This session will take a practical look at handling Covid-19 in KSA and other GCC jurisdictions.

It will be of interest to contractors and companies (and their consultants and advisers) who operate in the Middle East, and who are interested in the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia’s directive regarding Covid claims and its application to contracts impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and the approach to Covid claims in Projects in the wider GCC region. 

The webinar will bring together international arbitration experts from Pinsent Masons and our Riyadh based associated firm Alsabhan & Alajaji Law Firm to share their insights on approaching contractual disputes sparked by the pandemic, formulating successful strategies and recent case studies relating to Covid related and similar claims. 


  • Background and further context of the directive set out by the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia to be applied to contracts impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and key practical points to take away from the perspective of a KSA lawyer 
  • Approach taken in other jurisdictions in the Middle East including UAE and Qatar to Covid related disputes
  • Case studies in relation to Covid-19 claims as encountered in the Middle East and how the presentation of these cases by lawyers in front of court/ tribunal can be done most effectively 
  • Q&A 

Event date

15:00 - 16:30 CST
11:00 - 12:30 GST


Chun Pin Yap

Associate at Pinsent Masons

Ibrahim Alajaji

Head of Corporate Practice and Partner at Alsabhan & Alajaji Law Firm