Dr. Laya Joneydi is Manager & Partner of Joneydi & Associates Law Office (JAALO) which has been founded by her in 1999. JAALO is specialized in different fields of international trade law and specifically in arbitration and dispute resolution.
Laya Joneydi has acted as President of the Tribunal, Co-Arbitrator, Sole Arbitrator, Independent Expert or counsel to a party, in several domestic and international arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional.
Laya Joneydi is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Tehran (the oldest and most reputable university of Iran). She is author of tens of articles and several reference books including Applicable Law in International Commercial Arbitration, Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards & A Critical and Comparative Study on International Commercial Arbitration Act of Iran
She has a first degree license and is authorized to appear before all courts of Iran up to highest level. She is also a member of International Affairs Commission of Iranian Central Bar Association, Private Law Association and Association for Women Studies.
She has acted as Director General of Legal Department of University of Tehran and Laws and Regulations Department of Iran Ministry of Sciences and Technology for six years.
Joneydi has received her LLB, LLM and PhD from University of Tehran and done a Post-Doctorate Research Program at Harvard Law School.
She is fluent in Persian and English and has a working knowledge of Arabic and French.
Joneydi has extensive experience with Corporate & Commercial law, joint ventures and other forms of domestic and foreign investments. She is also a leading expert in arbitration and has acted as President of the Tribunal, Co-Arbitrator, Sole Arbitrator, Independent Expert or counsel to a party, in several domestic and international arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional.
In addition to building a thriving legal practice, Joneydi has also realized the following scholastic achievements:
An associate professor position at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of University of Tehran 2000-Present)
Researcher at Comparative Law Institute of University of Tehran (1995-Present)
Visiting scholar at Harvard Law School for Research on Comparative Study on Arbitration Agreement (2002-2003)
Visiting scholar at Finance Program of Harvard Law School for Research on Buy-Back as a Finance Mechanism in Oil and Gas Projects (2007)
Visiting scholar at Oberlin College for research on Comparative Study of ADR & Friendly Settlement of Disputes (2007)
Applicable Law in International Commercial Arbitration (1997)
A Critical and Comparative Study of International Commercial Arbitration Act of Iran (1999)
Traffic Accident Liability, in collaboration with Dr. Naser Katoozian and Dr. Majid Ghamami (2001- reprinted in 2003)
Enforcement of Foreign Commercial Arbitral Awards (2002- revised and reprinted in 2008 & 2014)
Competent Court for Annulment of Arbitral Awards in International Arbitration (JFLPS, 2008)
Enforcement of Nullified Arbitral Awards (JFLPS, 2008)
Theory of Lex Mercatoria (JFLPS, 2011)
National Regime for Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (Journal of Comparative Law Institute, 2010)
Enforcement Regime of New York Convention (Journal of Comparative Law Institute, 2011)
Principle of Separation in Commercial Instruments,( JFLPS, 2013)
Comparative Study on Letter of Credit and Bill of Exchange, (Banking Law Journal, 2015)
Speaker & Presenter at Events, Such as:
Iranian Press Law, EU- Iran Human Rights Dialogue (Brussels, October 2003)
Mandatory Principles of Procedural Law (Madrid, February 2006)
Principle of Good Faith (Mashhad 2007)
Professional Women in Judiciaries of Islamic Countries (Oberlin, Ohio, September 2007)
Women Rights and Islamic Jurisprudence (Tehran, October 2007)
Comparative Study on Procedural Justice in Common Law, Civil Law, Islamic Law and Iranian Legal System (London December 2007).