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Hamza Hameed is a Pakistani qualified lawyer with an Advanced LLM from Leiden University in Air and Space Law. He has worked with both companies and law firms. He is currently a Legal Consultant at UNIDROIT in Rome where he works on international secured transactions law reform projects, as well as UNIDROIT’s instruments on law and technology.
Hamza leads UNIDROIT’s work on the implementation and advancement of the Space Protocol of the Cape Town Convention and assist in furthering the implementation of other Protocols such as the one for Mining, Agriculture and Construction (MAC) equipment. Additionally, He is closely involved with the Cape Town Convention Academic Project, and is the Manager for Fundraising & Administration at the UNIDROIT Foundation. He also coordinates UNIDROIT’s digital and social media presence.
Hamza volunteers with the Space Generation Advisory Council, where he served as the National Point of Contact for Pakistan from 2016-2020, and now serves as General Counsel.
He specialises in Secured Transactions Law, Aircraft Financing, Space Financing and Space Law & Policy, and Law and Technology.
Prior to joining Chaffe McCall, Zach served as a Judicial Law Clerk for Judge Shelly D. Dick at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Zach earned his J.D. degree from Louisiana State University Law Center in 2019, where he served on the Board of Advocates and the Journal of Energy Law and Resources. Zach’s space law publications and research interests involve space settlement questions and U.S. litigation issues posed by developing space activities.
During law school, Zach interned for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he drafted a memorandum on domestic and international legal mechanisms for protecting and preserving the Apollo lunar landing sites. His work influenced a report issued to Congress pursuant to the 2018 NASA Authorization Act. Zach also interned for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in the International Affairs division and served as a law clerk for the Louisiana Solicitor General, where he aided attorneys with litigation before state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Zach was a member of the first team from LSU Law to compete in the Manfred Lachs International Space Law Moot Court Competition. He and his teammate won the North American regional championship as well as Best New Team and competed in Bremen, Germany in the World Finals. Zach was one of ten students inducted into the Order of the Barristers due to his success in LSU Law’s advocacy programs. He now coaches the LSU Law team for the Lachs competition each year.
Rodolphe advises parties to and sits as an arbitrator in high-stake cross-border disputes across a wide range of industries and jurisdictions. In addition to energy, mining, and infrastructure, he has a specific focus on outer space activities.