Law firm Gardner Leader has expanded its dispute resolution team with the appointment of Noor Kadhim as partner.
Kadhim’s specialist areas include international commercial and investment arbitration, and art and cultural heritage law. She qualified as an English solicitor in 2008 and has worked in London, Paris, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Her previous positions include roles as deputy counsel at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, an advisory role at a global litigation funder based in the Isle of Man, and expert legal consultant in international arbitration for the US Department of Commerce. She has also worked in-house as deputy counsel in the Eastern Mediterranean, Greek and Turkish team at the ICC in Paris.
Managing partner Derek Rodgers commented: 'We are delighted to welcome Noor. She brings such varied international arbitration and art law expertise to our rapidly expanding Dispute Resolution team who are all specialists in their specific field of litigation, from international arbitration to disputes in inheritance, property and commercial matters.'
Kadhim added: 'I am excited to join Chris Felton’s high-quality yet down-to-earth team, and assist and add to the challenging, complex international arbitration workload that Gardner Leader has, and has proven itself to be extremely successful in.'
Kadhim lectures on arbitration and international law issues for internationally distinguished universities and organisations. She has also published a wide range of articles and holds seminars and workshops on arbitration matters, including at the American University of Sharjah as part of the Iraq Policy and Leadership Programme. She has given presentations to the Iraqi government and the private sector in Baghdad in 2017 and 2018 on the import of the New York and the ICSID Conventions of 1958 and 1964 at the Iraq Energy Conference.
Kadhim is based in Gardner Leader's London office.