Our Saudi Arabian litigation practice
Our disputes practice combines the knowledge of Saudi law and the practicalities of doing business in Saudi Arabia within LFSH (one of the largest and oldest firms in Saudi Arabia) with the global reach and expertise of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. We believe that the size of our team and the strong history behind our association provides one of the strongest platforms in Saudi Arabia for both local and international clients.
LFSH is a leading dispute resolution law firm in Saudi Arabia with extensive litigation experience before the Saudi Courts and quasi-judicial committees. The LFSH team represents clients in Saudi and international commercial arbitrations, as well as in mediated settlements and enforcement proceedings. LFSH is the first law firm in Saudi Arabia to successfully enforce a foreign judgment. Our team is headed by its founder and principal, Sheikh Salah Al Hejailan CBE, and comprises two partners, Hussam Al Hejailan (Head of Litigation, Riyadh) and Sultan Al-Hejailan (Head of Litigation, Jeddah and Al Khobar), supported by 10 lawyers, whose practice encompasses major Saudi and foreign clients, including banks, insurance companies, defence contractors, heavy industry corporations and construction companies. We also represent significant members of the Saudi Royal family, involved in litigation and arbitration within and outside the Kingdom, including advising on, and successfully enforcing, arbitral awards.
The International Arbitration Group
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is the pre-eminent international arbitration practice. It has consistently topped the legal directories’ surveys of leading international arbitration practices, both worldwide and in the MENA region. No other law firm can match its breadth of experience or depth of international arbitration expertise.
With market-leading teams in the UAE, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, New York, Washington, Singapore, Frankfurt and Moscow, the truly global nature of our practice sets us apart. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer conducts arbitrations all over the world, whatever the governing law of the dispute, the language, or the arbitration rules under which the dispute is to be resolved.
The Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer team comprises some of the world’s most prominent arbitration practitioners, who hold high-profile positions in the major arbitration institutions, governmental organisations and professional associations. In addition, senior members of the group selectively accept appointments as arbitrators, and are particularly well qualified to advise clients on the optimal arbitration strategy for their cases.