Fatima Makhzoum's practice focuses on the representation of sovereign States, multinational corporations and individuals in investor-State arbitrations, international commercial arbitrations and public international law matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Makhzoum worked in the London office of a global law firm across the banking, energy, transport and infrastructure sectors. She was also seconded to the Commercial Law Group of the Government Legal Department advising the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs on public procurements and other government contracts.

Ms. Makhzoum has interned at leading laws firms in public international law, investment arbitration and business and human rights, and worked as a legal analyst on matters concerning international criminal law, international humanitarian law and international human rights law.


  • The Kingdom of Thailand in an investor-state arbitration initiated by Australian claimants in relation to a gold mining project (UNCITRAL).
  • The Republic of Bulgaria in an Energy Charter Treaty arbitration in the electricity sector (ICSID).
  • The Republic of Bulgaria in successfully defeating an investor-state claim concerning the banking sector brought by the State General Reserve Fund of the Sultanate of Oman (ICSID).
  • A South Asian state in an investor-state arbitration concerning an alumina refining project (UNCITRAL).
  • A global air transport IT provider in a commercial arbitration against an airline (UNCITRAL).
  • A medical testing software company in a commercial litigation concerning a procurement dispute.
  • A digital solutions provider operating in the biopharmaceutical industry in a potential contract law dispute.
  • A public sector entity in a potential contract law dispute with an IT service provider.
  • An underwriter in an advisory matter concerning an ICSID annulment application.
  • A renewable energy producer in an advisory matter concerning investment treaty protection.


  • Public International Law (Directed Studies), The Hague Academy of International Law
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School
  • LLM, International Law, University of Glasgow
  • LLB, Law, University of Reading
  • England and Wales
Government & Military Service
  • Secondee (Legal Trainee), Commercial Law Group, Government Legal Department
  • Arabic

Email Disclaimer