International Arbitration Associate, Paris
"Calm under pressure, I advise multinational corporations on domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Adept at communicating and collaborating across cultural barriers, I offer tailored, commercial and pragmatic advice to assist clients throughout their dispute."
Education and qualifications
Suleyman serves as counsel in pre-contentious and arbitration matters under ICC, LCIA, and CIArb rules. He works with clients around the world, with a particular focus on commercial and investor-state arbitration in the fields of construction, telecommunications and post-M&A.
- a Brazilian agribusiness conglomerate in a LCIA commercial arbitration in London against a large commodities broker in respect of an alleged fraud and subsequent damages claim
- an Asian state in an investor-state CIArb dispute against a U.S. company in relation to a contract for the provision of intelligence and asset tracing services. This dispute raised complex factual and legal issues in respect of damages, privilege and political immunity
- an ICC gas price review arbitration between a middle-Eastern energy company and a European buyer under long-term gas supply agreements
Suleyman is a member of Linklaters’ Business and Human Rights group and maintains a deep interest on the interplay between Business and Human Rights and arbitration.
A keen pro-bono volunteer, Suleyman has worked on matters concerning international asylum law, refugee status appeals and sexual violence. Suleyman has also received human rights law training in Lebanon alongside regional NGOs.
Suleyman has been a Council Member for St. Paul’s Cathedral, London where his duties included advising on financial, real estate, fundraising, planning issues, along with consulting on general commercial matters.
Suleyman has also acted as Governor of Preston Manor High School, London where he consulted on educational and governance policies, staff remuneration practices, financial management and data privacy.
Suleyman currently co-manages an international NGO offering displaced people practical and legal support across Europe.