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Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"She's extremely smart, extremely bright and extremely responsive"
"Nadia is engaging, intelligent and has a wealth of personal experience to apply to the discussions"
"Nadia Darwazeh has a sharp legal mind and a pragmatic approach to her cases"
"Nadia's oral advocacy at hearings is hard-hitting and persuasive"
"Nadia is an exceptional strategist with a distinct business sense"


Nadia Darwazeh is the head of Clyde & Co's Paris arbitration practice. She has over twenty years of experience acting as counsel and sitting as arbitrator in commercial and investor-state arbitrations covering numerous applicable laws and seats of arbitration. Nadia's experience spans the commercial spectrum and she regularly handles disputes in the construction, energy, finance, telecoms, pharmaceutical and natural resources sectors. Nadia handles disputes arising out of M&A transactions, joint-venture, shareholder and distribution agreements.

Before joining Clyde & Co, Nadia practised in the International Arbitration groups of leading international law firms based in Paris, Shanghai, Frankfurt and London. Nadia also has deep ICC expertise, having led the Europe, Middle-East, Africa team at the ICC for a period of three years, during which she oversaw more than 400 ICC arbitrations.

Nadia is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, the ICC Taskforce on Corruption and is one of three members of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) Appointing Committee.

Nadia is dual-qualified in England & Wales (Solicitor-Advocate) and Germany (Rechtsanwältin). She earned her LLM in International Public Law from the University of Cambridge and her LLB from the University of Warwick. She conducts arbitrations in French, German and English and speaks Mandarin Chinese and Dutch. Nadia is a German and Dutch national.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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