ALLAHYAR MOURI2017-12-22T12:00:13+00:00

Project Description

Allahyar Mouri

Address40 F, Spinozalaan, 2273 XC Voorburg The Netherlands
Phone(+31) 70 327 98 93
EducationI have a Bachelor Degree in law and a Master (in Private Law) from the National University in Tehran, Iran. I also obtained my M. Phil and Ph.D. in public international law from the London School of Economics (LSE). I passeed by thesis under the supervision of the then Professor (now a Judge and the President of the International
Court of Justice) R. Higgins.
Bar Admission
Work ExperienceI started my working career with the Oil Industry in Iran. At the time of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, I was serving as the Head of the Contracts Department at National Iranian Oil Company (“NIOC”). From the time of the Revolution and the inception of claims against Iranian entities, I was in charge of international claims against the companies affiliated to NIOC (later Ministry of Petroleum). In the meantime, for a period in 1980 and 1981, I also served as a member of a coordinating claims committee, which was formed with the participation of representatives of seven Iranian Ministries to coordinate claims against Iranian governmental and controlled entities. From 1981, I was assigned, as coordinator of claims and as principal counsel, to represent claims for or against the companies affiliated to the Ministry of
Petroleum. For that purpose, I was stationed for about 3 months during 1981 in London and later from sometime in 1982 until 1986 in The Hague. In that capacity, I represented those entities and coordinated presentation,. defense, and settlement negotiations of many international claims on their behalf. From September 1987, I joined the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) in the capacity of a signor legal assistant to the Iranian arbitrator in Chamber One and at full plenary sessions of the Tribunal and worked in that capacity until 31st August 2007. Academic Works: During the above period (1987-2007), I delivered lectures/briefings to students of various universities from all over the world and the Netherlands visiting the Tribunal on the work of the Tribunal. For about 3-4 years I also lectured/briefed UNITAR students visiting the Academy in The Hague on the same subject. For about 7-8 years I also delivered to ‘the students of the Master Degree of the Leiden University an optional course on international arbitration using the practice of the Tribunal as a basis. On occasions, I also delivered certain similar but short briefs to the students of the Master Degrees of the University of Amsterdam. For few year, I also served as a Judge at the Telder competition.
Present Position
Past positions
– International Law of Expropriation as reflected in the Work of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, Matinus Nijhoff, (1993)
– my publications are, inter alia,: “Treatment of the Rules of the International Law of Money by the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal,” 3 Asian Yearbook of International Law (1993), 71 (Kluwer Academic Publishers)
– “Aspects of Iran-United States Claims Tribunal,” 2 Asian Yearbook of International Law (1994), 61 (Kluwer Academic Publishers)
– “Striking a Balance between the Finality of Award and the Right to a Fair Judgment: What is the Contribution of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal?”, IV The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (1993) 1 (University Printing House, Helsinki)
– “Iran-United States Claims Tribunal: The Birth of a Twentieth Century Griffin”, VII The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (1996), 180 (University Printing House, Helsinki)
– “Presenting Claims of Minor Claimants before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal: Twilight of Ambiguity,” in Liber Amicorum, Bengt Broms, (1999), 285 (PMS Print Oy, Helsinki)
– “State Responsibility: A Green Law View,” XI Finish Yearbook of International Law (2002), 359 (Kluwer Law International)
LanguagesPersian, English, Dutch