Independent Lawyer
5, rue de Chaillot, Paris, 75116

Areas of Expertise: administrative law, art & culture law, aviation, banking disputes, civil liability, civil procedure, commercial contracts, comparative law, conflict of laws, construction disputes, contracts, corporate & business law, cross-border disputes, defense industry, due diligence, energy, enforcement, environmental law, European law, expropriation – privatization, human rights, insurance, intellectual property, international commercial arbitration, international law, international organizations, international transactions, investment arbitration, investments, joint ventures, lease disputes, maritime law – shipping, medical disputes, mergers & acquisitions, minerals & metals, oil & gas, online dispute resolution, organizational strategy, pharmaceutical industry, private law, public law, public procurement, public – private partnerships, real estate, securities, sports, stock market disputes, succession disputes, technology, telecommunications, torts, tourism, trademarks, transport & logistics, urban planning – infrastructure, utilities

Arbitration Experience: Dr Sally El Sawah regularly acts as Counsel and Arbitrator in numerous ad hoc and institutional arbitration cases under the auspices of the LCIA, ICC, ICSID, CRCICA, AFA, French-Arab Chamber of Commerce, DIAC, CCJA/OHADA, etc.

Languages: Arabic, English and French.

Education: Dr EL SAWAH holds BAs from Cairo and Sorbonne Universities and an LL.M and a PhD from the Sorbonne.

Professional Career: Dr EL SAWAH is a Qualified Lawyer in France & Egypt and a Registered European Lawyer in England and Wales. She is in independent practice and specialises in international arbitration and cross-border litigation. Prior to that, she was working as Senior Counsel in a leading arbitration law firm in Paris where she was handling a wide range of interesting and complex international arbitration and litigation cases.

In addition to her arbitration experience, Dr El Sawah regularly advises and appears as Counsel before French and Egyptian Courts, in cases involving States, State Entities, State-owned companies, major multinational companies in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia, in particular for the Enforcement and annulment proceedings of arbitral awards as well as Injunctions and Interim Relief.

Her leading book on State and International Organisations Immunities is “The Reference” for all the specialists on this question. She is the author of many academic articles on International arbitration and State immunities, and participates as a speaker and lecturer in international conferences and workshops.

She is a member of many professional associations and groups, such as ILA, ArbitralWomen, ICC-YAF, ICC Arab Arbitration Group and LCIA-YIAG.