Atie Babaie is an international lawyer and experienced Arbitrator with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry, oil and contractors companies in Iran. She has over six years of experience in different areas of law, including contracts, cross-border transactions, commercial litigation, and domestic and international arbitration. She got her second LL.M. in Geneva International Dispute Settlement(MIDS), specializing in mediation, international commercial and investment arbitration. She also holds an LL.B. from the University of Shahid Beheshti and an LL.M. in International Trade Law from Allameh Tabataba’i University in Iran.
Prior to the MIDS, she worked as an arbitrator and mediator in the Arbitration Center of Iran Chamber of Commerce (ACIC) and Legal Counsel in Subsidiaries of Iranian National Oil Company, RZD International Company(Russia Railways) Branch of Iran, and other famous contracting companies in the Middle East. She also worked as a part of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law and as a lecturer of International Commercial Arbitration, Private International Law, and Trade Law at Islamic Azad University .
Atie speaks English, French, Persian, Arabic and has a basic knowledge of Russian and German.
Advocate, SA Associates, Karachi
Sarmad is a High Court Advocate with over five years litigation experience in corporate, commercial, family and succession matters. In addition to his private practice, Sarmad lectures as Visiting Faculty at SZABIST Law Schooland Institute of Business Management. Sarmad previously worked in the Sindh Judicial Academy and as in-house legal counsel in a leading multinational pharmaceutical company. He received mediation accreditation by the Institute for Strategic Conflict Resolution & Development (ISCRD), and is trained in the Singapore mediation model as well as the EMTPJ mediation model approved by the European Commission.
Maroof Rafique is a lawyer by profession, an Associate at Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Digital Justice Advocate in Pakistan and the Youth Policymaking Committee Head at UNDP. Maroof has recently conducted a research study titled ‘Hurdles for Digitalization of Judicial Functions in Pakistan’ in order to sensitise an accountable and transparent ‘Rule of Law’ mechanism in the country. He was selected by US Dept of Commerce in Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in 2020. Currently, Maroof is working as a Chapter Co-Founder for Pakistan at ENERAP, assisting the Editorial Board of ‘mADR Broadcast’, and coaching the Law School of Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad.
Hamza Kazi is a corporate and technology lawyer having experience in the telecom industry and advising digital startups. Moreover, Hamza is an Advocate High Court, contract specialist and supply chain professional, having experience of drafting and advising on various commercial/supply chain contracts, dealing with telecom and various laws including legal and regulatory compliance as applicable in Pakistan. He has experience in providing legal support on commercial, supplier contracts and contract negotiations including service level agreements relating to telecom sector and electronic media. Hamza is also a member of Campaign for Green Arbitration MENA Sub-Committee an initiative to reduce the environmental impact of international arbitrations.
Sarmad Sattar is a practising litigation and corporate lawyer based in Lahore. I received a degree in law (LL.B. Hons.) from University of London. Over the years, i have a keen interest in Litigation matters and my professional activities extend to a wide array of areas, including, inter alia, Civil, Criminal, Corporate, Commercial, Intellectual Property and Constitutional laws, regularly appearing before different judicial forums including, inter alia, the High Courts, District Courts, National Accountability Bureau Courts, Banking Courts, Labor Courts, Revenue Courts and their respective Appellate Tribunals etc.