Farouk El-Hosseny, a senior associate at Three Crowns, recently authored Part 4, Chapter 14, of Public Participation and Foreign Investment Law: Volume 16, published on 28 January 2021. Farouk’s chapter, “Third Party Intervention at the Proposed Multilateral Investment Court,” explores the procedure of third party intervention for non-disputing parties who are affected by a given ‎dispute, ‎as contemplated before the proposed Multilateral Investment Court. In particular, by looking at the practice of third party intervention before other courts and tribunals, including investor-state tribunals and the International Court of Justice, the chapter explores the lessons that the proposed Court can draw so as to ensure implementation of that procedure in a manner that safeguards both equalities of arms and transparency.


Farouk, a senior associate in the London office, advises clients on arbitrations governed by the ICC, ICSID, and UNCITRAL rules, with a focus on complex commercial and investor-State disputes in the telecommunications and oil and gas sectors. He is often called upon by clients to provide strategic advice in respect to disputes raising matters of taxation, international sanctions, and claims by competing governments.

In addition, Farouk has acted as an arbitrator under the ICC and DIAC rules. He is actively involved in the Firm’s pro bono practice, having recently assisted REDRESS in a landmark case before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR).

Farouk holds a PhD degree in public international law from Leiden University and was a visiting scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil law from the University of Ottawa and an LLM from the University of Montreal. He is a native Arabic and French speaker, also speaking Spanish and Italian fluently. He is a member of the Quebec and Paris Bars.


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