Ahmed, an associate in our London office, has represented companies, States, and State-owned entities in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations under the Rules of the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, and CRCICA, with a particular focus on arbitrations in the energy and construction sectors.

Ahmed’s recent experience includes:

  • Representing an oil & gas major in an ad hoc arbitration relating to contractual claims against a South East Asian State under two concession agreements
  • Acting for a global financial institution in an LCIA arbitration arising from a Middle East joint venture dispute governed by New York law
  • Successfully representing a Ghanaian energy company in an UNCITRAL arbitration in London against the government of Ghana arising out of an emergency power purchase agreement governed by Ghanaian law
  • Representing a leading Egyptian real estate and development company in two parallel CRCICA arbitration proceedings, valued at US$1.6 billion, against a Lebanese developer arising out of a real estate development agreement governed by Egyptian law

Ahmed is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, published by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. His recent publications include the monograph on Abuse of Rights in International Arbitration (Oxford University Press, 2020). He is an Officer of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Arab Regional Forum Committee.

Ahmed holds a PhD from Queen Mary University of London, an LLM from New York University, and an LLB from Cairo University. He is an Egyptian qualified lawyer and speaks English and Arabic.