Biographical note: Georges Affaki

Georges AffakiProf. Dr. Georges Affaki is a Professor of law at the University of Paris II and an Avocat admitted to practice before the Court of Appeal of Paris, France. He is a Chartered Arbitrator, a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and of the ICSID Panels of Arbitrators and Mediators. He served as chairman, panel and sole arbitrator in investment and in international commercial arbitral proceedings under the rules of the leading institutions.

He is Chairman of ICC France Banking Commission and chairs the Legal Committee of the ICC Banking Commission that he founded. Professor Affaki is a member of the Board of Governors of the UNIDROIT Foundation and a Council member of the ICC Institute. He led or participated in several law reforms in transition economies.

Professor Affaki co-chaired the ICC Task Force on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration. He also chaired the French Arbitration Committee working group on Arbitration in Banking and Financial Matters. He reported on the International Law Association Resolution No. 3/2012 on international jurisdiction over foreign bank branches, and chaired a Paris Europlace working group on Islamic
Finance whose recommendations were released in a report titled Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution in Islamic Finance.

He is the author or editor of several books, articles and case notes on international arbitration and litigation, international banking, economic sanctions, cross-border insolvency, and Islamic finance.

He holds trustee positions in a number of non-profit organisations and is actively engaged in community projects. He was awarded the European Prize for Interdisciplinary Research.

He is the author or editor of several books and over 60 articles and case notes on international banking, international arbitration and litigation, economic sanctions, cross-border insolvency and Islamic finance.