Mr. Umerov is an associate in the International Arbitration group. His practice focuses on investor-state arbitration, international law and investment law.
Prior to joining Curtis, Mr. Umerov worked as a consultant for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). At ICSID, he served as Secretary of Arbitral Tribunals and assisted tribunal secretaries in disputes arising under bilateral investment treaties, host countries' investment laws, the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Mr. Umerov has also worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and was a research fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Moscow and Washington D.C., where he focused on issues of economics and security in the Central Asia and the Caucasus. Mr. Umerov has lived and worked in the Middle East and wrote a dissertation on Egypt's political and economic liberalization.
Mr. Umerov has served as a peer reviewer for the Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2010/2011, which is published in association with the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment.