Ismail Lamie
Senior Associate
BIOGRAPHY

Ismail Lamie is a senior associate with Meysan Partners. Ismail has experience acting as counsel for international clients in institutional arbitrations under the auspices of CRCICA, DIAC, ICC and ICSID. In addition, he regularly represents clients before domestic courts in relation to commercial and BIT claims.

Ismail’s advisory work focuses on alternative dispute resolution and settlement of construction disputes, as well as white collar crime.

Prior to joining Meysan Partners, Ismail was a senior associate in the dispute resolution department of a leading Egyptian firm. He was also a lecturer of civil law at the French University in Egypt (2017-2019).

PRACTICES
  • Dispute Resolution
Expertise
  • Arbitration
  • Complex litigation
  • Investor-State disputes
  • International trade
  • Competition
  • Sports law
Professional Bodies
  • Egypt
EDUCATION
  • License en droit, Jean Monnet Faculty, Paris-Sud XI University, 2015
  • Master 1, Business Law, Jean Monnet Faculty, Paris-Sud XI University (Paris-Saclay), 2016
  • Master 2, International and European Business Law, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, 2017 (honors)
  • Egyptian LLB equivalency, 2018
LANGUAGES
  • Arabic (fluent)
  • English (fluent)
EXPERIENCE

Successfully defended the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in a precedent-setting investigation before the COMESA Competition Appeals Board.

Represented a major Spanish coal exporter and its local Egyptian distributor in several CRCICA arbitrations seated in Cairo, Egypt, with respect to disputes relating to the floatation decree issued by the Central Bank of Egypt.

Acted for a Spanish steel exporter in a CRCICA arbitration seated in Cairo against an Egyptian gas company in relation to a tender in Egypt.

Represented an Indian pipes manufacturer and exporter in a CRCICA arbitration seated in Cairo, Egypt against an Egyptian gas company in relation to a tender in Egypt.

Acted for a major oil and gas multinational in seven CRCICA arbitrations seated in Cairo, Egypt in relation to their distribution network in Egypt.

Represented a major French gaming company in a CRCICA arbitration seated in Cairo in relation to its service-code provision agreement with its Egyptian service provider.

Amendments to the UAE arbitration law
Amendments to the UAE arbitration law...
October 9, 2023

The UAE has amended its federal arbitration law to introduce more flexibility to arbitration proceedings and lift certain restrictions on the parties’ freedom to nominate arbitrators. While most of the amendments are cosmetic and reiterate established principles of UAE law (e.g., the tribunal’s freedom to assess the evidence and the… Read more