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Dr. Alaa Abduulhameed Naji, LLM., DCL

Dr. Alaa Abduulhameed Naji, LLM., DCL.

Founding Partner

  • +966 505 582 645
  • alaa.Naji@NajiLawFirm.com
  • P.O. Box 300244 Riyadh 11372,KSA

Background

Dr. Alaa is a professionallicensed Saudi Arabian lawyer with a solid educational background and two decades of legal experience. His mixed background of working as local counsel with some leading Saudi companies engaged in both local and international business,along with his law firm experience with renowned international law firms are invaluable to both local and international clients alike.

Relevant experience

2010 till date

Naji Law Firm, Founder/ Managing Partner

2008 – 2010

DLA Piper, Managing Partner, KSA

2006 – 2008

Sama LelTarayan Co. Ltd, Legal Director and Board Secretary, KSA

2004 – 2006

Prima Law & Consultation (in association with Frishfeilds Bruckhaus Deringer), Legal Adviser, KSA.

1996 – 2004

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), Legal Advisor, KSA

1990 – 1996

Law Office of Abdulhameed A. Naji, Legal Advisor, KSA

Education and Certificates

License; qualified attorney in Saudi Arabia.
McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2008Ph.D. Aviation Law
McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2002Master’s Degree in Aviation Law
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA, 1996Bachelor’s Degree in Law
Certified Notary in Saudi Arabia,
Certified Arbitrator, Saudi Sport Arbitration Center, Saudi Arabia.

Expertise

Corporate

Family Estate and Planning

Investment Structures

Aviation

Islamic Finance and Awqaf

List of Main Transactions

Legal structure of some of the largest family businesses in Saudi Arabia,

Legal structuring of real estate funds and investment funds and providing related legal advice,

Acting as lead Saudi legal advisor to the Saudi Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) on its privatization project. SWCC is the biggest desalinisation organization in the world as it produces 80% of Saudi Arabia’s need of desalinated water equalling 20% of the world’s production. The project included in part the restructuring of the Saudi water and power generation sector in Saudi Arabia,

Provided legal advice to Saudi Arabian Airlines on the financing of $ 6 billion for the purchase of the new fleet, which was needed in 1996. The agreement included various types of aircraft between the Boeing 747 and the MD-90 (before the merger between Boeing and McDonald’s Douglas),

Saudi Arabia’s internal legal counsel in the privatization project for the period 2001-2004. The complexities associated with the airline’s 60-year national air carrier and the unlimited international considerations of this project added a great challenge to the project,

Providing legal advice in the establishment of Sama Aviation Company, obtaining a national carrier license from the Civil Aviation Authority, leasing and licensing aircraft and the company’s employment contracts. The role of Dr. Alaa in this field is to work with the Civil Aviation Authority in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabiaand the Gulf region on a large scale,

The legal study of the partial privatization project of the General Organization of Silos and Flour Mills in the process of partial privatization is wide,

Awarded an award for effective contribution and cooperation inreducing penalties imposed on Saudi Arabian Airlines,

Appointed as Legal Advisor to the Y2K Steering Committee at Saudi Arabian Airlines,

Member of the official delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Cape Town Convention in South Africa on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol on Matters Concerning Aircraft Equipment,

Manage the legal aspects of purchasingreal estate assets outside the Kingdom, in excess of $200 million,

Dr. Alaa

Board member of Saudi Bar Association

General Supervisor of the General Secretariat of the Saudi Bar Association

Member of Admission Committee in Ministry of Justice-Saudi Arabia

Member of the International Bar AssociationIBA,

Certified arbitrator at the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration,

Certified arbitrator at the Saudi Center for Sports Arbitration,

Member, Air and Space Law Organization, Montreal, Canada,

Private licensed pilot,

Member of the Board of Directors ina number of companies,

Member of the committees of the boards of directors in a number of companies,

Member of the Family Business Committee in its first session 2013-2016 at Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry,

Member of the Committee of Lawyers at its 2016-2019 session at Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry,

Publications and Media Presence

His book entitled: ةرئاطلايفنايذهDelirium in the Plane. publishing house,Dar Biladi Publicaton 2014,

His novelدوزنة Dauzana,publishing house: Arab Scientific Publication–2015,

Dr. Alaawrote for ten years in some local newspapers as a weekly columnist,

He madea number of television interviews on various legal topicsin a number of television channels,

His YouTube channel has more than 100,000 views and is dedicated tolegaltopics and discussions.

At Naji Law Firm, we strive to deliver customized services and practical solutions to our clients