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Dr. Mohamed H. Hoshan


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Mohamed H. Al Hoshan

Maren Louise Hanson

Mohamed A. M. Elfaki

Of Counsel




Areas of Practice: International Arbitration; Litigation; International Transactions; Business Law; Commercial Law; Maritime Law; Transportation; International Contracts; Oil and Gas Law; Energy Law; Administrative Law

Languages: Arabic, English and French

Admitted to Practice: 1969, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Hoshan is former Chairman of the National Committee of Lawyers and Legal Advisors, and a member of the I.C.C. National Committee, Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce & Industry. He is former Vice President of the Arab Association for International Arbitration, Paris, and is a former member of the International Court of Arbitration of the I.C.C., Paris, 1994-1996. Dr. Hoshan is enrolled in the roster of the GCC Commercial Arbitration Center and the roster of La Chambre Arbitral Maritime de Monaco.

Dr. Hoshan is the author of the text book, Introduction to the Study of Law, A Comparative Approach, King Saud University, 1975 (reprinted 12 times), and is co-author for the section covering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Jordan's International Corporate Procedures, 1992. He co-authored with Maren Hanson the article "Islamic Law in Saudi Arabia", published in the California International Practitioner, Vol. 2, No. 2, September 2002. He is also the editor of the Saudi Arabian Legal Encyclopedia. 

He is a speaker at international conferences on such topics as arbitration, Sharia (Islamic) law, and Saudi business law, among others. 

Dr. Hoshan was Director General of Pensions Department, 1957-1961 and Legal Advisor of the Ministry of Finance, 1961-1970. He was Senior Officer for Specialized Studies, Legal Department, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), 1966-1968. 

He was an Associate Professor of Law, 1970-1973 and Acting Chairman of the Law Department, 1970-1973, King Saud University. 

Dr. Hoshan was educated at the Faculty of Law, Cairo University and obtained his License en Droit in 1954. He earned his Diplôme d'Etudes Superieures de Droit Public in 1965 from the University of Poitiers, France, and became the first Saudi national to obtain the Doctorat d'Etat en Droit in 1966 from the University of Paris, France.

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