Rula is a dual-qualified associate in the London office. She has experience in both commercial and investment treaty disputes and arbitrations, governed by a variety of procedural rules and instruments. Her experience covers a range of sectors including construction, large-scale real estate projects, and energy.

Rula’s recent experience includes:

  • Acting for a leading Middle Eastern aluminium manufacturer in several parallel construction arbitrations
  • Representing a group of investors in an investment treaty claim arising from an expropriation
  • Advising a bank on potential FET treaty breaches arising from measures taken in the banking sector of a country holding some of the bank’s investments

Prior to joining Three Crowns, Rula assisted a former judge of the International Court of Justice in several investor-state and international commercial arbitrations, administered by the PCA, ICSID and the ICC.

Rula completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Exeter. She also completed a Master of Laws with a specialisation in public international law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as a joint Chevening and Saïd Foundation scholar.