Reza Mohtashami QC will speak on the “Calibrating the compass: The arbitrator’s authority to revise the contract” panel at the 10th ICC MENA Conference.

The panellists will explore the legal basis and limits for the arbitrator’s power to revise the contract and the parameters at play; the arbitration agreement and the underlying agreement, lex arbitri, and lex causae. They will also discuss the civil law vs common law approach and contractual adjustment mechanisms.

The conference, which takes place at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Dubai, will be on Tuesday 17 May. The aforementioned panel will be from 2:45 to 3:45pm GST.

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 is a qualified English Solicitor-Advocate and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in recognition of his advocacy skills in 2018. 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 past president of the LCIA Arab Users’ Council and trustee of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre.

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