Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) in co-operation with Clifford Chance, is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Abdullah Al-Ajlan to Counsel and Head of Dispute Resolution, with effect from 1 May 2021

Dr. Abdullah has extensive experience in pleading before all types of courts on a range of disputes. He is also experienced in drafting of laws and regulations, legal memoranda, contracts and agreements. Dr. Abdullah is also experienced in advising on various financial and banking practices as to Shariah and compliance matters.

Before joining our firm, Dr. Abdullah spent a decade at the Ministry of Justice where he practiced as a judge in the general courts in Najran, Al-Ahsa and Diriyah. He is currently a board member at the Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration.

Announcing Dr. Abdullah’s promotion, Dr. Fahad Abuhimed, Managing Partner of AS&H commented:

“The partners and I are delighted with the promotion of Dr. Abdullah. He is an exceptionally talented and highly experienced litigator and has, over the past three years, demonstrated all the key skills we expect of a leader. We have every confidence that he will lead a very successful Disputes Resolution practice and play a key role in its growth over the coming months.

Since the launch of our firm in November 2016, we have seen lawyer numbers grow from 22 to 54 with further hires expected to start within the next two months. We continue to see great work being undertaken across all our practice areas and the Disputes Resolution practice has been no exception to this. Dr. Abdullah’s promotion demonstrates our keenness to continue investing in the growth of this practice and to provide long-term career opportunities to all members of our talented pool of lawyers.”