Previously General Counsel of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), he has also held roles as a senior Projects Team member for a prominent Saudi Arabian law firm and as Co-Head of the Saudi Practice Group of an international law firm. In mid 2008 he established an independent Saudi law office in Riyadh, prior to partnering with Clyde & Co in early 2009.
Abdulaziz advises on ground-breaking Islamic finance structures and major project finance deals with clients ranging from petrochemical companies to banks.
In addition to advising on some of the largest Islamic financing deals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz has, through his work in the public and private sector, extensive experience advising multinational and Saudi corporations in relation to foreign direct investments, incorporations, privatizations, compliance and regulatory regimes.
Abdulaziz served as senior Saudi counsel to ECA's conventional and Islamic lenders in connection with a USD 8.5 billion petrochemical project (recognised as a 'Project Finance Deal of the Year' by IFLR) and the first ever Sukuk approved by the Capital Market Authority in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (awarded 'Deal of the Year ' by Islamic Finance News).