Noradèle specialises in international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration across a number of sectors including energy, construction and infrastructure, and mining. She routinely advises and represents clients from the Middle East and on disputes relating to Middle Eastern projects and contracts.

Hailed as “exceptional”, Noradèle is renowned for being “highly skilled in written and oral advocacy” and for her “superb cross-examination skills”, Chambers Global, Arbitration International, 2023. She has acted as counsel and arbitrator in about 100 international arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional (under the ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICSID, AAA/ICDR, UNCITRAL and Swiss Rules), including disputes arising from share sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, and large projects, governed by a variety of procedural and substantive laws. 

Recognition

Ranked Band 2 Chambers Europe
Chambers Europe, Arbitration Counsel, 2023 

“She brings a phenomenal amount of energy” and “her strategic guidance is bang on.”
Chambers Global, Arbitration International, 2023

Noradèle is “an excellent lawyer…who resolves difficult situations with a strategic and calm approach”.
GAR 100, Arbitration, 2023

Recent publications

Risk of irreparable harm (necessity or imminent danger of serious prejudice)
NORADÈLE RADJAI, ANNA KORSHUNOVA
In: Provisional and Emergency Measures in International Arbitration, Elgar Arbitration Law and Practice, Edited by Julien Fouret, Paris, France, pp. 363 – 400, 2023

Evidence in gas pricing arbitration
Noradèle Radjai, Augustin Barrier
In: Gas and LNG Price Arbitrations, A Practical Handbook, second edition, pp. 87-101, 2020

Commercial Arbitration and the Development of Common Law
Noradèle Radjai
In: Jean Kalicki and Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Evolution and Adaption: The Future of International Arbitration, ICCA Congress Series No. 20, Kluwer Law International BV, pp. 333-353, 2020

Recent conferences

Athens Mediation and Arbitration Organisation (EODID)
5th International Arbitration Conference
NORADÈLE RADJAI, keynote speaker
Athens, 28 June 2023

Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA)
35th Annual ITA Workshop and Annual Meeting
NORADÈLE RADJAI, Moderator
Resolved That Arbitrators can and do award effective redress to disputing parties
Austin, 14 June 2023

Global Arbitration Review (GAR)
GAR Live: Damages 2023
NORADÈLE RADJAI, Panellist 
The GAR Live question time – aspect of damages
London, 9 February 2023

Current memberships

  • Member of the Executive Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) 
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of ASA (Swiss Arbitration Association)
  • Member of the Pledge Steering Committee and the CPR European Advisory Board  
  • Officer of IBA Arab Regional Forum

Career history

  • Partner, LALIVE, 2012 – present 
  • Counsel, LALIVE, 2010 – 2011
  • Associate, LALIVE, 2007 – 2010 
  • Associate, Skadden Arps, 2003 – 2007
  • Associate, Simmons & Simmons, 2000 – 2003

Academic qualifications

  • Higher rights of audience, 2009 
  • LPC, College of Law, 2000
  • LLB Law, King’s College London, 1996 – 1999
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Practices

  • Arbitration - International Commercial
  • Arbitration - Investment Treaty
  • Public International Law

Sectors

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Technology

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Nationality

  • British
  • Lebanese
  • Swiss

Admission

  • Switzerland, 2020 
  • England & Wales, 2002
“An exceptional lawyer” Chambers Global, Arbitration, 2023