Hamdan van den Brule


Hamdan is a Counsel in our Finance & Projects practice. Hamdan specializes in project development, construction contracts (FIDIC or others), Islamic financing and related areas and has extensive experience advising on, and negotiating, the financing and development of projects, including in the power and petrochemical sectors. Hamdan has also a significant experience advising on commercial contracts and merger and acquisition transactions.

Before joining Khoshaim & Associates, Hamdan worked as:

  • Senior Legal Counsel with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) in Riyadh for more than seven years, where he managed a significant part of their petrochemical plants and housing project development related contracts (including EPC contracts), the drafting and negotiation of most of their Islamic financings, and the negotiation of most of their project related dispute settlements,
  • Senior Legal Counsel with Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) in Abu Dhabi for several years managing the legal aspects of most of their Independent Power Projects (IPPs) in the MENA region (including EPC contracts, power purchase agreements and project financings), and
  • Associate with Allen & Overy in Brussels and Abu Dhabi, representing clients in connection with project transactions, including setting-up and implementation of complex tax-driven real estate structures, Islamic acquisition financing structures, project financing, and M&A deals.

Hamdan was admitted as avocat to the Bar of Brussels, Belgium in 2005 G.

Hamdan obtained his Bachelor Degree in Law (candidature en droit) in June 1999 G and his Master Degree in Law (licence en droit) summa cum laude in June 2002 G, both from the University of Liege in Belgium.

Hamdan is fluent in French and English and can work in Dutch.