Energy & Resources

Proven Guidance for Complex Energy and Resources Projects

Legal Expertise for the Energy and Resources Sector in Saudi Arabia

Offices in Jeddah, Riyadh, and Dammam

Energy and resources remain the backbone of the Saudi Economy. This includes direct oil production and a wide variety of affiliated industries such as petrochemicals, plastics, polyurethane, and polypropylene, all of which have witnessed a rapid increase in economic activity.

As the largest law firm in the Eastern Province with over 50 years of experience and one of the largest law firms in the Kingdom, AlGhazzawi & Partners is a major player in the energy and resources sector. Our Dammam office grew alongside the Kingdom’s oil industry, becoming the trusted legal partner for the major petroleum companies on all aspects of Saudi Laws and Regulations. We have advised clients on both upstream and downstream projects including those relating to on-land and offshore pipelines, refining facilities, mobile offshore jack-up rigs, and gas sales arrangements.

Through our cooperation agreement with Gowling WLG, we are able to provide our clients with an unrivaled combination of local and international Energy and Resources expertise.

Furthermore, as a full-service business law firm, our practice encompasses a full range of corporate and regulatory matters affecting the energy sector, including trade, privatizations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, environmental regulation, intellectual property protection, litigation, and arbitration in both domestic and international tribunals.

Notable energy and resources projects include advising:

  • an oil and gas major on a case filed by a publicly listed joint-stock agricultural company alleging appropriation of large tracts of land by our client demanding compensation in excess of USD $900 million. Our team successfully contested the ruling issued by the lower courts at the appellate level.
  • an oil and gas major in a dispute with a publicly listed refining company over contractual obligations and compensation sought in amounts exceeding USD $400 million.
  • a large-sized Saudi oil company in a dispute with a contractual petrochemical company in the Board of Grievance Commercial Committee, the value of the claim being USD $200 million.
  • An oil and gas major in a dispute with a publicly listed refining company over contract compensation claiming a sum of USD $300 million.
  • An oil and gas major in a USD $217 million damages claim for breach of contract and non-payment in relation to a kerosene purchase agreement.
  • An oil and gas major faced with hundreds of claims related to compensation against expropriation of the lands and disputes over ownership of real estate and request for development of land.
  • An oil and gas major in a claim of over USD 100 Million claim alleging appropriation of large tract of land in Yanbu – Successfully defended the client and had the claim overturned

Contact Our Legal Team

No matter the complexity of your matter, the experienced legal team at AlGhazzawi & Partners has the depth of experience and foresight to help you conduct business with confidence and defend your interest in a cost-effective manner. With offices located in Jeddah, Dammam, and Riyadh, we provide legal services to domestic and international clients across the Kingdom. Contact us to book a consultation.

Key Contacts

Dr. Belal T. Al Ghazzawi

Dr. Belal T. Al Ghazzawi

Senior Managing Partner

Hussam T. Al Ghazzawi

Hussam T. Al Ghazzawi

Managing Partner


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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