Issam Yahyaoui holds a Bachelor's in Law from the University of Legal and Political Sciences in Tunis, Tunisia and a Master’s of Civil and Criminal Law from the Higher Institute of the Judiciary in Megrine, Tunisia. Judge Yahyaoui has worked for the Ministry of Justice in Tunisia for over 14 years working with cases ranging from taxes and bankruptcy, to civil and commercial disputes. In 2017, he was appointed as a vice president of the Tunis Trial Court in charge of the Commercial Division. He is also a member of the Chamber of the First President of the Court of Appeal of Tunis, which hears the proceedings for the annulment of international arbitral awards. During his Fellowship year, Judge Yahyaoui plans to gain more knowledge and skills to reform the judicial system in Tunisia, especially the business courts.