The International Arbitration Attorney Network is very honored to announce its latest member, Professor Dire Tladi of South Africa.
Professor Tladi is one of the leading specialists on public international law of his generation, as well as an Advocate (Barrister Equivalent) of the High Court of South Africa and international arbitrator.
He specializes in public international law, human rights law, environmental law and international criminal law. He has served as the Principal State Law Adviser for International Law for the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation and South Africa Mission to the United Nations. He was previously an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosh, in its Department of Public Law, and he also worked at the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation for eight years.
He is currently a member of the legal team for the Lake Malawi Dispute between Malawi and Tanzania and advises Pew Charitable Trusts on matters relating to Oceans and the Law of the Sea. He has served as legal expert on the South African Continental Shelf Project Team, was legal adviser for the South African delegation during the negotiations for the Grand Inga Hydro-Electric Power Project, served on the Group of Experts on Public International Law of the OECD in respect of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting and has advised South Africa with respect to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and numerous other legal matters.
A frequent speaker on subjects involving international law, Professor Tladi has published dozens of articles and many books and chapters of books on this matter. In addition to advising on matters with an international element as a South African arbitration lawyer, Professor Tladi may be contacted about serving as an arbitrator for many classes of international disputes. His profile is now available on the IAA Network’s website.
“It is a great honor to welcome Professor Tladi as one of our members,” indicated William Kirtley, partner at Dugué & Kirtley AARPI. “He adds incredible heft to our legal network’s capacity to deliver with respect to all aspects of public international law-related matters, and it is a great honor for us that he accepted to become a member. In the short-term we hope that he will be able to help us convince the Zambian Government to settle the Barotseland issue in a pacific manner and in accordance with international law, despite Zambia’s steadfast resistance to do so and continuing violation of the human rights of the people of Barotseland, and we are certain that his expansive knowledge of international law will serve our other clients with respect to the many cases we currently have, and are about to launch, involving issues of State responsibility. We hope that our platform also raises awareness of this excellent arbitrator for many different classes of international disputes, while enhancing our ability to provide legal services to States and private parties involved in disputes on the African continent. He is a tremendously gifted South African arbitration lawyer.”
The IAA Network also recently added the Turkish arbitration lawyer Turgut Aycan Özcan as a member, who provides legal counsel for commercial and investment arbitrations, expanding the IAA Network’s presence in Turkey as well as the Middle East.