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Dechert LLP

1900 K STREET, NW, WASHINGTON DC 20006, USA
Tel:
Work +1 202 261 3330
Fax:
Fax +1 202 261 3333
Email:
Web:
www.dechert.com

Arif H. Ali

Tel:
Work +1 202 261 3307
Email:
Dechert LLP

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Co-chair and Partner, Dechert's International Arbitration practice

Career

Arif H. Ali has served as lead trial counsel in international investment, commercial and construction arbitrations under many of the major international and regional arbitral regimes and covering a broad range of industries and economic activity, including foreign direct investment; privatization; the construction, operation and commercialization of thermal, nuclear, and hydro power plants; oil and gas pipeline construction and concession-related matters; mining concessions; gas pricing disputes; natural resource exploitation projects and contracts; the development and operation of tourism and hospitality projects; project finance and development agreements; contract stabilization and renegotiation issues; patents and trademarks; Internet governance and top-level domains; and information technology-related disputes. He has represented parties from the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and across Asia.

Languages

English, Bengali, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, Urdu

Member

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

Education

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 has ‘a highly experienced and capable arbitration team with outstanding international exposure’. In New York, the team handles international commercial arbitrations, and its Washington DC office is a key name for investor-state arbitration matters, where ‘strong’ department co-chair Arif Ali represented MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas in an arbitration against the Republic of Croatia under UNCITRAL rules and is also representing the same client in an ongoing ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Croatia. Also in Washington DC, Alexandre de Gramont is ‘top-notch’ and recently promoted partner Érica Franzetti is also noted. John Roesser recently left the firm.

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