Saudi Arabia

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Formerly Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co, Derayah is a Saudi law firm based in Jeddah. It was established in 2000.


Focuses / specialisms

The firm has a wide coverage of financial and corporate work, maintaining an active position in most areas in Saudi Arabia.

In banking the firm focuses predominantly on large, cross-border project financing transactions.

In capital markets it assists international and Saudi blue-chip clients and is active in both debt and equity.

M&A is among the firm’s strong areas. The team often representing overseas companies doing business in Saudi Arabia.

The projects team is similarly strong and visible in the market and advises on significant undertakings in various sectors.


Key clients

Key clients include The Saudi British Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Banque Saudi Fransi, National Commercial Bank, The Dow Chemical Company, F. Hoffman La Roche, Ferrero, and Varian Medical Systems International.


Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)

Project finance

"The team has been great to work with. They are professional, enthusiastic and switched on. They have anticipated adverse events and prepared well to mitigate them. Despite Covid, they were able to keep on original schedule. The team's strengths are attention to detail, planning, and straightforward communication."