Dafer Alsubaie’s practice covers a wide range of general corporate, M&A and capital market issues and transactions. He has extensive experience in cross-border transactions and has advised a number of leading businesses and conglomerates, including Saudi-based and foreign firms. Dafer is well placed to assist clients in striking a balance between local and international interests, and will provide solutions and legal strategies that help them maintain their business stabilities.
Thamer Althobaity worked for his family business for several years, building up a strong legal and business acumen, before establishing Thamer & Dafer Law Firm. He has broad experience in corporate and litigation practices in Saudi Arabia, and has advised corporations and family-owned companies across a variety of sectors.
David Augustus Ball
Mr. Ball serves “of counsel” to the Firm in recognition of his 14 years of on-the-ground experience as a legal consultant and arbitration and dispute resolution specialist in the Middle East as well as his 22 years as a practicing member of the Bar in the United States. His background covers a massive expanse of practice areas: foreign joint ventures, agencies and distributorships, labor procedures and disputes, petrochemical and other highly technical agreements, dispute resolution, construction contracts and disputes under FIDIC and corporate and transactional matters.
With more than ten years’ experience working as legal counsel with financial institutions, Salma has developed a wide range of expertise in legal aspects of banking and financial systems, empowering her as an effective and valuable member of the firm’s legal team. Salma’s proven track record in managing complex tasks, and prioritizing issues across disciplines and functions, stems from strong interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivities that have helped her leverage legal experience in the service of attaining business objectives—across multifaceted organizational contexts. These skills were critical in helping her, as the first female member of Kuwait Finance House’s Legal Department, to meet the requirements of her last position there, as Deputy General Counsel (International Contracts and Transactions); and they continue to inform her present international practice of working with various entities across the Gulf region as well as in the wider Middle East.