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Noradèle Radjai

Associée

Admission

Angleterre & pays de Galles, 2002
Genève (avocate étrangère), 2008

Nationalité

Anglaise, libanaise

Langues

Anglais , Arabe , Français , Espagnol

Genève

35, Rue de la Mairie
P.O. Box 6569
1211 Genève 6
Suisse

Contact

+41 58 105 2000

Noradèle Radjai fait partie de l’équipe d’arbitrage international en tant qu’associée, elle est spécialisée en arbitrage commercial et arbitrage d’investissement dans les secteurs de l’énergie (notamment du pétrole et du gaz), des télécommunications et de la construction. Elle intervient aussi en tant que conseil pour des clients du Moyen-Orient ou concernant des projets ou contrats en Moyen-Orient.

Me Radjai a agi comme conseil, avocate et arbitre dans de plus de 50 procédures d’arbitrage internationales, aussi bien ad hoc qu’institutionnelles (soumises aux règles CCI, LCIA, SCC, CIRDI, AAA/ICDR, UNCITRAL et aux Swiss Rules), notamment dans des litiges découlant de cessions et acquisitions de parts sociales, de joint ventures ou de grands projets, soumis à diverses lois procédurales et de fond, dont les droits suisse, anglais, libanais, français, russe, chypriote, californien et de New York.

Me Radjai est hautement reconnue par les principaux annuaires juridiques. Elle était classée parmi les 5 meilleurs arbitres du monde de moins de 45 ans dans le Who’s Who Legal : Future Leaders – Arbitration 2017 et figure actuellement dans le classement mondial de Who’s Who Legal pour tous les praticiens de l’arbitrage. Elle figure également dans le classement européen et suisse des meilleurs avocats conseil en arbitrage de Chambers Global et Chambers Europe.

Mme Radjai est Officier du Comité d’arbitrage de l’IBA (IBA Arb 40), membre du Pledge Steering Committee et du CPR European Advisory Board. Elle est également membre de plusieurs autres associations professionnelles, notamment la LCIA, le Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), le BIICL, l’American Bar Association et Arbitral Women.

Avant de rejoindre LALIVE, Me Radjai a travaillé dans l’équipe d’arbitrage international de Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP à Londres et chez Simmons & Simmons à Londres.

Me Radjai est Solicitor-Advocate of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Elle est titulaire d’un diplôme en droit with distinction du College of Law, Londres, et d’un LL.B. with honours de King’s College à Londres.

Sources comment that Noradèle Radjai is a “very active” figure in the market and “find her excellent”. Her speciality is in commercial and investment arbitrations within the energy, telecoms and constructions sectors.

Who’s Who Legal, Most Highly Regarded in Arbitration, Switzerland, 2019

Noradèle Radjai is a highly regarded commercial and investment treaty counsel and arbitrator. "Outstanding verbal representation and examination skills, particularly when conducting witness examinations and cross-examinations in hearings.”

Who's Who Legal, Arbitration, 2019

“Brilliant and relentless” and a “lawyer of the highest calibre”.

GAR 30, 2018

Noradèle Radjai receives widespread plaudits for her exceptional work in the field of international arbitration. She focuses her world-class practice on both commercial and investment arbitration, most notably across the construction, energy and TMT sectors.

Who's Who Legal, Arbitration, 2018

"Very sharp"

Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute resolution: Arbitration, 2017

Noradèle Radjai regularly acts as counsel on energy, construction and telecoms proceedings, with recent work involving supply agreements and gas pricing arbitration. One client states: "She treads the fine line between fighting for the interests of the client on one side, and courtesy towards the opposing party on the other. She is always on the ball, very solution-oriented and shows a great understanding of the business, market and commercial issues."

Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) Europe-wide (Band 4), 2017

Noradèle Radjai continues to impress clients with her “commitment, understanding, quality and focus” throughout the entire arbitration process.

Who’s Who Legal : Arbitration - Future Leaders 2017 (Most Highly Regarded Individuals)

Lalive is ‘in a league of its own’ regarding international arbitration and the ‘strength in depth of its first-class team is outstanding’. Among its ‘many exceptionally bright lawyers’ is the ‘brilliant’ Noradèle Radjai.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute resolution: arbitration (Tier 1), 2016

Noradèle Radjai is a rising star of the international arbitration field, drawing glowing praise from sources for her advocacy skills in particular. Her growing experience includes cases in sectors such as telecoms, energy and construction.

Chambers Global, Europe-wide, Arbitration (International), 2016

Noradèle Radjai receives exceptional client feedback for her work as an arbitration counsel, with interviewees enthusing that "the amount of energy that she has is incredible. She's beyond responsive, extremely accommodating and just very clever. Truly an exceptional woman." She has excellent knowledge of energy matters.

Chambers Global, Switzerland, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel, 2016

Noradèle Radjai is “first-class” for energy, telecommunications and construction disputes.

Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, 2016

Noradèle Radjai impresses sources, who applaud her cross-examination skills. "She has a very good grasp of her work and her presentation is very clear; she is a pleasure to work with," enthuse commentators.

Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel, Band 3, Switzerland, 2015

Lalive is ‘outstanding in the field of international arbitration’. Among its ‘many excellent lawyers’ (…) is the ‘strong’ Noradèle Radjai.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute resolution, Arbitration, 2015

Noradèle Radjai “continuously proves herself to be a brilliant lawyer”.

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Arbitration, 2014

The “fantastic” Noradèle Radjai specialises in commercial and investment arbitration in the energy, telecommunications and construction sectors and is lauded for her “focus” and “diligence”.

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, 2014

Noradèle Radjai is ‘a very sharp lawyer, fighter and supreme diplomat at the same time’.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Arbitration, 2014

Noradèle Radjai is appreciated for her cross-examining skills and analysis of cases.

Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2014

Noradèle Radjai is 'one of the outstanding figures of the younger generation of Swiss arbitration experts' and received high levels of recommendation from clients.

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Arbitration, 2013

Noradèle Radjai 'has a great future ahead of her', a source predicts. 'Her handling of our case has been absolutely brilliant'.

Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2013

Privacy and Confidentiality in Arbitration – Switzerland

Noradèle Radjai, Bernd Ehle, 2019

In: A. Sheppard (éd.), Comparative Smart Charts, Kluwer Law International Practice Tools, 2019

Enforcement, Switzerland

Noradèle Radjai, 2015

In: Julien Fouret (Ed.), Enforcement of Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards, Globe Law and Business, 2015

Investment Arbitration

Noradèle Radjai, 2013

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide: Commentary, Wolters Kluwer, 2013

Claims for breach of representations and warranties

Noradèle Radjai, 2013

In: Edward Poulton (Ed.), Arbitration of M&A transactions, Globe Law and Business, 2013

Confidentiality in Arbitration

Noradèle Radjai, 2013

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide: Commentary, Wolters Kluwer, 2013

Default, Closure of Proceedings and Waiver of Rules

Noradèle Radjai, 2013

In: Tobias Zuberbühler, Christoph Müller, Philipp Habegger (Eds.), Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, Schulthess Verlag, Juris,2nd ed. 2013

Privacy and Confidentiality in Arbitration - Switzerland

Noradèle Radjai, Bernd Ehle, 2011

In: A. Sheppard (Ed.), Comparative Smart Charts, Kluwer Law International Practice Tools, 2011

London International Disputes Week 2019

Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

09/05/2019 London Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Ensuring the future of international arbitration – what does London offer and where must it improve?

For more information, see the programme.

Global Arbitration Review

9th Annual GAR Live London

09/05/2019 London Noradèle Radjai Panelist: This House believes that an increasingly populist world is bad for arbitration

For more information, see the programme.

Swiss Arbitration Academy

Swiss Arbitration Academy Graduation Ceremony

02/05/2019 Geneva Noradèle Radjai Keynote speaker: Pathways to a Successful Career in International Arbitration

For more information, see the presentation.

Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI)

3rd SCAI Innovation Conference – All Eyes on the Arbitrator, New Approaches to Arbitrator Selection and Case Management

31/01/2019 Geneva Noradèle Radjai Moderator: An intergenerational panel of arbitrators exchanges ideas and thoughts on the preceding discussions with the participants

For more information, see the programme.

UNCITRAL/OECD/MCA/Government of Spain

Fifth International Conference for a Euro-Mediterranean Community of International Arbitration

20/11/2018 Madrid Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Investment Arbitration, Quo Vadis? Review of Landmark Cases in 2017-2018: The FET Standard

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

IBA Arb40 Subcommittee

IBA Arb40 Session at the IBA Annual Conference 2018

11/10/2018 Rome Noradèle Radjai Co-Chair & Moderator: Live exchanges on ways to improve arbitration procedure: an opportunity for the community to discuss some suggestions and issues arising from the IBA Arb 40 Compendium of Arbitration Practice

For more information, see the programme.

IBA Arb40 Subcommittee

IBA Arb 40 symposium on the occasion of the IBA Annual Conference 2018

07/10/2018 Rome Noradèle Radjai Co-Chair & Organiser: Costs in International Arbitration: Mock Hearing and Debate

For more information, see the programme.

ICC Institute of Advanced Training

ICC Institute of Advanced Training: Assessment of damages by arbitrators

06/05/2018 Dubai Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Damnum emergens, lucrum cessans, and moral damages – How to calculate without double-counting?

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

DIS40

DIS40 Spring Conference 2018

24/04/2018 Zurich Noradèle Radjai Keynote speaker: Pathways to a Successful Career and Business Development in International Arbitration

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

International Council for Commercial Arbitration

2018 ICCA Congress

16/04/2018 Sydney Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Commercial Arbitration and the Development of Common Law

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

ArbitralWomen

Understanding and Navigating Unconscious Gender Bias in the Legal Sector

08/03/2018 Geneva Noradèle Radjai Co-Organiser

For more information, see the programme.

International Bar Association

Young Practitioners’ Symposium

25/02/2018 Buenos Aires Noradèle Radjai Organiser (Co-Chair, IBA Arb40 Subcommittee)

For more information, see the programme.

The Network for International Law Students (NILS) and Centre for Advanced Research in Dispute Settlement (CARDS)

Study Tour in London

03/03/2017 London Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Confidentiality in Arbitration

For more information, see the presentation.

CEA Belgian Chapter

II Annual Conference of the Belgian Chapter of the Spanish Club of Arbitration: Arbitration in Highly Regulated Sectors: Energy, Telecom, Pharma, Banking & Finance

17/02/2017 Brussels Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Arbitration in the Telecommunications Sector

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

C5 Business Information in a Global Context

C5 Upstream Oil & Gas Disputes

24/01/2017 London Noradèle Radjai Speaker: The Impact of Insolvency of a Contracting Party: What Can You Do Under Your Agreement?

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

Global Arbitration Review

3rd Annual GAR Live Dubai

17/11/2016 Dubai Noradèle Radjai Moderator: Oil and gas disputes in the region

For more information, see the programme.

Quadrant Chambers

Arbitrator insights: What persuades?

29/10/2016 London Noradèle Radjai Speaker

American Bar Association

ABA’s 8th Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes

30/09/2016 Moscow Noradèle Radjai Co-Moderator: Russia’s Pivot to Asia

For more information, see the programme.

International Bar Association Arb40 Subcommittee

IBA Arb40 Practitioner’s Symposium entitled New Frontiers in International Arbitration: Regional and Cross-cultural Perspectives

18/09/2016 Washington, DC Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Launch of IBA Arb40 Toolkit for Award Writing

For more information, see the programme.

C5 Business Information in a Global Context

C5’s 6th Annual Congress on Successfully Negotiating & Renegotiating Long Term Gas Supply Contracts 2016

30/06/2016 Berlin Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Sophisticated Ways of Resolving Pricing and Contract Disputes: From Negotiation Phase to Dispute Settlement Phase including Lessons Learnt for New Contracts to be Drafted

For more information, see the programme.

Institute for Transnational Arbitration

28th Annual ITA Workshop: When Justice Delayed Would Be Justice Denied: Emergency Arbitrators and Interim Measures in International Arbitration

15/06/2016 Dallas Noradèle Radjai Panellist: Mock: Interim Measures Hearing – Part 1

For more information, see the programme.

American Society of International Law

110th ASIL Annual Meeting: Charting New Frontiers in International Law

30/03/2016 Washington, DC Noradèle Radjai Speaker/Panellist: Arbitrating the Public Interest

For more information, see the programme.

ASA below 40

Autumn Seminar: Oral Advocacy

06/11/2015 Zurich Noradèle Radjai Organizer (Co-chair of ASA below 40)

For more information, see the programme.

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum/IBA Arb40

ICC YAF/IBA Arb40 Practitioner’s Workshop on Oral Advocacy: Opening & Closing Statements

04/10/2015 Vienna Noradèle Radjai Member of Tribunal/Panellist 3: Opening statements by Claimant and Respondent

For more information, see the programme.

Global Arbitration Review

3rd Annual GAR Live Istanbul: Investment arbitration session

25/06/2015 Istanbul Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Investment arbitration

For more information, see the programme.

Institute for Transnational Arbitration

27th Annual ITA Workshop: Subconscious Influences in International Arbitration

17/06/2015 Dallas Noradèle Radjai Panellist: Is International Arbitration really flexible?

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

ASA below 40

Spring Seminar: Written Advocacy

12/06/2015 Geneva Noradèle Radjai Organizer (Co-chair of ASA below 40)

For more information, see the programme.

Court of Arbitration LEWIATAN

International Conference for Promoting Arbitration on “2015 Dispute Resolution in M&A/JV Transactions: Tactics, Challenges, Defences”

28/05/2015 Warsaw Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Issues of Documentary Evidence

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

ASA below 40 and CFA 40

The Better Seat? France v. Switzerland

24/04/2015 Paris Noradèle Radjai Co-organiser (Co-chair of ASA below 40) and Speaker

For more information see the programme.

ICC YAF and ASA below 40

Striving for Efficiency in Complex Dispute Management

05/03/2015 Geneva Noradèle Radjai Co-organiser (Co-chair of ASA below 40)

For more information see the programme.

Global Energy Forum

Global Energy 2014 Conference

02/12/2014 Geneva Noradèle Radjai Speaker: The Impact of Gas Market Regulation and Liberalization on Gas Pricing

For more information, see the programme, the presentation and the article published in the Agefi.

ASA below 40

Autumn Seminar: Getting to know the industries – energy, construction, financial services

07/11/2014 Zurich Noradèle Radjai Co-organiser (Co-chair of ASA below 40)

For more information, see the programme.

IBA Arb40 Subcommittee, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, Young International Arbitration Practitioner’s

Young International Arbitration Practitioner’s Workshop on Witness Testimony

19/10/2014 Tokyo Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Approaches to Cross-Examination of Witnesses

For more information, see the programme.

Young ICCA

The Hearing: Evidence and Argument

07/10/2014 Geneva Noradèle Radjai Co-organizer

ICC UK

ICC UK Symposium – The Arbitral Award

30/09/2014 London Noradèle Radjai Speaker: The relevance of national law to drafting and enforcement of awards

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

ABA Section of International Law

The 2014 Moscow Dispute Resolution Conference: ABA’s Sixth Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-related Business Disputes

19/09/2014 Moscow Noradèle Radjai Program Chair: Corporate Disputes in a CIS Context: Managing Conflicts between Successive Generations of Shareholders

For more information, see the programme.

ASA below 40 and ICDR Young & International

Thorny practical issues in international arbitration

05/09/2014 Bern Noradèle Radjai Co-organiser (Co-chair of ASA below 40)

For more information, see the programme.

ASA below 40

Spring Seminar: Court assistance in international arbitration - how to use it wisely and efficiently

23/05/2014 Geneva Noradèle Radjai Co-organiser (Co-chair of ASA below 40)

For more information, see the programme.

ICC, Young ICSID, ICDR Young & International

Young Arbitrators Joint Conference

05/12/2013 Paris Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Inherent powers of arbitrators: are they the true masters of the proceedings?

For more information, see the programme attached.

ASA below 40

The Straight And Narrow – Legal And Ethical Rules Applicable To Counsel, Experts And Arbitrators

08/11/2013 Zurich Noradèle Radjai Co-organiser (Co-chair of ASA below 40)

For more information, see the programme attached.

IBA Arbitration Committee, ICC YAF, ICDR Y&I, Young ICCA, YCAP

Young Arbitration Practitioners Symposium: The Role of Ethics in International Arbitration

06/10/2013 Boston Noradèle Radjai Moderator: Different perspectives on ethical issues in international arbitration

For more information, see the programme attached.

ABA Section of International Law

The 2013 Moscow Dispute Resolution Conference: ABA’s Fifth Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-related Business Disputes

27/09/2013 Moscow Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Hot topics in investor-state arbitration: investor-state arbitration at a crossroads

For more information, see programme attached.

ASA below 40 and ICDR Young & International

The empty chair - arbitrating against absent respondents

31/05/2013 Geneva Noradèle Radjai Co-organiser (Co-chair of ASA below 40)

For more information, see programme attached.

ICDR Young & International

ICDR Y&I Seminar for Young Practitioners

17/10/2012 Doha Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Arbitration Advocacy: Tips and Traps

For more information, see programme attached.

ICDR Y&I, Moscow Arbitration Forum 40, ABA’s Section of International Law, International Commercial Arbitration Court and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Two Rapid-Fire Discussions on International Arbitration and Mediation

20/09/2012 Moscow Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Cross-examination in arbitration proceedings

For more information see the programme.

ICDR Y&I and Young Arbitrators Stockholm (YAS)

Lawyers’ Debate: Arbitrators’ appointment by institutions / Use of tribunal secretaries

12/09/2012 Stockholm Noradèle Radjai Debater

For more information see the programme.

Young ICCA

Witnesses and Documents – A Young ICCA Workshop

07/03/2012 Stockholm Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Witness statements in arbitration proceedings

For more information see the site of Young ICCA.

Young ICCA and the Co-Chairs Circle

Witness Statements and Document Disclosure – A Young ICCA Workshop

24/10/2011 Prague Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Witness statements in arbitration proceedings

For more information see the site of Young ICCA.

ICDR Y&I, Moscow Arbitration Forum 40, ABA’s Section of International Law, International Commercial Arbitration Court and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Two Roundtables on Current Themes in International Arbitration

13/09/2011 Moscow Noradèle Radjai Moderator

London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

European Users' Council Symposium

11/09/2011 London Noradèle Radjai Co-chair, Practice and Procedure

For more information see the programme.

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)

3rd ICC YAF Global Conference

03/07/2011 Paris Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Arbitral Institutions intervening in proceedings: where do we draw the line?

For more information see the programme.

London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

International Commercial Arbitration symposium

16/04/2011 Beirut Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Judicial Intervention and the Role of Local Courts

For more information see the programme.

CIArb, ICDR Y&I, YIAG, ICC YAF

Perspectives on Arbitration in the Middle East

16/03/2011 Dubai Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Does the faith or nationality of an arbitrator matter (the implications of the Jivraj decision)?

For more information, see the programme.

Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA)

Questioning of fact witnesses in international arbitration

05/02/2011 Geneva Noradèle Radjai Faculty member

For more information, see the FIAA website.

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)

IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence and Relief in International Arbitration

03/12/2010 Geneva Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Non-monetary relief in Arbitration

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

American Arbitration Association (AAA)'s International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) - Young and International Group

Fall program: Perspectives on Arbitration in the Middle East

19/11/2009 Washington D.C. Noradèle Radjai Speaker: Perspectives on Arbitration in the Middle East

Swiss Arbitration Association - ASA below 40

Confidentiality in International Arbitration: Myth or Reality? & Disposing of the Parties’ Dispute Quickly: The Parties’ Saving Grace or Worst Nightmare?

10/10/2008 Geneva Noradèle Radjai Speaker: What if Confidentiality is breached? Scenarios and Remedies

For more information, see the ASA below 40 programme.

Noradèle Radjai Chargée de cours : Award, enforcement and challenge

2011

UNITAR E-learning Course
Introduction to Investment Arbitration. A joint LALIVE/UNITAR e-learning initiative
See the Course outline. More information at UNITAR's website.

Noradèle Radjai Chargée de cours

2002

Faculté de droit de l'université de Milan, Italie
Droit des sociétés et commercial anglais (un semestre)