YAG Editorial Board
Samantha Lord Hill
Samantha Lord Hill is a Senior Associate in the International Arbitration Group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Her practice focuses on commercial, investment and construction disputes arising out of major-capital projects in the Middle East and Asia, particularly in the oil and gas, infrastructure, power and utilities industries. Her experience includes acting in expert determinations and complex international arbitrations arising out of projects in Pakistan. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, and sits on the Global Advisory Board of ICDR Y&I. She is also the co-author of the “National Report for the United Arab Emirates” in Paulsson J and Bosman L (eds) ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration (Kluwer Law International, 2016 onwards) and the “Employer Claims” chapter of Rosenberg K, Miller Rankin E, Dayton B, “Dealing with Delay and Disruption on Construction Projects” (Sweet & Maxwell, 2020). Samantha is a regular speaker at conferences, including at the inaugural CIICA YAG conference held in Islamabad in November 2019.
Advocat au Barreau de Paris, Gide, London
Saadia is admitted to the New York Bar and as an Avocat au Bureau de Paris. She is counsel in the International Dispute Resolution (IDR) team of Gide’s London office and advises and represents States and private entities, in particular in international commercial and investment arbitrations and other public international law matters.Saadia has specific experience in the energy, oil & gas and construction sectors, especially in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.Prior to working for Gide in London, she worked for Gide in Paris and global law firms’ international arbitration and public international law practices in London and New York.A graduate from Harvard Law School, the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris, and the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Saadia regularly writes articles, lectures in top universities, trains private practitioners and government
officials, and speaks at conferences in international arbitration across the globe.
Associate, Shearman & Sterling, Singapore
Dimitris has advised on a wide variety of matters, including oil and gas, electricity, mining, joint venture, and ship-building disputes. He has worked on both investment and commercial arbitrations, doing so under ICC, LCIA, LMAA, CRCICA, SIAC, UNCITRAL, and ICSID Rules, and has experience in litigation related to arbitration. Dimitris also has various published articles on arbitration to his name. He has presented on and taught aspects of investment and commercial arbitration to students and practitioners alike.
Associate, Winston & Strawn, Houston
Imad is an international disputes lawyer with particular expertise in investment treaty arbitration – having represented foreign investors and host States in over a dozen ICSID/UNCITRAL arbitrations – and commercial arbitration under rules of the ICC, ICDR, HKIAC, and LCIA. Imad is also experienced in cross-border white collar/investigation and litigation matters.
Advocate High Court
Komal completed her LLB degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2014 and was awarded the Chevening Scholarship by the UK Government in 2017, with which she completed an LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law from LSE. She received distinctions in Fundamentals of International Commercial Arbitration, Theory of Dispute Resolution and Law of Corporate Finance. Komal is a published author of the book “Fundamentals of International and Domestic Arbitration”. She is a member of the Young International Arbitration Group of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).
Hassan Ali Raza
LLM (Wales, UK),
LLB Hons (London, UK)
Advocate High Court
Hassan Ali Raza is a Senior Associate at Orr, Dignam & Co, Islamabad and leads the dispute resolution team at the Firm’s Islamabad office. Hassan is rated on Legal 500 as the Firm’s main work contact and represents clients in the Punjab, Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. Hassan is qualified in the United Kingdom and has an LLM in Commercial Law. He was trained in dispute resolution in Pakistan by Mr. Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb (now judge of the Islamabad High Court) at Hafiz Pirzada Law Associates. Hassan has over eleven-years comprehensive experience of Civil & High Court litigation and international & domestic arbitration.
Hassan is a member of several Bar Councils in Pakistan, International Law Association, ASA Swiss Arbitration, Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Young ICCA), Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG-LCIA) and is on the Editorial Board of the Center for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration Pakistan (CIICA – Pakistan’s only arbitration organization). Hassan regularly contributes to various legal journals including the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.