Reza Mohtashami QC will speak about the application of the BCDR Arbitration Rules in practice from a practitioner’s perspective as part of a breakfast meeting in Dubai organised by the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BDCR) on Wednesday 18 May 2022.

In particular, Reza will discuss Articles 21 and 18 of the BCDR Rules, exploring the rules on party representation and the sanctions available to tribunals in this regard, as well as the practice and procedure for summary determination of issues under the Rules.

The event will also explore issues relating to online filings and tools in BCDR arbitrations, sports arbitration, and the choice of Bahrain as an arbitration jurisdiction.


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 the Middle East with a focus on the telecoms, energy, and infrastructure sectors.  Reza is a trustee of the Bahrain Chamber of Dispute Resolution.  He is a past president of the LCIA Arab Users’ Council and trustee of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre.

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