Hussein Haeri recommended for appointment as King's Counsel
22 January 2024 | Applicable law: England and Wales | 2 minute read
Hussein Haeri, partner and co-head of Withers' respective international arbitration and Middle East groups and head of the public international law group, has been recommended for appointment as King's Counsel. This is on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, following review by the King's Counsel Selection Panel.
Hussein is a senior solicitor advocate who is recognised by numerous independent sources as a leader in his field. He is the only solicitor advocate to be included in this year's list.
Commenting on his appointment, Hussein Haeri said: "I am honoured to have been recommended for appointment as King's Counsel and to join those distinguished by the recognition."
Peter Wood, CEO of the Withers Dispute Resolution Division said: "I am delighted that Hussein Haeri has been recommended for appointment as a KC. He has been an outstanding advocate and leader of the firm's international arbitration group for many years, contributing to our growing global reputation. We are particularly proud that he is the only solicitor advocate to receive the accolade this year. I couldn't be happier for him."
Hussein has worked as counsel and advocate on arbitrations under all the major rules, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, SCC and SIAC Rules, with experience of working on international legal and dispute resolution matters in London, Paris, New York and South Africa for over 15 years. His clients include governments, multinational corporations and international organisations. He is a Senior Fellow at SOAS, University of London, and a Management Committee member of the SOAS Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Centre. He is also a faculty member at the University of Rome, Roma Tre University, Certificate Course in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration.