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Hussein is a partner in the international arbitration and public international law teams and co-head of the Middle East group.Hussein jointly leads the firm's international arbitration team and leads the firm's public international law team. He is a solicitor-advocate of the senior courts of England and Wales, and has experience of working on international legal and dispute resolution matters in London, Paris, New York and South Africa for over 15 years. He is also a Solicitor-Advocate of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (BVI).
Hussein co-heads the firm's Middle East group and leads many cases involving the Middle East and North Africa region.
Hussein is recognised as a 'leading individual' by Legal 500 for International Arbitration and Public International Law, which states that ‘the practical and solutions driven Haeri is outstanding' and that ‘He combines huge intellectual powers with great client handling and gives straight-to-the-point advice'. He is recognised by Chambers Global which refers to him as ‘an outstanding lawyer, combining a great attention to detail with a view of the big picture' with ‘excellent case management and strategic skills'. Chambers and Partners notes that 'Hussein has an outstanding analytical ability and he's a dream to work with'.
He has worked as counsel and advocate on arbitrations under all the major rules, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, SCC and SIAC Rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. His clients include governments, multinational corporations and international organisations.
He has served as counsel in state-state proceedings before the International Court of Justice and in national courts, including the courts of England and Wales, on public international law issues.
Hussein's public international law practice includes advising governments and international organisations on international investment law, constitutional and human rights matters, sovereign immunity, energy and natural resources, international humanitarian law, sanctions, the law of the sea and treaty and legislation drafting.
Hussein is a Senior Fellow on International Investment Law at SOAS, University of London. He is a Member of the Faculty at the University of Rome, Roma Tre University, Certificate Course in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration. He has also taught international arbitration and public international law to graduate students at the London School of Economics, Kings College London and University College London in the UK and at Sciences Po and the University of Versailles in France. He has published extensively in the fields of international law and international arbitration.
In addition to his work as counsel, he sits as an arbitrator.
Hussein Haeri is one of the top PIL experts working from a law firm.
Hussein Haeri stands out from his peers through his mastery of the facts of a case, articulation of the client’s position, and clear communication with the client.
He combines exceptional litigation strategy with international arbitration scholarship. Hussein Haeri is highly responsive to client needs and is incisive and efficient in his presentation of legal arguments.
Hussein has an outstanding analytical ability and he's a dream to work with. He has a focused and rigorous mentality and gives a high level of attention to cases.
Hussein is incisive and efficient in his presentation of legal arguments. He is amiable, articulate and a pleasure to work with. He stands out for his strategic and analytical thinking.
Hussein’s strategic advice and know-how on how to navigate international arbitrations has proved to be exceptionally valuable over the two years we have been working together.
A first rate lawyer who blends strategic thinking with excellent client management skills on top of his cases, very knowledgeable about investor-state jurisprudence... an exceptional lawyer.
I would definitely recommend Withers Law Firm for international arbitration. Mr Hussein Haeri and his team acted as legal counsel for Gemmo in a high value international arbitration which we won, and I can say they were all highly experienced, extremely helpful and always available to discuss strategies, with an eye to meeting the client's needs and requests.
Hussein Haeri combines deep technical knowledge of investment treaty arbitration with clarity of strategic direction and impressive project management skills. He demonstrates excellent customer focus and sound judgement.