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Farouk is an associate in the international arbitration group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, having previously worked in Freshfields’ offices in Riyadh and Dubai. Farouk is a member of the Quebec and Paris Bars. Prior to joining Freshfields, Farouk was a legal counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague and also the Court’s acting representative in Mauritius. He has experience as sole arbitrator under the Dubai International Arbitration Centre Rules. He has litigation experience before Quebec courts. He holds a PhD degree from the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University and was a visiting scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil law from the University of Ottawa and a LLM from the University of Montreal.