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An added value Directory of North African International Arbitrators & ADR practioners verified and qualified by IAF.

Short Biography

Sami Houerbi

Sami Houerbi started his legal career in 1992 with French and German law firms in Munich (Germany) and in Paris (France).

From 1999 to 2005, he was deputy counsel to the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), where he was responsible for the management and supervision of hundreds of international arbitration proceedings.

From 2005 to 2021, Sami Houerbi acted as Arbitration and ADR Director of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa. He was in charge of organizing capacity-building trainings and creating strategic partnerships with all legal stakeholders including State representatives, in-house Counsel, lawyers and judges…

Sami Houerbi acts regularly since 2006 as Counsel and arbitrator under ad hoc and institutional international arbitrations under the ICC, DIAC, ACIC, CRCICA and Swiss Rules with proven experience in the implementation procedures of international awards.

In 2008, he founded Houerbi Law firm, where he developed a recognized expertise in the field of business, energy and construction law and international dispute resolution.

Sami Houerbi is a Court Member at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC), a Board member of the Tehran Regional Arbitration Center (TRAC) and a Member of the Panel of Arbitrators of Hong Kong Arbitration Center (HKIAC) and Shanghai Arbitration Center (SHIAC).

Furthermore, he is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), the International Arbitration Institute of the French Committee of Arbitration and the Swiss Arbitration Association.

Sami Houerbi speaks four languages which are Arabic, English, French and German.

  • Lawyer at the Tunis Bar
  • M, University of Ludwig Maximilian, Munich
  • Postgraduate Diploma on international law at the University Paris II
  • First law degree at the University Paris II
  • Pre-law degree at the University of Saarbrucken, Germany

Sami Houerbi is a contributor in several publications in the field of international arbitration. The most recent: “Wolters Kluwer – Arbitration in Africa: A Practitioner’s Guide: Author of the Chapter on North Africa”.

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Sami Houerbi is an ADR expert with a proven track record on these issues:
- International Arbitration
- Commercial disputes
- ...

(+216) 20 216 216
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