EXPERIENCE
(EXCL. NON-LEGAL PRO BONO)

January 2019 – present

Independent Arbitrator – London, Paris.

January 2014 – present

President and Co-Founder, Delos Dispute Resolution – London, Paris.

Delos is an independent arbitral institution established to promote time and cost efficiency in the resolution of disputes, combined with quality and flexibility. Delos received the 2018 GAR Award for Innovation. Since 2020, Delos also provides advanced oral advocacy training through a programme known as 'ROAP', which was nominated for the 2021 GAR Award for Innovation, and arbitration hearing services, both physical and remote.

July 2012-July 2015

Member, His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili National Conciliation and Arbitration Board for France – Paris.  Voluntary work for a three-year term.   

July 2011-January 2012

Legal Consultant, University of Central Asia – Paris.  Provided public international law advice on the question of the role of non-State actors in international law. 

April 2010-December 2018

Senior Associate, Dechert (Paris) LLP – Paris, with a five-month secondment to Dubai in 2015.

Acted as counsel, arbitrator and tribunal secretary in international arbitrations involving private and listed companies, state entities and treaty organisation, in disputes spanning commercial, corporate and investment issues, in a wide range of sectors including telecoms, tech, pharmaceutical, construction, energy, finance, transport and military.  Led various knowledge management initiatives.

February 2008-February 2010

Trainee Solicitor, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP – eighteen months in London (project finance, litigation, international arbitration, corporate), and six-month secondment to Paris (international arbitration).