Bahaa Ezzelarab


  • International investment law
  • Legislative and regulatory compliance and reform
  • Corporate law
  • Public international law
  • Renewable energy
  • Agency and distribution
  • Foreign languages: English, German, Arabic


  • Member of the Africa Team
  • Joined the firm in 2018
  • Worked for Thebes Consultancy, Cairo, 2014-8
  • Worked for the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, London, 2016-8
  • Worked for Baker & McKenzie LLP, Toronto, 2011-2012
  • Worked for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Cairo, 2005-2007


  • Member of the Ontario Bar since 2012
  • Juris Doctor, 2011, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (UofT)
  • LLM (Masters of Law), Distinction, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2008
  • M.A., International Human Rights Law, American University in Cairo (AUC), 2007 (incomplete)
  • B.A., Political Science, Highest Honours, AUC, 2005

Knowledge Sharing

The relevance of anti-suit injunction

In cross border disputes framework, sometimes parties bring their grievances to domestic courts, in contravention of their arbitration agreement. One of the avenues to compel parties to respect their arbitration agreement is an “anti-suit injunction”, which seeks to restrain a party from …

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UK Supreme Court confirms rift between England and France on law governing arbitration agreements

In the absence of an express choice of law governing arbitration agreements, which law applies and why does it matter? The UK Supreme Court recently dealt with this question in the Kabab-Ji case and reached a different conclusion than the French Court of Appeal. Our

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The ICSID Rules Amendment Proposals #3: a good chance to increase consensus?

On 16 August 2019, ICSID issued for the third time its proposals for amendment of its rules. The proposals aim to respond to the main challenges and criticism of the ICSID system in the last decades, such as those relating to transparency in the conduct and outcome of proceedings, disclosure …

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