Luka Kristovic Blazevic

Partner, Riyadh

Biography

Overview

Luka Kristovic Blazevic is a partner is who seconded to The Law Office of Megren M. Al-Shaalan, with which White & Case practices in cooperation in Saudi Arabia. Luka specializes in international commercial arbitration, with a particular focus on complex international construction disputes. He has experience of arbitral proceedings conducted under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), as well as ad hoc.

Luka has advised clients from a number of cultural and geographic backgrounds, and has worked on disputes involving both common and civil laws.
 

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Paris Bar
Education
LLM
New York University School of Law
LLM
DESS
Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
LLM
DEA
Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Maîtrise in International Law
Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
LLB and DEUG
Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Languages
English
French
Bosnian
Croatian
Serbian

Experience

Acting for the contractor in an infrastructure project in an ICC arbitration concerning the construction of various metro lines in Saudi Arabia.

Representing a Middle East Government in connection with multiple arbitrations involving the construction of an airport in the Middle East.

Advising in respect of the design and construction of nuclear power stations.

Representation of a joint venture of European contractors in an LCIA arbitration arising out of a dispute relating to IT equipment supplied pursuant to a BOT contract for a new airport. 

Representation of a joint venture between European and Taiwanese contractors in an ICC arbitration arising out of disputes relating to the construction of a new rail project in Taiwan.

Representation of an Asian company in a potential ICC arbitration with claims ranging from US$100 million to US$300 million arising out of a dispute over the construction of a cement plant in the Middle East.

Representation of a majority owner in a joint venture mobile telecommunications company in a dispute arising out of the threatened enforced divestment of its majority interest by its joint venture partner, the telecommunications arm of a Central European government.

Representation of a Tunisian company in a potential ICC arbitration arising out of a dispute with a German group over the alleged mismanagement of a hotel in Tunisia.

US$15 million arbitration under the rules of Zagreb Chamber of Commerce governed by Croatian law arising out of the construction of a hotel in Croatia.

Representation of a party in an SEC investigation into bribery and corruption issues relating to a multibillion-dollar joint venture project in Africa.

Speaking Engagements

"How to navigate interim measures in international arbitration", ICC Institute Training, 2020

"Musical Chairs: How to Choose the Perfect Seat", Legal 500 Middle East Disputes Summit, 2019

"Managing Delay Claims in Large Construction Projects", 2017: ICC Conference – Dubai Arbitration Week, Dubai, UAE

"Interim Measures in International Arbitration: The Interplay of Arbitral Tribunals and State Courts", 2017: IX Belgrade Arbitration Conference, Belgrade, Serbia

"How Best to Resolve LNG Price Reviews?", 2016: ICC International Arbitration Conference on Energy Disputes, Doha, Qatar

"Introduction to FIDIC and the FIDIC Forms of Contract", 2015: 4th International Conference on International Sales Law and International Commercial Arbitration, Minsk, Belarus

"Joinder and Consolidation", 2015: VII Belgrade Arbitration Conference, Belgrade, Serbia

"Multi-Party Issues in Construction Arbitration", 2013: 21st Croatian Arbitration Days, Zagreb, Croatia

"Decisions of the Arbitral Tribunal", 2013: Slovenian Arbitration Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia

"Document Production under the IBA Rules", 2013: V Belgrade Arbitration Conference, Belgrade, Serbia

Publications

Importance of the choice of the place of arbitration, Slovenian Journal of Arbitration, March 2013

Awards and Recognition

Who's Who Legal as Future Leaders - Arbitration 2019 (Saudi Arabia)