Charles Buderi is a partner in the International Arbitration group, with an acknowledged depth of experience in public international law.

Public International Law

Mr. Buderi's experience in public international law includes representation of states in inter-state disputes, proceedings before international organizations, including human rights bodies, and investor-state arbitration disputes, as well as advisory work for governments in connection with sovereignty, treaty, investment, diplomatic and other public international law matters. He has also represented states before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), where he is currently involved in several ongoing cases, and in ad hoc arbitration disputes arising out of international treaties.

Recognized by Chambers Global 2019 as "an accomplished international lawyer with a superb grasp of regional politics and history", Mr. Buderi is praised by clients for the quality of his advice, which is "always technically precise, practical and timely".

International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

Mr. Buderi's experience in international arbitration and dispute resolution is wide-ranging and includes disputes related to the petroleum industry, international commercial transactions and infrastructure development. He has handled cases before various arbitral institutions, including International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and prior to private practice he served as a legal advisor at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague. He also argued and won the first case to be brought before the courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Published Articles/Lectures

Mr. Buderi has published articles and lectured on topics related to territorial disputes, international arbitration, the law of the sea, the shipping industry, project finance and the development of energy infrastructure, as well as various other international law matters. His lectures on these and other topics have been delivered in diverse locations, including the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Europe and the United States. In his latest book, The Iran-UAE Gulf Islands Dispute: a Journey through International Law, History and Politics (Brill/Nijhoff publishers, 2018), he offers an international law analysis of the conflict between the United Arab Emirates and Iran over sovereign ownership of three Gulf islands located just outside the Strait of Hormuz.





"Highly rated practice encompasses a range of PIL matters, including issues of sovereignty, investor-state disputes and boundary and human rights disputes."

Chambers Global 2020 Charles Buderi

" accomplished international lawyer with a superb grasp of regional politics and history."

Chambers Global 2019

"He is technically excellent, responsive and acutely aware of the political context in which international law questions arise."

Chambers Global 2018

"Charles LO Buderi is experienced in advising governments on sovereignty, treaty and diplomatic issues."

Legal 500 UK 2020 Recommended Lawyer