Sami is an international arbitration specialist focusing on international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration. Sami has represented clients in more than thirty international arbitrations under all major arbitration rules including the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, ICSID, DIAC, SCC, and UNCITRAL rules, with seats in London, Paris, Dubai, DIFC, Geneva, The Hague, and Washington, and also sits as an arbitrator.
His experience includes advising clients on a broad range of commercial disputes including joint venture and shareholder agreements, SPAs, production sharing agreements and distribution/agency agreements, in various sectors including oil and gas, banking, real estate, telecoms, defence, travel, media, and construction.
Sami has been based in Dubai for nearly a decade. Before relocating to Dubai, Sami worked in Freshfields’ Paris office, and in London.