Gide enhances international arbitration and dispute resolution capability with the hire of Saadia Bhatty in London
2 November 2017
Appointment | United Kingdom | Dispute Resolution
Leading international law firm Gide is strengthening its international arbitration and dispute resolution practice with the addition of Saadia Bhatty as Counsel in the London office.
A specialist in international dispute resolution, Saadia Bhatty has advised and represented 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. Her experience includes providing advice on drafting arbitral clauses under various rules including those of the ICC, the ICSID, the LCIA, the SCC and the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA), and acting as secretariat for an arbitral tribunal in several ICC proceedings. She acts in proceedings that deal with the laws of both civil law and common-law jurisdictions.
Saadia is an attorney admitted to the New York bar and is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University.
Saadia was previously an associate in the International Arbitration team of Gide’s Paris office and returns to the firm from Clyde & Co’s London office, having also worked at a US firm in London and New York.
“We are delighted to have Saadia with us. This is an exciting development both for the London disputes practice and the Gide arbitration practice as a whole.” said Rupert Reece, partner in charge of Gide’s London office and head of the International Dispute Resolution practice in London.
The London International Dispute Resolution team is part of Gide's global disputes practice, which comprises over 130 lawyers, including 40 partners. The London team handles multi-jurisdictional disputes and is uniquely placed to bridge the common law and civil law systems in which the firm's clients operate.