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Ahmed Abdel-Hakam, Principal Associate

Ahmed Abdel-Hakam

Principal Associate

Languages

English, French, Arabic

Practice areas

  • Energy and infrastructure
  • International arbitration
  • Investment treaty arbitration
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Public International Law

Practice notes

Ahmed Abdel-Hakam is a Counsel (Principal Associate) specialising in Investor-State Arbitration and Public International Law practice.  He is a Solicitor-Advocate (Civil and Criminal higher Rights of Audience) before the Higher Courts of England & Wales and a French Avocat. 

Based in London, he has experience in representing both multinationals and States in investment and commercial arbitration proceedings under the rules of all the major arbitral institutions, dealing with disputes covering a broad range of sectors, with a focus on regulated industries such as Mining, Telecommunications and Oil and Gas. 

Ahmed also has experience in investment and commercial arbitration proceedings under the rules of all the major arbitral institutions, dealing with disputes covering a broad range of sectors, with a focus on regulated industries such as Mining, Oil & Gas and Telecommunications. Ahmed regularly speaks at mining and oil & gas conferences around Africa (recent speaking engagements took place in: Geneva, New York, London, Sudan, Zambia, Angola and Liberia). Ahmed is also a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

He provides training to governments on investment treaty arbitration and is a contributor to Oxford University Press’ online publication “Investment Claims”. 

He currently serves on the Y-ADR Steering Committee of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) based in New York, USA. 

In 2019, Ahmed has been selected as a Young Leader by the Franco-British Council which, each year, nominates a select group of young French and British individuals under 40, with distinguished careers across a variety of sectors from sciences to arts, politics, law, the military and finance.

In 2020, he was selected to be part of a delegation led by the President of the Law Society of England & Wales and to speak at a joint conference in Tokyo with the Tokyo Dai-Chi Bar Association, on the impact of Brexit on arbitration in England & Wales.