On 18 November 2018, CRCICA co-organized and hosted a seminar on “Managing Risk Through Dispute Resolution” in cooperation with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Egypt. The speakers were Mr. Rupert Reece, Partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel (London), Ms. Alexandra Munoz, Partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel (Paris) and Ms. Saadia Bhatty, Counsel, International Dispute Resolution (IDR) team at Gide Loyrette Nouel (London). CRCICA’s Director moderated the seminar. The speakers discussed important issues including: state courts and arbitration, managing risk through investment arbitration, sources and specificities of investment arbitration, good practices for host states, advantages and limitations of ADR mechanisms and escalation clauses.
The seminar was attended by about 120 participants from Denmark, Egypt, and Japan, representing the Egyptian State Lawsuit Authority, ministries, universities, judicial and public entities, in addition to professionals from various business sectors including construction & engineering, electricity, banking, media and technology.