Karim A. Youssef Appointed to Prestigious AI Guidelines Review Committee

A New Era in Arbitration

We are delighted to announce that Karim A. Youssef, our esteemed Managing Partner and Founder at Youssef + Partners, has been appointed to the Guidelines Review Committee of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC). This appointment places Karim at the forefront of integrating artificial intelligence into the fabric of international arbitration.

The SVAMC has launched an innovative initiative to frame a set of best practices for the use of artificial intelligence in arbitration. This effort has culminated in the creation of the first edition of the Guidelines for the Use of AI in International Arbitration, which aims to guide practitioners in harnessing AI’s potential responsibly and effectively.

Karim brings his deep expertise in international arbitration and technology law to the Review Committee, which consists of selected top-tier arbitration professionals from around the world. Over the past months, these experts have diligently worked to refine the guidelines, ensuring they address the ethical, procedural, and practical challenges of AI implementation in arbitration settings.

Guidelines Review Committee

  • Amy Endicott, partner Arnold & Porter in San Francisco
  • Gaela Gehring Flores, partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed in Washington, DC
  • Sofia de Sampaio Jalles, partner atArmesto & Asociados in Madrid
  • James Ferguson, partner at Mayer Brown in Chicago
  • Rebeca Mosquera, senior associate at Reed Smith in New York
  • Alexis Mourre, cofounder of MCL Arbitration in Paris
  • Aníbal Sabater, partner at Chaffetz Lindsey in New York
  • Maxi Scherer, special counsel at WilmerHale in London
  • Karim Youssef, founderof Youssef + Partners in Cairo
  • Eduardo Zuleta of Arbitration Chambers

The guidelines are designed to serve arbitrators, advocates, institutions, and academics, providing them with a comprehensive framework to navigate the complexities of AI in arbitration.

For more detailed information about the AI Guidelines and the role of the SVAMC in leading this transformative initiative in arbitration, please visit SVAMC’s AI Guidelines.

We invite our colleagues, clients, and the broader legal community to engage with these guidelines, which are set to redefine the standards and practices of international arbitration in the age of technology.