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Guled Yusuf



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Guled Yusuf



Guled advises on public international law, investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration.

Guled has experience in private practice and intergovernmental organisations, including representing an African State at the UN General Assembly and serving as a legal adviser to the Food and Agriculture Organization. He has published a number of articles and book chapters on international arbitration and public international law, including co-authoring a chapter in ICSID's 50th Anniversary book ("Building International Investment Law") edited by its Secretary-General.

He currently serves as Chair of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre's (SIAC) Users Council Committee for Africa and as member of the SIAC Users Council Executive Committee.  Guled also serves as a member of the Peer Review Board of the American Review of International Arbitration. He is also advising on Intergovernmental Authority for Development (an eight-country trade bloc) on the creation of an arbitration centre in East Africa. He was previously a member of the New York City Bar Association's Arbitration Committee.

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Publications: 26 OCTOBER 2020

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issues final position limits rule

On October 15, 2020, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or “Commission”) voted to approve a final rule on position limits for commodity derivatives (“Final Rule”).

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Germany takes another step towards global value chain regulation

Publications: 20 OCTOBER 2020

Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence Laws: Germany takes another step towards global value chain regulation

Germany is taking another step on the road to mandatory human rights due diligence legislation. In July, two federal ministries published a Term Sheet for a German “Federal Bill on the Strengthening…

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US Supreme Court to consider scope of the Alien Torts Statute

Publications: 05 OCTOBER 2020

US Supreme Court to consider scope of the Alien Tort Statute

There is an important business and human rights case on the docket of the US Supreme Court, which begins its next term on 5 October 2020.  The Court has agreed to determine the contested scope of the…

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Publications: 24 OCTOBER 2019

The first step is understanding the barriers that exist

At the highest levels of the legal industry, even in the most international firms, people from minority backgrounds are under-represented. Movement on this issue has been slow, but A&O – like many…

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2012

Admitted to the bar, State of New York, USA, 2018


LL.B., Law with French Law (Hons), University of Warwick, 2008

LL.M., Columbia University (James Kent Scholar, Edwin Parker Prize), 2014

Published work

Co-Author, "Removing the Sword of Damocles: ICSID Denunciation under Articles 71 and 72 - Fábrica de Vidrios Los Andes, CA and Owens-Illinois de Venezuela, CA v Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela", ICSID Review (Spring 2018)

Co-Author, "Precedent & Jurisprudence Constante", published in Building International Investment Law: The First 50 Years of ICSID (Meg Kinnear et al. (ed.), Kluwer Law International, 2015)

Contributing Author, Arbitration in Africa: A Practitioner's Guide (Lise Bosman (ed.), Kluwer Law International, 2013)

Co-Author, "The End Times for Timbuktu?", The New York Times (31 July 2012)