Zara Shafruddin's practice is focused on international arbitration and cross-border disputes. She has represented clients across a diverse range of industries (including oil and gas, electricity, mining, construction, and banking) and has advised on disputes arising under the ICC, SIAC, LCIA, DIAC, and UNCITRAL Rules of Arbitration. Zara also has advised clients on their rights and remedies under international investment agreements and on the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards under the New York Convention.
Since joining Jones Day, Zara has, among other things, advised an engineering and construction company in several disputes under the SIAC arbitration rules arising from the supply of engineering and procurement services to a mining project in Vietnam; a major U.S. oil company on their rights and remedies under international law and under several production sharing contracts with a Southeast Asian State; and a Samoa-based energy investment management company in an ICC arbitration arising out of a share sale and purchase agreement.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Zara practiced in the Sydney office of a top-tier Australian international law firm and a UK Magic Circle firm in Singapore.
Witness-Gating: Arbitrator's Denial of Witness Evidence at Hearing Deemed Breach of Natural Justice in Singapore
Turning Tides: What Indonesia's Reconsideration of Bilateral Investment Treaties Means for Foreign Investors
- September 2019
"Investor-State Dispute Settlement between Developed Countries: Why One Size Does Not Fit All", American Review of International Arbitration
- August 2018
"Jurisdiction" chapter in "Arbitration in Singapore: A Practical Guide" L. Reed, F. Xavier and Y.L. Chong eds., 2nd Edition, Sweet & Maxwell
"Privilege in International Arbitration" chapter in "40 Under 40 International Arbitration", C. Gonzalez-Bueno (ed.), Dykinson S.L. (hardcopy) & Kluwer Arbitration (online)
- June 2016
Case Analysis: Philip Morris Brands Sàrl and ors v Uruguay (Award, ICSID Case No ARB/10/7, IIC 844 (2016), World Bank, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Investment Claims (online), Oxford University Press
- May 2016
Inaugural YSIAC Club Event: The 2016 SIAC Rules Revision, YSIAC Newsletter, Issue 11
- April 2015
SIAC Annual Appreciation Event 2015, YSIAC Newsletter, Issue 1
- September 2014
"Jurisdiction" chapter in "Arbitration in Singapore: A Practical Guide" S. Menon and D. Brock eds., 1st Edition, Sweet & Maxwell
- February 3, 2021
APAC Webinar - International Arbitration in 2020: A Year in Review
- Columbia University (LL.M. 2017; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Parker School Certificate of Recognition for Achievement in International and Comparative Law); Griffith University (B.Com. and LL.B. with honours 2010; Best Oralist, Honorable Mention, 17th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna)
- New York, Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, Supreme Court of New South Wales (Sydney), Federal and High Courts of Australia, and Registered Foreign Lawyer (Singapore)
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021) — recognized as a "Rising Star" in international arbitration