Georges Affaki is a Chartered Arbitrator, a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, 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.
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.
Specialised in international dispute resolution, banking and finance law and regulation, and law reforms in transition economies, AFFAKI is an international law firm with the know-how and tools to meet its clients’ needs.
Combining leading positions in international organisations and academic institutions, Georges Affaki has developed decades’ worth of expertise in international commercial, financial, and investment law, as well as dispute resolution. Founding Partner Georges Affaki is admitted to practice as an avocat before the Court of Appeal of Paris. Associate Matthew Rogier is an avocat admitted to practice before the Court of Appeal of Paris and an attorney admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Reflecting its lawyers’ international backgrounds, the firm’s professional services are offered in English, French, and Arabic. AFFAKI offers advice on civil law, international law, comparative Arab law, and United States law. Georges Affaki is an empanelled arbitrator with the leading arbitration institutions in Europe, Asia, the MENA region, Oceania, and the Americas.
AFFAKI’s clients include international financial institutions, multilateral organisations, and global businesses across five continents, representing every sector of finance, trade, and industry.
AFFAKI shares its culture of excellence with a network of leading independent firms from around the world, with which we work to ensure the highest level of service to our clients for every imaginable cross-border need.
AFFAKI is proud of its pro bono commitment and is actively engaged in charitable and community projects.
Firm in the News
Revamping of P.R.I.M.E. Finance Arbitration Rules underway
The 2021 ICC Arbitration Rules and Note: Continued Evolution and Smart Adaptations for a New Era
3-4 December 2020, Paris.
Co-chaired by Georges Affaki and Vladimir Khvalei, the event will focus on Overriding Mandatory Rules and Compliance in International Arbitration. Georges will deliver the Opening Address at the Conference.
21 November 2020, Paris
Georges Affaki will deliver the Keynote Address at the Annual Conference of ICC China in Beijing
Les crédits documentaires et les garanties bancaires au temps du Covid-19
10 June 2020.
Georges Affaki will address the impact of the restrictive measures prompted by the pandemic on international arbitration.
24 March 2020, Graz.
Georges Affaki will deliver the keynote address on the topic of Playing the system in international arbitration.