Hussein Haeri

Partner | London


Secretary Federica Spagnoletti

 

Track record

Advising a Government in South-East Asia on a potential WTO claim

A Withers team advised a Government in South-East Asia on a potential WTO claim.

Advising a Middle Eastern State on public international law issues

We advised a Government in the Middle East on public international law issues regarding accession to a multilateral treaty and international organisation.

UK-based services company

We advised a UK-based services company on sanctions at the UK, EU and US levels. 

Mainland Chinese industrial conglomerate

Represented a mainland Chinese industrial conglomerate, Zhongshan Fucheng Industrial Investment Co. Ltd., on a billion-dollar treaty claim against the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the China-Nigeria bilateral investment treaty. 

ICSID arbitration

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

UNCITRAL arbitration

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

International Court of Justice

Advising a State on proceedings before the International Court of Justice concerning a human rights treaty.

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Advising an international organisation on a successful representation to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child regarding El Salvador's obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Talks

  • '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

  • 'W(h)ither ICSID jurisdiction?', Quadrant Chambers Conference, London - April 2016

  • 'ASEAN and Investment Treaty Arbitration', KLRCA / RAIF Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - May 2015

  • 'The BVI and Bilateral Investment Treaties', Business BVI International Arbitration Conference, British Virgin Islands - May 2015

  • 'Costs in Investment Treaty Arbitration', Investment Treaty Forum Conference of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London - October 2013

  • State-State Disputes in International Environmental Law', New York City Bar Conference on Developments in International Environmental Compliance and Enforcement - April 2013

  • 'Arbitral Agreements and Awards as Investments in Investment Treaty Arbitration', Investment Treaty Forum Seminar of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Paris - February 2013

  • 'The Future of the UN: Four Predictions', The International Conference on Cultural Diplomacy and the UN, UN Headquarters, New York - February 2012

  • BIICL Investment Treaty Forum Conference, "Renewing the Relationship between Treaty and Custom in International Investment Law" - 2019.

  • SOAS, University of London, "Investment Arbitration: Five Controversies" - 2017

  • Law Society of England and Wales, "Investment Arbitration in Ukraine and the CIS" - 2017