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 Samy Markbaoui
 Samy Markbaoui

Samy Markbaoui

International Associate, Paris

T +33 1 55 04 58 32

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Samy Markbaoui is an associate in the International Arbitration Practice in Paris. He has experience representing corporations in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, with particular focus on the construction and energy industries in the MENA region.

Samy has been actively involved in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court for a number of years. He was awarded first place in the Montpellier International Arbitration Competition (French language).

Bars and Courts

  • Beirut Bar


  • Master II, Arbitration & International Business, Université de Versailles
  • LLM, Arab Countries' Business Law, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • Master II, Private International Law & International Commercial Law, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • Licence, Lebanese Law, Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
*International Associate in Washington, DC. Admitted only in Beirut. Not engaged in the practice of law in the District of Columbia.


Representing a UAE-based contractor in an ICC arbitration concerning the termination of a design-build contract.

Representing a European contractor in a pre-arbitration claim procedure regarding the construction of multiple energy production facilities in North Africa.

Advising an international consortium with respect to a pre-arbitration dispute regarding a major infrastructure project in Africa.

Advising a MENA investor in relation to a BIT ICSID arbitration against a Middle Eastern sovereign.

Advising a Middle Eastern investor with respect to a potential ICC investment treaty arbitration against a North African State.


  • ConocoPhillips Petrozuata, ConocoPhillips Hamaca B.V. and ConocoPhillips Gulf of Paria B.V. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Brill Nijhoff - The Journal of World Investment and Trade, 15, 2014