Saadia Bhatty is an attorney admitted to the New York bar and an Avocat au Barreau 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 on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious international dispute resolution law matters, in particular in international commercial and investment arbitrations and other public international law matters (including advice on treaty and legislation drafting).
Saadia has acted as counsel in investment and commercial arbitration proceedings conducted under the rules of various institutions (including those of the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA), HKIAC, VIAC and CAS) as well as ad hoc arbitrations (UNCITRAL), dealing with the laws of both civil and common-law jurisdictions. 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.
Saadia sits on the Board and is part of the Executive Committee of a number of professional organisations, including the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA), Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA), the Pakistan Centre for Law and Society (PCLS), ArbitralWomen, and the Harvard Women in Defense, Diplomacy and Development (Harvard W3D London Chapter).
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.