In 2010, Mr. Ameli established Ameli International Arbitration, providing legal consultancy in international arbitration and litigation in The Hague, after about thirty years of experience with the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal. Since 2010, Mr. Ameli has frequently given evidence on Iranian and international business law in commercial and investment treaty arbitration or litigation cases.
He was a member of the Tribunal during 1985-1987 and 1990-2009, where he decided more than 100 major and complex expropriation and contract cases, involving international law as well as American and Iranian law. He had joined the Tribunal in 1981 as a legal adviser. In this period he also was an arbitrator in a number of ICC and ad hoc international commercial arbitration cases.
In the United States, he worked as a summer associate with Baker & Mckenzie LLP, Chicago (1977) and as an associate with Chadbourne & Parke LLP, New York (1978-1979). He was 2d Lt Judicial officer with the Iranian Gendarmerie Judicial Organization for his military service in Tehran during 1973-1975. He worked as a law clerk with the Tehran District and Magistrate courts in 1972-73.
He was educated at the National University of Iran Law School (LL.B. 1973 with distinction and LL.M. all but thesis 1975), Harvard Law School LL.M. 1977) and George Washington University Law School (SJD candidate 1979-1981), which he had to leave unfinished to take up the position with The Tribunal in The Hague in 1981.
Following his 18 years work as a member of the International Court of Justice and former chairman of the International Law Commission, Judge Abdul G. Koroma has joined Ameli International Arbitration in January 2014, although he and Mr. Ameli maintain their separate cases. Judge Koroma mainly acts as an arbitrator in interstate arbitration cases involving international humanitarian law and frontier disputes.