Biographical note: Georges Affaki

Georges AffakiProfessor Dr. Georges Affaki, FCIArb, is Professor of law at the University of Paris II and admitted to practice before the Court of Appeal of Paris, France.

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..

Between 2011 and 2014, Professor Affaki chaired the French Arbitration Committee working group on Arbitration in Banking and Financial Matters. He currently co-chairs the ICC Task Force Financial Institutions and International Arbitration. He acted as Rapporteur in relation to the ILA Resolution No. 3/2012 on international jurisdiction over foreign bank branches, and chaired a Paris Europlace working group on Islamic Finance whose recommendations were presented in 2009 in a report titled Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution in Islamic Finance.

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.