People

Jean-Benoît Zegers

Jean-Benoît Zegers

Jean-Benoît joined LFSH in April 2001. Prior to that, he was based in Paris from 1996 to 2001, where he worked as an associate in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's international commercial arbitration group headed by Jan Paulsson.

Jean-Benoit specializes in arbitration and dispute resolution, in particular, in advising foreign corporations and investors in commencing or defending legal proceedings before the Saudi courts or acting for Saudi and foreign clients involved in international arbitration. Jean-Benoît also provides corporate, banking and regulatory advice to foreign and Saudi companies, banks and financial institutions. Jean-Benoit is the author of the Country Report on the Saudi arbitration system due for publication in the ICC Arbitration Handbook in July 2011 and is co-author of the Country Answer for Saudi Arabia commissioned by the ICC Taskforce in November 2010. He is also the author of several articles including, "Foreign Investor Protection in Saudi Arabia" published in the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle East Law, Volume 9, 2002-2003, as well as "The Saudi Legal Framework and Litigation under Saudi Law" and "Foreign Investment Protection" published in "Doing Business in Saudi Arabia", 2009 edition. Jean-Benoit has spoken at international arbitration conferences in the Gulf region on the recognition and enforcement of foreign awards under the New York Convention and is cited in Chambers and Partners as having earned a reputation for quality advice on commercial disputes, after many years on the ground in the Kingdom and being a pleasure to work with, highly responsive and demonstrates very sophisticated knowledge of local customs and practices. Jean-Benoit is the author of the Country Report on the Saudi arbitration system published in the ICC Arbitration Handbook in July 2011..

Telephone

+966 11 479 2200

Facsimile

+966 11 479 1717

E-mail

Lfshriyadh@hejailanlaw.com
jbzegers@hejailanlaw.com

Nationality

New Zealand / French

Areas of Focus

  • Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • International Commercial Transactions
  • Capital Market Regulation

Education

  • MA (Hons), Auckland University
  • LLB (Hons), Auckland University

Court Admissions

  • High Court of New Zealand
  • Supreme Court of England & Wales

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish