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Leen Zaza

Partner

Leen is a New York-qualified partner who has experience of a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions in the Middle East and internationally, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs, private placements, and general corporate regulatory and advisory work. She has worked on transactions in the oil and gas, energy, shipping, chemical production, health, e-commerce, education, F&B, real estate, retail and heavy equipment and machinery industries.  

Leen has worked with a variety of international companies, local Saudi entities, and governmental bodies on corporate and foreign investment matters and is familiar with the regional and regulatory issues arising from such transactions.

Leen has been ranked as a Band 1 – Next Generation Lawyer in Legal 500’s Commercial, Corporate and M&A rankings for 2018 and 2019, and as a Highly Regarded Lawyer for M&A by IFLR 1000. She is currently the only female lawyer in private practice to be ranked across all practice areas in Saudi Arabia.

Leen obtained an LLM in Commercial Law (Distinction), and an LLB (Hons) from the University of Bristol.

Experience

Education

University of Bristol LLM

University of Bristol LLB

Qualifications

New York

Languages

Arabic / English / French / Spanish

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Leen Zaza

Partner

Leen is a New York-qualified partner who has experience of a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions in the Middle East and internationally, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs, private placements, and general corporate regulatory and advisory work. She has worked on transactions in the oil and gas, energy, shipping, chemical production, health, e-commerce, education, F&B, real estate, retail and heavy equipment and machinery industries.  

Leen has worked with a variety of international companies, local Saudi entities, and governmental bodies on corporate and foreign investment matters and is familiar with the regional and regulatory issues arising from such transactions.

Leen has been ranked as a Band 1 – Next Generation Lawyer in Legal 500’s Commercial, Corporate and M&A rankings for 2018 and 2019, and as a Highly Regarded Lawyer for M&A by IFLR 1000. She is currently the only female lawyer in private practice to be ranked across all practice areas in Saudi Arabia.

Leen obtained an LLM in Commercial Law (Distinction), and an LLB (Hons) from the University of Bristol.

Awards

2014

Saudi Arabia Deal of the Year

IFN Middle East Law Awards 2014

2015

Middle East & Africa Industry Deal of the Year

Euromoney Awards for Innovation in Islamic Finance

2015

Project Finance deal of the year

IFLR Middle East Awards 2015

2016

Restructuring Deal of the Year

IFN Middle East Law Awards 2016

2016

Saudi Arabia Deal of the Year

IFN Middle East Awards 2016

2016

MENA Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year

Zayed University (IJ Global)

2017

Best Islamic Law Firm

The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards

2018

The Saudi Arabian Real Estate Deal of the Year

IFN Middle East Law Awards

2019

Best Law Firm in Mergers & Acquisitions

IFN Law Awards 2019

2020

Domestic Deal of the Year – Saudi Aramco / Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

The IFLR 1000 Middle East Awards 2020

2020

Saudi Arabia Law Firm of the Year

The IFLR Middle East Awards 2020

2020

Equity Deal of the Year – Saudi Aramco IPO

The IFLR 1000 Middle East Awards 2020

2021

Managing Partner of the Year – Zeyad Khoshaim

The IFLR Middle East Awards 2021

2021

Saudi Arabian Law Firm of the Year

ALB Thomson Reuters Middle East Law Awards 2021

2021

Best M&A Law Firm

IFN Law Awards 2021

2021

Domestic Deal of the Year – NCB/Samba Merger

The IFLR Middle East Awards 2021

2021

Saudi Arabian Corporate & Commercial Law Firm of the Year

Chambers Middle East Awards 2021

2021

Banking & Finance Team of the Year

The Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2020-2021

Experience

Education

University of Bristol LLM

University of Bristol LLB

Qualifications

New York

Languages

Arabic / English / French / Spanish

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