Amir Ghaffari is the Managing Partner of Ghaffari Partners, a specialist international arbitration boutique headquartered in the UAE. Before that, Amir was the managing partner and head of Middle East disputes at a leading US law firm. Amir has acted as counsel in more than 75 international commercial and construction arbitrations administered under the rules of all the major arbitral institutions, as well as in ad hoc proceedings. In addition to his arbitration work, Amir regularly appears as an advocate before the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts of First Instance and Appeal.
Amir regularly sits as an arbitrator (including as presiding and sole arbitrator), under the ICC, LCIA, and DIFC-LCIA Rules.