Diora Ziayeva

Diora Ziayeva

Partner and US Sector Co-Lead, Mining & Natural Resources at Dentons LLP

Diora Ziyaeva is a Partner and US Region Co-Lead in Mining and Natural Resources at Dentons LLP in New York. Her practice focuses on investor-state arbitration, international commercial arbitration, and public international law. Licensed in New York and Uzbekistan, she has been involved as counsel and arbitrator in over 40 significant international arbitration proceedings with experience in mining, renewable energy, oil and gas disputes in Latin America, the Middle East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Oceania, and Africa. Diora is the first female from the Republic of Uzbekistan to graduate from Harvard Law School. In addition, she is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and co-chairs the Investment Law committee of the International Law Association, where she also sits on the Board of Directors. She serves as Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where she teaches investor-state arbitration. Diora is a Council on Foreign Relations Term Member and a Court Member of the Tashkent International Arbitration Centre.

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