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Alexander Marcopoulos is counsel in the International Arbitration practice.

He represents companies and States in commercial, investor/State and maritime arbitrations carried out under the auspices of a variety of institutional rules, including those of the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, SCC and the LMAA. His practice focuses particularly on disputes in the energy and construction sectors.

Alexander is featured in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration – Future Leaders. The publication, which is based upon an independent survey of general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide, profiles the foremost practitioners in the arbitration community aged 45 and under and notes that “Alexander is ‘an excellent lawyer’ who wins commendations for his ‘well-organised and focused’ approach to commercial and investor-state arbitrations” (2020). Previous editions of the same publication note that “Alexander Marcopoulos gains widespread recognition from international peers who praise his ‘great strategic mind’” (2019), that he “masters the art of simplifying complex facts”, and that peers “praise his expert handling of disputes in the construction, energy and maritime industries” (2018).

Alexander has also been listed as a “Rising Star” in the field of commercial arbitration in Euromoney’s LMG Rising Stars expert guide since 2017 and among the “Best Lawyers” in France for Arbitration and Mediation and Public International Law since 2021. In 2023 Alexander was named as a “Lawyer of the Year” by “Best Lawyers”.