Saadia is an attorney admitted to the New York bar and Counsel in the International Dispute Resolution (IDR) team of Gide's London office. She advises and represents States and private entities on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious international dispute resolution law matters, in particular in international commercial and investment arbitrations and other public international law matters. Saadia has acted as counsel in investment and commercial arbitration proceedings conducted under the rules of various institutions, dealing with the laws of both civil and common-law jurisdictions.
Saadia's experience also includes providing thorough advice to clients on drafting arbitral clauses under various rules including those of the ICC, the ICSID, the LCIA, the SCC and the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA), and acting as Secretariat for an arbitral tribunal in several ICC proceedings.
A graduate from Harvard Law School and the Universite Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne in Paris, and the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Saadia regularly writes articles, lectures in top universities in France and the UK, and acts as an arbitrator in international arbitration and public international law moot court competitions. She also speaks at conferences for international arbitration practitioners.