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Samaa A. Haridi

Samaa A. Haridi
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Samaa A. Haridi is a partner in the International Arbitration practice in Weil’s New York office. Ms. Haridi’s practice focuses on complex international litigation and arbitration proceedings involving joint ventures, international investments, service agreements, construction projects, contracts, banking, and securities.

Ms. Haridi has been ranked by clients and peers in Chambers USA for International Arbitration (Nationwide), and has been described as being "deeply involved in complex matters in the Middle East, and clients value her Arabic and French language skills."

In 2009, an article she co-wrote, "Ebb and Flow: The Changing Jurisdictional Tides of Global Litigation," won the Burton Award for Legal Achievement (Excellence in Legal Writing).

Ms. Haridi has significant experience representing corporations and financial institutions from the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia, and has represented parties in proceedings under the arbitration rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Born in Switzerland, Ms. Haridi grew up in Belgium, Egypt, Morocco, and France. After graduating First of her Class and obtaining her Diplôme d'Etudes Universitaires Générales with High Honors from the Cairo branch of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in 1995, Ms. Haridi was awarded the French Government's "Best Achievement" scholarship to pursue her studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. There, she earned a License in Business Law (1996), a Maîtrise (J.D.) in International Business Transactions, with Honors (1997), and a Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies (LL.M.) in Private International Law and International Business Transactions (1998). Ms. Haridi then received one of two merit-based LL.M Scholarships awarded by the Sorbonne University to continue her studies at the University of San Diego School of Law in the United States, where she obtained an LL.M. in Comparative Law in 1999.

Ms. Haridi is a dual-qualified (United States/England & Wales) lawyer, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. in the states of New York and California.

She is fluent in French and Arabic and is also conversant in Spanish.

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