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 financial disputes and tackled the actual and potential use of international arbitration to resolve them. Designed in a highly interactive panels format, the agenda triggered live discussions among all stakeholders; bank representatives, financial institutions representatives, governmental officials, borrowers, legal counsels, project developers, international institutions and academics. Interesting topics were approached, including developments in banking and finance transactions and disputes, the rise of arbitration in banking disputes, the challenges facing banking institutions when using arbitration and the means to increase the efficiency and attractiveness of arbitration in this sector. The Conference also addressed sector specific finance disputes like Islamic finance and PPPs.
The Director General of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Mr. Anthony Abrahams, joined the inaugural session while the keynote speech was presented by Mr. Mohamed Abou Moussa, Sub the Sub- Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt. The event witnessed diversity of attendees exceeding 100 participants and speakers from Bahrain, Egypt, France, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Nigeria, UK, and Sultanate Oman.