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  • Raëd Fathallah

    • Raëd Fathallah, Partner, is a member of the firm’s International Arbitration team. He acts as counsel in large-scale and complex investment and commercial arbitrations, in which he represents corporations, sovereign States and State entities.

      Raëd Fathallah is also an accomplished arbitrator. He has served in more than 70 cases under the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, DIAC and CRCICA Rules, including as chairperson and sole arbitrator in over half of those cases. He is a Vice President and a Court member of the LCIA, a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and is also on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators.

      Whether as counsel or as arbitrator, he has been involved in more than 120 proceedings, both ad hoc or under the major Rules (including ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, DIAC, BCDR, CRCICA and OHADA). He offers a harmonious blend of civil law, common law and Islamic law experience, spanning all continents, with a particular focus on the mining, oil and gas, and construction sectors.

    • Professional career

      Prior to joining Bredin Prat, he practised in New York, Montreal and Lebanon.

    • Academic career

      Admitted to the Quebec Bar (1997) and the Paris Bar (2007), Raëd is qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2005. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa (L.L.L, 1994) and the New York University School of Law (M.C.J., 1996). He also obtained a Doctorate in Law (D.Phil, 2007) from the University of Oxford, Lincoln College, where his research principally focused on investment treaty arbitration.

    • Decorations

      In 2021, he was appointed Vice President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).

      In 2014, he won the prestigious Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Prize for Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the ASA. This prize is awarded every two years to “counsel who, through their exceptional talents in advocacy, significantly contribute to the promotion of effective resolution of international commercial disputes through arbitration”.

      “Raëd Fathallah is a very persuasive advocate and knows the issues inside out. He handles the legal matters with profound commercial sensibility and puts the client's interests and objectives before anything else.”
      “Raëd Fathallah brings a wealth of experience acting for states, state-owned companies and multinationals on the full range of arbitration mandates. He is particularly adept at advising on matters involving Egypt and the Middle East. He is praised for his customer-oriented approach”.
      “Raëd Fathallah is responsive and is praised for his perceptive and subtle approach. He is easy to work with as he has good communication skills.”
      Chambers Europe, 2019-2021

      “Raëd Fathallah is ‘highly rated as an arbitratorin the market and is frequently active in disputes across North Africa. He is well versed in both investment and commercial arbitrations and regularly appears before ICSID, the ICC and the LCIA.”
      “Raëd Fathallah is ‘clearly a very good disputes practitioner’, and is also noted for his ‘strong practice as an arbitrator’.”
      Chambers Global (Africa-wide), 2020 

      Raëd Fathallah “is undoubtedly one of the brightest minds of his generation”, say observers, who are left impressed by “his professionalism, experience and client-orientated approach”. Commentators say, “He quickly understands the needs of the client and always provides comments in a brief, concrete and substantial manner.”
      Who’s Who Legal, 2019

      Recognised as a “Leading” Arbitrator
      Décideurs, 2021

      “Recommended Lawyer” in Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
      The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019-2020

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