Ibrahim Siddiki is qualified and licensed to practice law in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and England. Ibrahim is a partner in the Dubai office and leads the firm’s Saudi practice. Having previously worked for leading English and American international law firms in London and Dubai, he has gained extensive experience advising clients (in particular Saudi clients) on cross-border investments, M&A transactions, complex commercial contracts, general corporate advisory and regulatory compliance.
Ibrahim also has significant experience working on projects and project financings across the Middle East, including with respect to public-private partnerships, EPC contracts, O&M agreements and supply agreements.
He is a Saudi national and fluent in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi and English.
Recent Notable Matters
e& Group (formerly Etisalat) — acquisition of Smartworld from Dubai Aviation City Corporation
Tamm Investments LLC — acquisition of Saudi fast-food chain Kudu Food and Catering Co., including advice on the successful Saudi competition filing in connection with the transaction
Etisalat UAE — restructuring of its corporate structure and proposed conversion to a public joint stock company*
SCF Partners — acquisition of a minority interest in Gulf Energy, a leading oil and gas services company based in Oman with operations throughout the Middle East*
Investcorp Gulf Opportunity Fund — acquisition of a majority stake in L’azurde, the world’s fourth largest gold and jewelry manufacturer headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia*
Investcorp Gulf Opportunity Fund — acquisition of a minority stake in Gulf Cryo, a leading industrial gases company based in Kuwait*
Sadara Chemical Company — various long term offtake agreements with the Saudi subsidiaries of international oil service companies for the sale and purchase of chemical and petrochemical products produced at Sadara’s chemical complex in Jubail, Saudi Arabia*
Alamar Food Company JSC — day-to-day business activities as corporate counsel, including board of directors meetings, general assemblies, commercial agreements, employment affairs and joint ventures in Saudi Arabia and the GCC*
Sahara and Ma’aden Petrochemicals Company — project financing and operation of (i) a CA plant capable of producing 227 thousand tonnes per annum of chlorine and 250 thousand tonnes per annum of caustic soda and (ii) an EDC plant capable of producing 300 thousand tonnes per annum of EDC, together with storage and port facilities in Jubail, Saudi Arabia involving SIDF, PIF and Islamic bank funding*
British Petroleum — proposed storage and receiving facility at Khor Al Zubair in Iraq*
Middle East steel company — $4 billion steel complex in King Abdullah Economic City, Jeddah, KSA*
Riyadh Bus Project consortium — establishment and operation of an integrated bus transport network in Riyadh*
Qatar Petroleum and the Government of Qatar — offtake arrangements for GTL base oil and gas oil produced from the world’s largest GTL plant, together with advice on the ancillary documentation*
Occidental Petroleum and Mubadala Petroleum — various contracts (including the development and production sharing agreement, joint operating agreement and the shareholder’s agreement) entered into with a GCC government in relation to an upstream development project*
Mondragon Educacion Internacional, S.A. — PPP project in relation to the Muhail Asir College of Technology in Saudi Arabia*
TQ — PPP project relating to the Mecca College of Technology and Buraydah College of Technology in Saudi Arabia*
VimpelCom — sale and leaseback of telecom towers in Pakistan*
Jasara Program Management Company — day to day general corporate counsel, regulatory, compliance and governance matters*
Sanabil Investments, Olayan and Gulf Investment Corporation — $35 million Series C funding round in MoneyForAnyCar.com Ltd., a company offering used car valuation and sales services in Saudi Arabia and the UAE*
Arabian Chemical Terminals — entry into strategic agreements with Abu Dhabi Ports regarding the development and operation of Abu Dhabi’s first greenfield commercial bulk liquid storage terminal at Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi*
Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center (Wa’ed) — early growth stage equity investments into Saudi SMEs, including in Grintafy, UnitX, Sadeem, Hazen, and Averos*
* Work completed prior to Bracewell
Publications and Speeches
“KSA Legal Market Update – Deal Trends and Key Regulatory Developments” Australia Saudi Business Council, May 2022.
“Contract Disputes in the Energy Sector,” Qatar & Middle East: 3rd Annual International Arbitration Summit, May 17, 2017.