Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dubai International Arbitration Centre appoints new Director -

DIAC registers an 11% increase in the number of arbitration
cases received during H1 2011
Nassib G. Ziadé has 25 years’ experience in the administration of
international legal proceedings


Dubai, UAE: Dubai International Arbitration Centre, a Dubai Chamber

initiative, registered 206 arbitration cases between January and June

this year, compared to 186 in the first half of 2010, an increase of


DIAC, an independent, non-profit arbitration institution which provides

flexible and impartial mechanisms to settle international commercial

disputes, recently appointed Nassib G. Ziadé as its new Director.

Mr. Ziadé was the Deputy Secretary-General of the International

Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) between 2007

and 2011, and he also served between April 2008 and June 2009

as Acting Secretary-General of ICSID. He served as the Executive

Secretary of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal from 1997 to




development of international tribunals. He also brings extensive

experience in private and public international law, international

arbitration and international administrative law.







During his career, Mr. Ziadé advised the Government of Bahrain on the

establishment of its Constitutional Court. He has also advised several

international organisations on the establishment and functioning of

their international administrative tribunals. He was a member of the

Grievance Process Review Committee which reviewed and reformed

the World Bank’s Internal Conflict Resolution System.

Professor Martin Hunter, Chairman of DIAC’s Board of Trustees,

said: “Nassib Ziadé has the high level of expertise and experience


permanent Director and we are confident that he will steer the Centre

successfully through the challenges presented by its current caseload,

which has increased substantially both in volume and complexity since

the global financial problems that started in 2008. We are delighted

that he has accepted the position and look forward to working with

him to enhance the performance and reputation of DIAC during the

next phase of its development.”

Board of Trustees was seeking when appointing the new

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