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Freshfields partner appointed to the London Court of International Arbitration

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) partner Sami Tannous has been appointed as a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court.

Sami was officially appointed by the LCIA’s Board of Directors on 6 May 2022 to serve as a court member for a term of five years.

Founded in 1892, the LCIA is one of the longest-established international arbitral institutions for the resolution of commercial disputes. The LCIA Court consists of up to 35 members selected to provide and maintain a balance of leading practitioners in commercial arbitration, from the major trading areas of the world. Among the main duties of the LCIA Court are promoting the objectives of the LCIA and making recommendations concerning the introduction of new rules.

Sami is a Middle East disputes specialist focusing on investor-state and international commercial arbitration. He has represented clients in arbitrations under all major arbitration rules including the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, DIAC, SCC and UNCITRAL rules, with seats in London, Paris, Dubai, DIFC, Geneva, The Hague and Washington.

His experience includes advising clients on a broad range of commercial disputes such as joint venture and shareholder agreements, SPAs, production sharing agreements and distribution/agency agreements, in various sectors including oil and gas, banking, real-estate, telecoms, defence, travel, media, and construction.  Based in Dubai, Sami has spent a decade in the Middle East. Before relocating to Dubai, Sami worked in Freshfields’ Paris office, and in London.

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