Samaa A. Haridi is a partner in the International Arbitration Group of Hogan Lovells. Ms. Haridi has significant experience representing corporations and financial institutions from various parts of the world, and has represented parties in proceedings under the arbitration rules of all the major arbitral institutions. Ms. Haridi also frequently sits as an arbitrator in international disputes.
Ms. Haridi has been ranked by clients and peers in Chambers USA and Chambers Global for International Arbitration. She has been singled out by clients for her “very supportive and intelligent” approach, and regularly handles commercial and investor-state arbitrations involving the Middle East. Sources also acknowledge her as being “hard-working and very entrepreneurial,” as well as a “unique practitioner with unique skills.” She has also been recognized as a “great up-and-coming lawyer” by Legal 500 and as a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation.
Born in Switzerland, Ms. Haridi 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.
Ms. Haridi is a member of the bars of New York, California, and England & Wales.
She is fluent in French and Arabic and is also conversant in Spanish.
Profile as of 8/13/2015