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Arbitration, both domestic and international, forms a major part of Arshad's practice. The bulk of his work has an international dimension, either involving foreign clients or legal or arbitral proceedings in other jurisdictions. He has been or is involved in arbitrations taking place in New York, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Oman, the UAE, Qatar, India and Indonesia. Arshad has, in addition, experience of investment treaty arbitration having been retained in respect of proceedings before ICSID in respect of a claim under the UK-Kenya BIT.
In 2010 Arshad commenced sitting as an arbitrator, receiving 3 party nominations for arbitrations proceeding in the Indian energy sector, for example concerning a dispute arising under a contract for the supply of power machines.He also continues to be involved in various shipping arbitrations under LMAA rules.
His main areas of expertise are commercial and international litigation, arbitration and mediation; European Union; shipping and aviation, and corporate. He also has particular expertise in the energy sector.
Arshad has very strong personal and professional links with law firms and practices in South Asia and the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the Sultanate of Oman, and travels regularly to these jurisdictions.
Arshad is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and on the panels of various arbitral institutions, including the KLRCA and the CRCICA. Arshad is recommended as a leading junior in international arbitration by Legal 500 (2013) in which he is described as having ‘a highly analytical mind’, and as someone who ‘builds a good rapport with clients’.
Areas of experience
Arshad is recommended in both Chambers & Partners 2014 and Legal 500 2013 for his aviation practice. It is said that: "he certainly knows his aircraft stuff and his way round the financial aspects of aviation." "He is definitely an aviation practitioner doing a lot of work in the field " and has"an excellent grasp of detail, is good on his feet and effective at getting the point across".
Legal 500 2013 also recommends him for international arbitration referring to his "highly analytical mind" and the fact that he "builds a good rapport with clients".
LLB Hons (Exon); LLM (i) (Cantab)
Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition, Middle Temple
"Stage" scholarship at EU from Bar Council
Contributor to Practitioner's Handbook of EC Law
Various articles and reviews: The Lawyer; the International & Comparative Law Quarterly; the European Young Bar Association; Complinet Country Guides
Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) and Chancery Bar Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); LCIA;
Associate Member DIAC (Dubai International Arbitration Centre)
Bar of the DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre)
Royal Aeronautical Society (MRAeS)
Solicitors` European Group (SEG) and Bar European Group (BEG) and European Circuit
British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)
International Bar Association (IBA)
Society for Advanced Legal Studies (SALS)
Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC)
Panel of Arbitrators - World Intellectual Property Organisation
Panel of Arbitrators - Kuala Lumpur Regional Court for Arbitration
Panel of Arbitrators - Cairo Regional Court for International Commercial Arbitration
VAT number: 627612442
Registered name: Arshad Ghaffar