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Hosna Sheikhattar

PhD candidate

H. Sheikhattar LLM
+31 71 527 2727

Hosna Sheikhattar joined the Institute for Private Law as a Meijers PhD fellow in October 2020.

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Hosna Sheikhattar is doing her PhD at Leiden University's Department of Civil Law. Her research focuses on the most just division of regulatory authority between legal orders in the lifecycle of sanction-related arbitrations.

The working title of her PhD dissertation is 'When Economic Sanctions Meet International Commercial Arbitration: The Quest for Just Allocation of Regulatory Authority'.

Hosna’s PhD position was preceded by a two-year Academic Coordinator and Lecturer position on the LL.M. in Advanced Studies course in International Civil & Commercial Law. 

She obtained her bachelor’s degree in law from Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran and her master’s degree in International Dispute Settlement from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva.  She then graduated cum laude with her LL.M. in Advanced Studies in International Civil & Commercial Law at Leiden University in 2017. Her LL.M. thesis was on 'Conflict of Laws in the Adjudication of Non-Contractual Intellectual Property Disputes'. Hosna did internships at United Nations Compensation Commission (Geneva) and law firm NautaDutilh (Amsterdam). She also worked as an Arbitrator’s Assistant at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal (The Hague) for three years.

Her main research interests are international commercial arbitration, private international law, intellectual property law, economic sanctions, transnational law and normative interactions.


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PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Civiel recht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden



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