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Zuhair Farouki


Career Summary

Zuhair specialises in commercial litigation and international arbitration. He regularly advises commercial and individual clients in multijurisdictional claims, including: contract claims; international sales and distribution agreements; banking and financial regulatory matters; and white collar crime.

Zuhair spent 4 years in Linklaters’ disputes team, working on high-profile and highly complex cases. Having joined as a paralegal, Zuhair used the invaluable experience he gained to grow within the team and subsequently qualified as a solicitor in September 2018. After qualifying, Zuhair joined Stevens & Bolton’s disputes team and advised on a range of domestic matters, including insurance and construction disputes.


  • Acting for investors in an investment arbitration claim worth more than $400 million against an African State that had failed to treat their investment as provided for in the relevant BIT.
  • Advising a shipping client in a complex, multijurisdictional fraud case following the purchase of a vessel.
  • Representing an airline client in a contractual dispute stemming from agreements to lease aircrafts.

Specialist areas

  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • International Arbitration
  • SFO Investigations


  • Arabic (fluent)
  • French (basic)

Professional Membership

  • Solicitor of England & Wales


  • University of Law, LPC
  • BPP Law School, GDL
  • University of Warwick, BA (Hons) History