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Your Legal Partner

Sterling Stamp is an international boutique law firm based in London. The genesis of our practice areas comes from the expertise and the diversity of our team of English, French, and Arab lawyers, who have over a decade’s experience in construction, business and litigation fields.

Our solicitors have diverse backgrounds and valuable international experience. As such, our lawyers have intimate knowledge of the African, Middle Eastern, Asian and European legal systems and a solid network of partners throughout the world.

At Sterling Stamp London, our lawyers combine their in-depth legal expertise with flexibility, business intuition and determination to manage the corporate and private clients’ needs and provide them with flawless legal services and the necessary expert advice.

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Practice Areas

Real Estate and Construction

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Regulatory and compliance

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Litigation
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Private client

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Expert Team

Meet Our Team

Ihsane founder of Sterling Stamp

Founder and Principal Solicitor

Ihsane is the Founder and Principal Solicitor of Sterling Stamp.

She is a qualified lawyer in England & Wales, having obtained her LPC in 2007 from the College of Law with distinction. She holds a Master’s Degree in Law with distinction from UCL in Belgium and a Law Degree from Caddi Ayadd University with great distinction.

In 2018, Ihsane was shortlisted for the Law Society’s prestigious Excellence Award, the highest accolade for lawyers in England and Wales in the Woman Lawyer of the Year category.

Prior to establishing Sterling Stamp, Ihsane practiced law in different jurisdictions across North Africa, France, Belgium and the Middle East. In her last assignment as Legal Director at the Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA), she led the QFCA’s Legal Department. 

During her tenure at the QFCA, Ihsane headed the legislative drafting department and produced the entire suite of QFC legislation. She represented the QFC in a number of high profile domestic and international litigation and arbitration cases.

She also assisted the state of Qatar in various legislative matters including the creation of a PPP legislative framework and a mega islamic bank.
The Law Society describes her “as passionate, relational, concerned, ethical, caring advocate for client’s, values centred, utmost professional, sees the big picture, empowers others, solid facilitator, multicultural, polyglot with strong charisma and presence”.

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Construction Solicitor

Partner & Director of Legal Engineering

Hamza joined Sterling Stamp as a partner in March 2020. His academic and professional backgrounds are truly exceptional. Hamza obtained his LLM in construction law and arbitration from Robert Gordon University, and his GDL and LLM LPC from BPP university, with commendation and distinction, respectively. Before converting to law, Hamza attended the most prestigious engineering ‘Grandes Ecoles’ in Paris where he obtained a master of engineering from ESTP Paris and a master in project management from Ecole Centrale Paris. Since 2008, he has been responsible for civil, construction and mechanical engineering projects in France, Vietnam, Qatar and Eritrea. His experience encompasses the entire project lifecycle, from early feasibility studies to operation and maintenance. His most recent assignment in Qatar saw him manage an engineering department of 52 architects and engineers, for the delivery of Qatar’s first rail network, with over 100 stations and a budget of $33B. In 2017, Hamza created and implemented a procurement strategy that saved more than $2B on the railway architectural works which earned him the highest accolade from Qatar Railways Company “The exceptional performance award”. Hamza is a sharp negotiator, approachable, solution oriented, with mathematical precision and strong attention to detail.
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Testimonials

What Our
Clients Say

I went through an extremely difficult litigation with my business partners, and spoke to a number of legal firms. Ihsane, who was shortlisted for England Woman Lawyer of the year, was recommended to me. My initial contact was Seth whose professionalism, transparency, and friendliness gave me confidence. Then, when I spoke to Ihsane, she quickly grasped the very complex circumstances of my situation and got me straight away. She meticulously went through a large amount of evidence and turned what I was thinking but unable to articulate and express into an outstanding written format. I was incredibly impressed that Ihsane was able to see aspects of my case that I was blind to, and that no one else suggested to me. Her hard working and tactically astute team worked tirelessly to ensure I had the opportunity for the best outcome possible, while constantly giving me reassurance.

Not only is work and outcome excellent but they are a pleasure to deal with. Few sentences seem inadequate to express my appreciation for your effort on my behalf. You stood up for me, and I am truly grateful for helping me to move on.
Anas Achouri
Entrepreneur, London
Through their thorough and focused service with a personal touch, both Ihsane Elidrissi and Hamza Sekkar ensured that the experience was as painless as possible.

They made sure to take the time to get us comfortable in navigating some of the more challenging aspects of the process, and fought hard on our behalf to protect our interests for the long term.

A pleasure to work with, and we look forward to continuing the relationship as our business grows.
Gemma Martinez de Ana
Founder BONADEA, London
I cannot speak more highly of Sterling Stamp. The entire staff is so welcoming and professional.

They are an outstanding Law Firm. I’m extremely grateful for the positive, hopeful, yet realistic guidance they offered me regarding my case.

My dismissal was a truly life altering and devastating discriminatory experience, The team in charge of my case were consistent with their communication, and took the time to guide me through my options. Their strategic advice provided me with a positive outcome. Their dedication and commitment towards my case has been incredible and I cannot thank this firm enough for their support.

I highly recommend them.
Camille Poudens
Translator/ Copywriter
During the Covid19 lockdown. It was unusual times and we didn’t have access to come back to London to handle an urgent debate.

Sterling Stamp was able to handle the debate promptly and professionally with a great sense of ownership.

It’s a boutique firm with quality experience. Sure, Sterling Stamp will be my top option in their field of expertise
Mohamed Galal
MD & CEO Saudi Arabia

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Real Estate and Construction

(i) Our real estate lawyers act for funders, developers, designers, consultants, contractors and subcontractors involved in construction projects.

(ii) Our construction solicitors are also qualified engineers and project managers with over a decade working and managing multi-billion construction projects.

(iii) Our team of English, Arab and French lawyers worked on construction projects in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Regulatory and Compliance

(i) Our compliance lawyers in London act for clusters in industry, public agencies, financial centres and governments in building and drafting legislation and policies.

(ii) Our legislative lawyers have a proven track record drafting laws, regulation and policies such as:

 

  • Company Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Financial Services
  • Data Protection
  • Investment Clubs
  • Limited Liability
  • Partnership Regulation
  • Financial Tax Regulation
  • Financial Centre
  • Authority Regulation
  • Securities Regulation
  • Trust Regulation

Litigation and ADR

(i) Our litigators act in a wide range of disputes on behalf of individuals, private and public companies, investors, government agencies, and state-owned entities.

(ii) Our litigation solicitors and mediators have served as legal counsels in various domestic and international litigation, arbitration, mediation and adjudication matters.

(iii) Sterling Stamp’s team of lawyers have operated and benefits from a network of legal representatives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Private Client​

(i) Our lawyers act for individuals in a variety of contentious and non-contentious civil matters.

(ii) Our Arab, French and English solicitors have successfully acted for clients on matters such as:

  • Landlord tenant
  • Employment
  • Immigration
  • Wills and probate
  • Trust creation