Dr. Yasmin Sebah
Yasmin is a Senior Law Lecturer at Middlesex University Dubai where she teaches and coordinates the International Commercial Arbitration Postgraduate Module in additional to teaching various Commercial Law related Undergraduate Modules. Yasmin is also an International Trade and Investment Law Advisor where she specialises in cross-border commercial disputes, international arbitration, and trade policy negotiation in the Middle East and Africa. She is often engaged as an international consultant for various UN organisations including UN women, UNCTAD and the Economic Commission for Africa where she advises on multilateral and regional investment policies, implementation and incorporating green provisions and various investment and development related issues.
In her capacity as legal consultant, Yasmin has advised on international trade and investment disputes and represented African States in international arbitration under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID-World Bank Group) and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Hague. She is regularly called upon to facilitate executive legal programmes, training and capacity building targeting public and private sector participants in the Middle East and Africa. She currently holds the position of Vice-Chair for the Arbitration Fund for African Students (AFAS), a UK registered organisation.