

Industry sectors:

Oil and gas
Social infrastructure

Sam is the Senior Partner at ASAR. Sam established ASAR’s international division in 1988, providing strategic direction and developing it into the leading legal practice that it is today. As an accomplished corporate lawyer, Sam has extensive corporate and commercial law experience and both advises, and acts as lead counsel to, a host of local and foreign multinational clients on a wide range of commercial, banking and finance, aviation finance, M&A, oil and gas, energy, projects and infrastructure projects and multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions.

Sam also leads ASAR’s specialist private clients service and advises leading family offices and ultra-high net worth individuals in relation to their personal, business and philanthropic affairs. He also advises family offices on their governance and succession matters. Sam has been instrumental in the establishment of new family offices as well as providing ongoing strategic advice to families with long established family offices.

  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Private equity
  • Investment funds

  • Banking and financial services,
  • Oil and gas,
  • Aviation and shipping

  • Juris Doctorate, Boston College Law School, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Santa Clara, USA