Hafez R Virjee serves as an independent arbitrator. Dually-qualified (England & Wales / Paris), he has over a decade of experience acting as arbitrator and counsel under several of the major rules of arbitration. His clients have spanned the range of listed companies, private equity firms, tech start-ups, industrial concerns, State entities and treaty organisations, in disputes across a wide range of sectors and relationships, including shareholder agreements, joint-ventures, agency, M&A, telecommunications, tech, energy, pharmaceutical, construction and defence.
Hafez Virjee is fluent in English and French and based between London and Paris. He has been listed in Who’s Who Legal - International Arbitration: Future Leaders since 2018, and was ranked by that publication among the most highly-regarded in 2020. According to WWL, he has been described by peers as an "extraordinarily talented arbitrator" (2021) and "one of the most creative minds in today's arbitration community" (2020).
Hafez Virjee is a French national, born in Kenya and educated in the UK, France and the US. He regularly writes and speaks on international arbitration and legal risk management. Prior to Virjee Arbitration, Hafez Virjee practised at international law firms in London, Paris and Dubai. Please find below his CV and contact details.