Amal Bouchenaki is a partner in the New York office of Herbert Smith Freehills where she specialises in investment treaty and international commercial arbitration. She is qualified as a French avocat and as a California attorney.
Amal advises multi-national companies and states in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia in relation to complex disputes in a variety of industry sectors including technology, telecommunications, energy, and EPC contracts. She acts as counsel in complex arbitrations conducted under the major arbitration rules, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, ICDR, CRCICA, HKIAK and VIAC. Trained in both the civil law and common law systems, Amal has handled disputes involving an array of complex procedural and substantive issues
In addition to appearing before international arbitral tribunals, she litigates international arbitration matters before national courts, and manages complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. Amal also has experience in the mediation of international disputes.
She has acted as secretary to a Cairo-based arbitration tribunal administered under CRCICA rules relating to the construction of a major shopping center in Egypt. Amal has also acted as secretary to the London-based arbitration tribunal, administered under the rules of the London International Court of Arbitration (LCIA), in the construction of a port terminal in Kazakhstan.
Amal’s working languages are English, Arabic, French and Spanish. She is proficient in Italian, and has a basic knowledge of spoken Mandarin.