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          Hamid Harasani

          Partner of Harasani & Alkhamees in Association with DWF

          Hamid is a Saudi-qualified lawyer with domestic and international legal experience. He is a co-founder of Harasani & Alkhamees Law Firm.

          Hamid's areas of expertise include litigation, private client, construction, corporate and employment law.

          Hamid is a Saudi lawyer specialising in litigation, private client, construction, corporate and employment law. He has completed a PhD in Law at King's College London and is a founding partner of Harasani & Alkhamees Law Firm. He is also a skilled and published legal researcher.

          He acts for corporations and high net worth individuals. He also represents international companies looking to invest or set up a branch in Saudi Arabia.

          He also continually acts for clients on cross-border transactions. He has previous experience of working alongside local lawyers on deals in the US, UK, Germany, Italy, and South Korea.

          Recent experience has included preparing a legal opinion of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce on how the Ministry of Commerce can improve their corporate services. In the area of construction disputes, he has recently advised on a SR360m dispute, which was successfully settled.

          • Toward the Reform of Private Waqfs: A Comparative Study of Islamic Waqfs and English Trusts. (Brill 2015)
          • 'Islamic Law as a Comparable Model in Comparative Legal Research: Devising a Method' (2014) 3 Global Journal of Comparative Law 186-202.
          • 'The English Rule Against Perpetuities and the Mandated Perpetuity of Islamic Waqfs: Three Colonial Cases' (2013) 8 The Journal of Comparative Law 172.
          • 'Analysing the Islamic Prohibition on Riba: A Prohibition on Substance or Form?' (2013) 27 Arab Law Quarterly 289-296. - The Role of Ijtihad in Progressing Islamic Law in Modern Times (2013)10 US- Chi- na Law Review 361-371.
          • 'Islamic Law of Wills: An Overview' (October 2012) Islamic Finance News 9(42) pp.20-21.
          • 'Keeping Takaful Booming: Advice on overcoming potential hurdles' (March 2012) Islamic Finance News 9(12) pp.39- 40.
          • PhD in Waqf and trusts law, King's College London.
          • LLM in Comparative Law, specialising in the law of contracts, McGill University.
          • Legal Practice Certificate (LPC), BPP University in London.
          • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), BPP University in London.
          • BA in Islamic law, Islamic University in Madinah.