Ahsan Hasnani

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 5037
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 5037
Ahsan Hasnani

Ahsan Hasnani


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Ahsan is a corporate lawyer licensed in Texas, currently based in London.

He was previously based in the firm's Riyadh office where his work included advising clients on domestic and cross border M&A, joint ventures, corporate structuring and restructuring, securities, anti-trust advice and filings, regulatory, and data protection.

Prior to joining NRF in 2019, Ahsan worked at the Middle East's largest law firm where he was involved in advising regional and international clients in joint venture arrangements, franchise and distribution agreements, management agreements, securities advice, anti-trust advice, and various other commercial agreements.

Ahsan also worked with the corporate team of a boutique law firm based in his hometown of Houston, Texas. During this time, he advised on company formations, trademark matters, re-structuring, M&A, and negotiation and drafting of various commercial agreements.

Ahsan's current practice continues to focus on corporate and commercial matters.

Professional experience

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JD, Dean's Honor List, South Texas College of Law Houston, 2013
BBA, Business Management, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2010

  • Texas State Bar
  • Advising on Saudi law aspects of Modern Times Groups' sale of ESL Gaming to Savvy Group for USD 1.05bn.
  • Advising a leading Saudi Arabian industrial group in connection with establishing and operating a JV with a European-based multinational oilfield services company. The work included drafting, negotiating, and executing several agreements between JV partners and third-party providers related to the construction and operation of a materials recycling and processing plant.
  • Advising airlines on various commercial agreements, regulatory issues, and corporate restructuring.
  • Advising Tamer Group on Saudi anti-trust implications of its purchase of e-commerce platform, Mumzworld for GBP 100m.
  • Providing Saudi Arabian competition law advice to various foreign and domestic clients in relation to merger control filings and obtaining clearance from the General Authority for Competition.
  • Advising a global transportation network company, with a focus on peer-to-peer ridesharing, on the direct offering of shares into Saudi Arabia in connection with its IPO in the United States of America.
  • Advising a global transportation network company with a focus on peer-to-peer ridesharing on the Saudi Arabian competition law filing requirements in its acquisition of a major regional ridesharing company.
  • Advising one of the largest private-sector conglomerates in Turkey on setting up a JV to open and operate high end restaurants in Saudi Arabia. The work involved advising on the JV structure, and drafting, negotiating, and reviewing a suite of related documents including a framework agreement, share subscription agreement, shareholders agreement, license agreement, and management agreement.
  • Advising on the Saudi Arabian aspects of a global spin off by a major American technology company, known for manufacturing semiconductor chips, and its security software company. The work included setting up a new Saudi Arabian entity for the security software company and advising on the local asset transfer agreement.
  • Advising an Australian based franchised specialty coffeehouse company, with global outlets, on a decade long trademark opposition and dispute in Saudi Arabia.
  • Advising a multi-national organization on fundraising activities in Saudi Arabia. The work included advising on the regulatory regime in Saudi Arabia in relation to raising and transfer of funds in and out of the country.
  • Providing Saudi law advice to, and reviewing standard form master dealership agreements for, a luxury European car manufacturer.
  • Advising Aster DM Healthcare in relation to the UAE aspects of its listing on the National Securities Exchange in India and its subsequent IPO, including complex cross-border restructuring across the GCC. The work included assisting in conducting the due diligence and restructuring prior to the IPO.
  • Advising foreign pharmaceutical companies on the import and distribution of drugs and medical devices in Saudi Arabia.
  • Advising foreign companies on the Saudi Arabian commercial agency regime including drafting, reviewing, and advising on distribution and franchise agreements.