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Fahad N. AlArfaj has been a Partner at Abdulaziz H. AlFahad & Partners since 2005, previously working for the Saudi Arabian Oil Company as Legal Advisor to both the Ministry of Petroleum and the company. He is a Licensed Saudi lawyer and a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He completed his Juris Doctor Degree at Valparaiso University School of Law, Indiana, following studies at the American University Washington College of Law and Mohammed bin Saud University. Mr. AlArfaj is fluent in English. Litigation: Over the last two decades, acted on several major and minor cases before all types of courts, at every level of the judicial system, including appeals to the Supreme Judicial Council (now the Supreme Court). Also acted as part of the litigation team at Abdulaziz H. AlFahad & Partners handling claims against the Saudi Government, high profile government officials and businessmen in relation to claims raised outside Saudi Arabia, arbitration in London between Saudi and US companies in relation to contractual disputes, high-profile shareholder battles involving major mercantile houses in the Kingdom and other disputes. Arbitration: Involved in domestic and international arbitration proceedings some of which were governed by Saudi law and some of which were conducted under other international arbitration rules. Acted both in disputes before Saudi panels and also for Saudi companies in disputes before overseas panels. While claims before Saudi courts and tribunals must be conducted in Arabic, Mr. AlArfaj has also provided reports and legal opinions in English. Expert Witness: Retained as an expert witness in relation to disputes involving the Saudi Government before the UNCTAD and private Saudi entities before arbitration panels. Prepared expert opinions and affidavits submitted to US courts. Retained as an expert witness in relation to disputes involving Saudi officials.
Arbitration Law Over Borders Comparative Guide provides a comprehensive understanding of the current complexities of international arbitration across 16 jurisdictions. Written by expert practitioners, the guide covers all the key aspects of the arbitral process, including the requirements for validi...