Dr. Saud Al-Ammari

ridw speaker bg ridw speaker bg

Dr. Saud has experience in a wide variety of corporate and commercial legal matters both inside and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He served as special counsel and later general attorney for Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco).


He also advised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a number of capacities, including as legal adviser to the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, general counsel to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and a member of the Kingdom's negotiation team for the implementation of the Kingdom's Natural Gas Initiative.


Dr. Saud also served as chairman of the legal defense team of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which successfully handled two U.S. antitrust class action cases brought against OPEC.


He has successfully represented the Kingdom in numerous sovereign immunity cases in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, and is a former outside legal adviser to the Kingdom's Consultative (Shura) Council and the Royal Court in the Kingdom. He is also an alternate judge at the ICC.



  1. Licensed to Practice Law in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  2. Licensed to Practice Law in the Kingdom of Bahrain
  3. Licensed to practice law in Washington DC, the United States of America
  4. Licensed to practice law in the State of Pennsylvania, the United States of America (inactive)
  5. Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar (inactive)
  6. Licensed as an arbitrator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Emirate of Dubai, Britain and the United States of America
  7. Licensed by the Ministry of Commerce & Investment as a Legal Translator (between English and Arabic)



  1. J. D., South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas (USA) 1986
  2. LL.M., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA)1990
  3. B.A. (International Relations), The American University, Washington, D.C. (USA)1982
  4. Executive Program for Management Development, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts (USA) 2001


08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

06 March, 2024

SCCA 3rd International Conference and Exhibition

Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA)

English & Arabic
2 Coffee Breaks Lunch

Password must contain:

Minimum 8 characters.
At least one uppercase letter.
At least one lowercase letter.
At least one number.
At least one special character.

Terms & Conditions

Updated at: 2/11/2023

By registering for Riyadh International Disputes Week 2024 (“RIDW24”), you agree and accept that:
  • Once paid, registration fees are not refundable, not cancellable, and not transferrable, and shall be exclusively valid for entry to RIDW24 only.
  • Any promotion (i.e. promotional codes) shall only be applied and is personal to the individual or entity to whom the promotion was provided. Any promotion shall not be transferrable and any individual or entity other than those to whom the promotion was provided are not eligible to apply or use such promotion.  For the avoidance of doubt, the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration and RIDW24 Organizing Committee reserve the right to deny and cancel registration and entry of any individual or entity that apply or use any promotion for which they are not eligible.  Any paid amounts are not refundable notwithstanding the denied or cancelled registrations.
  • By signing up for and attending any RIDW24 event, you agree and accept and waive any rights to object to any appearance on any media coverage in connection with such event including but not limited to photos, videos, or television, among others, whether directly by the Event Host or through any other media in attendance at the event.