News 07 Oct. 2015

Fuad Zarbiyev Promoted to Counsel in International Arbitration

New York, NY, October 7, 2015 — Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has announced that Fuad Zarbiyev has been promoted to counsel in its International Arbitration practice. Mr. Zarbiyev has been an associate with Curtis since joining the firm in 2011. His practice focuses on investor-state arbitration and public international law matters.

'Fuad has a combination of impressive intellect, depth and breadth of knowledge of international law, and extraordinary work ethic that is rarely seen,' says Curtis Chairman George Kahale.

Mr. Zarbiyev has published on various international law issues. He was awarded the James Crawford Prize for his article on judicial activism in international law, published in the Journal of International Dispute Settlement. Earlier this year, he also wrote a chapter, 'A Genealogy of Textualism in Treaty Interpretation,' for the book Interpretation in International Law published by Oxford University Press.

Mr. Zarbiyev was a Senior Research Fellow at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva and a Global Research Fellow at the NYU School of Law before joining Curtis. His prior experience also includes serving as Legal Advisor to the Costa Rican Government before the International Court of Justice in the dispute regarding Navigational and Related Rights.

Mr. Zarbiyev received his LL.B. from Baku State University. He also holds an LL. M. from Harvard Law School, a PhD in International Law, summa cum laude, from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, and a Diploma from the Hague Academy of International Law. He is fluent in Azerbaijani, English and French.

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