Laith Najjar is an associate based in the London office. He is a member of the International Dispute Resolution Group, where his practice focuses on international arbitration, both commercial and investor-state. Mr. Najjar has a particular focus on disputes arising in the energy and natural resources and infrastructure sectors and has acted for a broad range of clients, including oil & gas majors, mining companies, contractors, agribusinesses, independent trading houses, financial institutions and state-owned entities, under most of the major arbitral rules as well as in the English High Court. His representations include acting for clients in a number of different jurisdictions and in disputes that have been governed by a variety of substantive laws. Mr. Najjar is recognised as a Rising Star in international arbitration by The Legal 500 UK (2023). He has also been identified as part of the “next generation of arbitration” counsel in London by Legal Business (2022).
Mr. Najjar joined the firm in 2018 from another U.S. law firm in London. He received his LL.B. from Kings College London in 2008.
Mr. Najjar is a co-author of the Investment Treaty Arbitration and Mining chapters in The Guide to Construction Arbitration, published by Global Arbitration Review (October, 2021); “Investment Treaty Arbitration in the Construction Sector,” a chapter in The Guide to Construction Arbitration, published by Global Arbitration Review (October, 2019).
Mr. Najjar was admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales in 2012. He is also admitted as a solicitor advocate with rights of audience before the higher courts.