Antonin Sobek

International Arbitration, Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Antonin Sobek focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration. He has experience representing multinationals, States and State-owned entities in high-stake disputes covering a range of industries, including construction, energy, oil & gas, and aviation. 

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2023, Antonin was a Counsel at the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre, administering over 500 arbitration proceedings. He also practiced international arbitration at leading international law firms in London and Paris. 


Acting for/advising:

  • A joint venture contractor in ADCCAC arbitration proceedings in relation to a multibillion-dollar construction project in the UAE.
  • A main contractor in US $60m ICC arbitration proceedings against a major developer in relation to a mixed-use development project in Kuwait.
  • The main contractor in ICC arbitration proceedings seated in Muscat, Oman and arising out of a subcontract in respect of a power plant project.
  • A main contractor in Abu Dhabi-seated arbitration initiated by a subcontractor in relation to a major construction project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • A client on its claims arising from an oil field development project in Iraq.
  • An offshore construction company in enforcement proceedings before the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts.
  • A real estate developer in DIAC arbitration proceedings arising out of a mixed-used community project in Dubai, UAE.

Formação Acadêmica

  • Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, Diploma in International Construction Contracts
  • London School of Economics (LSE), LLM in Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Sciences Po Paris, BA
  • Sciences Po Paris (in partnership with Columbia University & Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University), Master in Economic Law


  • Paris


  • Czech
  • Inglês
  • Francês
  • Espanhol


  • Young ICCA Regional Representative for Western Asia
  • Assistant Editor for MENA, Kluwer Arbitration Blog
  • Member of the MENA Sub-committee of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations
  • Arbitrator Intelligence Ambassador
  • Mentor, GROW Mentoring