Dr. Wael Bafakih is a co-founder and the managing partner of Bafakih & Nassief. As managing partner, he represents several corporations, businesses, and financial institutions in Saudi Arabia and is a former legal advisor to a leading Saudi bank.
Dr. Bafakih is an accredited arbitrator with the Franco-Arab Conciliation, Arbitration and Expertise Center. He has arbitrated several commercial and civil disputes and serves as an umpire on commercial law matters.
Dr. Bafakih is a frequent lecturer at conferences and law schools and has appeared as a guest on a number of television programs. His articles and editorials are regularly published in local newspapers and journals.
MBA - Arab Academy for Sciences & Technology, 2003
Ph.D - Philosophy, Thornewood University, 2001
LLM -Commercial law, Thornewood University, 1998
LLB - Law, King Abdul Aziz University, 1996
Bafakih & Nassief was founded in 1997 by Wael F. Bafakih and Abdullah M. Nassief, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The founders envisioned the creation of a legal team with profound expertise in Saudi Arabian law and a combination of technical skills in key practice areas and industries which would enable it to serve its local and international client-base.
Today, Bafakih & Nassief is a fully operational law firm with high-level international and regional experience consisting of a core team of 45 attorneys, paralegals and support staff. Bafakih & Nassief has a strong network of government and private business relationships and works in cooperation with several law firms outside of Saudi Arabia including other Gulf countries, the United States and Europe.
We have represented the top names in various industries by providing the highest degree of legal services and representation in Saudi Arabia, regardless of the complexity of the legal issue. Our attorneys are among the most experienced local trial attorneys and corporate legal advisors.
With profound insight and extensive knowledge, we are known for assisting clients in achieving their ultimate objectives, regardless of outcome. We strive to create innovative solutions to difficult issues that may appear obvious at first glance or simply overlooked by others.
Firm Practice Areas
Employment and Labor
Islamic Law (Sharia'a)