Professor Adnan Amkhan Bayno
Head of Chambers
Adnan, a Chartered Arbitrator, is a highly experienced international lawyer and international arbitration practitioner, both as counsel and arbitrator. He has developed a reputation for his extensive knowledge and experience in the fields of international law, international energy law, the Energy Charter Treaty and Middle Eastern investment and commercial laws.
Adnan served as Head of the Legal Affairs Department of the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels from 2000-2004, during which time he was heavily involved in the negotiation of the Transit Protocol and the drafting of Model Agreements on the transportation of energy.
Before and after his time at the Energy Charter Secretariat, Adnan has advised governments, international organisations, multinational corporations and private clients on a wide range of issues relating to international law, energy law, international investment law, international commercial arbitration, Energy Charter Treaty, and Middle Eastern and Islamic laws. Adnan has given expert legal opinions before domestic and international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
Most recently, Adnan was a member of an international legal team that advised the Government of Bahrain on the implementation of BICI’s recommendations.
In addition to his practice, Adnan has extensive academic experience: he has taught and supervised postgraduate students in a range of courses including energy security, international law, international economic law, international and european energy law, international investment and commercial arbitration, and the commercial laws of the Middle East.