Bafakih & Nassief Lawyers and Legal Advisers is a multi-practice law firm. Based out of our main office in Jeddah, with branches in Riyadh and Al-Madinah, we practice law from an interdisciplinary and holistic perspective.

Our team consists of local Saudi Arabian practitioners, in addition to Arab and other foreign experts, to assist our clients both locally and abroad. Our diverse legal team, in partnership with our overseas affiliates, enables us to provide our clients with unequaled local and overseas legal advice.

Among our overseas partners are lawyers and legal offices in Dubai, Manama, Doha, Kuwait, Beirut, Cairo, Khartoum, Paris, London, Berlin and Washington, in addition to other partners in over 75 countries around the world.
Mission & Vision:

As an integral part of the Saudi Arabian law community, we strive to create a legal environment that supports clients and community rights and interests. Our vision is to maintain our position as the leading law practice in Saudi Arabia, and the first communication point for overseas companies looking to do business in the country. We also support various local community initiatives, in the legal field and in the non-profit sector, including supporting a community fund for pro-bono cases.

At Bafakih Nassief, our client’s interests are sacred. We work within a locally-based religious, professional and ethical framework that guarantees our client’s privacy, confidentiality and best interest. Our mandate is to serve the wider community, and so we offer programs to mentor and train current law students and recent graduates.
Banking, Corporate and Securities

To date, our firm has represented clients in both local and regional banking institutions, publicly traded, closely held corporations and family-owned businesses with regards to transactions, regulatory, and compliance matters. We also provide other business-based services such as transactional formation of limited liability companies and branch offices, obtaining foreign investment licenses from the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, purchasing transactions, public and private securities offerings, initial public offerings, IPOS, venture capital and private financing. At Bafakih Nassief, we also provide contract drafting services, including finance and loan agreements, articles of association and amendments, memorandums of understanding, and other corporate documents that fall under local regulations and compliances with capital market law. In addition, we assist with implementing regulations related to the issuance of securities, reporting, and other compliance requirements under the capital markets law and implementing regulations proceedings before the Capital Market Authority.

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Our civil and commercial litigation practice group specializes in representing clients in the banking industry, with regards to commercial and contractual disputes, corporation law, construction law, employment and labor law, intellectual property, including advising on confidentiality and proprietary information, real estate transactions and partnership disputes. Our attorneys are experienced litigators that have taken to court cases in all Saudi provinces. Our vast experience in this area has given us a unique insight and understanding of the sensitive nature of civil and commercial disputes.

Employment and Labor Law

We’ve advised companies and individuals with regards to employment and labor law, and have represented employers before the Ministry of Labor and the Labor Courts. Our firm has handled all areas of employment litigation, including wrongful termination, end-of-service benefits disputes, and other regulatory matters. We also advise companies with regards to changes in labor law and constantly evolving legal regulations that may affect a company’s daily operations. We also draft employment agreements, review and revise employment policy manuals on behalf of clients, advise on social insurance issues, disciplinary actions and terminations, exit interviews, and benefits calculations.

Insurance Law

Our practice encompasses all aspects of insurance law, including registration of insurance and reinsurance companies, advising on insurance regulations enacted by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), litigation and liability issues facing policy holders. We also counsel companies and financial institutions on risk managements and represent policy holders with coverage claims disputes.

Intellectual Property Law

At Bafakih & Nassief, we are committed to protecting client’s brand names and proprietary rights in the Kingdom. We provide a host of services, including trademark registration, drafting oppositions and cancellations, trademark enforcement and licensing. We also counsel clients in relation to the negotiation and sale of goodwill, licensing of technology and trademarks, anti-counterfeiting activities and protection of trade secrets. The firm has conducted several raids and seizures on distributors and retailers of counterfeit products through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and has defended client’s intellectual property rights through litigation when necessary.

Islamic Law

Our team of lawyers are experienced in all aspects of Islamic law and jurisprudence. Our range of services includes advising on sukuks and murabahas, drafting commercial contracts and loan/financing agreements in compliance with Sharia principles, litigating cases before the Sharia courts, and counseling companies on damages, awards, and contractual terms in accordance with Islamic law.

Real Estate Law

We represent landowners, lenders, developers, investors, and commercial landlords and tenants in all range of real estate and property transactions. Our unparalleled knowledge of the local real estate market and government regulations enables us to deliver custom tailored services to meet our client’s individual needs. We represent a number of real estate investors with projects around the Kingdom, including large developers with sites in Mecca and Al-Madinah. Our services include preparing and reviewing purchase and sale agreements, negotiating and closing of real estate transactions, conducting title searches and due diligence on prospective properties, reviewing and preparing loan documents, and assisting in landlord/tenant transactions.
Dr. Wael Fadhl Bafakih

- Licensed lawyer and legal consultant since 1997
- Legal license from Ministry of Justice 24/155
- Arbitrator in the GCC Arbitration Court
- Certified arbitrator
- Arbitrator in Middle East Arbitration Court
- Arbitrator in the Dubai International Arbitration Court
- Member of the International Union of Lawyers
- Member of the Arab Lawyers Union
- Member of the Academic Union for Legal Cases in Riyadh
- Member of the Association of Legal Studies at Dar Al Hekma
- Member of the consulting committee for the Charitable Union for Quran Memorization (Kheirkom) in Jeddah
Mr. Abdullah Mahmoud Nassief

Mr. Nassief graduated from King Abdul Aziz University in 1996, where he met Dr. Wael Bafakih. Since receiving his license to practice law, Mr. Nassief completed a Masters of International Environmental Law in 1998, and a Masters in International Energy Law in 1999, both from the University of Denver, Colorado.

Abdullah is a member of the Bar of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and is a leading consultant on the legal and judicial functions of the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He is also an expert on intellectual property laws, arbitration, and corporate governance in the banking and financial sector.

Academic Experience

- LLM, International Energy Law, Denver University, Denver, Colorado, 1999 - LLM, International Environmental Law, Denver University, Denver, Colorado, 1998 - Bachelor of Laws, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1996

Work Experience - Licensed lawyer and legal consultant since 1999 - Legal license from Ministry of Justice 25/108 - Legal consultant for several law firms in Jeddah


Our main office is located in Jeddah, in Le Chateau office complex on Tahlia Street.
Contact us by telephone or fax at: Tel: (966) 2 664-4443 Fax: (966) 2 664-8334


Our office in Madinah is located on Alloukisa Queen Street.
To reach our lawyers at the Madinah office, please contact: Tel: (966) 4 8662580 Fax: (966) 4 8662801


The Riyadh branch of Bafakih & Nassief is located on the King Fahad Street, in Al mezan plaza .
Contact the Riyadh office at: Tel: 01 2016001 Fax: 01 2016003

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BAFAKIH & NASSIEF Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
P.O.Box: 11724 Post Code: 21463