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Diora Ziyaeva is a counsel at Dentons’ New York office. An experienced international arbitration specialist, Diora has been involved as counsel in over two dozen international arbitration proceedings, both institutional (ICSID, LCIA, ICC, ICDR, SIAC, HKAIC and SCC) and ad hoc, as well as post-arbitral disputes (annulment and enforcement) for both private and public operators.
She has spent over a decade representing corporate clients, states and state-owned entities in investor-state and commercial arbitration proceedings, successfully handling cases ranging in value from US$10 million to US$20 billion, with experience in energy, oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, construction and aerospace disputes in Latin America, Central Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Oceania and Africa.
Licensed in New York and Uzbekistan and fluent in seven languages, Diora advises parties in international litigation involving proceedings in foreign and domestic courts and has represented parties before the federal and state courts in the United States, including the Supreme Court.
Diora serves as an adjunct professor of law at Cornell Law School, where she teaches the practice of international arbitration, and at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches investment treaty arbitration.
Diora has been recognised as a 2021 Future Leader in Who’s Who Legal’s: Arbitration and as one of the 2018 American Bar Association’s On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers.
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