Farouk is a Senior Associate based in London. He regularly advises clients on arbitrations governed by the ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
Prior to joining Three Crowns, Farouk was an international arbitration associate at Freshfields in London, having previously worked in that firm’s Corporate and M&A teams in Riyadh and Dubai. Farouk was also a legal counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague where he administered appointing authority requests, investor-state and commercial arbitrations. He was also the Court’s acting representative in Mauritius, where he focused on promoting the Court’s activities and casework in Africa. In addition, Farouk has litigation experience before Quebec courts.
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. Farouk is a native Arabic and French speaker. He also speaks Spanish and Italian fluently. Farouk is a member of the Quebec and Paris Bars.