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Zeyad Y. AlSalloum

Co-Managing Partner

Practice Experience

Zeyad’s experience cuts across different practice areas and includes advising private sector and government clients in relation to large, complex and high-profile transactions and projects. In addition, Zeyad’s experience also includes advising clients in relation to equity and debt capital markets, banking and finance and corporate law

Bars & Courts: Saudi Arabia
Education: LLB (Hons), University of Westminster, (UK)

Languages: Arabic, English

+966 11 202 0344 +966 55 911 0779 zalsalloum@statlawksa.com

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Jihad A. Turkistani

Co-Managing Partner

Practice Experience

Jihad specializes in litigation, corporate law, M&A and Islamic finance. Prior to the STAT merger, Jihad was the managing partner of Turkistani and Alabbad Law Firm and prior to that, a fully integrated Partner at a United States International Law Firm. Jihad is a dual citizen of Saudi Arabia and the United States and is natively fluent in Arabic and English. As a graduate of the Islamic Law School of Riyadh, Jihad has a solid background in Islamic law (Shari’ah), which he has applied in various types of Shari’ah compliant transactions.

Bars & Courts: Saudi Arabia
Education:

  • American University, Washington College of Law, LL.M.
  • Islamic Law School (Shari’a), Imam Mohammed Bin Saud University, B.A.

Languages: Arabic, English

+966 11 202 0344 +966 56 512 8872 jturkistani@statlawksa.com

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Mishari A. S. Alabbad

Partner

Practice Experience

Mishari represents Saudi Arabian fund managers on the structuring, formation and operations of the various types of investment funds. In addition, Mishari has ample experience in the areas of corporate/M&A and finance/project finance. Previously, Mishari was a legal adviser at the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia, during which time he advised on various matters under the CMA regulations, following which time, Mishari worked as an associate at White & Case LLP and as a Senior associate at WAN & Partners. Mishari is a qualified lawyer in Saudi Arabia and has been practicing in Saudi Arabia since 2010. He speaks both English and Arabic with native fluency.

Bars & Courts: Saudi Arabia
Education:

  • LLM, Nottingham Law School, UK
  • LLB, King Saud University

Languages: Arabic, English

+966 11 202 0344 +966 55 460 1616 malabbad@statlawksa.com

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Faris A. Al Amoudi

Partner

Practice Experience

Faris Al Amoudi is a banking and Islamic finance Partner at STAT Law Firm. Faris has been involved in a range of banking (conventional and Islamic) and debt capital markets experience including advising large corporate entities, investment banking clients and governments and government related entities in relation to sovereign lending, corporate financing, debt restructuring, acquisition financing, real estate financing, investment grade lending, Islamic derivatives and MTN and Sukuk issuances both in the GCC and Europe. Faris has given speeches at conferences in the MENA region, including a seminar hosted by the Dubai International Financial Centre on the impact of Basel III on capital markets deals (conventional and Islamic) and a seminar in Egypt on the practical aspects of sukuk transactions sponsored by the Egyptian Ministry of Finance and the Islamic Development Bank. Prior to the establishment of STAT Law Firm, Faris practiced in the Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh offices of White and Case LLP for over 6 years. Prior to joining White and Case LLP, Faris qualified and practiced in the London and Dubai offices of Norton Rose Fulbright for over 4 – 5 years. He speaks both English and Arabic with native fluency, and is able to negotiate and draft legal documents in both languages. Faris is a qualified lawyer in England & Wales.

Bars & Courts: England and Wales
Education:

  • LPC, BPP Law School, London
  • LLM, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
  • LLB (Hons), City University, London
  • BSc, Biology Pre-medicine, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Languages: Arabic, English

+966 11 202 0344 +966 55 335 5122 falamoudi@statlawksa.com

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Yazeed A. Al-Toaimi

Partner

Practice Experience

Yazeed has extensive experience in Saudi Arabia and advises clients regularly in complex cross-border and domestic public and private projects and transactions. Yazeed is a qualified lawyer in Saudi Arabia, licensed by the Ministry of Justice and is a member of the Saudi Arabian Bar Association. Yazeed works closely with government stakeholders on various National Transformation Program initiatives and 2030 Vision projects, including the structuring and drafting of a number of regulations and policies. Yazeed’s experience also includes privatization, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate and Capital Markets matters as well as commercial disputes.

Bars & Courts: Saudi Arabia
Education:

  • LLM, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
  • BA, Law, King Saud University, Riyadh

Languages: Arabic, English

+966 11 202 0344 +966 55 541 6171 yaltoaimi@statlawksa.com

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Robert Vydra

Partner

Practice Experience

Robert Vydra is a partner in our Saudi Arabian Capital Markets practice. He has been practising in Saudi Arabia since 2007 and has worked on several dozen public and private offerings of securities. Many of the IPOs and other offerings on which Robert has worked rank among the largest and most high-profile securities offerings in the Saudi market. Robert regularly provides advice on innovative and “first-ever” deals, such as the first Rule 144A securities offering out of Saudi Arabia, the first securities offering out of the GCC qualifying as Lower Tier II capital for regulatory purposes or the first public takeover transaction in Saudi Arabia. Pursuant to Chambers Global, “Robert Vydra is commended for his knowledge of Islamic capital markets and his vast experience of public and private securities. He is notably proficient in handling matters concerning the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)”.

Bars & Courts: New York State Bar
Education: JD, Columbia University School of Law Maîtrise en Droit International – Droit des Affaires, Université de Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne

Languages: English, French, Slovak

+966 11 202 0344 +966 55 001 5326 rvydra@statlawksa.com

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Yasser Alkhelaiwi

Counsel

Practice Experience

Yasser Alkhelaiwi is a counsel in our Saudi Arabian Capital Markets practice. He has experience in advising regional clients in the securities and equity capital markets transactions in Saudi Arabia. In addition, Yasser’s experience also includes advising clients in relation to mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, governance and restructuring matters, and litigation. Yasser is a qualified lawyer in Saudi Arabia and has been practicing in Saudi Arabia since 2010. He speaks both English and Arabic with native fluency.

Bars & Courts: Saudi Arabia
Education: Master of Arts, Hawaii Pacific University LLB, King Saud University

Languages: Arabic, English

+966 11 202 0344 +966 50 446 6496 yalkhelaiwi@statlawksa.com

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