Sarah Gonem


Sarah Gonem is a Partner at Z&Co., and her core practice is in the government advisory and commercial law, and litigation practice areas.
Sarah works closely with our litigators, where she is heavily involved in project-managing the execution of strategy in high-value commercial actions.

As a result of Sarah’s international experience and language skills, she acts as an essential conduit between the local Sharia and judicial context and international best practices in the management of complex commercial issues and disputes.

Consequently, Sarah works closely in the overall project management of complex commercial matters, including supporting in scrutinising the structure and justification of each argument to ensure that multiple workstreams and action items are properly and efficiently carried out.

Before joining the firm, Sarah worked at Squire Sanders in London.

Key recent experience includes advising:

  • The Royal Commission of Mecca City in relation to drafting land-related regulations
  • Amaala Company in relation to the regulatory structuring of the Amaala Project on the Red Sea Coast
  • The Ministry of Finance in relation to drafting Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest regulations issued under the new Government Tenders and Procurement Law (GTPL)
  • The Ministry of Finance in relation to drafting the template procurement contracts for all government entities to use pursuant to the GTPL
  • The Ministry of Transport in relation to the lease of its lands
  • The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as defendant in an international dispute filed by an investor at the Arab Investment Court
  • Grant Thornton in relation to the enforcement of a USD2bn judgment in the Maan AlSanea insolvency
  • Zain Group in relation to claims of over USD540million
  • Deloitte in relation to the first class actions filed at the Committee for Resolution of Securities Disputes

She received her LLB Degree (First Class) from the University of Southampton and completed the Legal Practice Course (with Distinction) at the College of Law, London.

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