Fadi Hajjar

Associate, Paris



Fadi Hajjar is an Associate in the International Arbitration Group of White & Case in Paris. His practice focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration. He has experience representing private corporations and public entities in both investment treaty and commercial arbitrations, as well as providing legal advice and guidance on ongoing projects and pre-dispute strategy.

Prior to joining White & Case, Fadi acquired experience in international arbitration in a major international law firm in Paris.

Fadi has also been actively involved in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot for a number of years.

Bars and Courts
Beirut Bar
Master II
International Economic Law
Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Advanced Master's Degree, International Business Law and Management
ESSEC Business School
Bachelor of Laws (Licence), Private Law
Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Political Science and Public Administration
Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth


Fadi's recent experience includes:

Advising a Middle Eastern investor in relation to an ICSID arbitration against a Middle Eastern State;

Advising a major telecoms group in relation to potential investment treaty claims against a Middle Eastern State, arising out of a series of tax, regulatory and security-related measures;

Representing a West African State entity in two ad hoc arbitrations regarding a concession to operate port infrastructure;

Representing a consortium of international contractors in an ICC arbitration regarding a major infrastructure project in North Africa;

Representing a Portuguese telecoms company in a multi-billion dollar ICC arbitration arising out of a shareholder dispute concerning a telecoms company in sub-Saharan Africa and subsequent annulment proceedings;

Advised a Turkish contractor in relation to the pre-arbitral strategy of a construction project in the Gulf region;

Advising a South East Asian contractor in the pre-arbitral strategy of a dispute concerning the operation of a sea water desalination plant in North Africa;

Representing a South East Asian contractor in an ICC arbitration regarding a major infrastructure project in North Africa;

Representing a Portuguese telecoms company in an ICC arbitration in relation to damages awarded in another arbitration;

Representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an ICSID arbitration under the Saudi Arabia-South Korea BIT relating to the claimant's interests in a project for the construction of a power and desalination plant in Saudi Arabia;

Representing Asian and European clients in an ICC dispute relating to a US$40 billion LNG project in Asia-Pacific.

Representing a European industrial gas supplier in a mediation and an ad hoc arbitration relating to the effects of COVID-19 on the performance of a long-term gas supply agreement.

Advising a Middle Eastern State organ on various issues of public international law, including matters related to the law of treaties and model bilateral investment treaties.

Representing a Middle Eastern telecoms group in an ICC arbitration arising from a shareholders' agreement in relation to its investment in the Middle East.

Advising an African company in relation to a potential commercial arbitration arising out of breaches of a shareholders' agreement.

Representing a Middle Eastern company in a London-seated LCIA arbitration under a joint venture agreement for an aluminium smelter project.

Awards and Recognition

Honorable Mention "Martin Domke Award for best individual oralist", 20th Vis Moot

Honorable Mention "Frédéric Eisemann Award for team oral pleadings", 20th Vis Moot