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Yearly Archives: 2019

CRCICA/NCIA & CRCICA/LCA Cooperation Agreements

In August and September 2019 successively, CRCICA concluded two cooperation agreements with the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) in August 2019 and the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) in September 2019. Both agreements involve, inter alia, promoting and developing arbitration techniques through joint capacity building events, cooperation in the …

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Professor Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab Appointed Director of CIArb Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration

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 appointed Director of the CIArb Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration …

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CRCICA Mourns the Loss of Counselor Mohamed Amin El Mahdy

CRCICA has lost on 29 September 2019 the noble scholar and judge Counselor Mohamed Amin El Mahdy, Chairman of CRCICA’s Advisory Committee, Vice Chairman of CRCICA’s Board of Trustees, Former President of the Egyptian State Council and Former Minister of Transitional Justice and National Reconciliation. “CRCICA grieves a tremendous and …

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Egypt Branch Web Page

During the third quarterly meeting, Committee Members agreed on featuring the Branch news at the CIArb global activities platform: www.ciarb.org. Egypt Branch web page was created in August 2019 presenting information about the Branch, its Model Rules, events and activities. https://www.ciarb.org/our-network/middle-east-subcontinent/egypt/

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7th East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC) on: Government Contracting and Investment Disputes: Lessons for States and Investors, Nairobi, Kenya

On 29-30 August 2019, CRCICA was a Strategic Partner of the 7th East Africa International Arbitration (EAIAC) Conference on “Government Contracting and Investment Disputes: Lessons for States and Investors” held in Nairobi, Kenya. The event was organized by EAIAC Committee, in partnership with GBS Africa, I-ARB Africa and W&Co|Law+Policy. Dr. …

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Reaching Out to Academia Overseas, CIArb International Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, University College, Oxford (UCO)

On 6-14 September 2019, Dr. Ismail Selim lectured at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator’s Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration at University College, Oxford. The Diploma is one of CIArb’s leading ADR training programmes delivered in one of the most prestigious and oldest colleges in Oxford for more than twenty years. …

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Conference on Mediation and Arbitration: The Settlement of Banking and Commercial Disputes, Professional Management of the Legal Affairs

On 17-18 September 2019, CRCICA was represented by its Director at the Conference on: The Settlement of Banking and Commercial Disputes, and Professional Management of the Legal Affairs, held on 17-18 September 2019, at the premises of the Arab League. The conference was organized by the Arab League in cooperation …

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UNCITRAL’s Working Group II (Dispute Settlement) on Expedite Arbitration, Vienna

On 23-27 September 2019, CRCICA was represented, as an observer, by Dr. Mohamed Hafez, Counsel and Legal Advisor to the Director at the 70th session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group II (Dispute Settlement) relating to expedited arbitration held at the Vienna International Centre, …

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CRCICA Information Tool Crosses Borders

London-based international Law Firms, Dentons On 9 September 2019, and within the context of introducing CRCICA to the English legal community, CRCICA Director visited Dentons Law Firm in London and introduced CRCICA’s background, services, rules of transparency and neutrality. The meeting was attended by Ms. Elizabeth Tout, Dentons’ Head of …

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Round Table: "Arbitral Institutions, A Necessity or a Burden?" – Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP, 27 September 2019, London

On 27 September 2019, CRCICA was represented by Mr. Craig Tevendale, Partner, Head of International Arbitration Group in London at Herbert Smith Freehills and Member of CRCICA’s Advisory Committee, at a Round Table event hosted by Gide’s London Office on: “Arbitral Institutions, A Necessity or a Burden?”. The event was …

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CRCICA Continues to Adopt a Supporting Role Towards Students and Career Beginners

First IDAI-JESSUP Internal Moot Court competition On 8 July 2019, CRCICA hosted the First IDAI-Jessup Internal Moot Court Competition of Le Club de Simulation d’Arbitrage et de Plaidoiries (CSAP) – The Jessup Club of the Institut de Droit des Affaires Internationales (IDAI). Two groups of students pleaded their case before …

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Internship

From 1st June to the end of July 2019, Mr. Alexis Pavier has accomplished his internship program at CRCICA. Mr. Pavier is a French national and holds a Master Degree in the Paris 1 Sorbonne University in the International Business Law Institute in Cairo. During his internship, Mr. Pavier assisted …

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Young CRCICA Forum Launch Event: The New Frontiers of Arbitrability: Expansion and Diversity

On 27 March 2019, CRCICA organized the Young CRCICA Forum Launch Event: “The New frontiers of Arbitrability: Expansion and Diversity”. The event was sponsored exclusively by Shahid Law Firm. The Young CRCICA Forum’s Chairperson is Ms. Amani Khalifa, Principal, Khalifa Associates Law Firm, its Vice Chairperson is Dr. Mohamed Hafez, …

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The Fourth Annual Legal Web Conference: “Law & Sustainable Development” The Role of the Legal Society in Attracting FDI’s, 23 March 2019

On 23 March 2019, CRCICA’s Director participated as Chairperson and speaker at the 4th Annual Legal Web Conference on “Role of the Legal Society in Attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDIs)” organized by Reliable Integrated Sustainable Solutions Company (R.I.S2.C). The event contributes in expanding the communication between legal practitioners from different …

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Francarbi Colloquium on INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND PUBLIC INTERESTS, 1 March 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

On 1 March 2019, Dr. Selim participated in the conference organized by Francarbi in Geneva on International Arbitration & Public Interests. Dr. Selim spoke at the first session, his speech was titled “The Arbitration Agreement and Public Interests.” The works of the conference, including Dr. Selim’s lecture, were published in …

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Fifth SOAS Arbitration in Africa Conference on: Best Practices in Arbitration and ADR in Africa”, Arusha, Tanzania

CRCICA’s Director Dr. Ismail Selim spoke at the Fifth SOAS Arbitration in Africa Conference titled: “Best Practices in Arbitration and ADR in Africa”, held at the International Convention Centre, Arusha in Tanzania from 12 to 14 February 2019. CRCICA was a sponsor and a media partner of this event, organized …

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Conference on Arbitrating Banking and Finance Related Disputes: A New Paradigm?

On the occasion of the Twentieth Anniversary of the CIArb Egypt Branch, the Branch organized an international Conference titled: “Arbitrating Banking and Finance Disputes: A New Paradigm?”. The Conference was hosted and co-organized by CRCICA on 9 &10 February 2019. The Conference shed light on the specificities of banking and …

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Course on International Commercial Arbitration, 5-6 February 2019, Riyadh, KSA

On 5 & 6 February 2019, Dr. Ismail Selim delivered a lecture on international commercial arbitration organized by the Riyadh Chamber and at its premises. During the course, Dr. Ismail focused on comparative aspects of international commercial arbitration and on various soft law instruments in the field and their growing …

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“CRCICA: A History of Success and a Promising Future”: The Director’s Speech at the Egyptian Yacht Club, Alexandria

On 2 February 2019, CRCICA’s Director delivered a presentation at the Egyptian Yacht Club titled: “CRCICA: A History of Success and a Promising Future”. The speech focused on CRCICA’s background, services, rules of transparency and neutrality as well as recent caseload, recognitions and international events. The speech was attended by …

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Internship

From December 2018 to February 2019, Ms. Foluke Akinmoladun from Nigeria has accomplished her internship programme at CRCICA. Ms. Akinmoladun is a Managing Solicitor of Trizon Law Chambers (Nigeria), arbitrator, mediator and a trainee accountant under the auspices of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA UK). During her internship, …

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Cairo Legal Franchise Workshop and Symposium: An Accredited CFE Training Program

On 12 & 13 January 2019, CRCICA hosted and co-organized the first Legal Franchise Events in Egypt and the MENA Region: “Cairo Legal Franchise Workshop and Symposium”, Cairo-Egypt. The Workshop and the Symposium were also organized by the Egyptian Franchise Development Association (EFDA) and supported by the International Franchise Association …

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Seminar on: Practicing FIDIC in Civil Law Jurisdictions- Application of Time and Additional Payment Provisions

On 9 January 2019, the CIArb Egypt Branch organized a seminar on “Practicing FIDIC in Civil Law Jurisdictions – Application of Time and Additional Payment Provisions”. The speakers were Eng. Dr. Salwa Fawzy, Contracts and Procurement Associate Director at Mountain View for Development and Real Estate, Member of the CIArb …

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Inauguration of CRCICA’s innovated offices, 1st January 2019

CRCICA’s staff started the new year in their wholly renovated offices. The renovation took around 7 months and included office facilities of the management department, the conferences, external relations and training department, and the financial and administrative department. The renovation project has enabled CRCICA to increase the working space through …

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