Noradèle Radjai is a partner at Lalive in Geneva, with over 15 years' experience in international arbitration. She specialises in commercial and investment arbitration in the energy (in particular oil and gas), telecommunications and construction sectors. Ms Radjai has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 50 international arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional (under the ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICSID, AAA/ICDR, UNCITRAL and Swiss Rules), including disputes arising from share sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, and large projects, governed by a variety of procedural and substantive laws including Swiss, English, Lebanese, Kuwaiti, French, Russian, Cypriot, New York and Californian.
Ms Radjai is a member of the steering committee of the IBA arbitration 40 subcommittee; immediate past co-chair of ASA Below 40; and past member of the executive board of ICDR Young and International. She is also a member the LCIA and LCIA YIAG; the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; the BIICL; the American Bar Association; and Arbitral Women. She is on the panel of arbitrators of the ICC national committees of the UK and Lebanon.
Ms Radjai is ranked by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global for arbitration in Switzerland, and by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration.
Ms Radjai is a solicitor-advocate of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. She studied at Kings College London (LLB, with honours) and the College of Law, London (diploma in law, with distinction). Prior to joining Lalive in 2007, Ms Radjai spent several years in London, working in the international arbitration groups of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Simmons & Simmons. Ms Radjai speaks English, French and Arabic and has some working knowledge of German, Spanish and Italian.
WWL says: Noradèle Radjai continues to impress clients with her “commitment, understanding, quality and focus” throughout the entire arbitration process.
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