Independent Counsel, Arbitrator & Mediator (Paris / London) | MCIArb | Member of the Management Committee of the SOAS Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Center (SADRC)

Dr. Amel Makhlouf MCIArb is an independent counsel and arbitrator qualified to practice in Paris, specialised in international arbitration, banking and finance, FinTech, Islamic law and finance, and laws of the Arab Middle East.

She has gained extensive experience in cross-border disputes and arbitral proceedings based in the MENA region governed by the laws of France, England and Wales, Russia, Algeria, Morocco, Iran, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong. Over the years, she has acted in arbitral proceedings conducted under the auspices of the ICC, HKIAC, DIAC, BCDR-AAA, as well as ad-hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules across a wide range of sectors, including large-scale construction projects, real estate, banking and finance, Islamic finance and technology.

Dr. Amel Makhlouf is the former Managing Editor for the Country Surveys (Vol. 21 & 22) of the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, which is the leading English language journal covering contemporary Islamic laws and laws of the Middle East.

She serves as a research associate at the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern law at SOAS University of London, and as a member of the Management Committee of the SOAS Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Centre (SADRC).

Additionally, she holds positions as a lecturer in international arbitration and banking and finance at the Paris Bar School.


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