Abdullah Medallah

Partner

Abdullah is a Partner at KN Legal where he advises and represents employers, developers, engineers, contractors, and government entities in a range of contentious and noncontentious matters across the Middle East. He is well known for his knowledge of the Saudi legal landscape.

Abdullah has been practicing law since 2013 between London, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai and teaches in International Construction Law and International Economic Law. Abdullah’s previous experience as a Construction Engineer has proven invaluable in advising and negotiating technical matters on behalf of clients.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Saudi Arabian Bar

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

PMP – Project Management Professional – certified

AVS – Associate Value Specialist – certified

GBSS – Green Belt, Six Sigma – certified

EDUCATION

PhD-Cand, Law, University of London Brunel, London

GDL/LPC, University of Law, London LLM in Construction Law, Strathclyde University, Glasgow

LL.B., Islamic Law (Sharia), Imam Mohammad bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh

MEng, Construction Engineering & Management, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

BEng, Building Engineering, King Faisal University

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

• Knowledge of the Saudi legal landscape, with a specific focus on the construction industry, where he has advised on various matters including cases involving:

— delay analysis, loss and expense,  insurance and bonds issues, liabilities in construction contracts, fixed and cost contracts, and other contracts such as FIDIC forms 1999/2017, NEC3, JCT, Saudi Public Procurement contracts, and PPP/PFI contracts.

• Advised large multinational construction companies on their joint venture arrangements with Saudi companies as well as their rights in construction disputes.

• Advised private equity firms on their legal due diligence and the acquisition of a majority shareholding in an international consulting firm.

• Advised large oilfield services companies on their acquisition of the shares of their joint venture partners in a Saudi company.

• Advised large Chinese construction companies on their due diligence and acquisition of shares from a joint venture partner in a Saudi company.

LANGUAGES

Arabic
English