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Hosna Sheikhattar

PhD candidate

H. Sheikhattar LLM
+31 71 527 2727

Hosna Sheikhattar is connected to the Institute for Private Law as Meijers PhD fellow since 1 October 2020.

More information about Hosna Sheikhattar

Hosna Sheikhattar is conducting her PhD at the Department of Civil Law, Leiden University. 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 of the LLM in Advanced Studies in International Civil & Commercial Law. 

She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in law from Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran and a Master’s degree in International Dispute Settlement from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva.  She then completed her LLM in Advanced Studies in International Civil & Commercial Law  at Leiden University in 2017 (cum laude) and wrote her LLM Thesis on “Conflict of Laws in the Adjudication of Non-Contractual Intellectual Property Disputes”. Hosna did internships at United Nations Compensation Commission (Geneva) and the law firm NautaDutilh (Amsterdam) and worked for three years as arbitrator’s assistant at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal (The Hague).

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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