Our litigation practice is involved in ground-breaking legal actions on a daily basis. As the leading firm in the Kingdom, we have represented clients in many of the largest and most complex disputes in Saudi Arabia.
Conducting litigation in Saudi Arabia requires a deep understanding of the idiosyncrasies of the judicial system. We act in a regime where statute-based laws often do not provide sufficient detail to cover all eventualities, and the vacuum that is left is filled by judicial discretion in the application of Shari’ah law, with its differing schools of thought and opinions, leading to much uncertainty.
To tackle these challenges, we have developed a close understanding of the specific views and approaches of different judges at all levels of court across the Kingdom, based on our database of over 29,000 judgments – an unprecedented feat.
We therefore go beyond mere analysis of the technical issues at stake. We seek to understand the viewpoint, psychology and previous history of the relevant judges, in order to develop submissions and arguments that are more likely to influence them to give judgment in favour of our client.
We appreciate that litigation does not end in the courtroom, and the impacts of a dispute or contentious situation must be managed across all relevant regulatory, government and public relations spheres. Our extensive network of contacts across all regulatory and government entities means we are able to execute targeted lobbying campaigns to advance our clients’ positions at these agencies.
Together, our technical expertise, careful understanding of the judiciary, and strong networks combine to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.