Randi Ayman

Tribunal Secretary
Nationality: Egyptian
Languages: Arabic, English, French

Randi is an independent tribunal secretary.

Prior to joining Arbitra, Randi spent her career working in Paris, Madrid, and Washington D.C. at multinational law firms, public institutions, and international organisations. Most recently, she spent the last six years at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. as Legal Counsel.

While at ICSID, Randi assisted with the administration of complex multilingual arbitration proceedings under the ICSID Convention and the ICSID Additional Facility Rules, brought under investment treaties, laws, and contracts. She also led and participated in numerous ICSID institutional projects, including the ICSID Rules Amendment and the Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in International Investment Disputes.

Randi specializes in investor-State dispute settlement, public international law, treaty law, and State-to-State dispute resolution. She earned her Ph.D., with highest distinction, from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne for a thesis on the denunciation and renegotiation of treaties.

Randi has prepared and delivered numerous capacity-building trainings on investment law and procedure to government officials, practitioners, and students. She also teaches a course on international investment dispute resolution at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

Randi is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the International Law and Dispute Resolution Department of the Max Planck Institute in Luxembourg.

  • September 2021-Present: Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute, Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  •  2015-2021: Legal Counsel, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) – World Bank Group, Washington DC, USA
  • 2014: Trainee Lawyer, Eversheds LLP, Public International Law and International Arbitration Practice, Paris, France
  • 2013-2014: Legal Intern, Shearman & Sterling LLP, International Arbitration Group, Paris, France
  • 2012-2013: Chargée de mission, Le Défenseur des droits, Children Rights Department, Paris, France
  • 2012: Legal Intern, United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Executive Director Office for Program and Coordination, Madrid, Spain

University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

  • Ph.D. in Public International Law, 2020
  • Master II (LL.M.), International Tax and Tourism Law, 2012
  • Master II (LL.M.), International Law and International Organizations, 2011
  • Maîtrise, International and European Business Law, 2010
  • Licence en droit, 2009

Cairo University

  • LL.B., 2010
  • Paris Bar (CAPA 2015, pending swearing-in)                          
  • Cairo Bar (2013)
  • Member of the International Law Association, French branch


  • Meg Kinnear and Randi Ayman, ‘The Future of the Additional Facility’, festschrift for David Caron, OUP, 2022 (forthcoming)
  • Aurélia Antonietti and Randi Ayman, ‘The 2006 ICSID Additional Facility Arbitration Rules’, Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law (OUP), 2020
  • Meg Kinnear and Randi Ayman, ‘Site Visits in ICSID Arbitration’, in Andrea Carlevaris et al. (ed.), International Arbitration under Review: Essays in Honour of John Beechey, ICC Publications, 2015

Editorial Experience

  • September 2021-present: Associate Editor and Peer Reviewer, Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law (MPEiPro)
  • 2019-2021: Associate Editor, ICSID Review — Foreign Investment Law Journal

Speaking Engagements

  • ICSID Additional Facility Proceedings, 5-day workshop to government officials, virtual, 2021
  • ICSID-UNCITRAL Webinar on the Draft Code of Conduct, French follow-up session, virtual, 2021
  • Introduction to ICSID – Resolving Investor-State Disputes, UAE Chambers of Commerce, virtual, 2020
  • Finding a Career in International Arbitration, Young ICSID Career Panel, ICSID, Washington DC, 2016
  • Navigating the ICSID Arbitration Process from A to Z, ICSID 50th Anniversary, CRCICA, Cairo, Egypt, 2016

Contact Us

To acquire availability, check conflicts and discuss appointments, please call +44 (0)207 936 7070 or email info@arbitra.co.uk