REZA MOHTASHAMI2017-12-22T12:00:13+00:00

Project Description

Reza Mohtashami

Address91, rue du Faubourg Saint-Hononr, 75008 Paris, France
Phone(+33) 1 44 56 55 20
NationalityBritish, Iranian
Education– The College of Law, LPC, Diploma in Law with commendation (1997)
– University of Cambridge, LLM, Master of Law in International Law (1996)
– University College London, LLB, Bachelor of Laws, First Class Honours (1995)
Bar Admission
Work ExperienceCounsel and advocate in international arbitrations, under the arbitration rules of the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, ICSID, UNCITRAL, and Cairo Regional Centre, specialising in investment disputes and disputes in the telecommunications and energy sectors, including the following cases in the public domain: CMS Gas Transmission Company v. Argentine Republic: Annulment Proceeding (ICSID Case No. ARB/01/08), representing CMS; Wena Hotels Ltd. v. Arab Republic of Egypt (ICSID Case No. ARB/98/4), representing Egypt; France Telecom Mobile International v. Republic of Lebanon, representing France Telecom; Salini Costruttori SpA v. Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority (ICC Case No. 10623), representing AAWSA. Advising states and corporations on investment agreements and disputes; Advising clients on drafting arbitration clauses and settlement agreements; Secretary to the tribunal in several ICC arbitrations.
Present PositionCounsel, International Arbitration group, Freshfields Brockhaus Deringer, Paris and Dubai.
Past positions
Publications– “Observations on the decision of the ICSID ad hoc Committee in Mitchell v. Congo”, Stockholm Int’l. Arb. Rep. 2006:3
– Co-author (with Joseph Huse ), “Dispute Resolution Reform in Dubai”, Complinet News and Analysis Reports, September 2006
– “In Defense of Injunctions Issued by the Courts at the Place of Arbitration: A Brief Reply to Professor Bachand’s Commentary on Salini Costruttori S.p.A. v. Ethiopia”, Mealey’s Int’l. Arb. Rep. Vol. 20, Iss. 5
– Co-author (with Eric Schwartz), Handbook on “ICSID- Procedural Issues”, as part of UNCTAD’s Course on Dispute Settlement in International Trade and Investment
– Co-author (with Eric Schwartz),’ “Finality at What Cost? The Decision of the ad hoc Committee in Wena Hotels v. Egypt”, published in Annulment of ICSID Awards, IAI Series on International Arbitration No. 1, Eds. E. Gaillard and Y. Banifatemi (Juris Publishing, 2004)
– Conference paper on “Hearings in International Arbitration”, delivered at the Young Arbitrators Forum organised by the USCIB, New York, 2005
LanguagesEnglish, French, Persian