Hadia Hakim

Associate, Paris



Hadia Hakim is an associate in the Firm's International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation Groups. She represents and advises private companies and foreign sovereigns in the resolution of international disputes. She is also actively involved in pro bono matters at the Firm.

During law school, Ms. Hakim served as current events editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. She worked as a law clerk at the US Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program and the International Labour Organization (ILO), Office of the Legal Adviser. Ms. Hakim also worked on trade and environment issues as a legal intern for the United Nationals Environment Programme (UNEP). Prior to attending law school, Ms. Hakim interned at the Carter Center where she focused on human rights in the Middle East and North Africa.

Bars and Courts
California State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Georgetown University Law Center
Master en droit economique
Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
University of California


Representing a European government agency in an ongoing ICC arbitration against a contractor under the FIDIC Pink Book form of construction contract.

Advising an African company in the context of a dispute over the construction of several LNG trains.

Representing a European contractor in a series of related ICC arbitrations against the employer concerning the construction of a hydroelectric project in Latin America.

Advising a European technology company in the context of its dispute with an international organization.

Representing an international telecommunications company in arbitration proceedings regarding a shareholders’ dispute arising out of a joint-venture project in Africa.

Representing the Republic of Uzbekistan in an ICSID arbitration brought by a Turkish company and several Turkish nationals concerning alleged investments in retail.

Representing a Luxembourg company in an ICSID arbitration arising under the Luxembourg-Algeria bilateral investment treaty as a result of an alleged expropriation of a telecommunications company.

Representing the Government of the Philippines in an ICSID arbitration brought by a Belgian company in relation to the alleged cancellation of a dredging project.

Representing a U.S. electricity company in an ICSID annulment proceeding arising out of its investment in an electricity distribution company in Latin America.

Representing a French petroleum and gas storage company in an ICC arbitration arising out of a joint venture agreement.