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Abbas Sharif

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Abbas is an associate in the firm's global transactional corporate and commercial group based in Riyadh and is an English qualified lawyer.

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Abbas is an associate in the firm's global transactional corporate and commercial group based in Riyadh and is an English qualified lawyer.

Working across multiple jurisdictions, Abbas assists both international and regional clients in a range of industry sectors, including energy and infrastructure, banks/financial institutions, industrial, commodities and mining.

Abbas has a wide range of experience of advising on M&A, cross-border acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and strategic investments and reorganisations and restructurings.

Abbas has lived, studied and worked in a variety of jurisdictions including Somalia, Kenya, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, UK and the UAE. He speaks English, Somali, Swahili and Arabic.

Recent work includes:

  • Acting for a state-owned energy company on the disposal of a 20% interest to investors, including structuring the deal, carrying due diligence and reporting and preparing heads of terms and the sale documents.
  • Advising a multinational bank on the sale of an interest in a syndicated loan facility and the challenge by a third party of the validity of the sale, in relation to a large transport and water infrastructure projects.
  • Preparing MOUs, strategic partnership agreements and referral agreement templates for a global financial advisory services company.
  • Utilising various technologies including AI program in due diligence, transaction eBibling, contract review and document automation software to achieve business efficiency, generate cost savings for clients and meet clients' legal needs.

Riyadh

HFW in association with Attorney Mohammed Alkhliwi
Office 418/419
4th Floor, Hamad Tower
King Fahd Branch Road
Al Olaya
Riyadh 12212-3143  
Saudi Arabia

Office Telephone: +966 11 834 3520

Direct Dial (Riyadh): +971 2 235 4910

Mobile: +971 52 173 7056

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