Ms. Sarra Azaiez serves as a Law Clerk assisting in arbitral proceedings, and concurrently as an assistant to a Resident member of The Arbitration Chambers who sits as a judge of the DIFC Courts of Appeal in Dubai.

Before joining The Arbitration Chambers, Sarra was legal counsel in one of the largest public banks in Tunisia where she managed cases relating to cross-border electronic banking, finance loan disputes, anti-money laundering, and labor law. Prior to that role, Sarra gained practice experience at a major international law firm in Tunisia where she conducted legal audits for mergers and acquisitions.

Sarra is a qualified Tunisian lawyer and CAPA certified. She is trained in both the civil law and common law traditions, holding a Master of Laws in cross-border business and finance law from Singapore Management University, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law from Carthage University. She is trilingual, being proficient in English, French, and Arabic.

Professional Career

  • Tribunal Law Clerk, The Arbitration Chambers (2024–)
  • Legal Counsel, STB BANK (2019–2021)
  • Associate Intern, Dakhlaoui & Partners (2016–2017)
  • Summer Associate, Weatherford International (2015)

Professional Offices & Memberships

  • Member, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)
  • Member, Young SIAC (YSIAC)
  • Member, HKIAC (WIA-HK45)
  • Member, ArabArb
  • Member, Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • Member, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • Member, Young ICSID

Educational Background

  • LLM, Singapore Management University (Yong Pung How School of Law) – With specialization in Cross-Border Business and Finance Law in Asia (2023)
  • Certificat d’Aptitude à la Profession d’Avocat (C.A.P.A), Higher Institute of Lawyer (2020)
  • LLM, Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences of Tunis – With specialization in Business Law (2018)
  • LLB, Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences of Tunis – With specialization in International Trade Law (2015)

Written Research

  • Monograph on “Annulation des sentences du règlement des différends relatifs aux investissements (CIRD)I” (Annulment of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ‘ICSID’ Awards) for the Master of research in Business Law, completed under the supervision of Professor Mounir Snoussi, Faculty of Legal and Political Science of Tunis, in November 2018.

English; Arabic; French

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