Addleshaw Goddard International Arbitration partner, Sarah Vasani, has been listed in the inaugural Future Leaders: Arbitration (2017) survey, published jointly between Who's Who Legal (WWL) and Global Arbitration Review.
The individual nominations of partners and non-partners, aged 45 or under, were chosen based on the highest number of recommendations from clients and private practitioners, and are considered to be the future leaders of the international arbitration community. WWL says: Sarah Vasani is a "persuasive and effective counsel who possess particularly commendable expertise in energy".
Sarah has also been selected to serve as a member of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)'s Young and International (Y&I) Global Advisory Board. The appointment, which lasts for three years, acknowledges Sarah's reputation in, and commitment to, the field of international arbitration.
Established as the international arm of the American Arbitration Association, the ICDR serves more than 80 countries. Its Y&I arm currently has 3000 members and has hosted numerous events globally, bringing together talent from across the world and contributing significantly to the work of the ICDR, which provides conflict-management services, through a panel of hundreds of independent arbitrators and mediators, as well as assisting in appointments, settling hearings and ensuing that cases are treated in a fair manner through to completion.
Simon Kamstra, head of International Arbitration at Addleshaw Goddard said: "Both Sarah's appointment to the ICDR Y&I Board and her inclusion in the inaugural Future Leaders' Arbitration survey demonstrate great market recognition of her talents. With her expertise in energy and investor/ state arbitration, as well as her dual qualifications in England and Wales and the US, she is already a significant asset to the International Arbitration community, as well as to our highly regarded team. We look forward to supporting her in her new role with the ICDR, as well as continuing to build on our successes."
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Addleshaw Goddard's nine-partner International Arbitration Group operates across the firm's offices in Asia, the GCC and UK, and has experience acting as counsel on major international arbitrations, and advising multinationals, banks and governments on arbitrations seated in all the main arbitral centres, including London, Paris, Stockholm and the DIFC. It conducts arbitration in all of its offices, which are located in London, Leeds, Manchester, Hong Kong, Dubai, Qatar, Oman and Singapore.
The practice complements Addleshaw Goddard's renowned wider dispute resolution practice consisting of over 30 partners, and known for its roles in some the most complex international work in the London market, including: Beresovsky v Abramovitch; Dar Al Arkan Real Estate and Bank Alkhair v Al Refai and others and KWL v UBS.
Before joining Addleshaw Goddard in June 2016, Sarah Vasani spent her entire career with another international law firm.