Partner Reza Mohtashami QC and senior associate Farouk El-Hosseny of Three Crowns, recently acted as consulting editors of Volume 5, Issue 2 of the ninth edition of the BCDR International Arbitration Review. The edition focused on third party funding in international arbitration, including the global growth of third-party funding and issues of legality and governing jurisdictions. They also co-authored the Volume’s Afterword, where they reflected on contemporary and future challenges facing the industry. 

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Reza, a partner in the London office, has represented clients as counsel and advocate in more than 80 arbitrations conducted under a variety of arbitration rules in many different jurisdictions. He has particular expertise in disputes arising in emerging markets.

Reza is a qualified English Solicitor-Advocate and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in recognition of his advocacy skills in 2018.  He is Vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee, trustee of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre, member of the LCIA Court, and an editorial board member of the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin and Global Arbitration Review.


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).

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