Wesley is a Partner in Eversheds Sutherland’s arbitration Department specialising in international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and public international law matters.
His experience includes dozens of cases where he advised and represented Governments, State-entities and private multinational companies in proceedings before numerous institutional and ad hoc arbitral tribunals (including under ICC, SIAC, PCA, LCIA, DIFC and UNCITRAL Rules). He also has a significant experience in proceedings before the Iran-US Claims Tribunal.
Wesley's regional focus is on Africa and the Middle East, and has also developed a non-contentious expertise on Iranian matters these recent years. He has been advising numerous large multinational companies in relation to sanctions, investment protection and doing business in Iran generally.
In 2018, Wesley has been mentioned in the Legal 500 Review: “Wesley Pydiamah is very professional and also familiar with the Middle East culture and the petrochemical industry” and has been listed by Euromoney’s “Rising Stars 2018” guide as one of the 10 rising stars in commercial arbitration for France.
Wesley lectures on OHADA arbitration and disputes in Africa at the University of Paris 2 Panthéon Assas. He is a member of several arbitral organisations, is a founding member of AfricArb and serves on the advisory board of the MARC Court, the leading arbitral institution in Mauritius dedicated to resolving Africa-related disputes.