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 recognized as a Global Leader and National Leader in France in Who’s Who Legal Construction 2022. The publication notes that he “is a conscientious tactician who will get to the crux of a dispute before deploying his strategy”. Clients and peers have also praised Alex’s “great strategic mind” and “his expert handling of disputes in the construction, energy and maritime industries” while others state he “masters the art of simplifying complex facts”.
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 since 2021.
J.D., cum laude
B.A. in Economics and Philosophy