Mr. Reza Mohtashami

Mr. Reza Mohtashami is an experienced arbitration partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer who has represented clients as counsel and advocate in more than 60 arbitrations conducted under a variety of arbitration rules in many different jurisdictions. After stints in England, France and the US with Freshfields, Reza has been based in Dubai since 2008 and leads the firm’s global arbitration practice in the Middle East. He handles disputes in emerging markets with a focus on the construction, energy and infrastructure sectors. Reza has particular expertise in investment treaty arbitrations and has represented both investors and governments in such disputes. Reza is one of the leading arbitration practitioners in the Middle East and holds positions of responsibility with various international organisations, including as an officer of the IBA Arbitration Committee, president of the LCIA’s Arab Users’ Council, vice-chair of the Arbitration Commission of the ICC UAE and editorial board member of Global Arbitration Review. He has published numerous articles on international arbitration, including the definitive commentary on the LCIA rules, A Guide to the LCIA Arbitration Rules (Oxford University Press). He is included among Global Arbitration Review’s survey of 45 leading arbitration practitioners under 45. Reza is a qualified English solicitor. He has a law degree from University College London and an LLM in international law from the University of Cambridge. He speaks English, French and Persian.


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