Hussein Haeri is a partner at Withers LLP in London and a specialist in international arbitration (commercial and investment treaty) and public international law. He has been counsel in over a dozen investment treaty arbitrations, including cases such as ATA v Jordan, GEA v Ukraine and Swisslion v Macedonia. He worked in New York and Paris before returning to London where he is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
Mr Haeri has been 'acknowledged for his "leadership qualities"' (Legal 500 2014) and described as 'a rising star in the fields of investment arbitration and public international law'. (GAR 100 2014). He frequently acts as counsel and advocate in contentious matters, including in international arbitrations under ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC and SCC Rules, as well as ad hoc arbitrations. 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 international law issues.
Mr Haeri has taught international arbitration and public international law at University College London, Kings College London, Sciences Po and the University of Versailles. He is a frequent author and speaker on issues in those fields. His publications include:
- "Cents and Sensibility: Disputing the TTIP", World Commerce Review, March 2015.
- “International Law and Court Jurisdiction: The Kiobel Decision”, Global Arbitration Review, July 2013.
- “Risk and Return in the Oil and Gas Sector in 2012”, Global Business Magazine, March 2012.
- “A Tale of Two Standards: ‘Fair and Equitable Treatment’ and the Minimum Standard in International Law”, 27(1) Arbitration International (2011) (LCIA Gillis Wetter Memorial Prize).