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  Business Concept   Background   Osool Resources   Practice Areas   Team Members Osool Law
  Business Concept
  Background
  Osool Resources
  Practice Areas
  Team Members
Osool Law
  Osool borrows from two legal practice models ◦  Traditional law firm model - serving various
  Osool borrows from two legal practice models
◦  Traditional law firm model - serving various clients and
industries
◦  In-house legal department model – having lawyers
seconded to be part of the client's business team
  Osool partners with clients in various industries
  Lawyers are integral part of a client’s team under hourly and
flexible charging arrangements.
Osool Law
  Founded by Saudi and US educated lawyers, with substantial experience with international law firms  
  Founded by Saudi and US educated lawyers, with substantial
experience with international law firms
  Witnessed inefficiencies and client dissatisfaction with
traditional law firm structure in Saudi
  Goal is to provide responsive and accurate legal services
  Utilize technology tools, outsourcing and knowledge sharing
to deliver seamless, responsive, efficient and timely legal
services
  Operations in Riyadh, with partners in Dubai.
Osool Law
  Experienced lawyers, some with over 10 years of practice in international law firms ◦  Can
  Experienced lawyers, some with over 10 years of practice in
international law firms
◦  Can be embedded with clients or work independently in flexible
arrangements
◦  Experienced Saudi and New York qualified lawyers
  Paralegals with good education and experience in working in legal
environments
  Legal Process Outsourcing
Osool Law
  Cost savings -  Osool can offer legal services at competitive cost while offering its employees
  Cost savings
-  Osool can offer legal services at competitive cost while offering its
employees both flexibility and competitive pay
  Experienced attorneys
  Fully integrated, cohesive blend of local and international experience
  Able to mobilize resources to provide an efficient, timely and cost
effective service
  Proactive and commercial approach to law practice
  Dedicated and committed team.
Osool Law
We represent international corporations, financial institutions and private clients ◦  Capital Market ◦  Corporate Real Estate
We represent international corporations, financial institutions and
private clients
◦  Capital Market
◦  Corporate
Real Estate
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◦  Islamic Finance
◦  Litigation
◦  Arbitration
◦  GCC Technical Secretariat
Osool Law
Abdulaziz Al-Hussan Managing Partner Key Experience: Admitted as a lawyer in Saudi Arabia, has extensive experience
Abdulaziz Al-Hussan
Managing Partner
Key Experience:
Admitted as a lawyer in Saudi Arabia, has extensive experience working with
international law firms in Riyadh and Washington DC. Mr Al-Hussan specializes in
corporate finance and general corporate transactions. He has experience in advising
corporations on a range of transactions including IPOs, right issues, acquisition;
private equity work, as well as advising on KSA-based real estate and Islamic
Finance. He is bilingual in Arabic and English. He writes a weekly column in Saudi
Economic Daily (Aleqtissadiya).
University Education:
Indiana University School of Law (Bloomington)
LLM
King Saud University (Riyadh)
LLB
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Al-Hussan's List of transaction IPOs •  Advised one of the largest independent travel companies in Saudi
Al-Hussan's List of transaction
IPOs
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Advised one of the largest independent travel companies in Saudi Arabia, in connection with its initial
public offering of equity shares.
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Advised a telecommunication company based in Saudi Arabia, in connection with its initial public offering
of equity shares.
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Advised a cement company based in Saudi Arabia, in connection with its initial public offering of equity
shares.
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Advised a leading carpet manufacturer in Saudi Arabia, in connection with its initial public offering of
equity shares.
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Advised an insurance company in Saudi Arabia, in connection with its initial public offering of equity
shares.
Rights Issue
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Advised a Saudi public joint stock company on the acquisition of seven Saudi food companies in
conjunction with a Rights Issue by the joint stock company.
Advised a leading Pharmaceutical company in Saudi Arabia, in connection with a Rights Issue.
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Advised a Saudi public joint stock company on the acquisition of Saudi LLC with a value of SAR 250
million.
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Al-Hussan's List of transaction Islamic Finance •  Advised one of the sponsors on a Phospho-chemical plant
Al-Hussan's List of transaction
Islamic Finance
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Advised one of the sponsors on a Phospho-chemical plant in Saudi, a project finance of over SAR 1
billion on the corporate and on the finance sides including Murabaha financing.
Advised Ashomre on a US $96 million Mudarabah financing.
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Real Estate
Advised the consortium members on Central Jeddah project of over US $5 billion, which included real
estate development and private placement.
Advised Emmar Middle East on joint venture in real estate project with a value of SAR 700 million.
Advised Ar Riyadh Development Authority in relation to the regulations of real estate in Saudi.
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Project Finance
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Advised the lenders on the National Chevron Philips Company project in Saudi, a project finance of over
US $4 billion.
Funds
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Advised a financial company based in Saudi Arabia, on the structure and the establishment of an
investment fund of over SAR 500 million.
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Edward Asante Senior Counsel Member of the New York Bar Association Key Experience: Advisor on general
Edward Asante
Senior Counsel
Member of the New York Bar Association
Key Experience:
Advisor on general corporate issues, including acquisitions, complex leveraged
buyouts, venture capital and mezzanine financing transactions and private equity.
Prior to joining Osool Mr. Asante served as counsel in a Saudi law firm (2 years,
Riyadh), counsel to Credit Suisse (2 years, New York); vice president at Citigroup
Global Markets (2 years, Barcelona); US capital markets attorney with Clifford
Chance (7 years, London); and general corporate attorney with Skadden, Arps,
Meagher & Flom LLP (2 years, New York).
University Education:
City University of New York
University of Chicago, GSB
New York University School of Law
B.A., Economics
M.B.A.
Juris Doctor Degree
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Asante 's List of transaction ( Saudi experience ) Corporate; M&A •  Advising a large MENA-based
Asante 's List of transaction ( Saudi experience )
Corporate; M&A
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Advising a large MENA-based private equity firm in connection with the acquisition of a leading steel
company in Saudi Arabia.
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Advising a baggage handling company in connection with the sale of shares to a large airline company
and joint venture to form the largest baggage handling company in Saudi Arabia.
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Advising a large Saudi conglomerate on the acquisition of a Saudi listed leisure company.
Advising a developer and manager of a large construction project in the Jeddah Central District.
Advising Gulf Capital in connection with certain portfolio investments in Saudi Arabia.
Advising Rasmala in connection with certain private equity investments.
Advising SAIC in connection with the purchase of an interest in a Bahraini Petrochemicals company.
IPOs
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Advised underwriters in connection with the first ever issuance of a Sukuk marketed to US investors by
Dar-Al Arkan Real Estate Company
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Advised a telecommunication company based in Saudi Arabia, in connection with its initial public offering
of equity shares
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Advised a cement company based in Saudi Arabia, in connection with its initial public offering of equity
shares.
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Advised a leading carpet manufacturer in Saudi Arabia, in connection with its initial public offering of
equity shares.
Advised an insurance company in Saudi Arabia, in connection with its initial public offering of equity
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shares.
Asante 's List of transaction •  Commercial Matters Advising a pharmaceuticals distributor in relation to the
Asante 's List of transaction
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Commercial Matters
Advising a pharmaceuticals distributor in relation to the negotiation of a distribution agreement.
Advising a home goods distributor in the negotiation of a distribution agreement.
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Advising a large Saudi real estate company owned by a member of the Royal Family, in connection with
matters in the pre-construction phase of a project in Riyadh.
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Advising a large television company in Bahrain connection with the exit arrangement for an investment.
Advising a large construction company in connection with the purchase of a corporate jet.
Advising Exxon in connection with certain joint-venture arrangements.
Advising a French oil and gas contracting company in respect of a joint-venture arrangement.
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Advising a U.S. oil and gas company in connection with a joint-venture arrangement for a professional
services company.
Project Finance
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Advising a large petrochemicals company in connection with the establishment of a petrochemicals plant
and the private placement of equity and debt.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
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Advising Nippon Steel, in respect of the successful defense of a GCC Safeguards Investigation
commenced by GCC steel manufacturers.
Advising a large television and media conglomerate in formulating an anti-piracy policy.
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Jaber Al Khabrani Partner- Head of Litigation Key Experience: Saudi lawyer, has extensive experience in litigation.

Jaber Al Khabrani

Partner- Head of Litigation

Key Experience:

Saudi lawyer, has extensive experience in litigation. He has worked as a law clerk in the General Court of Riyadh than he opened his own law office practicing litigation and Islamic finance before joining Osool as the head of litigation, His experiences include representation on wide range of cases include real estate disputes, commercial disputes, inheritance disputes and constructions disputes.

University Education:

Imam Mohammed Islamic University (Riyadh)

Shari ah Degree

Jaber Al Khabrani Partner- Head of Litigation Key Experience: Saudi lawyer, has extensive experience in litigation.
Al Khabrani’s Representation experience    Representing a Saudi company in connection with a commercial agency

Al Khabrani’s Representation experience

Representing a Saudi company in connection with a commercial agency dispute with a Chinese company of an amount of $US 80 millions .

Representing a Saudi businessman in relation to a fraud case of an amount of SR 86 millions.

Representing a shareholder in Saudi company in connection with an embezzlement act by his follow shareholder with an amount of SR 150 millions.

Representing a Saudi businessman in relation to a compensation case of an amount of $US 60 millions.

Management of real estate case in connection with a property based in Yanba with a value over SR 1 billion.

Representing a Saudi real estate company in connection with a disputes of real estate development, which included more than 500 cases.

Al Khabrani’s Representation experience    Representing a Saudi company in connection with a commercial agency
Fahad Gasim Partner Key Experience: Saudi lawyer, Mr Gasim has worked with large law firms in
Fahad Gasim
Partner
Key Experience:
Saudi lawyer, Mr Gasim has worked with large law firms in Saudi in associations with
international law firm in Riyadh. Mr Gasim specializes in general corporate
transactions and litigation. He is bilingual in Arabic and English.
University Education:
Valparaiso University School of Law
King Saud University (Riyadh)
LLM
LLB
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Mohammad Al Yousef Lawyer Key Experience: Saudi lawyer, with over 5 years of experience. Mr Al
Mohammad Al Yousef
Lawyer
Key Experience:
Saudi lawyer, with over 5 years of experience. Mr Al Yousef specializes in corporate
law with special focus in incorporation and litigation. He has experiences in advising
corporation on a range of transactions including foreign investment law, labor law and
companies regulations. He is bilingual in Arabic and English.
University Education:
Indiana University School of Law (Bloomington)
LLM
King Saud University (Riyadh)
LLB
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Faisal Alhazaa Lawyer Key Experience: Mr. Alhazaa has experience in litigation, real estate and advising on
Faisal Alhazaa
Lawyer
Key Experience:
Mr. Alhazaa has experience in litigation, real estate and advising on Islamic
finance. He is bilingual in Arabic and English. He has participated in many media
programs on Law and Islamic Law issues in the Saudi television.
University Education:
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law (Dallas) LLM
Imam Mohammed Islamic University (Riyadh)
Shari ah Degree
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Alhazaa’s Representation experience    Representing a Saudi businessman in connection with accounts frozen dispute in

Alhazaa’s Representation experience

Representing a Saudi businessman in connection with accounts frozen dispute in Saudi Arabia of an amount over SR billion .

Representing a Saudi families in relation to a land’s dispute in Riyadh of an amount of SR 700 millions.

Representing a Saudi businessman in connection with land’s dispute in Jeddah of 860 title deeds.

Representing a Saudi family in relation to succession cases.

Advising a large construction company in connection with construction dispute with Saudi Aramco.

Advising a large construction company in drafting contract of a construction project of an amount over than SR two billion .

Advising a Saudi owned company in relation to Will enforcement of a value over SR 1 billion.

Advising a Saudi company in relation to Sukuk issuing in Saudi.

Alhazaa’s Representation experience    Representing a Saudi businessman in connection with accounts frozen dispute in
Alhazaa’s Representation experience    Representing a Saudi businessman in connection with accounts frozen dispute in
Majed Al Dafri Shari ah Counsel Key Experience: Shari ah Counsel and qualified Saudi lawyer, with
Majed Al Dafri
Shari ah Counsel
Key Experience:
Shari ah Counsel and qualified Saudi lawyer, with over 6 years of experience. Al
Dafri specializes in Shari ah, has experiences in Islamic finance and real estate .
University Education:
Imam Mohammed Islamic University (Riyadh)
The Higher Judiciary Institute (Riyadh)
Shari ah Degree
Master in Shari ah
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Faisal M. Alhazaa Siricon Building 14- 2/f, Olaya Road PO Box 18, Riyadh11311 Kingdom of Saudi
Faisal M. Alhazaa
Siricon Building 14- 2/f, Olaya Road
PO Box 18, Riyadh11311
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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+966 56 839 4747
t +96614162813
f +966 1 4161157
falhazaa@osool-law.com
Osool Law