Matei Purice is a senior associate in Freshfields’ international arbitration practice based in Dubai. After joining the firm in 2008 as an intern in our Paris office, Matei worked as an associate in the arbitration practice group of a leading Romanian law firm and qualified as advocate with the Bucharest Bar in 2009. During that time, Matei was also an external assistant lecturer in public international law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bucharest. Matei focuses his practice on investment trea-ty arbitrations as well as real estate, engineering, construction and other major commercial disputes. He has acted as counsel in matters before ICSID, ICC, DIAC and the Court of International Commercial Arbitration of Bucharest. Matei also acts as arbitrator or as administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals in ICC and DIAC arbitration proceedings. Matei is a regular external lecturer at the International Arbi-tration LLM at the Bucharest University.