Ashique is an Australian lawyer and counsel at Fietta LLP. Ashique represents States and foreign investors in their public international law disputes, including disputes under international investment agreements. The Legal 500 has recognised Ashique as a “Rising Star” in public international law. He was included in the inaugural Lawdragon Global Litigation 500 for his expertise in public international law and was named a “Future Leader” in the Who’s Who Legal guide for international arbitration. Clients praise Ashique for understanding “key issues” in “complex investment treaty claims” and for his ability to “turn around high quality work product very swiftly”.
Ashique has managed teams of lawyers, witnesses and experts in complex, high-value arbitrations under the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SCC and UNCITRAL Rules, including some of the most high-profile investor-State arbitrations of the past decade (e.g., Libananco v. Turkey, Koch v. Venezuela). He also counsels on post-award remedies, including recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Ashique is presently representing a European State in a treaty dispute with a foreign investor, a US oil company in a treaty dispute with Kazakhstan, and hundreds of foreign investors in an ICSID, multi-party arbitration against Cyprus.
Ashique also advises States, international organisations and multinational companies on a broad range of public international law topics, including the law of the sea, the law of treaties, jurisdictional immunities and the protection of foreign investments. He writes regularly on these topics and recently co-authored a peer-reviewed chapter on juridical persons and the requirements of the ICSID Convention. He has taught at University College London and has delivered practical training in public international law and international arbitration to Ministry officials of States in the Middle East and Asia.
Prior to joining Fietta LLP, Ashique was a senior lawyer at a public international law firm in London, where he worked with Stephen Fietta and other members of the Fietta team over a number of years. He is also a founding board member of the Young Public International Law Group, a network of public international law practitioners from law firms, the bar, international organisations, governments and academic institutions around the world.
Ashique’s full curriculum vitae is available here