Amal Bouchenaki is a dual qualified French and California attorney in the New York office of Herbert Smith Freehills. She specialises in international arbitration.
Amal acts as counsel in complex treaty based proceedings and international commercial arbitrations conducted under a variety of arbitration rules, including UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, ICDR, CIRCICA, HKIAC, VIAC and ICSID.
Trained in both the civil law and common law systems, Amal has handled disputes involving an array of issues and industry sectors, including, technology, telecommunications, and energy-related disputes.
In addition to appearing before international arbitral tribunals, she litigates international arbitration matters before national courts, and advises on the drafting of arbitration clauses. She is also experienced in the mediation of international disputes.
Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, Amal Bouchenaki was an Of Counsel attorney with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in New York.
Amal's working languages are English, French, Spanish, and Arabic. She is proficient in Italian and has a basic knowledge of spoken Mandarin.