Nadia Darwazeh is a partner in the International Arbitration group. She is admitted as Solicitor-Advocate in England and Wales and as Rechtsanwältin in Germany.
Ms. Darwazeh has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 50 arbitrations spanning the commercial spectrum, notably including construction claims, M&A disputes, general commercial disputes as well as investor-state claims. She has handled arbitrations under the UNCITRAL rules and under the leading institutional rules including those of the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, DIS, SIAC, HKIAC and CIETAC.
Nadia Darwazeh is also the first Secretary General of the Jerusalem Arbitration Center, a non-profit ICC Joint Venture, which resolves commercial disputes between Israeli and Palestinian parties.
Before joining Curtis, Ms Darwazeh headed up the Europe, Middle-East, Africa team at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, where she supervised over 400 arbitrations.
Prior to her time at the ICC, she worked for a decade in the International Arbitration groups of international law firms in Shanghai, Frankfurt and London. She regularly speaks at conferences, teaches arbitration at the University of Versailles and has authored numerous articles on key arbitration issues.
Nadia Darwazeh was recommended in the Legal 500 EMEA 2016 (French edition), where she is described as an ‘extraordinary lawyer who is recognised for her pragmatic and strategic approach on cases’. Who's Who Legal 2016 (France: International Arbitration), describes her as a "star", and comments that "her remarkable intelligence and dynamism makes her an asset to her clients".
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