Husam El-Khatib

Husam, El-Khatib

Husam El-Khatib


Dubai | Unit 501, Level 5, Precinct Building 2, Dubai International Financial Centre, PO Box 506675, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+ 966 11 450 0093 | +971 4 425 6301


Husam El-Khatib focuses his practice on corporate and securities and structured finance matters. He has significant experience advising clients on global mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, securities regulations, as well as funds. Additionally, Mr. El-Khatib has experience advising his clients on a variety of finance transactions, including Islamic finance, structured finance, capital market issuances and derivatives.

As a qualified English solicitor in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mr. El-Khatib has experience with both English law and Saudi Law. His clients range from banks to security IT companies, technology and aviation companies and chemical producers.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. El-Khatib served as a consultant in the Saudi Arabia office of another international law firm.

  • The University of Chicago, B.A., 1995
  • Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, M.A., International Economics, International Law and Mideast Studies, 1997
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, LL.B., 2000
  • The College of Law, LPC, 2005
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Laureate on its SAR 129 million and its SAR 100 million commodity murabaha Islamic loan facilities and SAR 120 million bond guarantees facilities, structuring & drafting documents for the borrower side.
  • HSBC Saudi Securities LLC on its SAR 500 million business acquisition of SABB Securities LLC.
  • A U.S. fund manager on its US$2 billion dual offshore funds consisting of two KSA leasing businesses.
  • Two real estate fund managers on their multi million Saudi Riyal compound funds in Riyadh.
  • A Chinese insurer on the acquisition of insurance businesses throughout the GCC, including in the KSA.
  • Goldman Sachs on the restructuring of its regulatory licenses with the Capital Market Authority.
  • Deutsche Bank on its regulatory licenses with the Capital Market Authority.
  • Deutsche Bank on its security package review for a US$100 million aviation financing of a KSA borrower.
  • Two of the largest chemical producers in the KSA on their intended merger following a global acquisition by a major global chemical producer.
  • A KSA security IT company on its US$120 million subcontracting arrangement with a global UK IT provider to arrange for a novel IT monitoring security system to be put in place throughout the Kingdom.
  • A novel multi million KSA joint venture to manage cash centers and cash in transit businesses, which involved complex structuring to meet regulatory standards.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • English
  • Arabic