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Ahmed Abdel-Hakam, Senior Associate

Ahmed Abdel-Hakam

Senior Associate

Languages

English, French, Arabic

Practice areas

  • Energy and infrastructure
  • International arbitration
  • Investment treaty arbitration
  • Public International Law

Practice notes

Ahmed Abdel-Hakam is a Senior Associate in Eversheds Sutherland’s International Arbitration and Public International Law practice. Ahmed is a Solicitor-Advocate (Civil and Criminal Higher Rights of Audience) before the Higher Courts of England & Wales and a French Avocat.

He represents clients in high-profile cross-border disputes with a multilingual element and legal and procedural issues across civil and common law jurisdictions. He advises on questions of English, French and international laws.

He has experience in international arbitration proceedings under the rules of all the major arbitral institutions, dealing with disputes covering a broad range of sectors, with a focus on mining and oil & gas. Ahmed regularly speaks at mining conferences around Africa (recent speaking engagements took place in: Sudan, Zambia, Angola and Liberia).

Ahmed advises investors on both potential claims under international investment law and investment structuring to access investment treaty protections. He also provides training to governments on investment treaty arbitration and is a contributor to Oxford University Press’ online publication “Investment Claims”.

He is also a member of the Y-ADR Steering Committee of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR).

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