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CRCICA Caseload of the Year 2018

The total number of cases filed before CRCICA until 31 December 2018 reached 1303 cases. In 2018, 77 new cases were filed, compared to 65 in 2017. Further, 2 mediation cases were registered in 2018 compared to a single one in 2017. The Centre’s caseload during 2018 involved disputes relating …

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Throughout this year 91 hearings took place at CRCICA’s hearing facilities. 81 of the hearings related to cases brought under the CRCICA Rules, 5 hearings related to ad hoc cases administered by CRCICA, and 2 hearings, which lasted for several days, related to cases brought under the ICC Rules. CRCICA …

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15 November 2018: Cooperation Agreement between CRCICA and the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry

On 15 November 2018, and during the Seminar on Commercial Arbitration organized by the Riyadh Chamber, both institutions signed a Cooperation Agreement to enhance cooperation between the two institutions and promote arbitration and ADR techniques through joint capacity building and the organization of training programs for lawyers and arbitrators in …

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Africa Arbitration recognizes CRCICA Director as “Africa Arbitration Personality of the Month” in November 2018

The award Committee of “Africa Arbitration” decided to profile CRCICA’s Director Dr. Ismail Selim in the November 2018 series as: “Africa Arbitration Personality of the Month”. The series is designed to profile and recognize leading arbitration practitioners. In an interview published on the website of Africa Arbitration, Dr. Selim stated …

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Professor Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab elected Trustee for the CIArb’s MENA/Indian Subcontinent Regions

Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Chair of Private International Law Department and Professor of International Arbitration (Cairo University), Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm and Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee has been elected Trustee for the CIArb’s MENA/Indian Subcontinent Regions in the …

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Events Update

The Third Course on Comparative Commercial Arbitration: Theory and Practice

(Equivalent to CIArb Module 2: Law of Arbitration) CRCICA organized jointly with the CIArb Egypt Branch, for the third time, Module 2: Law of International Arbitration, under the customized thematic approach “Comparative Commercial Arbitration, Theory and Practice” during the week of 16-23 December 2018.  The course was tutored by Dr. …

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World’s Sole Biennial International Conference on “The Role of State Courts in International Arbitration- SHARM EL SHEIKH VII”, 9-10 December 2018

CRCICA held its seventh World’s Sole Biennial International Conference on “The Role of State Courts in International Arbitration- SHARM EL SHEIKH VII” on 9-10 December 2018 at Savoy Hotel, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. SHARM ELSHEIKH 2018 was the seventh of highly successful international series of conferences being held biennially since …

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Basic Legal Skills Course

On 2-31 December 2018 CRCICA held the Basic Legal Skills Course under the CRCICA/ABA Distinguished Lawyers CLE Program. This program started in October 2016 as a continuation of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI)’s CLE scheme in Egypt, which ran under the US AID funds from 2009 until September …

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Launching in Egypt of the Project on “the Social and Psychological Underpinnings of Commercial Arbitration in Europe”

Seminar on “The Social and Psychological Underpinnings of Commercial Arbitration” following the launching the project in Egypt Egypt was selected to be the starting point of the 5-year project, and the first country outside Europe to be studied in this important research. During the first week of November 2018, CRCICA …

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International and Regional Contributions

16th Annual Exhibition: MIFE 2018 Middle East and North Africa International Franchise & License Exhibition

Dr. Ismail Selim spoke at the 16th edition of the MIFE Middle East and North Africa International Franchise & License Exhibition held during the period from 17 to 19 November 2018 in Cairo. The Exhibition was organized by the Egyptian Franchise Development Association (EFDA), in conjunction with the Cairo International …

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Seminar on Commercial Arbitration, Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, KSA

On 15 November 2018, CRCICA and the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry jointly organized a Seminar on “Commercial Arbitration” hosted by the Riyadh Chamber. The event was moderated by Princess Hala bint Khaled bin Sultan, Director, Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, Former Legal Advisor at the Saudi Arabian …

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Contribution to International publications

Dr. Ismail Selim contributed to the book published in honor of Professor Eric Loquin, titled “Droit Sans frontières: Mélanges en l’honneur d’Eric Loquin” (Law without Borders: Collection in Honor of Eric Loquin) by a Chapter titled “Les règles matérielles adaptées aux besoins de l’arbitrage du commerce international” (“Substantive Rules Adapted …

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CRCICA’s Director at the MACI Lecture: Tribute to Mohamed Madkour and graduation of Promotion Suzanne Bastid (2017-2018), Paris, France

On 16 October 2018, the Masters of Arbitration and International Commerce (MACI) celebrated the graduation of the Promotion Suzanne Bastid (2017-2018) by holding its annual lecture at the ICC, Paris, France. Following the opening speech by the current directors of the program, Mrs. Sandrine Clavel and Mr. Maximin de Fontmichel, …

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The Fifty Seventh Annual Session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), Tokyo, Japan

On 12 October 2018, CRCICA was represented by its Deputy Director, Dr. Dalia Hussein, in the 57th session of AALCO, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Hussein presented the Centre’s caseload and activities during the previous year as well as the Centre’s plan for activities in the remaining months of 2018 and 2019. …

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CIArb Egypt Branch News

Introduction to Mediation Course

On 21 November 2018, CRCICA hosted the “Introduction to Mediation” Course offered by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Egypt Branch. The course, taught by Dr. Ahmed Waly, Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Construction Engineering, the American University in Cairo, Approved Faculty and Course Director from the Chartered …

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CRCICA Internship

Starting from 1st August until 31 October 2018, Ms. Nourhan El Saloussy, who graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, has accomplished the CRCICA Internship Program at the Media Archive project. Ms. El Saloussy was engaged in assisting other staff and consultants with locating and identifying historical materials …

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