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Sassine, Giorgio A
Phone: +1 (312) 516-2082


Giorgio Sassine’s legal practice focuses on international arbitration and large-scale, complex construction disputes.  Having worked in Paris, Beirut, and New York City prior to joining Stein Ray LLP, Mr. Sassine has a breadth of international experience. His international and domestic arbitration experience includes proceedings administered under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), American Arbitration Association (AAA), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). 


Contributions to international arbitration literature made by Mr. Sassine include:
  • Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc.: Upholding Principles of Arbitration, but Leaving Open Question Regarding Competence-Competence in Arbitral Rules as "Clear and Unmistakable" Evidence that Parties Agreed to Arbitrate Arbitrability, Kluwer International Arbitration Blog, January 2019 
  • Eureka! Foreign Attorneys Can Now Participate in California-seated Arbitrations, Kluwer International Arbitration Blog, August 2018
  • A Call to Arms: Education to Prevent the Harsh Reality of Guerilla Tactics in the Face of the UAE’s Recent Law on Possible Criminal Sanctions for Arbitrators, Kluwer International Arbitration Blog, January 2017
  • There Should be an Answer to § 1782(a) – as to whether its scope includes private arbitral tribunals, McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution, Vol. 3 (2016-2017)
  • California Must Become More Favorable to International Commercial Arbitration, Young Arbitration Review, April 2014
Mr. Sassine's presentations include:
  • “Introduction to International Arbitration and Arbitrator Intelligence”, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City, June 2018
  • “Re-wiring the Brain: Practical Steps to Address Inclusion and Diversity in International Dispute Resolution”, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Atlanta, November 2018

Professional, Business and Civic Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Arbitrator Intelligence Director of Media and Outreach
  • Editor-in-Chief (Blog Coordinator) of the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration Blog
  • Assistant Editor for the North American region of the Kluwer International Arbitration Blog
  • Co-founder of Yoga Arbitration (YogArb)
  • Co-Coaching Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team
  • Young ICCA Special Committee of the ICCA-Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez Memorial Award


Mr. Sassine received his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2013, with an emphasis in International Law.  Upon graduating from San Diego, Mr. Sassine pursued an LL.M. in International Commercial Arbitration Law from Stockholm University.  During law school, Mr. Sassine participated in a summer course through Cornell Law School at the Sorbonne at the Université Paris I Panthéon, where he was first introduced to international arbitration.


  • New York
  • California