Jehad is an English-qualified barrister. He has a broad range of elite experience covering national and international dispute resolution, including investor-State arbitration, business and human rights, state immunity and enforcement proceedings in national courts.
Jehad has advised and acted for numerous states including the USA, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Croatia, Kenya, Malaysia, Barbados and Ghana as well as major international private entities in contentious and non-contentious cases. These matters have involved such issues as maritime delimitation, state immunity, sanctions, financial services, oil & gas, fraud, construction and mining rights. He has acted before the International Court of Justice and in arbitration matters, including investment treaty arbitrations under the ICSID rules, as well as in commercial litigation before the English courts.
Prior to working with Volterra Fietta, Jehad worked at a major UK regulator and practised as a barrister in England and Wales with a highly regarded Chambers. He appeared across a range of courts and tribunals including the Crown Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Jehad has considerable advocacy experience and has received praise from the Court of Appeal bench for his “compelling” advocacy. His practice at the Bar involved advising UK Government departments, including Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and the Crown Prosecution Service. He then joined the dispute resolution department of a top-tier offshore commercial law firm where he advised on high-value commercial litigation as an attorney-at-law.
Jehad trains clients and others on a range of issues including advocacy and cross-examination, investor-State dispute resolution and boundary issues. He has spoken at such organisations as the Arab British Chamber of Commerce. Jehad is cited in legal 500 as a key lawyer at Volterra Fietta.
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Bar Vocational Course, the College of Law, London
Graduate Diploma in Law, the College of Law, Guildford
BA (Hons), The University of Nottingham
England and Wales, The Cayman Islands - Attorney-at-law (not practising)