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.
Welcome to AFFAKI
AFFAKI is an independent law firm specialising in international dispute resolution, banking and finance law and regulation, and law reforms in transition economies.
We offer our professional services around the world in civil law, international law and comparative Arab laws, in three languages: Arabic, English and French.
Our members are empaneled arbitrators with the leading arbitration institutions in Europe, Asia, MENA, Oceania and the Americas.
We share our culture of excellence with a network of leading independent firms from around the world with which we work to service our clients’ cross-border interests.
AFFAKI is proud of its pro bono commitment and is actively engaged in charitable and community projects.
You may download our brochure here: Our Firm’s Brochure, or if you prefer a printed copy, we would be glad to send you our firm brochure free of charge by post upon receipt of your request here
Firm in the News
Arbitration in Banking and Financial Disputes Deconstructed
The Greek Sovereign Debt Rescheduling, EU Bail-in and Investment Arbitration
The new DOCDEX Rules
Arbitration in Bank Regulatory Matters
Arbitration in Islamic Finance
Arbitration in secured transactions
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