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.