I apply international law to resolve global problems and help clients achieve their goals in high-stakes international disputes.
Tafadzwa Pasipanodya is a partner in Foley Hoag’s International Litigation & Arbitration department and chairs the firm’s Africa Practice. Tafadzwa has extensive experience representing sovereign States and State-entities before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea, and arbitration tribunals constituted pursuant to the rules of ICSID, UNCITRAL, the ICC, and the SCC.
Tafadzwa has helped her clients successfully resolve complex multi-jurisdictional disputes concerning natural resources, mining, energy, the environment, human rights, the law of the sea, infrastructure, and territorial boundaries, among others.
Tafadzwa also represents foreign States in U.S. federal court proceedings and advises multinational corporations on human rights and the environment as a member of Foley Hoag’s Global Business & Human Rights practice.
Tafadzwa is one of the top 30 African arbitration practitioners (Africa Arbitration Academy, Africa Arbitration and the Association of Young Arbitrators) and one of the top 32 female lawyers working on Latin American arbitration and litigation matters (Latinvex). Who’s Who Legal has described her as “a brilliant, multilingual lawyer who is incredibly sharp and effective in cross-examination.”
Tafadzwa is a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration, Vice President of the African Society of International Law, and on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. She understands English, Shona, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese.