Environmental

The Leaders In Environmental

Environmental Legal Expertise in Saudi Arabia

Offices in Jeddah, Riyadh, and Dammam

Environmental regulations are becoming more stringent in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Policies enacted to control pollution and contamination are placing ever-increasing environmental governance demands on every sector of the economy.

Clients depend on our guidance to understand the implications of environmental policies on their operation. In addition to providing advice on all aspects of environmental law in the Kingdom, Al-Ghazzawi and Partners also counsels on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors that affect our clients. As more stakeholders take note of a company’s ESG practices, forward-thinking businesses recognize that non-compliance can expose them to serious liability and impact their standing with customers, investors, and regulatory authorities.

With our Cooperation Agreement with Gowlings WLG, we combine our extensive local knowledge with Gowlings’ expertise on international environmental treaties and jurisdictions. This allows us to serve our multinational clients seamlessly and remain consistent with global best practices and their own internal environmental policies.

Stay Ahead of Rapidly Evolving Regulations in Environmental Law

Managing environmental requirements and adhering to all permitting processes and regulations are necessary steps for any ongoing industrial operation or new project. Our legal team aids clients in managing these requirements and regulations from a project’s conception to its completion, ensuring that no unforeseen regulatory obstacles will impact its success.

Once a project is completed, we help clients stay consistently abreast of both domestic and global environmental protection standards that impact their business, and put that new information immediately to work for them.

We consult with both private and public sector clients to help them avoid environmental liability through creative problem solving, preventative counseling, and proactive action. Our environmental practice team regularly assists in:

  • Environmental due diligence for all business transaction such as mergers and acquisitions.
  • Interpretation and application of environmental laws and regulations.
  • Management of environmental permit processes.
  • Compliance with environmental enforcement demands.
  • Negotiations with local and international environmental agencies.
  • Advice on hazardous waste, water, air, health and safety, and disposal issues.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) or litigation where required to defend client interests.

About Our Environmental Practice Group

Our legal team has more than 50 years of experience advising clients on complex environmental challenges facing businesses operating in Saudi Arabia. We closely monitor environmental policy, climate change and trade policy, and regulatory developments through our close ties with governing bodies and policymakers both within and outside of the Kingdom.

Notable environmental projects include:

  • Advising a group of factories operating in the Industrial City who were asked to shift their factories to another location.
  • Advising a leading multinational engaged in the manufacturing of industrial gases on pollution control compliance issues.

Contact Our Environmental Practice Group

No matter the complexity of your environmental-related concerns, our legal team has the capabilities and depth to advise you on all compliance matters and protect your interests. With offices located in Jeddah, Dammam, and Riyadh, we support domestic and international clients across the Kingdom. Contact us to book a consultation.

Key Contacts

Rima M. El-Chaaraoui

Rima M. El-Chaaraoui

Senior Associate

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Offices Across The Kingdom

Dammam Office

AlGhazzawi Business Tower, 8th Floor
Prince Muhammad Street
P.O. Box 381, Dammam 31411
T: +966 13 8331611
F: +966 13 8331981

Jeddah Office

Jeddah Commercial Centre, 3rd Floor
Al Maady Street, Corniche Al Hamra
P.O. Box 7346, Jeddah 21462
T: +966 12 6531576
F: +966 12 6532612

Riyadh Office

King Faisal Foundation, North Tower, 4th Floor
King Fahd Road
P.O. Box 9029, Riyadh 11413
T: +966 11 4632374
F: +966 11 4627566