Ina C. Popova
Mohammed S. Abdelwahhab
Dorothy Udeme Ufot
Mohammed S. Abdelwahhab
Mohammed El Mersnissi
Ina C. Popova is a partner in Debevoise’s International Disputes practice who focuses on international arbitration and litigation and public international law. Ms. Popova is admitted to practice in Paris and New York and holds advanced degrees in English law. She leads matters in French and Spanish and often handles disputes arising out of Latin America and Africa. Ms. Popova has advised extensively on the interpretation of investment instruments and concession agreements, public international law and environmental law issues, international sanctions regimes, the interaction between international law and domestic law, international commodities and distribution contracts, complex shareholder disputes, and comparative law issues. She represents individuals, corporations and States and has broad experience acting as counsel under the rules of the major arbitral institutions and in court proceedings in federal and state courts in the United States. She serves in a number of leadership positions in international organizations, and speaks and writes regularly on arbitration and public international law-related issues. She holds an LLM from Harvard Law School, an MA and BA (Hons) with First Class Honours from the University of Cambridge, and a Maîtriseen droit comparé with high honors from the Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas.
Hassan Arab is a Partner in Dispute Resolution at Al Tamimi & Company. He obtained his Ph.D. in Law from the University of Essex in UK. Hassan has a Law Degree from Beirut University in Alexandria, Egypt, Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of Wollongong and Practice Diplomas in International Arbitration Law and International Commercial Law from the College of Law, UK. His practise area includes all forms of civil and commercial litigation, arbitration, ADR, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. As an arbitrator, he has extensive experience and arbitrated several claims under leading international arbitration institutions. Chambers Global has commented Hassan Arab as a “real winner who gives excellent advice and solutions”. Hassan Arab is also listed in the prestigious category of Arbitration Future Leaders 2017 by Who’s Who Legal.
Hassan Arab plays a leadership role in several international organisations. He is the author and coauthor of a number of publications on arbitration and dispute resolution. In addition, he has authored several books including Legal Studies and Articles, Civil Procedures Law in the UAE Vol 1 & Vol 2, Criminal Procedures Law in the UAE, Summaries of UAE Courts’ Decisions on Arbitration (First & Second Editions, co-edited, ICC Publication).
Professor Azzedine KETTANI has been practicing international and domestic arbitration over the last 40 years as sole arbitror, chair or counsel:
- He is a member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators appointed in September 2011
- Member of the panel of arbitrators of Dubai International Arbitration Center
- Member of the Users Council of Singapore lnternational Arbitration Centre
- Member of LCIA
- Member at the European Court of Arbitration and president of the Moroccan branch of the Court
- Member of ICC Court at Arbitration, Morocco
- Member of the Advisor Board of the Bahrein Chamber for Disputes resolution
- Has been teaching international arbitration and supervising academic studies in the same matter
- Has been appointed by the Moroccan Government as a member of the special committee for the reform of arbitration rules under the Moroccan Code on Civil Proceedings
Michael Black QC has practiced as an international arbitration lawyer for nearly 40 years both as Advocate and Arbitrator. The guides have referred to his extensive experience in disputes related to the construction, energy and funds sectors and that “sources consider him a ‘great name’ in London and internationally”.
He is an internationally acknowledged expert on civil procedure. In England he served 4 years on Lord Woolf’s Civil Procedure Rule Committee and a further 4 years on the Civil Justice Council. He was the principal draughtsman of the DIFC Court Rules and Arbitration Law. He assisted in the draughtsmanship of the CIMAC arbitration rules and the rules of the new BVI Arbitration Centre. He is currently working on the court and arbitration laws and rules for the new Astana Financial Centre.
He is a member of ICC UK National Committee and the ICC Commission Task Force on Emergency Arbitrators. He was for nearly 20 years a deputy judge of the London Technology and Construction Court and latterly a deputy High Court judge. He is a visiting professor at Manchester University and a Visiting Scholar at National Chengchi University, Taiwan.