Honours and Peer Recognition


Distinctions and Awards

  • Georges Affaki was appointed by the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs as a Foreign Trade Counselor of France by Decree of 18 January 2019.
  • Winner of the European Prize for Interdisciplinary Research (2002).
  • Recipient of the Starr Foundation Scholarship (1991-1995).
  • Recipient of the Calouste Gulbenkian Scholarship (1991-1995).


Georges Affaki:

Peer Recognition

Georges Affaki:

  • Ranked by Chambers and Partners amongst the Most in Demand Arbitrators– Global / Europe / France.
  • Ranked by Euromoney in the Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration, the international legal market’s leading guide to the top legal practitioners advising in commercial arbitration.


  • Ranked by Chambers and Partners in Dispute Resolution: Litigation – France.
  • Ranked by Chambers and Partners AFFAKI in France, Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation.

What They Say About Us …

“AFFAKI provides an outstanding level of expertise and strategic insight in litigation. The Firm is ‘excellent in international litigation. It enjoys a reputable expertise in trade finance and in international regulatory investigations in the banking sector. The Firm advises major French and international banking institutions. It has recently successfully represented National Bank of Kuwait in international proceedings against [an international contractor]. Georges Affaki fully understands his clients’ needs’ and provides ‘valuable and relevant advice’.”
Legal 500, Commercial Litigation – France.

“Georges Affaki is brilliant, very knowledgeable and humble at the same time.”
Chambers and Partners, Dispute Resolution: Financial Services Regulation – France.

Georges Affaki is very impressive, highly organised, very efficient and very rigorous.”
Chambers and Partners, International Arbitration: Arbitrators – France.

Georges Affaki of AFFAKI is ‘an excellent lawyer, extremely committed to his clients and with unrivalled expertise in international bank guarantees,’ according to sources. He remains a popular choice for arbitrations seated in the Middle East.
Chambers and Partners, International Arbitration: Arbitrators – France.

“Georges Affaki is noted for his banking expertise, with one source saying: « He has a strong command of various fields of law such as banking, finance and sanctions. »”
Chambers and Partners, International Arbitration: Arbitrators – France.

Works of Prof. Dr. Georges Affaki helped Russian Foreign Trade Academy team – Ekaterina Grivnova, Mikhail Ovsyanikov, Yulia Turchenkova, Alexandra Grebneva and Alexandra Shmarko – win the 3rd International Trade Law and Commercial Arbitration Moot ICC Lex Mercatoria.Alexandra Grebneva, Russian Foreign Trade Academy team member.

Dr Georges Affaki is an incontestable authority in his field.
The Co-Chair of the 2nd Dutch Arbitration Day, introducing Professor Dr Affaki as Chairman of the Panel on Financial Services Arbitration, Amsterdam.

Dr Georges Affaki is one of the world’s foremost experts on bank guarantees, the author of the leading textbook on the URDG, and an acknowledged international arbitrator and expert.
Anette Stavem Høgmoen, Chair of the Norwegian ICC Banking Commission, introducing Georges Affaki as main speaker at the Oslo Conference.

Georges Affaki, an expert in both fields, has contributed the most to the rapprochement of banking and arbitration.”
The Chairman of Le Café des Arbitres, introducing Georges Affaki as speaker.