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Mary Ayad

Qualifications: BA (University of Colorado); MA (The School for International Training Graduate Institute); MA (University of Malta, Faculty of Laws, Distinction); PhD (Macquarie School of Law); GDL (Oxford Brookes)

Occupation: Former Convenor and Law Lecturer at Macquarie School of Law; currently gaining qualification to be solicitor in England and Wales; Founder of Sanhuri Society for Legal Professionals; 15 years of consulting in matters with respect to the Middle East and international commerce and international management.

Interests: International Commercial Arbitration; International Investment Arbitration; Comparative Law; Comparative Religion; International Human Rights; Rule of Law; Business Law; Public International Law; Private International Law; Contract Law; Intercultural Relations; Cross-Cultural Training; Commercial Law; Middle Eastern Commercial Law; International Management

1.      Ayad, MB, A Model Harmonised International Arbitration Law Code for the Middle East and North Africa, Springer Publishers, September 2013, Forthcoming. ISBN 978-3-642-38194-2.

Peer-reviewed Legal Journal Articles
2.       Ayad, MB, The Doctrines of Public Policy and Competence in Investor–State Arbitration, Arab Law Quarterly, Volume 27.4, 2013.
3.       Ayad, MB, An amicus curiae Submission to the Brazilian Government in the Matter of Introducing Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) 14 June 2013.
4.       Ayad, MB,  'Harmonization of Custom, General Principles of Law, and Islamic Law in Oil Concessions' (2012) 29 Journal of International Arbitration, Issue 5, pp. 477–518
5.            Ayad, MB, The Vienna Convention as Authority for the use of Precedent as Customary Practice in International Arbitrations of Oil Concessions and Investment Disputes in North Africa and the Gulf Arab States; or a lex mercatoria for a lex petrolea, Journal of World Investment and Trade, Volume 15 (2013) forthcoming.
6.            Ayad, MB, A Theory of International Commercial Arbitration and International Investment Arbitration Law and Practice For a Uniform Arab Arbitration Law, Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration (2012) 16 VJ 113-122
7.            Ayad MB, International Commercial Arbitration and Harmonization of Contract Law with a Focus on Reform in the Mena Region, Vindobona Journal of Comparative Law and Arbitration 12.2 (2008): 169-174.
8.            Ayad MB, Harmonization of International Commercial Arbitration Law and Sharia: The case of pacta sunt servanda v. ordre public; The use of ijtihad to achieve higher award enforcement, Macquarie University Journal of Business Law, 6, (2009).
9.            Ayad MB, Towards a truly harmonized international commercial and investment arbitration law code (HICIALC): enforcing MENA- Foreign Investor arbitrations via a single regulatory framework: A new map for a new landscape. Macquarie Journal of Business Law (2010) Vol 7 285-322.
10.          Ayad MB, International Commercial Arbitration Award Enforcement at the Crossroads of Sharia Law and Ordre Public in the MENA: Paving the Golden Path towards Harmonization, Journal of World Investment and Trade 10.5 (2009).
11.          Ayad MB, Investor risks due to ‘Sovereign Immunity’ pleas in Court Rulings on Arbitral Award Enforcement of MENA-FI Investments can be mitigated via a Harmonized international commercial arbitration law code, Journal of World Investment and Trade Volume 11 No.5 (2010), pp. 753-787.
12.          Ayad MB, Harmonized Commercial Law Principles in Investor–State international commercial arbitrations amongst Euro-Med Partners, Id-Dritt Law Journal- Maltese Law Student's Society XXI (2011).
13.          Ayad MB, The Quest of the Holy Grail: A Harmonized international commercial arbitration law code (HICALC) in Investor–State Arbitrations of Oil Concessions and Foreign Investment Treaties and Agreements, 2011 Madrid International Commercial Arbitration Centre Journal. Centro Internacional de Arbitraje, Mediacion y Negociacion Instituto Universario de Estudios Europeos, Universidad San Pablo Madrid, Arbitraje, Revista de Arbitraje commercial y de inversions Volumen IV 2011 March/April, pp. 335-381, March 20, 2011.
14.          Ayad MB, A Harmonized International Commercial and investment Arbitration Law Code (HICIALC) Regulating Judicial Review of Investor–State Arbitration Disputes Can Uphold res judicata of Arbitration Awards and Tribunals from Undue Appeals and Annulment due to State Intervention, Vol XV International Trade and Business Law Review (2011).
15.          Ayad MB, The Legal and Economic Implications of World Trade Organisation Ascension By the Gulf Arab States, Transnational Dispute Management 3 (2011).
16.          Ayad MB, The Quest for the Holy Grail of Social Justice: Substantive & Procedural Law Provisions for Amicus Curiae in Investor–State ICSID Arbitration Law & Practise, Macquarie Journal of Business Law (2012) Vol 9.
17.          Ayad MB, Australia’s Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) Stance- an open amicus curiae submission, Macquarie Journal of Business Law (2012) Vol 9.
18.          Ayad MB, Current Debates in Refugee Law: Analysing a Gender Based Claim: The Impact of A New Interpretation of Refugee Law and the Canadian Guidelines, University of Malta Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights, December 5, 2011.
19.          Ayad MB, United Nations Treaty Body Reform; Human Rights are not Optional Edit University of Malta Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights, Volume 13 2009 (2009).
20.          Ayad MB, The Office of the Ombudsman: A Vehicle for Human Rights Protection via Good Governance and Rule of Law in Democratic States, Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Universita Degli Studi Kore Di Enna Journal, Italy (2009).
21.          Ayad MB, Integration is A Human Right, University of Malta Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights. (2008).
22.          Ayad MB, The Regulatory Framework of Egyptian Non Government Organisations (NGO) Management: A Proposal for Legal Reforms in Light of the Arab Spring. Common Ground Publishing, The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 2012.
23.          Ayad MB, Do Rights of Foreign Investors Fall Within The Scope of International Human Rights Law? Id-Dritt Law Journal XXIII, March 2013.
Industry Publications and White Papers
24.    Ayad MB, What Now for Egypt? Global Arbitration Review, (GAR), World Edition, March 2nd, 2011, Law Business Research Ltd, London.
25.    Ayad MB, Global View, The Future of the New Egypt, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) Newsletter, Quarterly Update, March 2011 Vol 2 No 1 ISSN 1837-8994.
26.          Ayad MB, Investor Report: Egypt News, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) Newsletter, Quarterly Update, December 2011 Vol 3 No 4 ISSN 1837-8994.
27.          Ayad MB and Stephen J. Keim SC, Political Speech Blooms. High Court breathes fresh life into implied right of speech, Australia: Justinian, 2011.
28.          Ayad, MB and Stephen J. Keim, SC, Morsi Crosses a Great River, Australia, Justinian, Dec. 15, 2012
29.          Ayad MB and Stephen J. Keim SC, Anti-Mubarak protesters have Egyptian law on their side, Courier Newspaper, Queensland, Australia Feb. 2011: 68-68.
30.          Ayad MB, High Court Irons Out Cultural Differences, Online Opinion Wed 10 Oct 2012.
31.          Ayad MB, Egypt at a Crossroads, Online Opinion, 12/12/2012.