Abdulrahman Alajlan

Abdulrahman AlAjlan

Baker McKenzie Law Firm


Abdulrahman has 17 years of litigation and commercial experience. He represents clients at the Sharia Courts, the Board of Grievance, the SAMA Committee, Labor Committee, Committee for Negotiable Instruments and all other courts and tribunals. He has extensive arbitration experience, both as an arbitrator and also representing clients in arbitration proceedings.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acting for a contractor in relation to a SAR 700 million claim on a Jeddah project involving a hotel, convention center and mosque. The claim was based on non-payment of amounts due and damages flowing from non-payment (including delay, disruption and financing costs).

  • Representing an international contractor in a dispute related to the construction of an international airport landing strip.

  • Representing our client in a dispute with the Ministry of Transportation on the delays in construction of a suspension bridge.

  • Representing our client, the main contractor, in a construction dispute related to the construction of a security project for national defense purposes. The dispute centered around the location, quality, and delays in the construction.

  • Acting for a contractor in Saudi litigation proceedings arising from a railway construction project in Saudi Arabia.

  • Advising a major Saudi contractor on claims in excess of SAR 8 billion against a Saudi Government entity.

  • Advising a contractor in relation to a claim involving non-payment and delay issues on a project with Saudi Electricity Company. The claim was valued in excess of SAR 500 million.

  • Advising our client, an international construction company, on its rights and obligations in relation to the construction of a major financial project.

  • Advising an international contractor in relation to COVID-19 impacts in relation to contracts with Saudi Aramco.

  • Representing an oil and gas “super major” in relation to a complex series of disputes arising out the termination and liquidation of a joint venture company.

  • Representing a multinational medical, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods manufacturer in relation to claims arising out the termination of its commercial agency agreement with its Saudi Arabian partner.

  • Representing a contracting company in relation to unpaid claims.

  • Representing an international ports operator in relation to various disputes.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Saudi Ministry of Justice


  • Saudi Arabia (2011)


  • Umm Alqura University, Judiciary College
  • University of Florida


  • Arabic
  • English