About us

The Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan (LFSH) is a full-service 30-lawyer firm with a total of over 60 staff in offices in Riyadh and Jeddah. LFSH has an established history of representing leading national and multi-national clients - Governmental, privatizing and private sector - including banks and other financial institutions, defence industry and offset companies, oil & gas producers, utilities, heavy industry manufacturers and educational institutions, as well as oilfield services, infrastructure, project development, construction, telecommunications, insurance and other types of companies.

Areas of specialisation include corporate and commercial, banking and finance, capital markets, regulatory, projects and infrastructure, government contracts, intellectual property and dispute resolution.

Sheikh Salah Al-Hejailan CBE, founder and principal of LFSH, is regarded as one of the leading attorneys and legal consultants in Saudi Arabia. Sheikh Salah established the practice in 1967. In February 2004, he was awarded the honour of Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II for services rendered, as Honorary Counsel, to successive British Ambassadors and to the British business community in Saudi Arabia.

Our Riyadh office is managed jointly by Robert Thoms, who has over twenty-five years' experience in Saudi Arabia, and Hussam Al-Hejailan, who heads the firm's Saudi litigation practice.

Other key attorneys in the office include Dr. Maher Seddawy, a senior professor of law specialising in government contracting, who previously acted as a legal advisor to the Saudi Development Fund, Dr. Yehya Al-Samaan, a leading Saudi and international arbitration expert who previously acted as a legal adviser to the Council of Ministers, Jean-Benoît Zegers, who advises major French corporate clients and specialises in dispute resolution and Marcus Latta, who has strong commercial regulatory and corporate law experience, and advises major German companies.

Our Jeddah office is managed jointly by Dr. Saeed Yehya, a senior professor of law, specialising in foreign investment and joint ventures, and Sultan Al-Hejailan who specialises in commercial litigation. Dr. Yehya and Sultan are supported by a team of experienced and dedicated corporate lawyers, professors of Islamic law and commercial litigators.

LFSH works jointly with the Freshfields team in its Riyadh office. Fares Al-Hejailan, who is admitted to practice in the UK and in Saudi Arabia, currently co-heads the Saudi corporate practice at Freshfields in Saudi Arabia and has considerable Saudi capital markets experience. The Managing Partner of the Freshfields Saudi practice is Tobias Müller-Deku, who specialises in finance, capital markets and M&A.

Our attorneys operate in the following practice areas: