Corporate and commercial | 03 July 2018

Marc Saroufim Francois Chemaly
Marc Saroufim
Francois Chemaly

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP is pleased to announce the appointments of both Marc Saroufim and Francois Chemaly as the Head of Corporate for our Riyadh office and the Head of Corporate for our Abu Dhabi office respectively.

Mark, as a US trained consultant with over 15 years’ experience in advising clients on legal matters within the corporate and commercial sectors, will offer his services and expertise to our clients based in Saudi Arabia.

For many years Marc has been representing high profile clients, including local and international companies, family-owned businesses, high-net worth individuals, government organizations, and SMEs throughout KSA. Marc specializes in transactions involving joint ventures, M&A, real estate development, agency and distribution, franchises, corporate formations, employment, and company restructuring.

Commenting on his recent appointment, Marc stated, “I am delighted to be joining BSA as the Head of Corporate, in my previous dealings with the firm I have always been struck by its professionalism and commitment to client satisfaction. BSA is a strongly established firm in the region and I greatly look forward to expanding the firm’s service offering.”

Francois, also has over 15 years of advisory and transactional experience both in-house and in private practice. He has assisted a vast range of domestic and international clients with the realization and implementation of their business strategies and the attainment of their corporate goals. Francois’ clients include, individuals, private, semi-public and public entities who he has advised on joint ventures, IPOs, company incorporation, conversion, acquisition, dissolution, restructuring, compliance and corporate governance.

Addressing his new role, Francois commented, “BSA has a strong presence in the UAE and beyond, I am excited to join a firm with such a strong reputation, which I hope to further enhance through my leadership of the corporate team in Abu Dhabi.”

BSA Senior Partner, Dr. Ahmad Bin Hezeem, added, “It is an exciting time of expansion and growth for the firm as we continue to thrive in the region. We are excited to have both Marc and Francois on board and look forward to the added value their leadership will bring to our clients in both Riyadh and Abu Dhabi.”

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Corporate and commercial, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions | 28 February 2018

Renowned regional law firm, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, introduce the firm’s second foreign desk in a market leading affiliation with Spanish based law firm, Lupicinio International Law Firm.










BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP is delighted to announce the unveiling of its latest venture, a Spain & Latin America Desk, a collaboration between BSA and eminent Spanish law firm, Lupicinio International Law Firm.

BSA is committed to strengthening its international practice with the foundation of its Spain & Latin America Desk to provide guidance to international institutions, companies and Spanish speaking clients interested in investment projects in the MENA Region.

This dynamic new venture came to fruition in response to growing client demand for Spanish speaking lawyers and aims to provide on the ground access to expert legal advice for Spanish and Portuguese speaking individuals and companies throughout the MENA Region.

LILF’s Eduardo Delage will head the Desk from BSA’s DIFC office. Eduardo specializes in advising clients involved in international activity on a range of multi-jurisdictional corporate law matters. He is extensively skilled in advising foreign companies in establishing a presence in the Middle East.

Jimmy Haoula, BSA Managing Partner commented, “We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Lupicinio International Law Firm. Following the highly successful introduction of our French Desk in 2015, the first of its kind in the region, we are eager to duplicate this practice for our Spanish speaking clients. We handpicked Lupicinio International as our partner in this venture owing to their experience, spanning over three decades, and encompassing extensive international activity in areas such as Banking & Finance, Corporate M&A, Normative Compliance, Data Protection, Energy, and Pharmaceutical and Chemical Law.”

BSA Senior Partner, Dr. Ahmad Bin Hezeem added, “We remain committed to offering the best international legal services to our clients, both existing and new. After meeting with the Lucipinio team in Madrid, I am convinced that they can provide unrivalled legal advice to our clients. Their team of professionals regularly advises on commercial and financial transactions and conflicts in Latin America. They have successfully resolved legal issues in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela to name but a few. We are excited to have this level of expertise at our disposal to provide top-tier legal advice to our growing client base.”

BSA greatly looks forward to assisting Spanish speaking clients by offering effective and personally tailored legal advice regarding business operations in the Middle East. Our expert lawyers are also on hand to assist clients with a full spectrum of legal issues they may encounter while doing business in Spain and Latin America.


For further information please contact Christel Marshall on +971 4 368 5555 or at

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
Level 6, Building 3 East
Dubai International Financial Centre
PO Box 262
United Arab Emirates
T: +971 4 368 5555

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Corporate and commercial, Crime, fraud and licensing, Dispute resolution, Projects, energy and natural resources, Technology, Media and Telecoms | 06 February 2018

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| 13 April 2017

At the 17th edition of careers UAE, Dr Ahmad Bin Hezeem, senior partner of BSA Ahmad Hezeem & Associates LLP signed an agreement with JAFZA Chairman, H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, confirming BSA’s participation in the Tomoohi project – meaning ‘My Ambition’ which was launched by JAFZA to provide local Emirati graduates an opportunity to work for multinational organizations. This internship aims to bridge the gap between the theory learned at universities and practical work experience. The internship falls in line with the Dubai’s 2020 vision and also reflects the UAE’s chosen theme for this year – the year of giving.
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