Ahmed Elsisi* is an International Visiting Advisor in Dechert’s Washington D.C. office. Mr. Elsisi has acted as legal counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (the “PCA”), where he was responsible for handling PCA administered proceedings, including investor-State and contract-based arbitrations. Before joining the PCA, he was Legal Adviser to the Egyptian Minister of Investment, where he provided legal advice on matters relating to foreign investors under Egyptian law. He also advised on the amendments of a number of investment-related laws, including Egyptian investment and corporate law. 

Mr. Elsisi has several years of experience at the Egyptian judiciary, where he handled disputes between foreign/domestic investors and government agencies. He also has worked at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs in New York, the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization in Geneva and the World Bank in Washington D.C.  

    • Cairo University, LL.B., 2004
    • The Hague Academy of International Law, Certificate, 2009, Private International Law
    • Università degli Studi di Torino, LL.M., 2010
    • Stanford Law School, LL.M., International Economic Law, 2012, Fulbright Scholar
    • *Admitted in Egypt only; not engaged in the practice of law in D.C.; supervised by principals of the firm who are members of the D.C. bar
    • English
    • Arabic
    • Young ICSID
    • International Law Association
    • American Society of International Law
    • International Council for Commercial Arbitration