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Amir Mahdavi is an associate in Covington’s dispute resolution group.

Mr. Mahdavi has experience advising and representing clients in a range of complex and high value disputes in both international arbitration and commercial litigation.

Mr. Mahdavi’s practice includes acting for clients in LCIA, ICC, ICSID, HKIAC, LMAA and ad-hoc arbitrations, and also in English High Court proceedings. His experience also includes acting for clients at both the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Mr. Mahdavi also advises clients on drafting arbitration agreements.

  • Represented a state-owned African company in an LCIA arbitration relating to a ship drilling dispute against a Dutch counterparty.
  • Represented a European energy conglomerate in an ICC arbitration relating to electric power contracts in South East Europe.
  • Represented a Middle-Eastern family office in an LCIA arbitration relating to private investments in the GCC region.
  • Represented a U.S. company in an HKIAC arbitration relating to the development of satellite internet technology in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Represented a state-owned African petroleum company in English High Court proceedings relating to a dispute concerning the construction of an oil terminal.
  • Represented an arbitral institution as intervener on a UK Supreme Court application relating to a challenge of an arbitral award arising out of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Pro Bono

  • Represented a Russian individual (resident in the UK) on a wrongful INTERPOL listing.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Young ICCA
  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration (Young ITA)