Yasmin Mohammad is the Head of International Arbitration at Vannin Capital and heads our Paris Office. She advises clients on third party funding options internationally and manages our team of Managing Directors specialised in International Arbitration across the globe.
A Paris I University Sorbonne graduate (Master 1 of international law et Master 2 of private international law) and of NYU Law School (LLM International Legal Studies), Yasmin is a Franco-Iranian lawyer admitted to the New York bar and specialised in public international law, private international law and international arbitration.
In private practice, Yasmin advised both private and institutional or sovereign clients in Paris and Dubai within the international law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in the context of commercial and investment international arbitration proceedings.
She has also regularly opined on questions regarding conflict of laws, conflict of jurisdiction and sovereign immunity issues. She acted as counsel under various rules including ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID, PCA, SCC and CEPANI across numerous jurisdictions.
She has particular expertise in disputes involving telecommunications, food and beverages, oil and gas and infrastructure industries based in the USA, Europe, Africa, China or the Middle East.
Yasmin regularly speaks at industry conferences and contributes to leading publications and journals. Notably, Yasmin is the co-author of the forthcoming Third Party Funding in International Arbitration: Law and Practice, to be published by OUP, in 2020.
Yasmin has been ranked in the Who’s Who Future Leaders 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 which “shine[s] the spotlight on the pre-eminent lawyers aged 45 or under at the end of 2018, who the market considers to be the future leaders of the arbitration profession”.
Yasmin is the founding member of the Organisation Committee of the Paris Arbitration Week.
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