Ahmed Amonette is a U.S. qualified attorney and legal advisor based in Al Tamimi & Company’s Riyadh, Saudi Arabia office.

Ahmed’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, cross-border dispute resolution, and financial fraud. He has represented and advised clients on a wide-range of civil, criminal and investigative matters, including multi-jurisdictional matters requiring the coordination of legal strategies.

Ahmed’s international experience, common law background and fluency in the Arabic language, combined with his knowledge of the Saudi legal framework makes him an invaluable asset to his client’s in developing and implementing their legal strategies.

Ahmed also has extensive experience providing strategic counsel to clients seeking to mitigate their regulatory, criminal and reputational risk in the areas of anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-bribery and corruption.

Prior to joining Al Tamimi, Ahmed was as an associate with a regional law firm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he advised on a number of regulatory mandates on behalf of governmental entities and government owned companies, including the Saudi Ministry of Finance. He also worked as an associate with an international firm based in Washington, DC where his practice focused primarily on the representation of clients in high-profile cross-border litigation matters and international disputes connected to the MENA region.

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Recent Experience

  • Advising a US corporation and providing legal strategy in relation to a dispute with a shareholder in a Saudi joint venture.
  • Acting on behalf of a multinational defense company in connection with a financial fraud matter and investigation in KSA.
  • Advising a multinational defense company in relation to applicable KSA regulations and representing the company in settlement negotiations with several business partners.
    Representation of a wireless communication company in several arbitration matters.
  • Advising a Saudi real estate company in settlement negotiations with a vendor company.
  • Acting on behalf of a Saudi energy company in relation to a financial fraud matter.
  • Advising a multinational telecommunications company in relation to a KSA corruption investigation.
  • Advising an international bank on the application of the Saudi Anti-Concealment Law.
  • Representation of an American venture capital fund in a financial fraud matter.
  • Advising an American multinational services corporation in financial crime due diligence in relation to a proposed acquisition of a Fintech company based in the MENA region.
  • Advising a Saudi Public Investment Fund owned company regarding applicable AML, anti-bribery & corruption and anti-financial fraud laws and regulations and conducting a review of internal policies.
  • Advising an American software company regarding Saudi anti-bribery and corruption laws in relation to the provision of gifts and entertainment.
  • Advising a Japanese financial services company regarding compliance with Saudi Arabian anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws.
  • Advising an American multinational technology corporation regarding international sanctions and travel restrictions.
  • Advising a global payment technology solutions company regarding internal corporate anti-bribery policies concerning government-owned entities.
  • Advising the UAE branch of a multinational luxury goods company regarding a financial fraud matter.
  • Advising an international cryptocurrency company in relation to crypto fraud and asset recovery in the UAE.


  • Arabic
  • English


2009 – Juris Doctor, University of Tulsa College of Law

2006 – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Denver


2012 – District of Columbia, United States.