Jalal El Ahdab MCIArb (Jil Ahdab) is partner at Bird & Bird and heads the International Arbitration department in France. Jil Ahdab acts as counsel, arbitrator or expert and is specialised in international business law, notably with the Arab world and Europe, and more specifically in the field of international disputes and foreign investments. His fields of intervention cover the trade in goods, energy, telecommunications market, port and airport concessions, the construction industry, life sciences and sport.
He is an active member of the International Chamber of Commerce where he sits on the International Court of Arbitration, President of the European Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and vice-president of the IBA Arab Regional Forum. Jil Ahdab is a member of the Paris (France), Beirut (Lebanon) and New York (United States) bars and is fluent in French, English and Arabic.