Alain Farhad is a partner in the international dispute resolution practice of Squire Patton Boggs based in Dubai.
Alain acts as legal counsel in international disputes arising out of commercial contracts and investment protection treaties. He has acted as counsel in over 40 international arbitration proceedings conducted under the ICC, ICSID, DIAC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules. He is also regularly appointed to act as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or chairman of arbitral tribunals in a variety of international arbitration proceedings.
Alain’s experience covers disputes arising from a broad range of business sectors, including the construction, distribution, telecommunications, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and real estate industries. In addition to commercial entities, he represents a number of governments as well as state-owned entities in commercial or investment treaty disputes.
Alain regularly publishes and speaks at conferences in relation to international arbitration matters. He is also a member of the steering committee of the ICC UAE arbitration commission, a representative of the ICC YAF in the MENA region and a member of the DIFC-LCIA users’ council working group.
Alain is admitted as an attorney and counsellor at law in the state of New York and as an avocat à la cour in Paris. He also has rights of audience before the DIFC Courts. Alain holds degrees from the University of Paris, Leicester University and Cornell Law School.
He is fluent in English, French and Farsi, with knowledge of Romanian, German and Russian.
WWL says: Alain Farhad was described as a "force to be reckoned with", and is viewed as a leader in the profession in the Middle East.
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