I have dealt with many recruiters over the years and Somaya is one of the best. At least four aspects that, in combination, make her stand out from the rest. First, she knows the international arbitration market extremely well and has good contacts across the industry. Second, she provides sound strategic advice in respect of most areas relevant to a career move. In a way, she acts as a coach, which I thought was invaluable in my preparation and decision-making process. Her involvement was not only limited to high-level input. For example, she also provided guidance and detailed feedback in respect of my business plan, which I thought was invaluable. Third, she is proactive. Unlike many other recruiters, she does not need to be chased, quite the opposite. She often helps drive the process, which provides significant help during busy periods. Fourth, Somaya is candid and adopts a no-nonsense approach. She is not afraid of telling things as they are, which is precisely what you need when you are planning a career move. Somaya is at the top of her game and I can highly recommend her.
Alejandro Garcia | International Arbitration Partner | Stewarts