Reza Mohtashami KC will speak as part of a panel discussing investor state arbitration at GAR Live: Riyadh 2024, as part of Riyadh International Disputes Week.

Centred on the theme “Innovation and international arbitration: a glimpse into the future”, the full-day conference will gather leading international and local practitioners to explore key issues affecting arbitral practice in Saudi Arabia and the wider region.

The event will take place on Thursday 7 March from 9:00am to 4:30pm AT, at the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences. Reza’s panel, “An ISDS starter kit: back to basics”, will be held from 1:40pm to 2:40pm AT.

To find out more and to register, click here.


Reza is a partner in the London office. He has represented clients as counsel and advocate in more than 90 arbitrations conducted under a variety of arbitration rules in many different jurisdictions. Reza has particular expertise in disputes arising in emerging markets with a focus on the telecoms, energy, and infrastructure sectors.

Reza regularly acts as arbitrator and has been appointed as party-nominated arbitrator, Chair or Sole Arbitrator in more than 20 arbitrations conducted under the ICC, LCIA, ICDR-AAA, SIAC, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA Rules.

Reza is a trustee of the Bahrain Chamber of Dispute Resolution, a member of the LCIA Court, and an editorial board member of Global Arbitration Review. He is a former Vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee, a past president of the LCIA Arab Users’ Council, a member of the LCIA Court, a trustee of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre, and a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.

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