Hanotiau & van den Berg

Niuscha Bassiri

Niuscha Bassiri

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Partner - Admitted in Cologne and registered in Brussels

niuscha.bassiri@hvdb.com T: +32 (0)2 290 39 00 F: +32 (0)2 290 39 39

Niuscha Bassiri is a partner at Hanotiau & van den Berg in Brussels.

She is a sought-after arbitrator and counsel with a diverse and vast experience in international arbitrations under the rules of all major arbitral institutions (CEPANI, DIFC-LCIA, DIS, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, NAI, SCC, SAC, SIAC, UNCITRAL, VIAC). Ms. Bassiri has been involved in arbitration matters that concern State-entities and private entities alike, spanning a multitude of sectors such as banking, construction, energy, finance, infrastructure, insurance, maritime, mining, nuclear power plants, oil & gas, retail, satellites, solar power plants, telecommunication, transportation and wind parks and relating to diverse legal issues such as investment, distributorship, joint ventures, licensing, patents, post-M&A, sales of goods and shareholdings.

Building on her expertise as arbitrator and counsel in arbitration matters, Ms. Bassiri has become a strong strategic adviser on setting-aside and enforcement matters, predominantly in investment arbitration-related matters.

Given her first-hand experience, Ms. Bassiri has shared her knowledge and expertise as a faculty member of the University of Miami White & Case International Arbitration LLM program as well as a Visiting Senior Fellow at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. She was also a guest lecturer in the Geneva LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) program and a lecturer in the master’s program of the ICHEC Business and Management School in Brussels on International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution for over a decade. In addition, she has delivered lectures at the CIArb’s Virtual Diploma on International Commercial Arbitration programs and the ICC’s ePIDA Training on International Commercial Arbitration.

A regular speaker at leading conferences and seminars on international arbitration, she also publishes on novel matters concerning international arbitration. She is co-editor and author of landmark books, amongst them International Arbitration and the COVID-19 Revolution and Arbitration in Belgium. She is also a co-author in the leading German language commentary on the ICC and DIS Rules. Amongst others, she has led the task force on the Young ICCA Guide on Arbitral Secretaries. She has also been an active member of the ICCA-IBA Joint Task Force which produced the ICCA-IBA Roadmap to Data Protection in International Arbitration.

Ms. Bassiri has been active in various positions at arbitration think-tanks and institutions, also in her capacity as appointing committee member, and provides insight on a number of working groups, presently on diversity and inclusion, as well as corruption issues.

Ms. Bassiri attended the Universities of Cologne and Barcelona. She is admitted to the Cologne Bar and is a member of the Brussels Bar. She holds German and Iranian nationalities. She is a native German and Farsi speaker, with fluency in English and a working knowledge of Dutch, French and Spanish.

Ms. Bassiri has received numerous professional accolades as thought leader, having been recognized by her peers and clients since 2014 as a leading practitioner in international arbitration, as recorded in all major ranking platforms.

Peers and clients say:

“Niuscha has an abundance of hands-on experience”

“She is sharp, quick and attentive to details”

“Niuscha has excellent experience in investment arbitration and energy-related disputes”