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 construction and energy sectors.

Alexander leads Shearman & Sterling’s Human Rights at Sea Arbitration team. A collaboration between Shearman & Sterling and UK-based charity Human Rights at Sea, this innovative project seeks to develop a system for the arbitration of complaints concerning human rights abuses at sea.

Alexander is featured in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration – Future Leaders 2020. 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”. 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 as one of the “Best Lawyers” in France in 2020 and 2021.