Professional Accolades

Professional Recognition

“William Knull III is a standout name in the field, with extensive expertise sitting as arbitrator on complex international energy disputes,” Who’s Who Legal 2019

"[A] very smart fellow who has a good courtroom demeanour which translates very well in international arbitration," Chambers Global 2014

“[A] skillful and effective advocate,” Chambers USA 2014

“One of the best cross-examiners ever witnessed,” Chambers USA 2012

“Energy litigation specialist William Knull … is praised for his “immense intellect; he really knows his stuff,’” as co-chair of firm’s arbitration practice, “commended for ‘exceptional understanding of the business rationale behind a company’s position,’” Chambers USA 2010;

“‘Profoundly experienced’ in commercial arbitration, having “‘conducted some huge cases as counsel’.” Who’s Who Legal Texas 2007.

“[A]n extremely intelligent, diligent and diplomatic lawyer who just knows how to win” (Chambers USA 2007),

A “‘talented, reliable and effective’” litigator with a “‘great profile in the market,’ based on ‘25 years experience in commercial litigation and arbitration’ . . . ‘especially renowned for the arbitration of international disputes relating to the oil and gas industry.’” - Chambers USA 2005;

“...a ‘well-prepared’ practitioner with a ‘good book of business’” and part of a “‘terrific team’ from Chicago and Houston that … enjoys a ‘high reputation for advocacy’ among its clients.” - Chambers USA 2006.

Presentations & Publications

Panel Moderator, Expropriation Risk in DCF Determinations of Fair Market Value:  Should it Affect Compensation and if so How?, 4th Annual ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration, January 2016.

Chair, U.S. Litigation Module, Institute for Energy Law, 66th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference, February 2015.

Moderator, Conducción Eficiente del Procedimiento en el Arbitraje Internacional: Recomendaciones Practicas, Bogotá, November 2014.

Panelist, Disputes among Companies, in Dispute Resolution in the International Oil & Gas Business, ICDR/AIPN, Houston, April 2010.

Panel Moderator, Evolving Principles of Information Exchange: Consensus and Divergence, in Weighing the Facts: Information Exchange and Presentation of Evidence in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, The Hague, The Netherlands, May 2009

Accounting for Uncertainty in Discounted Cash Flow Valuation of Upstream Oil and Gas Investments,” Institute for Energy Law, Houston, October 10, 2007.

William H. Knull, III, Scott T. Jones, Timothy J. Tyler & Richard D. Deutsch, Accounting for Uncertainty in Discounted Cash Flow Valuation of Upstream Oil and Gas Investments, Transnational Dispute Management, Vol. 4, No. 6, Nov. 2007; Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 2007, Vol. 25, No 3, August 2007.

William H. Knull, III, “The Prosecution and Defense of an Oil & Gas Arbitration: The Facts,” in Specialized Arbitration & Advocacy Skills in International Oil & Gas Disputes Seminar, Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee, St. Andrews, Scotland, September 2008; August 2007.

William H. Knull, III and Philippa Casey, “The Midnight Clause: Ten Traps to Avoid in Drafting Arbitration Agreements,” Internet Seminar, June 19, 2007.

Panelist, “Presentation of Evidence in International Arbitration,” Leading Arbitrators’ Symposium On The Conduct Of International Arbitration, Juris Conferences, Chicago, September 2006.

William H. Knull, III and Noah D. Rubins, Betting the Farm on International Arbitration:  Is it Time to Offer an Appeal Option?, 11 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 531 (2002)

William H. Knull, III, Uncertainty in the Courts: Split in US Appellate Courts on Expanded Judicial Review by Agreement of Parties, in Barriers to Free Movement of Civil Justice, Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria, November 2001

William H. Knull, III, CIS-Related Oil & Gas Dispute Resolution in the West:  Major Considerations and Practical Lessons in Oil & Gas, in Oil & Gas in the CIS Legal and Tax Solutions Euroforum, Houston, May, 2001

William H. Knull, III, Terri Truitt Griffiths, Levon Grigorian, Timothy J. Tyler, Noah D. Rubins, Arbitrating Oil and Gas Disputes Involving CIS Parties, Moscow, October 2000