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Jawad Ahmad


Jawad Ahmad is a partner in the London office of Mayer Brown's International Arbitration practice.

He focuses on international commercial and investment treaty arbitration and public international law. Jawad has acted as counsel for claimants, respondents, and tribunal assistant in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations across a wide-range of industries, including energy and resources, renewable, oil & gas, nuclear power, mining, finance, hospitality and leisure, and retail. He has handled arbitrations under the ICSID, SIAC, ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, and UNCITRAL arbitration rules. Jawad regularly publishes on investment treaty and commercial arbitrations and public international law, having to date published over a dozen articles. He has presented at conferences and universities, such as, Harvard Law School, UC Berkeley School of Law, University of Chicago Law School, George Washington University Law School, and Kings College London. He has acted as an Observer on behalf of the American Society of International Law to the UNCITRAL Working Group II (Arbitration & Conciliation), mandated to consider the issue of enforcement of international settlement agreements resulting from conciliation proceedings. He was one of the four selected to present at the "New Voices" Panel at the 24th International Council for Commercial Arbitration Congress in Sydney, Australia in April 2018.

He is an editor of Arbitration International and, in addition to his native English, Jawad speaks Danish and Urdu.

Jawad joined Mayer Brown in 2018. Prior to this, Jawad spent over two years clerking for The Honorable Charles N. Brower, a leading international arbitrator in investment arbitration, in Washington, DC and in The Hague at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal. During this role, he worked on investment treaty and international commercial arbitrations and state-to-state disputes. Prior to his clerkship, he was a legal assistant to Dr. Michael Hwang SC, a leading international arbitrator and the Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts. He was also a member of the International Arbitration practice of one of Asia's leading law firms in Singapore.

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