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Badar is an Associate in the London office. He has experience in acting for a range of state and corporate clients in international arbitration proceedings and principally in the insurance, energy, natural resources, and infrastructure sectors.
Badar is an international arbitration lawyer, with experience across a range of commercial and investment treaty arbitrations (acting for both states and investors). Badar’s principal focus is on disputes arising on large risks involving the Bermuda Form (New York substantive law and English arbitration procedure). Badar’s international arbitration experience includes advising clients in relation to ad hoc proceedings, as well as those brought before the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, DIFC, DIAC and ICSID.
Badar has experience of acting in a range of complex coverage disputes, with a particular focus upon North America, and including those arising from product liability claims, claims by pharmaceutical companies in respect of mass tort claims in the United States, D&O coverage, catastrophic environmental incidents arising from extractive activities, political risk and claims relating to COVID-19. Badar also assists in court proceedings in the United States.
Badar additionally has experience of acting for state and corporate clients in high value disputes arising out of the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. His experience within those sectors includes advising on claims relating to mining and refining projects, offshore farmout interests, expropriation of interests in oil blocks, and the interpretation of long-term product sharing contracts relating to oil and gas fields, across Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Badar also regularly advises clients in relation to anti-suit injunctions brought in the Commercial Court, particularly relating to US-related litigation brought in breach of arbitration agreements.
Badar is a native Arabic speaker and has extensive experience in both advising clients based in the Middle East and North Africa and on matters arising out of those regions.
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