Farouk El-Hosseny recently authored the “The Rule of Law in Investment – A Condition For Development? chapter in The Roles of International Law in Developmentpublished by Oxford University Press. The publication was edited by Robert McCorquodale (Emeritus Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Nottingham and a barrister at Brick Court Chambers, and member of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights) and Siobhán McInerney-Lankford (EU Fundamental Rights Agency).

By considering various empirical data, the chapter explores the impact on development within states when the core requirements of the rule of international law – be it in the context of maritime boundary disputes or disputes with investors who are nationals of other states – are adhered to by those states.

The publication is available to purchase here.


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

In addition, Farouk has acted as arbitrator under in proceedings under the auspices of the ICC and PCA. He is a member of the ICC Bulletin Editorial Board.

Farouk was recognised by Who’s Who Legal as an Arbitration Future Leader for 2023 as “one of the strongest arbitration intellectuals in the London market” and in 2022 as “a brilliant lawyer who combines academic chops with common sense”. He has been listed as a recommended lawyer for international arbitration and a “Rising Star” in public international law in The Legal 500 UK’s 2023 guide and recognised in The Legal 500 UK’s 2022 Arbitration Powerlist.

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