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Research Interests
International arbitration, jurisprudence and legal theory, international trade and investment law

Research Area(s)
Middle East, Europe, United Kingdom


Faris Nasrallah is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, with eight years of practical experience in international arbitration. He has worked for leading international law firms in London and Dubai and has experience as arbitration counsel and as a sole arbitrator. Nasrallah has been selected by Oxford University Press to author a practitioners' guide to the new Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) Rules (forthcoming 2020). Drawing on his professional experience as a lawyer, his research focuses on the relationship between legal theory and practice in international arbitration. Nasrallah received a first-class LLB from SOAS, University of London in 2007 and an LLM from the University of Cambridge in 2008.

Why Law & Anthropology?

The vast anthropological literature on alternative dispute resolution is often overlooked by legal academics and to a larger extent by legal practitioners. As international arbitration practice takes its place as the leading global technique for alternative resolution of commercial and trade disputes, its relationships with different national legal orders can become increasingly strained unless managed correctly. The combination of law and anthropology offers unique insight into the interactions between the main stakeholders and social actors in international arbitration.

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