Hussein Haeri

Partner | London

Hussein is a partner in the international arbitration and public international law teams.

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. He has experience of working on international legal and dispute resolution matters in London, Paris, New York and South Africa for over 14 years.

Hussein is recognised in Who’s Who Legal (Arbitration: Future Leaders) which notes that he is ‘an amazing lawyer and thorough professional’ and ‘one of the most brilliant international public law specialists out there.’ He is recognised by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Lawyer 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’.

Legal Business Disputes Yearbook says that Hussein is ‘a name that is destined to join the pantheon of stars in the international arbitration arena’.

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 Member of the Faculty at the University of Rome, Roma Tre University, Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration. He has 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.

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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.

Thomas Le Feuvre, Head of International Agreements - Government of Jersey
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Hussein’s ability to connect to our people here and to simply explain different scenarios is amazing.

Marsha Lazareva, Vice Chairman and Managing Director - KGL Investment Company
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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.

Mr Alessandro Chiappin, General Counsel - Gemmo SpA
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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.

Global Arbitration Review
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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.

Senior oil and gas professional
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A rising star in the fields of investment arbitration and public international law.

Global Arbitration Review 100
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I am very happy with Withers’ services, including with the advice provided, Mr Haeri’s leadership and management of the case and team, a reliable and erudite expert who always considers the real benefit for our company.

A11Y LTD.
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A name that is destined to join the pantheon of stars in the international arbitration arena.

Legal Business Disputes Yearbook
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Hussein Haeri is ‘an amazing lawyer and thorough professional’ according to respondents, one of whom notes, ‘He is one of the most brilliant international public law specialists out there.’

Who's Who Legal, 2019
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The practical and solutions-driven Haeri is outstanding; he has both a strong understanding of the law and an excellent client-handling manner. He combines huge intellectual powers with great client handling and gives straight-to-the-point advice.

Legal 500, 2019

Track record

Admissions

Publications

Memberships

Talks

Scholz GmbH v Kingdom of Morocco Counsel of the Claimant in an ICSID arbitration related to a metals recycling business.

Asian investor v Sub-Saharan African State Counsel of the Claimant in an UNCITRAL arbitration related to a free trade zone.

A11Y LTD v Czech Republic Counsel of the Claimant in an ICSID-administered UNCITRAL arbitration related to assistive technologies.

England and Wales, 2008

"And You Are?: Dual Nationals in Investment Treaty Arbitration", BCDR International Arbitration Review, Wolters Kluwer, 2016.

‘The Non-Disputing State Party in Investment Arbitration: An Interested Player on the Third Man Out’ in Practicing Virtue: Inside International Arbitration (Editors: D. Caron, S. Schill, A. Smutny and E. Triantafilou), Oxford University Press, Oxford - 2015

‘Investment Treaty Arbitration increasingly utilized’, Connecticut Law Tribune, March 2017

ICC Task Force on Trusts and Arbitration

London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

LCIA Arab Users’ Council

Arbitrator Panellist at Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration

‘Renewing the Relationship between Treaty and Custom in International Investment Law’, BIICL Investment Treaty Forum (ITF) Conference - March 2019

‘Investment Arbitration: Five Controversies’, SOAS, University of London - October 2017

‘Investment Arbitration in Ukraine and the CIS’, Law Society of England and Wales - March 2017

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2014
Partner

2014

Recognition


London

20 Old Bailey,

London,

EC4M 7AN

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