Fadi Sarkis

Fadi Sarkis

Senior Partner - UAE

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Fadi Sarkis, is a Senior Partner & Co-Founder of BLG UAE practice.

Mr. Sarkis holds an LLM in International Economic Law from University of Warwick (United Kingdom) and brings more than 25 years of working experience in the Levant, GCC and international legal markets.

Chambers Global ranks Mr. Sarkis as a leading lawyer and a key player on both domestic and cross-border legal issues, with a wealth of international experience complemented by local expertise. According to Chambers, Fadi Sarkis receives a wealth of praise from peers and clients alike. Known as a lawyer who “fights fiercely for his client,” sources add: “He is very capable, with first-rate legal skills, but also very commercial.”

Mr. Sarkis has a solid banking and project finance expertise, in addition to his specialization in insurance and complex real estate development matters, where he is often mandated to act as an expert witness on various issues related to Middle Eastern laws in international arbitrations.

Mr. Sarkis concentrates his practice on local and cross borders commercial and banking disputes acting as a lead counsel and arbitrator in adhoc and institutional arbitrations (LCIA, ICC, DIAC, others). Mr. Sarkis has also contributed to a book on Arbitration in the Middle East.

Mr. Sarkis’ legal expertise also stands out in Corporate Financial Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, and PPP projects. He regularly advises clients on complex cross border transactions, involving M&A, project finance and corporate restructuring.

According to Chambers Global, Mr. Sarkis maintains his reputation as an excellent lawyer. He is praised for his disputes practice, including commercial arbitration, and is often sought out by international clients and law firms for his counsel. His advisory practice covers a range of corporate, finance, trade and energy-related mandates.

Languages: Arabic, English.