Sheikh Salah Al-Hejailan, an attorney- and counselor-at-law, established his law firm in Riyadh in the year 1968, which has subsequently become the leading law firm in Saudi Arabia and the entire region. Sheikh Salah Al-Hejailan who graduated in the Faculty of Law, Cairo University in the year 1962, has joined the Council of Ministers as a legal adviser. Thereafter, he got his LLM from the University of South California, Los Angeles, in the year 1968. He was permitted by the late King Faisal ibn Abdul Aziz Al-Saud to practise the law profession. That was the first license to be given to a person with legal qualifications.
The Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan is the first law firm in Saudi Arabia which has had association agreements and partnerships with the most leading international law firms. In the 70s, the Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan established the first professional partnership with the law firm of Clifford Turner (thereafter Clifford Chance), the renowned British law firm. In the year 2002, the Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan entered into a professional partnership with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, one of the internationally renowned law firms.
Recently, the Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan has entered into a professional partnership comprising Sheikh Salah Al-Hejailan and his sons, Hussam, Esq., Sultan, Esq. and Fares, Esq., in addition to his daughter, Mrs. Haneen Al-Hejailan, all of whom are licensed lawyers and are in possession of law degrees from famous European and American universities. They also have vast experience in the legal field in Saudi Arabia and Britain.
The head office of the Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan is located in the city of Riyadh and has two branches, one in the city of Jeddah (the Western Province) and the other is in the city of Al-Khobar (the Eastern Province). The Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan in Saudi Arabia employs more than 80 attorneys and law professors, both from the Arab and European countries. More than 60 Saudi lawyers have duly received comprehensive legal training and extensive experience in this firm, for many years, before they have established their own businesses across the various regions of Saudi Arabia. It may also be noted that several law professors of Egyptian nationality, who rank first in the field of jurisprudence, have worked with, and
rendered a distinguished legal support to, the Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan. Those, inter alia, include the following:
Prof. Dr. Aktham Alkhouli
Prof. Dr. Abdul Wadood Yehya
Prof. Dr. Samir Sharqawi
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Hassanain Abdulal
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Sayed Al-Sawi
Prof. Dr. Abdul Fattah Al-Seify
Prof. Dr. Abdul Fattah Khedr
Prof. Dr. Moatamed Abdul Ghani Muharram
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Al-Qalyoubi
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Badran
Prof. Dr. Said Yehya
Prof. Dr. Amal Al-Fezairi
Prof. Dr. Maher Al-Seddawy
Prof. Dr. Gismat Al-Jedawwi
Prof. Dr. Tallat Dowidar, etc.
It may also be mentioned in this respect that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England has bestowed on Sheikh Salah Al-Hejailan the most excellent order of the British Empire, as an honorary commander in the Civil Division. Sheikh Salah Al-Hejailan has also obtained an Order of Merit from the Danish government in appreciation of his services and for his achievements in the field of international cases. It may also be noted that Sheikh Salah Al-Hejailan has been the first elected president of the Euro-Arab Arbitration System of the Euro-Arab Chambers of Commerce and continued in that position for a period of 15 years.