School of Law

Amel Makhlouf

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School of Law Research Associate Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law Member
School of Law
(LL.M.) Queen Mary University of London, (PhD) Sorbonne Law School
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Dr Amel Makhlouf is an attorney-at-law (Paris bar) specialised in international arbitration, banking and finance, Islamic law and finance, FinTech and cryptocurrency.

She has gained extensive experience in cross-border disputes and arbitral proceedings based in various jurisdictions including the Arab Middle East. Through her professional and academic career, Dr Makhlouf gained in-depth expertise in France, England, Luxembourg, and the United States of America.

Her research interests include comparative law, alternative dispute resolution, FinTech and cryptocurrency, Islamic contract law and its interaction with Western laws and legal systems. Besides, she has worked extensively on the historical transplantation of French law into the MENA region from the Nineteenth century.

Dr Makhlouf is an empanelled Arbitrator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), a Member (MCIArb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Managing Editor for the Country Surveys of the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (YIMEL).

She is a qualified lawyer before the Court of Appeal of Paris, and a lecturer in law at the Sorbonne Law School (Paris, France) and at the Institute for Research and Studies on the Mediterranean and the Middle East (iReMMO, Paris, France).

Research interests

  • International arbitration
  • Cross-border disputes
  • Banking and finance
  • FinTech and Cryptocurrency
  • Laws of the Arab Middle East
  • Islamic law and finance
  • Comparative law


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