Biography

Noor Kadhim is a partner and solicitor advocate of the English Courts, with over 13 years of experience in international dispute resolution. Her areas of focus are commercial and investment arbitration, art and cultural heritage law, and international law and policy.

Having worked for international law firms in London, Paris, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Noor is well versed in international law and cross-border disputes, notably those in the French and Arab-speaking regions of the world, including those with a civil law element. In addition, Noor has in-house experience at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris (ICC) where she worked as deputy counsel on the Eastern Mediterranean team, and at a global litigation fund.

In international arbitration, Noor’s practice is split between investment and commercial arbitration. Noor has represented corporations and individuals (as claimants),  as well as states and state-owned entities (as respondents), in ad hoc investment treaty arbitrations  operating under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) rules, as well as in International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) proceedings. In commercial arbitrations she has represented both claimants and respondents under the rules of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC) and other institutions.

In the art world, Noor advises clients including artists, collectors, galleries, art institutions, auction houses and high-net-worth individuals across creative industries on contentious and non-contentious legal matters. She has advised clients on title and authenticity disputes, as well as various contractual and intellectual property aspects.

Noor also writes legal articles and chapters on arbitration, and frequently lectures or speaks at seminars for distinguished universities and organisations in London and globally. Another area of focus is international law and policy. Noor has contributed a chapter on the creation of Statehood under international law and policy, and led webinars on international law including the status of refugees in transit together with NGOs.

In her spare time, Noor owns an art company, In the Frame Ltd, where she curates and exhibits the work of other artists. Having been a co-editor of Oxford University’s ‘Isis’ magazine, Noor also writes articles for the independent press often.

Background

Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Noor was a partner at another London law firm, where she focused on international arbitration, art law and international law and policy. Throughout her career, she has also served as a consultant and as special counsel to various organisations in the U.K., North America and the Middle East.

Education

  • Queen Mary University of London  (LL.M., 2015)
    • Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
  • University of Oxford, Said Business School  (LPC, 2006)
    • Legal Practice Course
  • Nottingham Trent University  (Postgraduate Diploma in Laws, 2004)
  • University of Glasgow/Université D’Aix-Marseille  (LL.B., Hons, 2003)
    • Law with French Language

Admissions

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2008

Professional Activities

  • Center for Art Law, New York (Advisory Board Member)
  • Arbitral Women (Member)
  • Court of Arbitration for Art (Registered Arbitrator)
  • Queen Mary University of London, Art Law, Business & Law LLM (Guest lecturer, January 2019-present)

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Moot Team of Iraq (Advisor)

Languages

  • French
  • Arabic
  • Italian
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