Hourani & Partners

Corporate/Commercial Department

Saudi Arabia
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What the team is known for

Acclaimed practice rendering advice to international corporations and domestic clients alike. Main areas of focus include advising on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital matters and high-value commercial transactions. Often operates in the healthcare sector. Particularly respected for its in-depth knowledge of local law.

Strengths

Commentators assert: "Overall the team is very qualified and combines a mix of legal knowledge and a commercial approach. They are good business lawyers to work with, willing to make things work. They are quick and flexible with working hours and offer good value for money."

Another interviewee noted: "They are a local/regional firm but with international-calibre legal experts. They are resourceful and solution-oriented and take both short and long-term views when providing advice and laying out options."

Work highlights

Advised Investcorp on the acquisition of a significant minority interest in Al Borg Medical Laboratories.

Notable practitioners

Trained in the USA, Amgad Husein harnesses his expertise to handle complex cross-border matters for international clients. Recognised for his corporate and commercial prowess, he maintains a solid standing in the market.

Anas Akel is a skilled corporate and commercial lawyer proficient at advising companies on setting up in Saudi Arabia. He also exhibits particular strength in handling cross-border matters.

Hayel Hourani is highly sought after by clients from a range of sectors including retail, private equity and insurance. Interviewees highlight his "excellent profile" and note that he is "extremely smart and able to tackle difficult topics in a way that other international law firms cannot."