|Address||91, rue du Faubourg Saint-Hononr, 75008 Paris, France|
|Phone||(+33) 55 73 74 78|
|Nationality||French and Syrian national|
|Education||– Doctorate of Laws (LL.D.), summa cum laude, University of Paris II. The Starr Foundation scholar (1991-1995), Calouste Gulbenkian scholar (1991-1995).|
– D.E.A. (postgraduate degree) in commercial law, cum laude, University of Paris II. The Starr Foundation scholar (1989-1990). – Bachelor of Laws, summa cum laude, University of Aleppo (1982-1986)
|Bar Admission||Paris, Alep|
|Work Experience||Empanelled as arbitrator with the main international arbitral institutions: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)|
Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)
Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)
Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)
Jerusalem Arbitration Centre (JAC)
Russian Arbitration Association (RAA)
P.R.I.M.E. Finance, Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI)
Also on the panel of arbitrators of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
The Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and the International Arbitration Institute (IAI).
Details of experience as arbitrator and counsel in international litigation and arbitral proceedings available at www.affaki.fr.
|Present Position||Professor of Law at the University of Paris II; Independent arbitrator; AFFAKI SOCIETE|
|Past positions||– 1997-2014: BNP Paribas, Paris. Member of the Executive Committee of the Corporate and Investment Bank Legal Department. Global Coordinator for Corporate Banking and Global Transaction Banking.|
1995- 1997: S. G. Archibald, Paris. Attorney specializing in international commercial arbitration and banking law. Also acting as dedicated counsel to the Arthur Andersen Emerging Markets team in EU Commission and World Bank-funded tenders for advisory services in developing countries.
1993: United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), Geneva. Legal officer participating in the implementation of the Provisional Rules for Claims Procedure and the processing of individual claims for damages arising out of the first Gulf war.
– 1986 – 1989: Practised law at the Syrian Bar (admitted in 1986, now on the non-practicing roll).
|Publications||Author or editor of several books, including|
“Trade Finance”, lTC Publishing (awarded the European Prize on Interdisciplinary Research);
“Cross-border insolvency and conflict of jurisdictions”, Bruylant;
“Increasing Access to Credit – Reforming Secured Transaction Law”, lTC Publ.;
“The Guide to ICC Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees” (with Sir Roy Goode), ICC Publ. No. 702;
“Jurisdictional Choices” (with Horacio Grigera Naon), to be published by ICC Publ.,
and over 60 articles and case notes on international banking, international arbitration and litigation, economic sanctions, cross-border insolvency and Islamic finance.
|Languages||French, English and Arabic|