Sabrina Aïnouz is a partner in the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group in the Paris office. She represents states, state-owned entities and private sector companies in investor-state and commercial arbitrations in a variety of fields, with a focus on oil and gas, mining, construction, telecommunications and general commercial disputes. She has represented clients in arbitrations under all major arbitration rules, including ICC, ICSID, SCC and UNCITRAL rules. She also acts as counsel in proceedings for the enforcement and annulment of international arbitral awards before French courts.
Sabrina is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, representing Algeria, a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and an ambassador of the ICC Africa Commission. Since December 2021, Sabrina has been vice-president of the Paris Arbitration Week association.
Sabrina has been ranked as a Future Leader by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration and as one of the ten Next Generation Partners in France by The Legal 500 in 2022. Sabrina has been recognised by peers and clients as a “real fighter with expertise in investment arbitration”, a “hard working professional”, and a “star in the field (including treaty arbitration)”, with “specialist knowledge of public international law”, a “phenomenal” capacity for work and “an unbeatable intellect”.
Representative Arbitration Cases
Enforcement and Annulment Proceedings
Other Relevant IDR Experience