Sami E. Al-Louzi

Partner, Dubai


“Dubai-based Sami Al-Louzi is widely considered ‘one of the most experienced lawyers when it comes to ECM in Saudi Arabia.’ He has acted on groundbreaking matters, including the high-profile Saudi Aramco IPO, and is noted for his impressive list of clients from the oil and gas, infrastructure and healthcare sectors, among others. He is also noted for his broad-ranging M&A practice, infrastructure, healthcare and telecommunications sectors.”
Chambers & Partners 2021, Capital Markets – Saudi Arabia


Sami E. Al-Louzi is a partner based in our Dubai office. Sami has over 25 years' of experience advising global and regional clients in the financial services, securities, infrastructure, healthcare and telecommunications sectors on equity capital markets transactions in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Middle East, as well as on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and privatizations.

Bars and Courts
Jordanian Bar Association
King's College London
Jordan University


Representative transactions include advising:

EFG Hermes, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, SNBC, Al Rajhi Capital, HSBC, GIB Capital and Saudi Fransi Capital in their roles as joint financial advisors, joint bookrunners, underwriters and lead manager on the IPO of ADES Holding on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), the largest IPO in Saudi Arabia for 2023 at the time of listing.

Saudi Fransi Capital and J.P. Morgan Saudi Arabia Company as joint financial advisors, joint bookrunners and joint underwriters, Saudi Fransi Capital as lead manager and AlRajhi Capital Company as joint bookrunner and joint underwriter on IPO of Jamjoom Pharmaceuticals Factory Company.

DEWA on its US$6.1 billion IPO on the DFM, the largest ever IPO in the UAE.

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) on its SAR 111 billion/US$29.4 billion IPO—the world's largest IPO to date. The offering (excluding the over-allotment option) comprised three billion shares, representing 1.72% of Saudi Aramco's share capital, for gross proceeds of SAR 111 billion/US$29.4 billion.

Perfect Presentation (2P) in relation to its SAR 832.5 million (US$222 million) initial public offering and listing of its shares on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

stc on a sell-down by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of a portion of PIF's shares in stc amounting to 6% of stc's share capital, through a Reg S/144A fully marketed secondary offering.

HSBC Saudi Arabia, SNB Capital Company as Financial Advisors and Co-underwriters, in relation to the SAR 5.1 billion (USD 1.36 billion) initial public offering (IPO) of Nahdi Medical Company on the Main Market of the Saudi Stock Exchange.

Nayifat Finance Company (Nayifat) on its initial public offering (IPO) on the Saudi Stock Exchange, with the total IPO proceeds raising SAR 1.19 billion (US$317 million).

HSBC Saudi Arabia as Lead Manager, Financial Advisor, Bookrunner and Underwriter on the initial public offering (IPO) of Alamar Foods Company on the Main Market of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).

Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, GIB Capital and NCB Capital Company as bookrunners and underwriters, in relation to the US$585 million global Reg S IPO of Bindawood Holding Company on the Saudi Stock Exchange.

The Underwriters and Bookrunners on the IPO of Arabian Contracting Services Company (Al Arabia) on Main Market of the Saudi Stock Exchange, with the total IPO proceeds raising SAR 1.5 billion (US$400 million).

Awards and Recognition

"Sami Al-Louzi is well regarded for his capabilities in equity capital markets, most significantly in Saudi Arabia where he regularly advises sovereign entities and major oil and gas clients on a range of IPOs and rights issuances. He also acts for clients in the infrastructure, healthcare and telecommunications sectors."
Chambers & Partners 2020, Capital Markets – Saudi Arabia

Band 1 Lawyer
Capital Markets – Saudi Arabia

Band 1 Lawyer
Corporate/Commercial – Saudi Arabia
Chambers 2020

Highly Regarded
IFLR1000, M&A and Equity Capital Markets, 2020