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

He 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 oil & gas and mining. Ahmed regularly speaks at mining and oil & gas conferences around Africa. Ahmed is also a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Ahmed advises investors on 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 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, selects a group of young talented French and British individuals under 40, with distinguished careers across a variety of sectors from sciences, politics, law, the military and finance.


Senior Associate

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Public international law

With ‘very extensive experience in advising states‘, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP‘s London PIL team has longstanding expertise in PIL work, and state-to-state and investor-state arbitrations. Global co-chair of international arbitration Jonathan Leach focuses on international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration and PIL matters; Greg Falkof is experienced in disputes in the oil and gas, construction and infrastructure sectors, primarily involving Africa and the Middle East; barrister Claire Stockford acts in investor-state arbitration claims; and Mark Howarth is experienced in state-state arbitrations. At principal associate level, Cameron Forsaithhas great breadth of knowledge‘, while Ahmed Abdel-Hakam is ‘a future star‘.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP‘s arbitration team is experienced in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, as well as the enforcement and challenges of arbitral awards. Global international arbitration group co-head Jonathan Leach, is an international commercial and investor-state arbitration specialist; ‘standout lawyerGreg Falkof is an Africa and Middle East disputes expert; Claire Stockfordputs in the hours to get the job done‘; and Sheena Buddhdev is a 2021 recruit from Akin. Also key to the team are principal associate and ‘up-and-coming starCameron Forsaith, counsel Ahmed Abdel-Hakam, and senior associates Kate Lomas, Margrit Trein and Michael Armstrong.