ILASA 2022


Arif Hyder Ali


Partner & Co Chair International Arbitration Group

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Arif Hyder Ali is the co-chair of Dechert’s international arbitration practice, a close-knit team of advocates, comprising of some 50 partners and associates across the firm’s 22 offices. For over 30 years, he has served as lead trial counsel and arbitrator (sole, party-appointed and chairperson) in arbitrations under the rules of all major arbitral regimes, the laws of over 50 jurisdictions, international law and Shari’a law. He is listed on the panels of the major arbitral bodies and recognized by established ranking directories as one of the world’s leading arbitration lawyers. He has held positions as an adjunct law professor and worked as a senior lawyer in two international organizations: the United Nations Compensation Commission and the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Arbitration and Mediation Centre. Mr. Ali has received numerous awards, including Law 360’s MVP Award, the Minority Corporate Counsel’s Rainmaker Award, BTI’s Client Service All Star Award, and the Financial Times’ Most Innovative Legal Practitioner in North America Award. Mr. Ali has also been decorated by the King of Bahrain with the Order of Bahrain for his representation of Bahrain before the International Court of Justice. Mr. Ali has published more than 50 articles relating to international arbitration and public international law, and is the lead author of several books, including The International Arbitration Rulebook: A Practitioner’s Guide (2019 WoltersKluwer); Investment Protection in International Banking and Finance: Legal Principles and Arbitral Practice (2021 WoltersKluwer); and Protección Inversiones Españolas (2017 Thompson Reuters Aranzadi).