Zein Elabdin Yousif

Senior Legal Advisor

Professional Biography
Mr. Zein Yousif is a Senior Legal Advisor in Fahad Al- Suwaiket & Bader Al- Busaies Attorneys at Law, prior joining Al Suwaiket & Al Busaies he was a legal consultant in Al Bassam Law firm at Al Khobar since 2007. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Law from Cady Ayad University (Morocco) with a major in Private law in 1992, and completed courses in Mercantile law "English Commercial law" Contract, and Tort organized by Academy of Comparative Law in Khartoum (Sudan) , admitted to Sudan Bar Association on 1995 and a licensed lawyer before all courts in Sudan since 1995, Mr. Zein has extensive experience accumulated for over twenty years in advising local and international clients with legal consultations on corporate law, Foreign Investment law, merger and acquisition, labor and employment, draft and review all kinds of contracts, draft legal pleads and conduction legal due diligence.

Zein keeping updated with the regulatory information and has vast knowledge about the government systems which gave him an insight of the local laws and latest amendments. With the major experience he has achieved from various law firms since 1995, he is very diversified in handling commercial, civil and criminal law systems. 

Practice Areas

The area of his practice and expertise are Corporate law, Company set up, Foreign Investment, Merger and Acquisition, Labor and Employment, Contracts and Agreements, drafting commercial agency agreements, draft Articles of Association for Companies and Shareholders Resolutions, Draft legal pleads, draft Internal Labor Regulations for Companies, Tenders, conduct due diligence, Legal Advising and legal researches. He advises corporates and individuals on various aspects of law in different matters.

Legal Representations

  • Advising Lakesmere Arabia Co. in an Arbitration suit against Saudi Binladin Group, claim value worth SAR.243,750,000
  • Advising Saudi Naval Support Co. in a financial dispute against Dammam Airport Co. claim value worth SAR. 44,637860
  • Advised E.Pay international Co. Bahrain in a financial dispute against Zain KSA Telecom Co. claimed value worth US$ 600,000
  • Advised Murjan Al Sharq Marine Co. in a financial dispute filed by Horizon Survey Co. in the Commercial Court Dammam, Claim value US$ 1,217,590.
  • Advised Abdulhadi AlJamaan Al Ajmi Est. in a contractual dispute against Saipem Saudi Arabia Co. claim value worth SAR. 60,000,000
  • Provided Comprehensive Legal Opinion to Power & Water Utility Company (Marafiq) Jubail in relation to the Consortium Contract for Jeddah Airport 2 Independent Sewage Treatment Plant Project.
  • Advised and assisted ITW Welding Products FZE. in a financial dispute with their Supplier Gulf Specialized Contracting Co. claim value worth US$ 1,302,847.
  • Advised Al Salam Bank in Collection of Execution Judgement issued by the Commercial Court Dammam against Saad Trading & Contracting Co. claimed value worth SAR. 63,662,360
  • Advised Cleveland Bridges steel Co. in a contractual dispute filed by Sub contractor Enjazat Al Kabera Cont. Est., Claim value worth SAR. 15 Million.
  • Provided Legal Opinion to Kubota Corporation in a contractual dispute against SABIC
  • Provided Legal assistance to Arabian Rig Manufacturing Co. (Subsidiary of National Oilwell Varco) for drafting Company Policies and HR regulations.
  • Advised Fiber Glass Oasis Co. (joint stock closed company) in a financial lawsuit against Ex. CEO, claim value worth SAR. 7,145,921
  • Advised Al Rushaid Construction co. in their contract dispute against Snamprogetti Saudi Arabia, claim value worth SAR. 416,580,000
  • Advised ThyssenKrupp Xervon SA. on their contracts and corporate issues.
  • Advised Keltech Energy Co. India in their financial claim against Whessoe Al Rushaid Co. US$ 300,000
  • Provided legal assistance to local and foreign business entities to establish business in KSA and post formation registrations with relevant Government authorities.
  • Advised Sinopec International (Middle East) FZE in doing business in Saudi Arabia, Vision 2030, Aramco IKTVA and for establishing a subsidiary is Saudi Arabia.
  • Advised the Saudi United Cooperative Insurance Co. (Wala) on their HR regulations, internal policies, disputes with insured clients, and provide legal opinion on their contracts.
  • Advised Arabian Geophysical and Surveying Co. (ARGAS) in amending agreements, general terms and conditions of purchasing goods on a legal perspective and construed with the Saudi law.
  • Advised Snamprogetti Saudi Arabia Ltd. in various corporate issues.
  • Advised Euler Hermes (insurance company- Italy) in respect of their operation in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Provided legal Assistance to Intech Process Automation Co. to set up branch of foreign company in Saudi Arabia.
  • Provided legal Assistance to Tabuk Pharmaceutical co. on their issues against Novartis, and generic patent.
  • Advised StroyTransGaz Branch office of KSA. (Russia) in consortium agreement to perform project for Saline water Conversion Corporation, reviewing contracts, and labor lawsuits.
  • Conducted Due diligence and draft DD. Report about an investment Group for Bardot SA (France)
  • Advised Dresser-Rand Saudi Arabia in a legal dispute manifests in between the Directors
  • Advised Jacob Zate Co. on recovery of their entitlements from the contractor Suedrarbau Co.
  • Advised POSCO Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd in purchasing camp, and temporary offices, lay-down yard located in Jubail
  • Advised Khonaini Group of Companies on various litigation and other legal matters

Professional Association Memberships

  • Member in Sudan Bar Association


Certificate in Law Profession- Ministry of Justice Sudan- 1994
Courses in Mercantile law "English Commercial law" Contract, and Tort organized by Academy of Comparative Law in Khartoum –Sudan (1999)

Key Skills

  • Legal Drafting
  • Corporate Legal Advice
  • Client relation
  • Management Capability
  • Labor and Employment
  • Legal due diligence 
  • Contracts
  • Litigation
  • IP


  • Arabic (Native) 
  • English (Professional Proficiency)