Avocats Amel Makhlouf


Dr Amel Makhlouf joined AFFAKI AVOCATS in 2016. She is an associate in the international dispute resolution group and regularly acts as administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals in international proceedings conducted under a variety of rules (including ICC, HKIAC, DIAC and UNCITRAL). She was involved in banking and finance, construction, energy, and information technology related proceedings.
Dr Amel Makhlouf gained extensive experience in transactional finance, including Islamic finance, and bank regulatory issues. Her award-winning book on Islamic finance deals with Islamic normativity, French and foreign legal influences on Islamic legal systems, commercial law, banking and finance law as well as insurance law, and is considered as authoritative in the sector.

Dr Amel Makhlouf graduated from Panthéon-Sorbonne University where she received a Master’s degree with distinction in business and economic law (2007). She also holds a LL.M. degree with distinction in banking and finance from Queen Mary University of London (2008) and an Islamic Finance Qualification from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (London) and the Superior Business School of Beirut (2010).

Dr Amel Makhlouf holds a PhD on the legal aspects of Islamic finance. She was a research fellow at Harvard Law School in 2011 and, from 2011 to 2013, a research assistant at SOAS, University of London, in the comparative law department.

Academic Positions
– Lecturer at Panthéon-Sorbonne University in the LLM Business Law, Arab World and Middle East.
– Lecturer at iReMMo, Institute for Research and Studies on the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
– Research Scholar at the Chair for Ethics and Financial Norms, a joint project founded by Panthéon-Sorbonne University & King Abdulaziz University (Jeddah).

– ArbitralWomen
– Young ICCA
– French Arbitration Committee (Comité français de l’arbitrage)
– Paris Arab Arbitration Practitioners (PAAP)

Honours & Awards
– International scholarship, College of Doctoral School, Panthéon-Sorbonne University (2011)
– PhD nominated for the academic prize “Prix André Isoré” (2014) and the academic prize “Prix Albert Wahl” (2014)

Amel is fluent in French (native) and English, has an advanced level in Spanish and is currently learning Arabic.


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