Nadia Darwazeh is a partner in the International Arbitration Group. She acts as counsel and arbitrator and has extensive experience with arbitrations under the auspices of all major arbitral institutions. She has handled arbitrations spanning the commercial spectrum, such as disputes relating to construction, M&A, energy and natural resources, financial services as well as pharmaceuticals. Nadia also represents clients in investor-state disputes.
Before joining Curtis, Nadia headed up the Europe, Middle-East, Africa team at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, where she supervised over 400 arbitrations. Prior to her time at the ICC, Nadia practised for a decade in the International Arbitration Groups of leading international law firms in Shanghai, Frankfurt and London.
Nadia is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, the ICC Taskforce on Maximizing the Probative Value of Witness Evidence and is one of three members of the DIS Appointing Committee.
Clients have described Nadia as a ‘star,’ an ‘extraordinary lawyer who is recognised for her pragmatic and strategic approach on cases’ and have praised her ‘remarkable intelligence and dynamism’ (Legal 500 EMEA 2016, Who’s Who Legal 2016). She has also been recognized as one of Who’s Who Legal’s Future Leaders (2017).
Nadia earned her LLM in International Public Law from the University of Cambridge and her LLB from the University of Warwick. She is fluent in French, German, English, Dutch and Mandarin Chinese.