Jiries Saadeh is an English-qualified lawyer and Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings). He has been practising law for over 15 years and is a Partner at Fietta LLP. Jiries has recently been appointed to sit as a Deputy District Judge.
The Legal 500 has consistently recognised Jiries as one of the “Next Generation” of leading public international law practitioners, describing him as “truly an exceptional talent in PIL”, “one of the most skilled lawyers around”, “among the best three of his generation – definitely a name to note” and “simply fantastic”. Chambers UK also recognises Jiries in both public international law and international arbitration, noting that he is “a sharp mind in the industry”, “practical and down to earth, and very nice to work with” and “among the best in his generation in the world”. Jiries was included in the inaugural Lawdragon Global Litigation 500 in February 2021 for his expertise in public international law.
Jiries advises States, international organisations and commercial entities on a full spectrum of public international law matters, including State sovereignty; international humanitarian law; sovereign and diplomatic immunity; UN, EU and national sanctions regimes; boundary disputes; the protection of foreign investments; and human rights. Alongside his experience in private practice, Jiries has worked as a Legal Officer at the United Nations in New York, where he litigated before the United Nations Dispute and Appeals Tribunals.