One of the best cross-examiners ever witnessed
Chambers USA 2012
William Knull co-chairs Mayer Brown's International Arbitration group and wins praise as a fantastically erudite and accomplished advocate Chambers USA 2011. He has been engaged for more than 35 years in resolving complex business disputes through arbitration and litigation. Many of the disputes have involved cross-border transactions in the oil and gas industry, encompassing such issues as mergers and acquisitions, arbitral jurisdiction, interpretation and operation of joint venture agreements, reserve engineering and valuation, transportation, marketing, supply agreements, enterprise risk, complex choice of law, multiplicity of parties and proceedings, enterprise and oil field operational matters, and similar concerns.
Bill has been involved as lead counsel and counsel in all varieties of complex corporate, commercial, and financial litigation in state and federal courts and in international and domestic arbitration. He has extensive experience in transnational and domestic disputes involving oil and gas related matters, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, corporate and securities fraud, accounting malpractice, lending practices, automotive products and franchising matters, litigation and investigation of problems of corporate management and governance, fiduciary obligations, and employee fraud.
Bill also has extensive experience as counsel and lead counsel in arbitrations under the auspices of the AAA, ICSID, ICC, ICDR and NASD, and ad hoc proceedings pursuant to UNCITRAL Rules, primarily involving international disputes in the oil and gas industry. He has been lead counsel in multi-billion dollar disputes involving contractual, operational, accounting, governance, jurisdictional, and related issues arising from Latin American, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and Chinese oil and gas projects.
Bill has been called an extremely intelligent, diligent and diplomatic lawyer who just knows how to win (Chambers USA 2007), as well as profoundly experienced in commercial arbitration (Who's Who Legal Texas 2007), a talented, reliable and effective litigator with a great profile in the market (Chambers USA 2005), and part of a terrific team that enjoys a high reputation for advocacy among its clients (Chambers USA 2006). Recently, Bill was named one of Benchmark's 2013 Texas General Commercial Litigation Stars. He has a working knowledge of Spanish and French.