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Hearings at the CRCICA

Throughout this quarter, 25 hearings took place at CRCICA’s hearing facilities. 23 cases were conducted under CRCICA rules, while one case was an ad-hoc case, and one case is heard before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. Indeed, CRCICA was requested to host a witness to testify remotely to …

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Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee Members News

New London-based member joins CRCICA Advisory Committee

CRCICA is pleased to announce that as of March 2018 Mr. Craig Tevendale, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Arabic-speaking Partner and Head of International Arbitration in London has been nominated as member of its Advisory Committee until end of April 2020.  Mr. Tevendale joined the “(15)- strong” AC after the resignation of …

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Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab awarded the 2018 ASA biennial prize for advocacy in international commercial arbitration

The Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) awarded its prestigious biennial prize for advocacy in international commercial arbitration (2018) to 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 …

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CRCICA Director appointed member of Francarbi Board of Directors

In January 2018, Dr. Ismail Selim was appointed as member of the FrancarbiBoard of Directors as the only representative of the MENA region.  Francarbi is an international non-profit arbitration association under the Belgian law established to defend cultural pluralism in international commercial arbitration.  Other new BoD members are Maître Andrea …

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Events Update

CIArb Cairo Branch News

International and Regional Contributions

Lalive Law Firm, Switzerland, 9 February 2018

On 9 February 2018, Dr. Ismail Selim visited LALIVE Law Firm in Geneva and introduced CRCICA’s background, services, rules of transparency and neutrality as well as recent caseload and international events.  Attendees were members of the Firm’s Arbitration Practice Group, representatives of the Zurich Office as well as Mr. Joachim …

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Dialoguing with AmCham Members 16 January 2018

On 16 January 2018, Dr. Selim was the guest speaker of an AmCham Egypt Seminar on: “Guidelines for Drafting and Negotiating Arbitration Agreements”.The session was moderated by Mr. Mohamed Sirry, Co-Chair of  the AmCham legal Affairs Committee and Mr. Girgis Abdel Shahid, Board Member of the AmCham. The presentation addressed …

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CRCICA Information Tool Crosses Borders: Enhancing Communications with Lawyers Worldwide

25th Annual WILLEM C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Austria, March 2018

On 24 – 29 March 2018, CRCICA Director participated in the 25th Annual WILLEM C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot which took place in Vienna.  Dr. Selim attended the official opening and was an arbitrator in the General Rounds of Argument; the hearing of University of Lapland Vs. University of Washington, …

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7th Meeting of the Network of the Mediterranean Arbitration Centres, Italy, March 2018

On 23 March 2018, the Milan Chamber of Arbitration hosted the 7th Meeting of the Network of the Mediterranean Arbitration Centres of  the Institute for the Promotion of Arbitration and Mediation in the Mediterranean “ISPRAMED”.  Mediterranean institutions represented in the meeting were CRCICA, the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM), the Arbitration and …

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Arbitration Institutions for Africa: The Great Debate, UK, March 2018

CRCICA was among five African and international arbitral institutions contributing to the Seminar on: “Arbitration Institutions for Africa: The Great Debate” hosted by the London Office of Mayer Brown on 14 March 2018.  Dr. Ismail Selim was a guest speaker and member of a panel discussion.  The event was meant …

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Paris-based International Law Firms, France, 13 March 2018

On 13 March 2018, and within the context of introducing CRCICA to the French legal community, CRCICA Director visited four distinguished Law Firms in Paris; Salès, Testu, Hill, Henry-Gaboriau & Associés, Reed Smith Law Firm, FTMS Avocats, and Teynier Pic Law Firm.  The meetings were attended by a number of …

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Reaching out to academia overseas, Sorbonne Law School, France, March 2018

On 9-12 March 2018, Dr. Ismail Selim lectured at the Comparative International Arbitration Course, LL.M. Business Law – Arab World and Middle East Program, Sorbonne Law School.  The LL.M. program in Business Law is an unprecedented program designed for law students from all over the world to expand their legal …

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8th Annual Vis Middle-East Pre-Moot, Bahrain, February 2018

On 22-23 February 2018, Dr. Dalia Hussein, CRCICA Deputy Director participated as an arbitrator in the 8th Annual Vis Pre-Moot competition, held at the Royal University for Women (“RUW”), Manama, Bahrain. Dr. Hussein also attended the 4th Annual Middle East Arbitrator Roundtable held on 21 February 2018 at the RUW, …

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Rödl & Partner visits CRCICA, 31 January 2018

Rödl & Partner, a major German Law Firm having a vision to support German businessesin the world , has been recently exploring potential fields of economic landscape in Egypt. Being the oldest arbitration institution in Africa and the Middle East, CRCICA got integrated into the scheme. On 31 January 2018, …

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CRCICA continues to adopt a supporting role towards students and career beginners

Shalakany Arbitration Pre-Moot

On 21 March 2018, CRCICA hosted the Pre-moot preparing the winning team of the Shalakany Arbitration Moot (SAM); a national competition organized by Shalakany, for the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot held on 24-29 March 2018, Vienna, Austria.  The winning team was the English Department of …

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Sponsoring Teams at the 15th Vis Moot East in Hong Kong

CRCICA sponsored the teams of I.D.A.I (Université Paris1 Pantheon Sorbonne) and the English Department of the Faculty of Law, Cairo University to participate at the 15th Vis East Moot Competition held on11-18 March 2018, Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Vis East Moot is the counter part of the Vienna edition …

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National Round of Jessup in Egypt

On 3 March 2018, CRCICA hosted the official National Round Oral Pleadings of the Jessup in Egypt.  The Jessup Moot is the oldest and largest international moot competition, where the international rounds take place in Washington during March/April of each year.  Shalakany Law Firm has administered and has run the …

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CRCICA Internship

Ryme Fakroun, a Libyan /Moroccan LL.M. Student, Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, has accomplished the CRCICA internship Program from July 2017 till February 2018.   Fakroun was engaged, inter alia, in translating arbitration-related judicial decisions, research assistance,  in addition to assisting in updating CRCICA’s Cases Database. She was also allowed to attend hearing …

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