Dispute Resolution

Overview

Knowledge Pioneers Law Firm guides clients through every stage of their cross-border disputes, from crafting risk mitigation strategies, conducting successful settlement negotiations, handling complex bet-the-company arbitrations, enforcing and executing arbitral awards in courts around the world, as well as dealing with any collateral court litigation. We deal with arbitrations and other proceedings, whatever the place, language, governing law, or subject matter.

Knowledge Pioneers premier appellate attorneys brief and argue high-stakes cases in Saudi and GCC courts, protecting our clients’ IP interests at the appellate level.

Our practice is dynamic and commercially minded. The team adopts a holistic approach to dispute resolution that focuses on achieving our client’s commercial goals. Our language capabilities, cultural diversity, and broad legal training enable us to better understand the dispute and all its nuances, allowing us to assess our client’s options and present the case in the most compelling way possible.

We represent clients in major international commercial arbitrations under the auspices of all leading arbitral organizations, including the ICC, ICDR, LCIA, HKIAC, PCA, SIAC and the SCC, as well as ad-hoc arbitrations.

We also regularly represent investors and states or state-entities in investor-state arbitrations conducted under the rules of ICSID and ad-hoc arbitrations governed by the UNCITRAL Rules.

We offer end-to-end solutions that put our clients in the strongest possible position to successfully navigate their cross-border legal risks and obtain the results that will best serve their needs.

Capabilities

Investment Structuring

  • Advice to obtain maximum available protection under international law, including bilateral, multilateral, and regional treaties.
  • Coordination with corporate and tax departments to obtain maximum commercial and tax benefits.
  • Market, economic, political, and litigation risk assessment.
  • Dispute resolution agreement drafting.

Strategy & Tactics

  • Holistic approach to dispute resolution, from the early stages of a potential dispute, assessing alternative solutions to prevent the dispute from elevating, with the commercial goals of our clients at the forefront of our actions.
  • Dynamic, innovative, and proactive strategic dispute resolution counseling in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
  • Proactive approach to protecting client’s legal position.
  • Effective negotiation and early settlement strategy.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Analyzing alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to obtain speedy and positive results.
  • Devising effective case strategy for business context.
  • Deep experience in bringing and defending international commercial and investor-state arbitrations.
  • Extensive experience in multi-forum, multi-proceedings disputes.
  • Successful tracing of assets and enforcement of awards globally,
  • Deep experience in handling and managing collateral and related global litigation.

Achievements

  • Representation of a leading Chinese industrial group in a US$2.3 billion LCIA arbitration. The dispute concerned an infrastructure dispute with a major Saudi agency.
  • Representation of a Saudi Listed company in an ICDR arbitration against a $6b supplier involving contract and IP issues with parallel injunctive proceedings in the Saudi local courts. 
  • Representation of a leading U.S. industrial group in a US$100 million LCIA arbitration. The dispute concerned a valuation agreement.
  • Representation of a Saudi giant construction company before an ad hoc arbitration seat in connection with a $1.4b gas pipeline infrastructure in The Rub’ al Khali, Saudi Arabia. 
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