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RAin Niuscha Bassiri

Hanotiau & van den Berg IT Tower, 9th Floor, B.9
480 Avenue Louise
1050 Brüssel

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German and Iranian, Frechen 1974

Present Position
Partner, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels
Lecturer at ICHEC, Brussels "International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution"
Member of the International Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce

Training / Professional Experience
2002 Second State Examination; admission to the Cologne Bar; 2002-2003 Associate with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, London; 2003-2006 Consultant to arbitrator Robert Knutson, London; 2006 Admission to Brussels Bar; 2006-2011 Associate, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels; 2012-present Partner, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels

Areas of specialisation
English, Italian, Spanish contract law; international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration; international private law.

Arbitral experience
As arbitrator: 5 x chair, 6 x sole arbitrator 1 x emergency arbitrator; As counsel: More than 15 proceedings: CEPANI, DIS, ICC, LCIA, NAF, NAI and VIAC; Subject-matter and sectors: Investment, distributorship, joint ventures, licensing, patent, post-M&A, sales of goods, shareholdings and sectors (e.g., banking, construction, energy, finance, HoReCa, insurance, luxury, mining, nuclear power plants, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, satellites, telecommunication, transportation, wind energy. As administrative secretary to the Tribunal: more than 40 proceedings: AAA, CRCICA, ICC, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, UNCITRAL.

Membership in professional associations
Member of the International Board of the Finnish Arbitration Institution; Belgian Chapter, Club Español de Arbitraje; Editorial Board, Journal of International Arbitration; IBA Investment Arbitration Sub-Committee; IBA Rules and Guidelines Sub-Committee; ICC Commission on Arbitration; ICC Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings and the ICC Institute of World Business Law; SIAC Users Council; and Inaugural Panel of Arbitrators of the BVI IAC.

-“Arbitration in Belgium – A Practitioner’s Guide”, Niuscha Bassiri and Maarten Draye (eds.), Kluwer International Law, 2015.

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Language Skills
English, German, Farsi: fluent; Spanish and French: conversational.

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