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Derayah LLPC

Corporate/Commercial

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What the team is known for

This well-established independent Saudi law firm is known for its considerable experience handling transactions and regulatory issues in the Kingdom. The corporate team is typically called upon to represent international clients as local counsel, as well as in regard to market entry matters. It possesses further strength advising on joint ventures, group restructurings and privatisations. The firm was known as Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co until February 2021 and has offices in both Riyadh and Jeddah.

Strengths

Sources say: "They have a prominent role representing key stakeholders in transactions."

Work highlights

A team led by Asad Abedi acted for Mexican cinema operator Cinépolis in connection with its plans to open a network of cinemas throughout the Kingdom, in partnership with the Al Hokair Group for Tourism and Development and the Al-Tayer Group.

Notable practitioners

Ali Abedi draws on his extensive international experience to advise well-known international clients on a host of privatisation and joint venture transactions. His work has encompassed matters in the healthcare, oil and gas, and aviation sectors.

Asad Abedi operates a well-known corporate and commercial practice that includes advising on M&A, joint ventures and privatisations.
"He is knowledgeable and experienced on various corporate law issues pertaining to joint venture arrangements."

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Overview

Our firm focuses on advising and representing overseas companies doing business in Saudi Arabia, and we frequently receive instruction from overseas law firms who do not have Saudi Arabian affiliates.

Since we have one of the oldest and most active litigation practices in Saudi Arabia, we are ideally placed to advise on commercial transactions which have potentially contentious elements, such as distributorship transfers, shareholder disputes, and M&A transactions with competition law aspects.

We have represented a number of major multinational organizations on the full spectrum of their corporate and transactional needs in the Kingdom. Some of the clients with which we have worked for a number of years include the Dow Chemical Company, F. Hoffman La Roche AG, Ferrero and Varian Medical Systems International AG.

Members

Abedi, Ali (Head of Department)

Abedi, Asad (Head of Department)

Haberbeck, Andreas (Head of Department)

Halwani, Dana

Clients

Al Raha Al Safi Food Company

Cinépolis

F Hoffman La-Roche AG

Ferrero

The Dow Chemical Company

Varian Medical Systems International AG

Corporate/Commercial

Derayah LLPC

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Location

Post Office Box 6387

Jeddah

Mecca Province

Saudi Arabia

21442

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Saudi Arabia

Corporate/Commercial