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El Sawah Law


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El Sawah Law
I practise/work in
  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Sally El Sawah
Non-African Country (Please Specify)
Country of Birth
Egyptian - French
Arabic, English, French
Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Arbitrator
  • Counsel
  • Arbitration/ADR Expert Witness
Number of Cases as Counsel in international arbitration/ADR
Number of Cases as Sole Arbitrator in international arbitration
Number of Cases as Co-Arbitrator in international arbitration
Number of Cases as International Tribunal Chair
Number of Cases as International Arbitration Tribunal Secretary
Number of cases as Arbitration/ADR Expert Witness
  • 1-5
Areas of Speciality
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environment
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Investment Disputes
  • Investment law
Other Speciality (Please Specify)
Islamic law
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
PhD in International Law (Sorbonne University)
LLM in Private International Law (Sorbonne University)
Bachelor of Law (Sorbonne University)
Bachelor of Law (Cairo University)
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
Founder & Principal of El Sawah Law in Cairo, Egypt and Junction in Paris, France
Dr. Sally El Sawah is Founder and Principal of El Sawah Law | Cairo and Junction | Paris. She is also the Deputy Secretary General of the AfAA. She is Egyptian and French qualified, and Registered Foreign Lawyer in England & Wales. She specialises in commercial and investment arbitration and cross-border litigation, acting as Arbitrator, Counsel, Consultant and legal expert. As International lawyer and Arbitrator, she has been involved in a number of high-profile cases and projects in the EMEA region. She has gained a wealth of experience during a career spanning over fifteen years in Paris, London and Cairo, both in reputable law firms and as an independent practitioner. Fluent in Arabic, English and French and working between Egypt, Paris and London, Dr. El Sawah has deep knowledge of Civil Law and Common Law systems, as well as the business, social and cultural environments of Francophone, Anglophone and Northern-Africa, the Middle-East and Europe. She has considerable experience as Arbitrator and regularly sits as Presiding arbitrator and Co-arbitrator in arbitral proceedings in Arabic, English and French.
Sally is the winner of AfAA Award of best young arbitration practitioner of the year 2020 and AfAA’s Deputy Secretary General since February 2021.
Legal Background
  • Civil Law
  • Common Law
  • European Law
  • International Law
  • Islamic Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
Admitted lawyer before Cairo and Paris Bar Associations
Registered Foreign Lawyer of England & Wales
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Agency/Distribution
  • Built Environment
  • Charter parties
  • Concessions
  • Energy Pricing
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Loan
  • Partnership
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Sale of Business
  • Sale of Goods
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
  • Shipbuilding
  • Tender Processes

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