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Mohamed Shelbaya

Tel:
Work +33 1 53 89 70 00
Email:
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Work Department

International Arbitration

Position

Partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice

Career

Mohamed has represented companies, States and State owned-entities in more than 40 commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, with a particular focus on arbitrations in the oil & gas sector and/or arbitrations involving interests in the Middle East. He also has extensive experience advising energy companies regarding their contractual portfolio as well as negotiating on their behalf with their major upstream and downstream counterparties.

Languages

Arabic, English and French

Member

  • Lecturer on investment arbitration, Sciences Po Law School (2017/2018)
  • Visiting international arbitration tutor, King’s College, University of London (2007/2008)
  • Founding Member, CRCICA Young Arbitration Practitioners Forum (YAPF)
  • Member, ICC Arab Arbitration Group, LCIA Users Council, LCIA Young International Arbitrators Group (YIAG), ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) and ASA Below 40
  • Member, MENA Business Law Advisory Group, OECD 

Education

  • Oxford University, Magister Juris (Weidenfeld Scholar)
  • Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I), Master II (LL.M) in Private International
  • Law and International Business Law
  • Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), Master II (LL.M.) in Litigation, Arbitration and
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I), Maîtrise (Bachelor of Law)
  • Cairo University, Bachelor of Law


France: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: Next generation lawyers

Mohamed Shelbaya - Shearman & Sterling LLP

Within: International arbitration

Shearman & Sterling LLP has established itself as the leading ultimate reference for international arbitration in France: the Paris office is home to the firm’s international arbitration hub and to one of the market’s largest teams with 50 dedicated lawyers, who have a unique track record and consistently attract instructions on multibillion-dollar disputes in relation with the Arabic world, Africa and Europe. The group is managing a diverse and prominent commercial and investment arbitration portfolio spanning construction, telecoms, oil and gas price review and exploration issues. Recent highlights include representing Ukraine in an ICSID arbitration initiated by Emergofin and Velbay regarding an aluminium and alumina production company. The practice also obtained a precedent-setting victory regarding abusive claim definition when defending Algeria in a $4bn ICSID arbitration initiated by Orascom TMT. Areva, Yukos Oil‘s former majority shareholder, Egyptian Natural Gas, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sonatrach, the Government of Lithuania and EDF are clients. Heading the firm’s global practice, Emmanuel Gaillard is the one and only market's leading figure in France. Yas Banifatemi, who leads the global public international law practice, also stands out. Coralie Darrigade, Jennifer Younan, Maude Lebois and Mohamed Shelbaya are key members, along with counsels Daniel Reich and Benjamin Siino.

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