Jiries Saadeh


Jiries Saadeh is an English-qualified lawyer. He is a Partner at Fietta.

Jiries advises States, international organisations and commercial entities on a full spectrum of public international law matters, including State sovereignty, international humanitarian law, sovereign and diplomatic immunity, UN, EU and national sanctions regimes, the protection of foreign investments and human rights.

Jiries’ extensive investment treaty arbitration experience includes cases under ICSID, UNCITRAL and other institutional rules, managing associate teams in complex disputes in all phases of proceedings.  He helped secure a recent award against Venezuela which constitutes one of the largest awards in ICSID’s history.  Jiries currently sits on the consultation board for Practical Law’s arbitration service.  He also has significant experience in the law of international organisations, particularly the law and practice of the United Nations and international administrative law.

Jiries holds a BA / MA from the University of Oxford and an LLM in public international law from the University of Leiden.  Prior to joining Fietta, Jiries worked as a Legal Officer at the United Nations in New York.  He trained and qualified at a UK “magic circle” firm and also worked with Stephen at Volterra Fietta from that firm’s inception in 2011 until 2014.

Jiries’ full curriculum vitae is available here.