Dilara Khamitova is a jurist at the Paris office of CLYDE & CO. Her practice focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration as well as on public international law. Dilara is particularly active in sectors such as oil and gas, construction and international trade, advising clients in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. She handles arbitrations in English, French and Russian.
Prior to joining CLYDE & CO, Dilara acquired wide-ranging experience with the International Arbitration groups of leading international law firms in Geneva and Paris. Her expertise includes advising clients – States, private and State-owned entities - at different stages of international commercial and investment arbitration proceedings under the major arbitration rules, including ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL. Dilara also acts as secretary or assistant to arbitral tribunals in proceedings conducted under the ICC, SCC, LCIA and DIAC Rules.
Dilara holds an LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) from the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2017) and a Specialist law degree from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (2015). Dilara has also an extensive experience in various international moot court competitions, where she acted as a participant, coach and arbitrator.
Russian Arbitration Association 40 (RAA40)
Russian and CIS Arbitration Network (RCAN)
Representing an African State in an ICSID arbitration relating to the online fundraising platform
Advising an African State in ICSID annulment proceedings concerning the restructuring of a commercial bank
Acting for a Central Asian State in an ICSID arbitration concerning the termination of an oilfield exploration licence
Advising a Central Asian State in an ICSID arbitration relating to the ownership of pharmaceuticals manufacturer
Representing an Eastern European State in an UNCITRAL arbitration concerning the shareholding in an oil refinery
Acting for multiple companies in an ICC arbitration relating to the sale of a large smelter in Europe
Secretary to the Tribunal in an SCC arbitration concerning the construction of one of the largest metallurgical plants in the CIS region
Assistant to the Tribunal in an ICC arbitration relating to a distribution contract in the Middle East