TagTime S02 E01 – Samaa Haridi on “Legal Privilege in International Commercial Arbitration”
Samaa Haridi discussed the “Legal Privilege in International Commercial Arbitration” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The recording is available here and Samaa’s slides are available here. She was tagged Yemi Candide-Johnson SAN; she in turn tagged Amb. (r.) David Huebner.
Samaa A. Haridi is a common and civil law trained, trilingual partner in the International Arbitration Group of Hogan Lovells. Ms. Haridi has significant experience representing corporations and financial institutions from various parts of the world, and represents parties in international commercial and investment arbitration proceedings under the arbitration rules of all the major arbitral institutions. Ms. Haridi also frequently sits as an arbitrator in international commercial and investment disputes.
Ms. Haridi has been ranked by clients and peers in Chambers USA and Chambers Global for International Arbitration. She has been singled out by clients for her “brilliant,” “really, really phenomenal,” “no-nonsense and impressive” approach, and regularly handles commercial and investor-state arbitrations involving the Middle East with a “very good sense of diplomacy.” Sources also acknowledge her as being “hard-working and very entrepreneurial,” as well as a “unique practitioner with unique skills” who delivers “clear and intelligent arguments.” She is also recognized by The Legal 500, and by Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Arbitration 2020.
She is currently serving as an officer in a number of arbitral organizations, including as Court Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, representing Egypt, Senior Vice-Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association, Vice President of the LCIA Arab Users’ Council, and Advisory Committee Member of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA). Ms. Haridi also is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.
Born in Switzerland, Ms. Haridi grew up in Belgium, Egypt, Morocco, and France. She holds a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in Private International Law and International Business Transactions from the University of Paris I (Sorbonne); and an LL.M. in Comparative Law from the University Of San Diego School Of Law, where she was a Sorbonne Scholar.
Ms. Haridi is a member of the bars of New York, California, and England & Wales. She is fluent in French and Arabic and is also conversant in Spanish.