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Caseload

CRCICA Mediation Rules: New Success Story

The second quarter of 2019 witnessed the signing of a settlement agreement following a mediation conducted in accordance with CRCICA Mediation Rules. The mediation was requested by a German Company and an Egyptian manufacturer related to a dispute arising out of a contract for technical consultancy concluded between them. The …

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Arb-Med-Arb Under CRCICA

In implementation of its policy to promote and encourage mediation, CRCICA issued, during the second quarter of 2019, a Guidance Note to encourage the Parties to current or future arbitration proceedings to consider using Arb-Med-Arb (arbitration – mediation – arbitration). The Guidance Note explained the process highlighting that both mediation …

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CRCICA wins the “GAR Guide to Regional Arbitration Award for an Arbitral Institution That Impressed” at the 9th Annual GAR Awards Ceremony

CRCICA wins the “GAR Guide to regional arbitration award for an arbitral institution that impressed” at the 9th Annual GAR Awards Ceremony, Paris On 4 April 2019, in a large awards ceremony held in Paris, CRCICA was awarded the GAR Guide to Regional Arbitration Award for “arbitral institution that impressed”. …

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CRCICA Overview at the 2019 edition of The Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review:

CRCICA contributed with a Chapter titled “CRCICA Overview” at the GAR Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2019. The Chapter introduced CRCICA, its activities and caseload, and focused specially on cases related to the media and entertainment sector in light of the development of the legislative framework regulating this sector …

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Advisory Committee Meetings

New Members join CRCICA Advisory Committee

During the second quarter of 2019, three new members have been nominated as members of CRCICA Advisory Committee: Dr. Karim Youssef, Managing Partner and Head of International Arbitration & International Law, Youssef & Partners Attorneys (Egypt), Mr. Ahmed Ouerfelli, Attorney at Law, Former Presidential Legal Advisor, Former Judge (Tunisia), and …

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Events Update

African Union Training Course on the Settlement of Disputes: The African Continental Free Trade Area

During the week of 13-17 May 2019, CRCICA hosted and co-organized a Training Course on “the Settlement of Disputes: The African Continental Free Trade Area”. Organized by the African Union (“AU”), the training aimed at raising the capacities of AU member states in arbitration and alternative dispute settlement mechanisms, especially …

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CRCICA hosts Professor Georges Abi Saab in a Seminar on: “Some ethical problems faced by a party appointed arbitrator in investment arbitrations” on 10 April 2019

On 10 April 2019, CRCICA organized a seminar on “Some ethical problems faced by a party appointed arbitrator in investment arbitrations”. The speaker was Prof. Dr. Georges Abi Saab, Honorary Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva), Former Member and President of the Appellate Body, …

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International and Regional Contributions

AYA’s Africa Arbitration Academy Advanced Training on: International Commercial & Investment Arbitration: London, 20 June 2019.

On 20 June 2019, Dr. Dalia Hussein, CRCICA’s Deputy Director delivered the session dedicated to CRCICA at the Africa Arbitration Academy held in London from 3 to 21 June 2019, and organized by the Association of Young Arbitrators (“AYA”) in Africa for the first time this year in cooperation with …

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15th IFCAI Biennial Conference: Roles and Responsibilities of Key Stakeholders in Conflict Resolution – Finding the Right Balance to Maximise Strategic and Effective Conflict Resolution, 23 May 2019, Helsinki, Finland

IFCAI Council and General Assembly Meeting, 24 May 2019, Helsinki, Finland CRCICA Director participated in his capacity as IFCAI treasurer, at the IFCAI Council and General Assembly Meeting held on 24 May 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. He also spoke at 15th IFCAI Biennial Conference. Dr. Selim’s speech was titled “Is …

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Maghreb’s Day of International Commercial Arbitration’ organized by the ICC on 14 June 2019, in Tunis, Tunisia.

Dr. Ismail Selim, The Director of CRCICA, was invited to deliver the opening speech of the Maghreb’s Day of International Commercial Arbitration’ organized by the ICC on 14 June 2019, in Tunis, Tunisia.  Dr. Selim’s speech was delivered in French and was titled “L’arbitrage Integre” or “The Integrity of Arbitration”. …

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Conference on: Civil Proceedings Today in the Union of Mediterranean Countries: an International and Comparative Approach, Tunis, Tunisia

Dr. Mohamed Hafez, Counsel and Legal Advisor to the Director of CRCICA represented CRCICA at the international conference on “Civil Proceedings Today: an International and Comparative Approach” held at Tunis, Tunisia on 2&3 May 2019. The Conference was organized by Tunis El Manar University, the Faculty of Law and Political …

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Paris Arbitration Week: Seminar and Round Table on: “The Games of Seats: Arbitral institutions in Africa and the Quest for Ascendancy.”

Dr. Mohamed Hafez, Counsel and Legal Advisor to the Director, represented CRCICA at Paris Arbitration Week, held during the week of 1-5 April 2019. Dr. Hafez spoke at a seminar & round table hosted and organized White & Case (Paris) on 4 April 2019 titled “the Games of Seats: Arbitral …

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AfAA First Annual International Arbitration Conference on: The Coming of Age of International Arbitration in Africa, Kigali, Rwanda

Dr. Ismail Selim represented at the AfAA First Annual International Arbitration Conference on: “The Coming of Age of International Arbitration in Africa”, held on 3-4 April 2018, CRCICA was a media partner to the event and 10 Egyptian lawyers attended the Conference. The Conference focused on Africa’s achievements in international …

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CIArb Egypt Branch News

Seminar on: Contract Interpretation in International Arbitration – Is There A Common Law/Civil Law Divide of Real Significance?

On 1 April 2019, the CIArb Egypt Branch organized jointly with CRCICA a seminar titled “Contract Interpretation in International Arbitration – Is There A Common Law/Civil Law Divide of Real Significance?” The speaker was Dr. Lawrence Shore, Partner and Team Leader of the International Arbitration Focus Team, BonelliErede, Italy, and …

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Seminar on: Cost/Contracts Challenges in the Egyptian Construction Industry

On 9 April 2019, the CIArb Egypt Branch organized a seminar on “Cost/Contracts Challenges in the Egyptian Construction Industry”. The speakers were Dr. Waleed El Nemr, Contracts Director, Hill International (Africa) Ltd. and the Branch Vice-Chairman, and Eng. Ayman El-Ghazzawi, Managing Director of ValueMetric Consultants (VMC), a company regulated by …

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CRCICA Internship

Internship

Starting from early 2018 until October 2018, Ms. Leïla El Dib, a fresh law graduate with a Masters’ Degree in International and European Business Law, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, joined the CRCICA Internship Program as an intern at the Dispute Management Department, before becoming a Legal Researcher, from January 2019 …

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