Farouk is a Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He is a member of the Quebec and Paris Bars. He holds a PhD from Leiden University. He obtained a licence en droit from the University of Ottawa and a Masters in Law (LL.M) from the University of Montreal. He was a visiting scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University.
Prior to joining the PCA, Farouk was a Corporate and M&A associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Riyadh and Dubai. He also has litigation experience before provincial courts in Quebec. He trained at the legal departments of Bombardier Transportation in Montreal and Banque Société Générale in Paris, as well as Ibrachy Law Firm in Cairo and K&L Gates LLP in Paris.