Dr. Ahmed Aly Khedr

Dr. Ahmed Khedr is our exclusively recommended Mediation and Corporate Affairs expert in Saudi Arabia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in these areas, please contact Ahmed directly using the contact details listed above.

Ahmed is Advisory of Law and Corporate Affairs, Managing Partner of KLCCA Legal & Corporate Affairs (Egypt) and Chairman Board of Advice House – KLCCA (Saudi Arabia). He has a mixed background as he was an Assistant Professor of Commercial & International Commerce Law, Taibah University in KSA and the British University in Egypt and he has a background in business administration, he is a graduate of the continuing and executive education program at Harvard Business School. This background made him aware of business law with a deeper concept that targets corporate affairs services as he merged the law with business for the sake of the continuity and development of companies.

Ahmed believes that “The Law must create a value and to be one of the Business resources of your corporate” for example, clients should not be subject to waiting for future surprises or a ruling by the court. Our interest is in merging business and law together when negotiating and formulating our contracts to make them protecting our clients’ rights and avoiding future risk and make it a flexible tool for developing their business.

Ahmed has a wide experience 25+ in dealing with private businesses, public companies, and non-profit bodies starting 1992, through combat crimes of corporate, banks and capital markets, training and consulting since 2004. He has a successful track record in the Middle East, USA and Gulf areas in consulting corporate laws, commerce contract drafting, Negotiation, Mediation, Corporate Governance, Corporate Compliance & Codes systems, Compliance capital markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring, KPIs, Family Business Succession, family constitution , and Independent investigations to several multinational and local companies. he has the most influential record in supporting Corporate Governance in Saudi Arabia in cooperation with the IFC World Bank Group. In addition to that, he is one of the best service providers in supporting the provision of Governance and Corporate affairs to a number of higher-rated clients in the financial market.

Ahmed has been selected from NYU and LexisNexis as the legal author and advisor of many Gulf systems such as the UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry relied on Dr. Khedr’s expertise to design the first program in the Arab region to train local and international consultancy firms on the occasion of implementing mandatory application of corporate governance and compliance rules in the capital market of the UAE. He has been a member of T20 and participated in the development of the new generation administrative reform, investment policies, corporate and investment laws for the Egyptian government. He was present his opinions as independent Expert of Gulf laws upon the request of international arbitration bodies and courts in the USA and England.

Ahmed took advantage of his multiple abilities to create his own style (KLCCA style) in Mediation of complex commercial disputes as well as family business disputes in accordance with the rules of (ICC / AAA / WB), which made clients praise professionalism, ethics, speed, quality and value for money. KLCC became a haven for disputing parties from outside his region.

Dr. Ahmed is an Independent Board Member in private and public sectors.

Firm Overview:

Advice House – KLCCA is a one of the specialised and leading law firm with a variety of expertise in Corporate Affairs in Saudi Arabia. We belong and rely on the support of “KLCCA”, are one of the leading corporate affairs firms in the region and our slogan is (KLCCA Renewable Services & Ideas for Business) as we provide a variety of advisory services in many legal and corporate affairs areas. We complement those activities with advisory services in Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions, IPOs, Company Evaluations in cooperation with a sister company specialised in financial services.

Zayd Alathari

Zayd Alathari is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in Saudi Arabia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Zayd directly using the contact details listed above.

Zayd is a highly-experienced intellectual property lawyer based in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Riyadh office. He focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, including:

  • managing and advising on patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright portfolios and matters,
  • drafting and prosecuting patent applications,
  • handling, drafting and negotiating a wide variety of IP and technology transactions and deals,
  • advising on IP commercialisation and dispute resolution,
  • conducting due diligence and freedom to practice, and risk mitigation,
  • advising on data protection, digitalisation, IT and organisational transformation efforts
  • establishing, reviewing and enhancing policies and procedures, and
  • other IP counseling.

Before joining the Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm in association with Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Alathari worked at Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), where he led the company’s IP initiatives as its Senior Manager & IP Counsel in the Middle East and Africa. In eight years at SABIC, Alathari led a team that supported SABIC’s Middle East and Africa manufacturing teams and the company’s global technology & innovation teams for the chemical, agri-nutrients and metal business in the US, Europe, Middle East, China and India.

At SABIC, he helped develop and implement SABIC’s global IP strategies and policies, and he provided legal and IP advice and contract support to protect and enhance the value of the company’s technology. Additionally, Alathari and his team drafted and negotiated a wide range of technology agreements; prepared and prosecuted patent applications; managed and maintained patent portfolios; conducted due diligence; and handled freedom to operate (FTO) opinions.

Before his in-house career in Saudi Arabia, Alathari practiced at a major US law firm in Washington, DC. As an associate and registered patent attorney, he advised US-based and international clients on IP litigation, transaction and patent prosecution matters.

Dr. Najem Alzaid

Najem Alzaid has vast experience advising both private and public entities on capital markets, corporate law, regulations, legislation, and public policy.

Najem sits on the board of the National Centre for Privatization & PPP (representing the private sector) and the Saudi Electricity Company (representing the Public Investment Fund). He is also a member of the Tadawul regulatory policies and oversight committee.

Prior to joining Z.S&R, Najem served as a commissioner and board member of the Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) for two and a half years following his appointment by a Royal Order.

As commissioner of the Capital Markets Authority, Najem chaired a number of committees including the steering committee for the Application of the New Companies Law; Chairmen (or equivalent) of Securities Authorities in the Gulf Cooperation Council Committee (2016); working group for the development of the Committee for the Resolution of Securities Disputes; and Working Group for the Classification of the Capital Market Law and its Implementing Regulations Violations.

Firm Overview:

Building a prosperous and sustainable economic future is a global priority. From increasing foreign direct investment to re-focusing international interests, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is an aspirational strategic plan to ensure the continued development of the country and the international community.

Working together with our associated office in Riyadh, ZS&R Law Firm, we are investing in the long-term through providing a robust and cohesive legal service to match the objectives of the Kingdom and our clients.

Providing you with a balanced team of national and international, multilingual lawyers, we are proud to be from diverse cultures and backgrounds. We have the right knowledge and experience to understand your commercial drivers. We will navigate Saudi laws and regulations, drive your cross-border transactions and cement strong foundations for growth.

Majed M Garoub

Majed Garoub is the founder/Chairman of The Law Firm of Majed M. Garoub and the Saudi Law Training Centre. He is a member of many international and local legal entities such as the American Bar Associa- tion (ABA) the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Anti-Commercial Fraud Committee (ACFC). He is also the Consular to the president of the International Union of lawyers (UIA). Majed Garoub, is a member of the Scientific Committee of Reconciliation and Arbitration at the Arab-French Chamber of Commerce and the deputy president of the Arab chamber of arbitration and reconciliation.

Consular to the president of the International Union of Lawyers, (UIA)

Member of the Arab Arbitration Group at the ICC, and President of the Law Firm of Majed M. Garoub – Jeddah and Riyadh.

Majed Garoub is the Consular to the president of the International Union of lawyers; and a member at the Arab Arbitration Group initiated by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

He is the president of the Law Firm of Majed M. Garoub (LFMG) in both Jeddah and Riyadh, and he is the Head of the Saudi Law Training Center (SLTC). Mr. Garoub is a member in many international and local legal entities such as the American Bar Association a (ABA) and the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Anti Commercial Fraud Committee (ACFC).

Mr. Garoub is contributing to spreading the knowledge of law and legal rights awareness in the communi- ty through conducting several courses, seminars and conferences to support the spread of legal culture on a national and international level; and for his continuous global efforts he has been awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite in 2015 by the French government.

Majed Garoub, lawyer, is a member of the Scientific Committee of Reconciliation and Arbitration at the Arab-French Chamber of Commerce, and the deputy president of the Arab chamber of arbitration and reconciliation. Therefore, he was appointed as arbitrator and representative of several governmental agencies and international commercial companies. Thereupon, he was known as “The Youngest Arab Arbitrator, specialized in International Commercial Arbitration”. For all the aforementioned expertise in arbitration he has been selected to join the Arbitration Consulting Committee at the Saudi Ministry of Justice.

He is fluent in both Arabic and English.

Firm Overview:

Since its establishment in 1995 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Law Firm of Majed Garoub has handled and processed more than one thousand lawsuits with an accumulative value exceeding thirty billion Saudi Riyals. We employ a team of dedicated practitioners who offer superior knowledge and understanding of local laws. Our team members have rights of audience before the local courts on a wide variety of levels, including specialized judicial bodies and committees.

We understand that legal systems are often slow and complex with too much emphasis on local law and micro detail. That is why we connect the dots between people and ideas in new and innovative ways to help individuals, organizations and businesses quickly navigate the law and discover smart solutions to their local and international legal challenges.

We work with a wide network of international partners (law firms, consultancy firms, and legal organizations) allowing us to provide comprehensive globalized integrated services. In addition to our strong domestic capabilities, we are allied with partner firms which provide us ( and our clients ) with multi disciplinary, international expertise and enable us to customize our services to our clients’ interests both domestically and internationally.

Our experience reaches beyond Saudi Arabia and extends across the entirety of the Middle East. Our top priority is serving our clients with the best possible solutions and detailed legal advice to meet any challenge.

Suhaib Hammad

Suhaib Hammad is our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Saudi Arabia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Suhaib directly using the contact details above.

Suhaib joined Hammad, Al-Mehdar & Co in 2011. He earned his LLB from the International Islamic University in Malaysia in 2008. After working for nearly a year in the interim, he then obtained an LLM from the University of Miami in 2010 specialising in International Business Law. Suhaib has a vast array of international legal experience and has received extensive legal experience in the United States, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. He is fluent in Arabic and English, and speaks basic Bahasa Melayu as well.

General Experience:

  • Advised several start-up clients on legal rights and restrictions with regard to entrepreneurial strategy in Saudi Arabia and the G.C.C.
  • Assisted litigators in several real-estate cases.
  • Helped establish branches and companies of numerous foreign clients from Australia, Canada, Pakistan, Switzerland, China and the UA.E.
  • Drafted, reviewed and translated contracts, corporate documentation, due diligence reports, memoranda and legal opinions.
  • Provided Saudi investment law advice to several clients from the U.S., Kuwait, Lebanon and the U.K.
  • Drafted supply agreements, sale and purchase agreements with regard to logistical and real estate transactions in English and Arabic languages.
  • Advised several international clients on issues regarding Saudi commercial law with regard to litigation strategy.

Antoine Cousin

Antoine Cousin is our exclusively recommended Construction Law expert in Saudi Arabia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Antoine directly using the contact details listed above.

Antoine is a partner in the Riyadh office, specialising in Energy and Infrastructure Projects, PPPs, Construction, Competitive Tenders and Joint Ventures.

Antoine has extensive experience of the following sectors, on behalf of both private sponsors and governments: Power Generation, Water and Transportation.

He has also advised on projects in the fields of Urban Services and Social Infrastructure.

Prior to joining White & Case, Antoine Cousin spent five years in the United States where he was an associate with an American firm, and then he practised for six years with a leading European firm in Paris and in Riyadh. He is admitted to the New York and Paris Bars.

Firm Overview:

White & Case is a global law firm with longstanding offices in the markets that matter today. Our on-the-ground experience, our cross-border integration and our depth of local, United States and English-qualified lawyers help our clients work with confidence in any one market or across many.

We guide our clients through difficult issues, bringing our insight and judgment to each situation. Our innovative approaches create original solutions to our clients’ most complex domestic and multijurisdictional deals and disputes.

By thinking on behalf of our clients every day, we anticipate what they want, provide what they need and build lasting relationships. We do what it takes to help our clients achieve their ambitions.