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Noor Kadhim

Noor Kadhim is an English qualified lawyer of Iraqi origin, who graduated from Glasgow University before moving to England. She is currently a dispute resolution partner at gunnercooke llp, and is concurrently completing her LLM studies in International and Comparative Dispute Resolution at Queen Mary University (London). Noor also writes for the legal press, and provides research assistance on a part-time basis at the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. Prior to this, Noor practised for over five years at international law firms in London and the United Arab Emirates in litigation and commercial arbitration, at Norton Rose, Clyde & Co and Allen & Overy. Noor has experience of Middle East arbitration issues, having recently authored a paper on the arbitration regime of Iraq, for Transnational Disputes Management Journal. Noor also has specialist knowledge in the arts and cultural heritage sector, and has published and lectured widely for the international arts press, and for universities and institutions (including the Leiden University at the Hague, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and the Winchester College of Art) on the topics of repatriation of cultural heritage under international law, and heritage and international investment law. Noor's work with clients in the arts and the creative industries, based in Europe and the Middle East, inspired her to set up "INtheFRAME" in 2011 (, an organisation devoted to the promotion of Middle Eastern art, and under whose auspices she directed a successful auction of the work of the most celebrated contemporary Iraqi artists in the world. Noor's passion for the protection of the cultural heritage of Iraq found its voice most recently in Ibraaz, the online cultural journal for art in the Middle East (May 2013), and in the Jus Post Bellum Project, organised by the Grotius Centre (Leiden University; the Hague) in June 2014.

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