Tammam Kaïssi is a senior associate in the International Arbitration practice.
His experience includes international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under the Rules of UNCITRAL, ICSID, ICC, LCIA, DIAC, the Lebanese Arbitration Center and the Gulf Cooperation Center in Bahrain. Tammam focuses on energy related disputes.
International arbitrations on which Tammam Kaïssi has worked include the representation of:
- A heavy equipment supplier and contractor in relation to a number of delay, disruption, defects and other disputes arising out of two energy construction projects in Africa with claims and counterclaims of over $2 billion.
- A Middle Eastern fund, Respondent in an ICC arbitration in Paris arising from a sports sponsorship agreement. The law of the Claimant’s State applies and over €530 million is at stake.
- An international joint venture, Claimant in an ICC arbitration in Geneva brought against North Asian contractors. The dispute arose from an agreement for the construction of a fertilizer plant in an African State. The law of the African State applied. Over $1.6 billion was at stake.
- An international joint venture, owner, in a dispute with a contractor, subject to ICC arbitration. The dispute arose from an EPC contract for the construction of gas processing facilities and related gathering system. Over $200 million was at stake.
- Two Middle-Eastern State-owned oil and gas companies, Claimants in a UNCITRAL arbitration in London against a European energy company. Over $200 million was at stake. English law applied.
- The Arab Republic of Egypt in an ICSID arbitration initiated by Bawabet Al-Kuwait Holding Company (ICSID Case No. ARB/11/6). The claims were brought under the Egypt-Kuwait bilateral investment treaty.
- A North African State-owned oil & gas company, Respondent in an ICC arbitration in Geneva initiated by an Iberian contractor. The dispute related to a major infrastructure project in North Africa. The law of the Respondent’s State applied.
- An Egyptian State-owned entity in a dispute arising out of the breach by three Asian State-owned entities of two oil concession agreements. Egyptian law applied.
- North African State-owned oil & gas companies in various disputes arising out of production sharing as well as gas supply agreements.
- The Arab Republic of Egypt, Respondent in an ICSID arbitration initiated by Hussain Sajwani, Damac Park Avenue for Real Estate Development S.A.E., and Damac Gamsha Bay for Development S.A.E. v. Arab Republic of Egypt (ICSID Case No. ARB/11/16). The claims were brought under the Egypt-UAE bilateral investment treaty.
Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M. in International Legal Studies, Distinction; Dean’s list
HEC Paris and ESCP Europe
Master's Degree in International Business Law and Management
Université de Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Master's Degree in Arbitration and International Trade, Hons
Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth
- Member, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)
- Member, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
- Member, ICDR Young & International
- “Invalidating the Orontes River Treaty in the Context of Middle Eastern Politics,” 26(2) The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review 175 (2014)
- “Consécration d’une obligation de révélation étendue, note sous Cass. 1re civ., 20 mars 2013, M. et Mme X c/ Logidis et Carrefour France,” Les Petites Affiches, Chronique de droit de l’arbitrage No. 11, at 9 (28 Jan. 2014)
- “The annulment of the BG Group award: a Catastrophe?,” Versailles International Arbitration & Business Law Review No. 3, at 51 (2012)
- “Saudi Arabia,” European & Middle Eastern Arbitration Review2010 (with B. Ghazzawi and M. Buxton)
- “Arbitration and mediation,” in Code des Petites Entreprises Commenté (F. Lenglart ed., Eyrolles, 2008)
- “Le laxisme des juridictions belges en matière d’indépendance et d’impartialité de l’arbitre, note sous CA Bruxelles, 29 Oct. 2007, République de Pologne c/ Eureko BV et al.,” Les Petites Affiches, Chronique de droit de l’arbitrage No. 2, at 15 (24-25 Mar. 2008)
“The Lebanese-Israeli conflict over gas fields in the Eastern Mediterranean,” Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Lebanon Branch, Arbitration and ADR in Oil & Gas Conference, Beirut, 8-9 May 2014