For nearly two decades, Fahad Habib has assisted global clients in international arbitration proceedings, U.S. litigation, and international trade and anticorruption investigations and counseling.
Fahad's arbitration practice includes both investor-State and international commercial arbitration. He has arbitrated disputes under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) rules and has also served as an arbitrator. He also has significant experience in the global enforcement of arbitral awards. Fahad has litigated claims in U.S. courts under the Anti-Terrorism Act, the Alien Tort Statute, and the Torture Victim Protection Act, as well as advised on numerous cross-border litigation issues.
Fahad advises clients on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anticorruption laws. Most recently, he has conducted internal investigations across the Middle East and South Asia and has advised on cross-border transactions for clients based in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. In addition, Fahad counsels clients regarding economic sanctions regulations administered by the United States Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), export control laws, and other related statutes.
Fahad was previously based in the Firm's offices in Washington, D.C. (until 2011) and the Middle East (from 2011 until 2014).
Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Internal Investigations: Whether and How to Investigate During a Global Pandemic
- April 23, 2020
Center for Professional Education, International Operations Accounting Virtual Conference 2020: Ethics, FCPA, Fraud & Disclosure Process in an International Environment
- January 23, 2020
Ethical Considerations in Internal Investigations, Jones Day University
- October 11, 2017
What to Do When . . . Your Company Confronts Anti-Corruption Issues in China or India: The Increasing Coordination of U.S. and International Law Enforcement
- April 6, 2016
New Opportunities and Challenges in India: Key Regulatory and Compliance Developments -- Co-Hosted by Jones Day, PwC, and the U.S.-India Business Council
- April 4, 2016
Roundtable Discussion: The Rule of Non Law, Hosted by Stanford Law School's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (London)
- May 18, 2015
Anticorruption Compliance at Model Agreements & Guidelines International (MAGI) Clinical Research Conference
- November 9, 2014
Anticorruption and International Trade Compliance at Model Agreements & Guidelines International (MAGI) Clinical Research Conference
- January 23, 2007
Emerging Issues in International Trade and International Law and Litigation, speech to officials of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce
- Georgetown University (J.D. 2001; Senior Articles Editor & Executive Editor [Summer], Georgetown International Environmental Law Review); University of California, Berkeley (B.A. with distinction 1998)
- California and District of Columbia
Member of International Arbitration Practice ranked Band 1 in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business
Recognized by Global Arbitration Review in the GAR 30 top arbitration practices for 2020