Georges Affaki is a Chartered Arbitrator and a member of the Panels of Arbitrators and of Conciliators of ICSID. He acts as chair, sole arbitrator, and co-arbitrator in arbitrations conducted under all international arbitral rules. He has served as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for two terms.
With over 25 years of experience as counsel in cross-border, complex proceedings, AFFAKI specialises in legal and strategic advice in relation to crisis management, international litigation with regulatory implications, and the taking of evidence in cross-border disputes. The firm also provides guidance to senior directors and board members on criminal and civil liability matters arising in the course of the performance of their employment or fiduciary duties.
Compliance and Corporate Investigations
Experts in complex compliance and enforcement matters including internal investigations, voluntary disclosures and the management of conflicting proceedings involving national and foreign regulatory agencies and law enforcement authorities, counsel at AFFAKI provide full-service representation and coordination in compliance and investigations, with particular expertise in strategic advice to senior management in complex international investigations and enforcement actions.
Chairman of the ICC France Banking Commission and founder of the Commission’s Legal Committee, Georges Affaki has years of professional and academic experience in all aspects of international banking and finance. AFFAKI provides full-service counsel and representation in international secured finance, trade and commodity financing, bank regulation (under international, European, French, and United States law), and bank restructuring and legal department reorganisations.
Law Reforms in Transition Economies
With years of experience in academia, in legal practice, and as in-house counsel, members of AFFAKI have led and participated in numerous transition economies’ legal reforms. AFFAKI specialises in rule-drafting and meeting global standards for legal reforms in both the developed and developing world.
Georges Affaki is broadly recognised for his expertise in international arbitration, international litigation, and banking and finance law. He has been consistently ranked as one of the most in-demand arbitrators and lawyers in his fields of practice.
AFFAKI is always looking to hire associates and interns. Qualified candidates interested in a career or an internship in our firm are welcome to apply via the application form below. AFFAKI is committed to diversity and equality and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment.
AFFAKI is interested in candidates who have a strong background in international arbitration and international law. Fluency in the English language is essential.
By joining the firm, you will be working on international litigation and arbitration cases in international and comparative law. You will assist the founding partner in his duties as arbitrator and potentially work as counsel in litigation and transactional work in coordination with foreign and local counsel in cross-border proceedings.