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Hogan Lovells US LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States

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International Arbitration - New York




Samaa Haridi is a civil and common law-trained, trilingual lawyer who represents corporations and financial institutions from all over the world in international commercial and investment arbitration, under the rules of all major arbitral institutions. She also frequently sits as an arbitrator in international disputes.

She has been singled out by clients for her “brilliant,” “no-nonsense and impressive” approach. Sources also acknowledge her as being “hard-working and very entrepreneurial,” as well as a “unique practitioner with unique skills” who delivers “clear and intelligent arguments.”

Born in Switzerland, Samaa grew up in Belgium, Egypt, Morocco, and France. She holds a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in Private International Law and International Business Transactions from the University of Paris I (Sorbonne), and an LL.M. in Comparative Law from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she was a Sorbonne Scholar.

Samaa is a member of the New York, California, and England & Wales bars. She is fluent in French and Arabic and is also conversant in Spanish.


English, French, Spanish, Arabic


Member, ICC Court of Arbitration

Senior Vice Chair, Arbitration Committee, International Bar Association

Vice President, LCIA Arab Users’ Council

Co-Editor-in-Chief, ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin

Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, Steering Committee Member

Member, Panel of Arbitrators of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)

Member, Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR)

Member, Panel of Arbitrators of the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC)

Member, Advisory Council of Africa Arbitration (AA)

Editorial Board Member, Kluwer Journal of International Arbitration

Member, Arbitral Women

Member, New York International Arbitration Club


LL.M., University of San Diego, 1999

D.E.A., University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1998

Maîtrise en Droit, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, with honors, 1997

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

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Samaa HaridiHogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘ team has longstanding experience advising clients on both investment and commercial arbitration matters. The group is noted for its global footprint, which includes a notable presence in the Middle East; trilingual Samaa Haridi is a key New York-based contact for Middle Eastern clients.