Domestic and International Arbitration

Al-Harbi handles local and international disputes for a diverse range of recognised local and international clients, under the auspices of some of the most renowned arbitral institutions including the ICC, LCIA, DIAC, PCA and SCCA as well as under the UNCITRAL Rules.
Our portfolio includes major construction groups and contractors, financial institutions, trading companies and multinationals.
Our team of highly skilled arbitration practitioners combines rigorous study with strategic thinking to provide the best possible representation of our clients’ interests.

With years of accumulated local and international arbitration experience, our team brings value to each stage of the dispute.

Our specialty areas include:

  • Debt disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Corporate disputes
  • Intellectual property and franchise disputes
  • Investment disputes
  • Aviation disputes
  • Enforcement and challenging of arbitral awards.
Commercial Transactions and Corporate Law

Our experience in corporate law, coupled with our ability to comprehend the variety of corporate and commercial regulations across the region, allow us to address the most complex local and cross-border corporate matters. Be it routine commercial transactions, or complex investment transactions, Al-Harbi can provide you with the highest levels of legal advisory and support services.

Our team’s unique insight on corporate regulations, corporate governance and investment transactions enables us to confidently advise our clients on a wide range of local and cross border transactions such as:

  • Local and international corporate structuring and group reorganization
  • Corporate finance, securities financing and other financing arrangements
  • Local and international Mergers and acquisitions
  • Securities offerings and other capital raising transactions
  • Private equity, venture capital and strategic investments
  • General corporate and corporate governance matters
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Estate planning and trust structuring
  • International trade of merchandise and commercial representation arrangements.


      Specifically, we advise in respect of a wide range of contractual arrangements, notably:

  • Shareholder, partnership, and joint venture agreements
  • Venture capital investment documentation, including investment term sheets, investment agreements, stock option plans, etc.
  • Distribution and commercial agency agreements
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Intellectual Property and technology license agreements
  • Loan agreements, guarantees and securities
  • Memoranda of understanding
  • Real estate transfers and lease
  • Confidentiality, non-circumvention and non-compete agreements
  • Consultancy agreements.

In terms of industry coverage, we act for clients through various industries, notably banking, manufacturing, construction, retail, franchising, venture capital funds and tech start-ups.

Islamic Finance

Our Islamic finance practice covers the structuring, documenting and development of Sharia’a compliant techniques, in relation to project finance, hedging, derivatives, swap transactions, capital markets and fund structures including sukuk issuance

Members of our team have worked closely with Islamic banks and Islamic finance institutions, gaining proficiency and technical insight in fund raising and finance through Sharia’a compliant instruments and structures.

We advise on all elements of project transactions, project structures, conducting legal due diligence, risk allocation etc.

Our knowledge and understanding of the complexities of Sharia’a, combined with our up to date knowledge in corporate finance and capital markets allows us to meet the challenges of every transaction and provide creative, yet pragmatic and efficient solutions to the legal difficulties and possible interpretations of each transaction.

Intellectual Property

Whether it is a design, invention, literary or artistic work, an innovative application, or a breakthrough process, our IP practice will help identify and provide adequate, efficient and enforceable solutions and protection to your intellectual property.

Intellectual creations form an integral part of contemporary businesses, and technological advancement is redefining the role of intellectual property as a cornerstone of business development and growth.

Our team specializes in providing advice and support on:

  • Trademarks and designs
  • Copyrights
  • Protection of inventions and know-how
  • Unfair competition, protection of trade secrets and anti-counterfeit matters
  • IP litigation.

Our in-depth experience in aviation law, extending beyond its legal aspects to some of its technical and commercial facets enables us to deliver a unique industry specific approach to this challenging practice area.

We act for clients on all sides of the aviation industry’s spectrum, including aviation companies and air transport providers, aviation trade associations, business aviation operators, aviation manufacturers and service providers.

Our aviation practice addresses a broad range of legal issues including:

  • Aircraft financing and leasing.
  • Aircraft sales and acquisition.
  • Aviation joint ventures.
  • Aircraft operation and maintenance agreements.
  • Aviation Regulation and Policy.
  • Licensing and certification of air carrier operations.
  • Product liability.
  • Aviation litigation and Arbitration.
  • Aircraft accidents litigation.

Our team can provide counsel and guidance to clients facing the complex and rapidly evolving network of regulatory, legislative and contractual requirements of the oil and gas industry.

Growing investments in the energy sectors, in the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry, as well as in alternative sources of energy poses specialized regulatory and contractual challenges.

Specifically, we provide the following services:

  • Advisory in relation to Energy related Agreements & concessions
  • Energy related consortia and joint venture agreements
  • Advisory in relation to oil and gas related contracts and ancillary services (in the upstream and downstream industry)
  • Regulatory Compliance in matters of oil and gas
  • Renewable energy projects
  • Legal advisory and support in bidding and tendering procedures.

Al Harbi is the firm of choice for anyone seeking legal advice and support in relation to construction projects and concessions, as well as construction disputes.

Whether in negotiations of a construction-related joint venture or consortium, drafting, perusal or adaptation of standard construction agreements, enforcement of protective/guarantee covenants or settlement of a construction dispute, our team of skilled construction law experts is highly qualified to provide specialized legal assistance.

Our experience in construction law stems from our close work with some of the major contractors as well as engineering service providers, and encompasses:

  • Providing support in the negotiation and organization of the relationship between the different parties involved in projects at hand such as consultants, engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, project managers, etc.
  • Drafting and/or adapting construction contracts including standardized forms of agreements such as without limitation FIDIC based contracts
  • Assisting and advising contract managers with the interpretation and implementation of legal provisions stipulated in construction contracts and other project related agreements
  • Providing legal support and assistance in respect of application to tenders and bidding procedures
  • Providing legal representation in construction related disputes and arbitration.
Insurance Law

Al Harbi & Associates represents one of Saudi Arabia’s largest insurance entities in large, complex disputes and regulatory matters. Our team of lawyers is able to tackle the multitude of issues insurance companies face, with expertise in litigation, regulatory compliance, transactions and public policy. The skills of our litigators and legal advisors helps insurance companies in Saudi Arabia manage their operations, assess risk, address current issues and undertake strategic planning and resolution.

Governmental Related Services

We assist local and international entities with navigating their way through the complex network of regulation,

legislation and standards that govern various industries. Our experts help our clients understand their rresponsibilities,

manage risk and maximize their efficiency in structuring transactions. We have forged strong relationships with members of regulatory agencies and oversight committees, which has allowed us to advise clients with a current and fully informed perspective.


Startups and entrepreneurs are usually the ones with unique ideas and potential. The only thing they lack is proper legal supervision and consultancy. We can help your business grow within the legal parameters.