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Mahmoud Selim

Legal Director

About Mahmoud

Mahmoud is an Arab dispute resolution practitioner called to the Egyptian bar in 2002. He is one of a minority of Arab lawyers who can conduct their work fluently in both Arabic and English. He also speaks French. He is a former member of the Egyptian judiciary, and is admitted to practise law in Egypt, Dubai and the Dubai International Financial Centre.

In his career to date, Mahmoud has won a number of competitive awards and prizes. He is a listed arbitrator with the London Court of International Arbitration, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In the past two years Mahmoud has been appointed in several institutional arbitrations as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chairman of arbitral tribunal. As an arbitrator, Mahmoud accepts appointments from arbitration centres as well as litigants.

He has extensive experience working on complex legal issues in multiple jurisdictions and on parallel proceedings. He has the benefit of a profound knowledge of the Arab world laws and regulations with a functional comparative view of Common Law jurisdictions. As an attorney, he advises local, regional and international clients in matters relating to corporate governance, corporate structuring, arbitration, litigation, conflict of laws, fraud, combating corruption, asset tracing, compliance, risk management, regulatory enforcement proceedings, extradition and international judicial cooperation.

Mahmoud used to teach and writes on his specialist areas of practice, including international judicial cooperation, combating corruption, legal practice in the Middle East, law and economic development and Islamic Law.

Before joining Pinsent Masons, Mahmoud practised law with a leading regional law firm in their Dubai International Financial Centre office.


Licence en droit - Cairo University

Maitrise en droit - Cairo University

LL.M. - American University in Cairo 

Certificate in DIFC Rules and Regulations - DIFC Courts' Academy