Ahmed is a highly regarded corporate lawyer, with extensive experience in corporate commercial matters in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).  His practice covers a number of sectors, including corporate structuring, foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures.

Ahmed is often the lead lawyer on complex (cross-border) transactions and regularly advises clients on general commercial matters (including reviewing and drafting complex commercial agreements, in particular to ensure compliance with the laws of KSA).  He also has experience in the banking and finance sector and understands the legal framework having practiced in Riyadh since 2013.  Ahmed has since been recognised by established legal directories as a “good and client friendly practitioner”.

Ahmed’s clients include some of the largest multinational corporations (from big technology and finance companies to those in oil and gas, construction and engineering) and he understands the business model and objectives of each client in any transaction.

Prior to his role in the Middle East, Ahmed practiced in the United Kingdom and Australia.

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Recent Experience

  • Advising a leading desalination provider on its acquisition of shares in a Saudi Arabian company (to conduct desalination activities);
  • Advising a global software company on its acquisition of shares in a Saudi Arabian software provider company;
  • Advising a multinational company on its acquisition of shares in a Saudi Arabian air conditioning and electronics manufacturer;
  • Advising a global cosmetics company on establishing a joint venture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;
  • Advising an oil and gas company on the sale of some of its shares to a company duly incorporated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (including subsequent creation of a joint venture);
  • Advising a construction company with its proposed corporate re-structure;
  • Advising a global telecommunications company with its corporate re-structure and change in ownership of their entity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;
  • Assisting and advising numerous multinational corporations with incorporating an entity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – (sectors include inter-alia, construction, shipping, transport, oil and gas, industrial, information technology, management consultancy and trading);
  • Assisting and advising with de-registration/liquidation of entities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;
  • Assisting and advising companies with corporate governance and Saudi Arabian regulatory issues;
  • Advising global banks and finance companies on their operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (including transactional work, provision of legal opinions and general regulatory assistance);
  • Advising major international corporations on optimal structures to reorganise their business operations;
  • General corporate and commercial advisory (including in relation to employment and technology, media and telecommunications law).


  • Arabic
  • English


2007 – Juris Doctor  – Bond University (Australia)

2004 – Bachelor of Science with specialisation in Biochemistry and Microbiology


2009 – Supreme Court of Queensland (Australia)

Member of the Queensland Law Society