Youssef Al Saman
Youssef Al Saman holds the title of Partner within the Firm’s Dispute Resolution Department. He regularly advises the Firm’s local, international, corporate, and governmental Clients, from a wide range of sectors and industries, on the settlement and resolution of disputes, as well as major; negotiations, commercial transactions, contract drafting, litigation, regulatory affairs, and other day-to-day legal queries.
He specializes in dispute resolution with a focus on international arbitration, where he sits as an arbitrator, and regularly acts as counsel for the Firm’s clients, in mega ad-hoc and institutional proceedings.
He also specializes in negotiating cross-border commercial transactions and prosecuting arbitration related judicial proceedings. He works closely with the Firm’s major clients and has assisted them to successfully negotiate and close complex commercial transactions and amicable settlements of major disputes.
Along with his focus on dispute resolution, he developed notable corporate expertise in; negotiating and advising on different corporate matters, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, sale and purchase, commercial agency, concession, and joint venture agreements, and leading teams in conducting fully-fledged legal audit.
His law teaching and legal training experience involved holding a visiting position at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport (AAST), College of International Transport and Logistics – Department of Logistics, in addition to teaching courses of continuing legal education with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in Egypt.
He obtained his license en droit (LLB) from Cairo University – Egypt, English linguistic studies from the University of Cambridge – UK, Master of Laws (LL.M) in International and Comparative law from Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law Indianapolis – US, where he wrote his master thesis on international arbitration.
He is a Member of the Egyptian Bar Association, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), and a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (FAIADR).