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Nazanin Aleyaseen

Nazanin Aleyaseen is a partner in the arbitration team and has served as counsel or arbitrator in complex commercial proceedings before the ICC, LCIA, DIFC, DIAC, and ADCCAC and as an advocate in the DIFC Courts. Nazanin is the founding member of the internal investigations and employment practice in the Middle East and has conducted internal investigations into allegations of fraud and misconduct. She has advised multinational corporations with operations in the MENA region for over a decade in a wide range of industries including entertainment, oil and gas, construction, health care, and manufacturing and she has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the UAE by Chambers Global and The Legal 500. In 2021, Nazanin was nominated and subsequently invited to become a member of the prestigious American Employment Law Counsel (AELC) making her one of the few AELC members to practice law outside the United States.

Nazanin joined K&L Gates in 2012 and sits on the firm’s global associate development committee, Women in the Profession Committee, the diversity committee and the pro bono committee. 

Legal 500 EMEA 2022 currently ranks Nazanin as a Leading Individual for Employment in the UAE. Recent client quotes include:

  • "Nazanin Aleyaseen is a powerhouse of legal knowledge, and great to work with. She manages to keep sight of the big picture whilst maintaining an exceptional eye to detail."
  • "Excellent technical understanding combined with commercial understanding. Great people to deal with; reasonable costs, particularly for the quality of advice and availability of the team."
  • "Very efficient and reliable team. Requests are always treated very promptly with a great quality."
  • "The service is provided with a very quick turnaround, even on weekends and holidays. The quality and precision of the advice is remarkable."
  • Legal 500 Private Practice Arbitration Powerlist - Middle East Region, included in 2022 inaugural edition
  • American Employment Law Council, Member
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