Arif H. Ali
Partner & Co Chair International Arbitration Group
Arif Hyder Ali is the co-chair of Dechert's international arbitration practice, which consists of approximately 50 partners and associates in the firm's 22 offices. He divides his time between the firm's Washington, DC and London offices. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University, where he teaches international commercial and investment arbitration. From 2007 to 2012, he was an honorary lecturer and global faculty member at the Center for Energy, Mining and Petroleum Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. In 2001, he was awarded the Order of Bahrain (II) for his role in resolving Bahrain's maritime and territorial boundary dispute with Qatar before the International Court of Justice. M. Ali has served as lead counsel in international investment, trade and construction arbitrations under many of the major international and regional arbitral regimes and covering a wide range of industries and economic activities, including foreign direct investment; privatization; construction, operation and marketing of thermal, nuclear and hydroelectric power plants; construction of oil and gas pipelines; and concession issues ; mining concessions; gas price disputes; natural resource projects and contracts; development and operation of tourism and hotel projects; project finance and development agreements; contract stabilization and renegotiation issues; patents and trademarks; Internet governance and top-level domains; and information technology disputes.