Noor Davies

Partner, Paris

Biography

Overview

Noor Davies is a partner in the International Arbitration Practice Group in Paris. She has experience in representing and advising sovereign entities and companies in international arbitration matters.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Paris Bar
Education
LLB
University College London
Languages
Arabic
English
French

Experience

Representing a Kuwaiti logistics company in a US$ 1.5 billion shareholder dispute arising out of an investment in a telecoms company involving allegations of fraud and corruption;

Representing Georgia in parallel ICC and ICSID arbitration proceedings brought by a company and its minority shareholder in connection with a dispute arising out of the termination of an investment agreement to build and operator a deep-sea port;

Representing Georgia in coordinated SCC and ICSID arbitrations brought by a major Russian energy company and its Dutch and Georgian subsidiaries in relation to a dispute over the regulation of electricity tariffs;

Representing Georgia in an arbitration brought under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules pursuant to the 1996 Georgia-Kazakhstan BIT and the Energy Charter Treaty in relating to a dispute over the regulation of gas tariffs;

Representing the claimant in B3 Croatian Courier Cooperatif U.A v. Croatia, an ICSID arbitration under the Netherlands-Croatia BIT in relation to an investment in the postal sector;

Representing the claimants in ENGIE and others v. Hungary, an ICSID arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty and the France-Hungary BIT relating to the regulation of gas tariffs;

Representing OTMTI in Orascom TMT Investments S.à r.l. v. People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, an ICSID arbitration arising under the Belgo-Luxembourg-Algeria BIT in relation to an investment in the telecommunications industry;

Successfully representing Flemingo DutyFree in an UNICTRAL arbitration brought against Poland under the Poland-India BIT in relation to an investment in the duty free sector;

Representing the Republic of Uzbekistan in Oxus Gold PLC v. Republic of Uzbekistan, an UNCITRAL arbitration under the UK-Uzbekistan BIT arising out of a dispute concerning mines containing gold, silver, and other metals;

Successfully representing Hungary in Vigotop Ltd. v. Hungary, an ICSID arbitration arising under the Hungary-Cyprus BIT in relation to the alleged cancellation of a project to build and develop a mega casino resort;

Successfully representing the State of Ukraine in Bosh International Inc. and B&P Foreign Investments Enterprise v. Ukraine, an ICSID arbitration arising under the Ukraine-United States BIT in relation to the development and operation of a hotel and science complex; and

Representing Georgia in Karmer Marble Tourism Construction Industry and Commerce LLC v. Georgia, an ICSID arbitration arising under the Georgia-Turkey BIT in relation to the construction of a highway and a concession to operate a hotel and casino.

Publications

"French Supreme Court dismisses Tecnimont challenge 11 years later (Tecnimont SPA v J&P Avax)," Lexis Nexis, 22 January 2019 (with Andrew McDougall)

"The Direct Examination of Witnesses and Experts Not Called for Cross-Examination: Balancing Efficiency and Fairness," BCDR International Arbitration Volume 2, Issue 1, 2015 (with Andrea Menaker)

Awards and Recognition

Rising Stars: Europe's Best Up-and-Coming Female Lawyers, Law.com, 2022