Hussam T. Al Ghazzawi

Hussam T. Al Ghazzawi

Managing Partner

Biography

Hussam Ghazzawi is a renowned legal practitioner and a prominent business leader. While a long drawn practice of over 25 years has honed his knowledge on legal issues, his business acumen has enabled Hussam to extract a win-win solution for clients.

As Managing Partner of AlGhazzawi & Partners, one of the oldest and leading law firms in the Middle East, Hussam manages the offices of the firm at Dammam and Riyadh.

Hussam has led teams of lawyers in structuring large sized businesses, resolving complex disputes and rendering advisory on commercial and regulatory issues. His advice and counsel is often sought by partners of the firm on delicate and complicated issues. With an eye details and business insight, he has enabled several high profile clients resolve their long stretched business disputes amicably. His entrepreneurial skills coupled with legal insight has helped clients in planning and restructuring their businesses to face the evolving and challenging business environment.

He has pitched and procured several high profile national and international clients for the firm and he ensures that they are well served by the team of partners and associates across the three offices.

Hussam is a long standing member of various local and international professional bars and associations, notably, American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators etc. As an active member of national and regional lawyers committees, Hussam has contributed in the evolution of several national regulations and legislations by providing inputs and revisions to drafts of the proposed laws.

Language(s)

  • Arabic
  • English

Education

  • 2006 - Master of Law (LL.M.) in International Commercial Law, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
  • 1992 - Bachelor of Law (LL.B), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
  • 1998 - Master’s Diploma in International Law (with distinction), Alexandria University
  • 1998 - Master’s Degree Program on Intellectual Property of Franklin Pierce Center, USA

Representative Work

  • Acted as Saudi law expert witness on Shari’ah and Saudi law in two major international arbitration cases.
  • Key member of the team which advised Spanish-Saudi consortium on its $8.25 billion Phase 2 of the Haramain High Speed Railway Project connecting the two Holy cities of Mecca and Madinah via Jeddah and advising on its overall transaction management.
  • Key member of the team which advised a leading Chinese railway construction company as the main contractor on a US$ 2 Billion Mecca Metro Project (Al-Mashaaer Al-Muqaddassah Metro) on all its legal issues.
  • Key member of the team which advised a leading Chinese railway construction company as the main contractor on a US$ 2 Billion Mecca Metro Project (Al-Mashaaer Al-Muqaddassah Metro) on all its legal issues.
  • Led the team of lawyers in representing the majority partner in a joint venture business conglomerate comprised of 10 large sized companies over its dispute with the minority shareholder in the conglomerate.
  • Lead attorney on a case involving leading mobile telephone operator over their dispute with another operator on sharing of revenues in excess of US$ 125 Million – facilitated an amicable settlement of dispute.
  • Part of the team that advised 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 US$ 900 Million.
  • Counsel on a few complicated and complex cases out of 300+ cases filed by individual investors against a renowned Investment Company.

Bar Admission

  • 1992 - Licensed by the Ministry of Justice as a Lawyer in KSA

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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