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Arif H. Ali, co-chair of Dechert’s international arbitration global practice group, serves as lead attorney or trial counsel in international commercial and investment arbitrations under the procedural rules of all major arbitral institutions including the CRCICA, DIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, ICDR, DIAC, and the UNCITRAL. Mr. Ali has litigated a broad spectrum of disputes across a wide range of industries including oil and gas, energy, infrastructure development, mining, hospitality, technology, and the internet.


Editorial Board, Arbitration and Mediation Review; Editorial Board, Dispute Resolution International; Advisory Board Member, Foreign Direct Investment International Moot Court Competition; Advisory Board Member, Subcommittee on Investment Arbitration, International Bar Association; Users Council, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)


Columbia University, B.A., 1986, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society; New York University School of Law, J.D., 1990, Vanderbilt Medal, member of the Annual Review of American Law, President of the International Law Students Association

United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Dechert LLP is noted for its 'international focus' and its 'excellent commercial approach, which enables the best results' for its clients. Washington DC-based department co-head Arif H. Ali has vast expertise in investor-state arbitration, particularly in the energy and oil and gas sectors; Ali is representing MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas against the Republic of Croatia as lead counsel under UNCITRAL arbitration rules. Further, 'superstar' Érica Franzetti stands out for her 'extremely well-versed' approach in high-stakes international disputes. In addition to its corporate client base, the 'diverse' practice group acts for a litany of sovereigns, including the Republic of Colombia, the Republic of Ecuador and the Republic of Poland.

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United States: Arbitration (3rd edition)

October 2018. By Arif H. Ali, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of the legal framework and key issues surrounding arbitration law in the  United States . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Arbitration. [Continue Reading]

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