Reza is an experienced arbitration partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer who has represented clients as counsel and advocate in more than 70 arbitrations conducted under a variety of arbitration rules in many different jurisdictions.
After spending 15 years working in Paris, New York and Dubai, where he established the firm’s global arbitration practice in the Middle East, Reza is now based in London from where he handles disputes in emerging markets with a focus on the energy, infrastructure and telecommunications sectors. Reza holds positions of responsibility with various international organisations, including as an officer of the IBA Arbitration Committee, president of the LCIA’s Arab Users’ Council, member of the International Advisory Committee of the ICDR and editorial board member of Global Arbitration Review (GAR). He is ranked as one of GAR’s leading 45 practitioners under 45. Reza is an English qualified solicitor advocate. He has law degrees from University College London and the University of Cambridge.