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Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) in co-operation with Clifford Chance, is pleased to announce the admission of Yasser Al-Hussain to its Partnership, with effect from 1 May 2018.

Yasser has extensive experience in Banking & Finance matters, including Islamic Finance, Project Finance, Asset Finance, Acquisition Finance and has also advised on Sukuk and Debt Capital Market transactions. He has also led on a number of multi-billion dollar financial litigations and arbitrations resulting from loan defaults.

Since the launch of AS&H, Yasser remained a member of the leadership team and headed the Banking & Finance practice at AS&H, managing a dedicated Banking & Finance practice that today stands eight strong. He has been an integral member of the team since joining Al-Jadaan & Partners in early 2009 and then remaining with the team when it was transitioned to Clifford Chance Law Firm. During his time with Al-Jadaan & Partners, Yasser also spent eighteen months on secondment at the Dubai offices of Clifford Chance.

Announcing Yasser’s admission to partnership, Dr. Fahad Abuhimed, Managing Partner of AS&H commented:

The partners and I are very pleased to have Yasser as a partner. Yasser is without doubt, one of the most talented Banking & Finance lawyers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and has demonstrated his leadership abilities over the past eighteen months. We have every confidence that he will continue to lead a very successful practice that we expect to grow further over the coming months.

Since the launch of our firm in November 2016, we have seen lawyer numbers grow from 22 to 35 with further hires expected to start within the next three months. We continue to see great work being undertaken across all our practice areas and Yasser’s admission to partnership demonstrates our keenness to provide long-term career opportunities to all members of our talented pool of lawyers.”

About AS&H

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H), in cooperation with Clifford Chance is one of the largest law firms in Saudi Arabia and has a deep bench of Saudi Nationals and internationally qualified lawyers who are specialists across a range of practice areas including Corporate, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Regulatory, Public Policy and Legislations, Dispute Resolution and Real Estate.

Our team has amassed a wealth of experience in Saudi Arabia. We are trusted by and regularly advise key Saudi Ministries and Government Entities as well as a wide range of government owned and privately held Saudi and international businesses, listed companies and financial Institutions. Our team is consistently ranked Tier 1 for each of our practice areas by Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Legal 500 and our team has won the prestigious Saudi Arabian Law Firm of the Year for 11 of the past 12 years at the IFLR Middle East Awards.

With three AS&H partners and three Clifford Chance partners seconded to AS&H, we have more partners on the ground than any other law firm in the Kingdom, and altogether we have over 35 permanently based Saudi and foreign lawyers (with more on the way) and 20 support staff – a truly formidable presence in Saudi Arabia.