Norair is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales and a Member of the Russian Bar specialising in internatonal dispute resolution. Norair read Jurisprudence at University of Latvia (BCL & MA, 1981-1986), Law of Admiraly at Tulane Law School in New Orleans (MLA, 1994-1995), and English & Commercial Law at St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge (LLM, 1995-1997). He also studied International Arbitration at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University (CIArb Diploma, 2012-2014).
Norair’s professional career includes training with Healy & Baillie LLP, a Wall Street law firm in New York, and seven years of associateship with Ince & Co LLP, a premier City of London international commercial practice. He was the head of Moscow operations at DLA Weiss Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH in Vienna at the launch of their Russian endeavour in 2004, and then the Moscow partner head of DLA Piper’s international dispute resolution group in Russia & CIS. Norair had subsequently joined the London and Moscow offices of Dewey & LeBoeuf, a white shoe New York law firm, as the head of their international dispute resolution effort in Russia & CIS.
Norair is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and a Member of the LCIA Users’ Council in London, as well as a Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) in The Hague. He is regularly appointed as a counsel in complex evidence heavy multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes, conducted in major European, North American and South-East Asian litigation centres, as well as under the auspices of the leading arbitral institutions such as the LCIA and LMAA (London), ICC (Paris), SCC (Stockholm), VIAC (Vienna), ICDR (New York), and ICSID (Washington, DC). Norair is presently engaged as a part-time lecturer in English law at the Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry of Economic Development.
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