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Khoshaim & Associates is a full-service Saudi Arabian law firm with international reach. We deliver first class, efficient and integrated legal services.

Our firm includes a team of veteran Saudi Arabian and internationally qualified lawyers who assist on a wide range of practice areas, which includes Corporate & Regulatory (covering private and public mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and complex corporate restructurings), Dispute Resolution (both arbitration and litigation), Finance & Projects (including project finance and Islamic finance transactions), and Equity and Debt Capital Markets (including IPOs and sukuks).

Our 30+ strong lawyer team includes by far the Kingdom’s most recognized and ranked lawyers:

Zeyad Khoshaim, Managing Partner of the Firm, who has over fifteen years of experience across the United States and Saudi Arabia and is considered an expert on M&A, corporate governance, dispute resolution and capital markets, and who had been member of the Saudi Arabia’s Capital Markets Authority Advisory board for two years;

Karim Wali, Partner, who has extensive experience acting for financial institutions and investors on a wide range of finance (both Islamic and conventional) and project transactions;

Leen Zaza, Partner, who is an M&A and joint venture expert with significant experience in corporate restructurings;

Nasser Al Rubayyi, Partner, a litigator and Sharia’ expert who has litigated successfully in front of the Saudi Arabian courts and judicial committees, including the Administrative Supreme Court, the Board of Grievances, the general courts, the commercial courts, and the Securities Disputes Committee;

Basma Khashoggi, Counsel, who has extensive corporate and regulatory experience including M&A, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and a wide range of commercial agreements;

Hamdan van den Brule, Counsel, who has extensive experience acting on wide range of M&A, project and Islamic financing transactions; and

Amro Bakhaidar, Counsel, who is an expert in capital market transactions with significant experience in ECM and public M&A.

Our legal team consists of lawyers who are each regarded as leaders amongst their peers and who will provide best-in class service on competitive terms.  We are the only firm that boasts six lawyers in Legal 500 and Chambers Legal.

The vast majority of our lawyers are professionally fluent in Arabic and English, which allows us to work on a wider scope of transactions involving due diligence of Arabic and English documents, drafting Arabic and English legislation for government clients, bespoke agreements, prospectuses and disclosures for the public securities markets.  Our team includes lawyers who are also fluent in French, Spanish, and Urdu.