Gassim Zanoon

Gassim Zanoon

Legal Consultant

Mr. Zanoon’s practice involves corporate, investment, contractors’ law, financing, Islamic transactions and litigation. Mr. Zanoon has been resident in the Jeddah office since 1977.

Citizenship: Sudanese

Languages: Arabic, English

  • (+966-12) 665-4353
  • Gzanoon@mahassni.com.sa
  • (+966-12) 669-2996
  • P.O. Box 2256, Jeddah 21451 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Education

  • LLB, Faculty of Law, University of Khartoum, 1966.
  • LLM, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1973.

Practice Experience

Mr. Zanoon's practice involves corporate, investment, contractors’ law, financing, Islamic transactions and litigation. Mr. Zanoon has been resident in the Jeddah office since 1977.

In the area of corporate practice, Mr. Zanoon has formed many Saudi Arabian companies of various types, including limited liability companies, general partnerships and joint stock companies. Among the joint stock companies he has formed are two leading companies, namely Saudi Cable Company and Alujain Corporation.

Mr. Zanoon has represented a variety of American, European, Korean and Japanese companies in connection with their investments in Saudi Arabia. Such investments usually take the form of companies licensed pursuant to the Foreign Investment Code (presently the Foreign Investment). Mr. Zanoon has also counseled many contractors in connection with major projects they have undertaken and constructed in Saudi Arabia. Such projects include: Jeddah International Airport, King Saud University Campus in Riyadh, Wadi Jizan Dam, and the Development and Expansion of Jeddah Sea Port.

He also has handled many financing transactions and acted on various occasions for lenders or borrowers, including Islamic banking and commercial transactions. For many years he has been advising Dar Al Maal Al Islami (DMI), which is one of the leading Islamic banking institutions worldwide, and many affiliates and subsidiaries of DMI including: the Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf, Faisal Islamic Bank of Bahrain; and Islamic Leasing Company.

Mr. Zanoon has extensive experience in commercial agencies and distributorship matters.

Mr. Zanoon advised several companies active in the pharmaceutical field.

Bar and Courts

  • Advocate and Commissioner for Oaths (Notary Public), Sudan Bar Association, 1967-1977.
  • Magistrate, Sudanese Judiciary, 1966-67.