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Alexander Marcopoulos is “an excellent lawyer” who wins commendations for his “well-organised and focused” approach to commercial and investor-state arbitrations across the energy and maritime sectors.


Alexander Marcopoulos is counsel in Shearman & Sterling’s international arbitration practice.

He represents companies and states in commercial, investor-state and maritime arbitrations carried out under the auspices of a variety of institutional rules, including those of the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, the SCC and the LMAA.

His practice focuses particularly on disputes in the construction, energy and maritime sectors. He also has experience handling arbitrations related to shareholder and investment treaty disputes.

Alex started his career as an associate in the litigation department of Shearman & Sterling’s New York office, where he worked on a variety of litigation and arbitration matters, including securities, M&A and complex commercial litigations.

He is very active in the firm’s international pro bono programme. He notably worked with the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, assisting in the prosecution of those accused of participating in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. He is presently collaborating with Human Rights at Sea, a UK charity, on ways to improve human rights victims’ access to effective remedies.

Alex also lectures on investor-state arbitration at Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II) and has previously taught a course on legal writing at Sciences Po Law School.

Alex holds a JD (cum laude) from Tulane University Law School and a BA in economics and philosophy from New York University. While at Tulane, Alex concentrated his studies on admiralty and maritime law.

A US and Greek national, Alex speaks English and Greek. Alex is qualified to practise as a member of the New York Bar.

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