Arif Hyder Ali is the co-chair of Dechert’s International Arbitration practice, comprising 50 partners and associates across Dechert's 27 offices. He splits his time between the firm’s Washington, D.C. and London offices. Mr. Ali has served as lead trial counsel in international investment, commercial and construction arbitrations under many of the major international and regional arbitral regimes and covering a broad range of industries and economic activity. Mr. Ali has also advised clients on risk mitigation and dispute avoidance strategies, and assisted clients in structuring resolutions to high-value and complex disputes working with bankers, insurance companies, public relations specialists, and other areas of expertise, as well as political advocacy. Mr. Ali’s working languages are English, Spanish, French and Urdu. He is also conversant in Hindi, Bengali, and Portuguese.