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CRCICA Newsletter 2-2018

The Establishment of the African Arbitration Association (AFAA) and the Role of CRCICA

One of the most significant developments of the summer was the launch of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA), held at the headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Côte d’Ivoire in June.  The AfAA aims to “promote, encourage, facilitate and advance” the use of international arbitration within Africa.  The …

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OECD Regional Seminar and National Workshop on Investment Dispute Management and Prevention, 26- 28 June 2018

CRCICA hosted and co-organized the OECD-EU Regional Seminar on “Investment Dispute Management and Prevention” on 26-27 June 2018 and the OECD national workshop on “Investment Dispute Management and Prevention in Egypt”, supported by the Middle East and North Africa Transition Fund, on 28 June 2018. The Regional Seminar was held …

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CRCICA Information Tool Crosses Borders: Enhancing Communications with Lawyers Worldwide, London-based International Law Firms, England, 21 June 2018

On 21 June 2018, and within the context of introducing CRCICA to the international legal community, CRCICA Director visited two distinguished Law Firms in London; Pinsent Masons and Stephenson Harwood Law Firm. The meetings were attended by a number of partners and senior associates representing the two firms including Mr. …

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Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Exploring the Multilateral Investment Court Initiative, 20 June 2018

On 20 June 2018, the European Union Delegation to Egypt and CRCICA organized a seminar on: Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Exploring the Multilateral Investment Court Initiative. The Guest Speaker was Mr. Colin Brown, Deputy Head of Unit Dispute Settlement and Legal Aspects of Trade Policy, Directorate-General for Trade with the European …

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2018 BIAC London Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China, 20 June 2018

On 20 June 2018, the “2018 London Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China” was organized by Beijing Arbitration Commission and Beijing International Arbitration Center (BAC/BIAC), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the School of International Arbitration (SIA), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Institute of Advanced Legal …

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Contribution of United Nations & UNCITRAL in International Trade Law Harmonization & Dispute Settlement, 14-15 June 2018, Abuja, Nigeria

On 14-15 June 2018, CRCICA Director participated as a speaker at the international conference celebrating the 50th UNCITRAL and 60th New York Convention Anniversaries under the theme: Contribution of United Nations & UNCITRAL in International Trade Law Harmonization & Dispute Settlement, Abuja, Nigeria. The event was organized by the Nigerian …

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Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration under the CRCICA and PCA Rules, at the “Institut des Relations Internationales du Cameroun”(IRIC) 25 May 2018

On 25 May 2018, Dr. Selim gave a lecture on the role of the CRCICA in promoting international arbitration in the Afro-Asian Region at the “Institut des Relations Internationales du Cameroun”(IRIC) in Yaoundé. Followed by a useful Q & A Session, the lecture was a great opportunity to interact with …

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International Colloquium on: PCA Arbitration, CRCICA Arbitration, OHADA Arbitration and Mediation, 23-24 May 2018, Yaounde, Cameroon

The Association for the Promotion of Arbitration in Africa (APAA), in partnership with the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA), the Permanent Court of Arbitration of The Hague (CPA / PCA) and the Cairo Regional Centre of International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), with the backing of the French …

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Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration and International Investment Arbitration at the CRCICA, 20 May 2018

On 20 May 2018, the CRCICA hosted newly appointed diplomats of the 49th 50th graduating class in the final stage of their studies at the Diplomatic Institute. Two sessions were delivered one of which by Dr. Selim, the Director of the CRCICA, on International Commercial Arbitration and the other session …

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CRCICA/ABA Distinguished Lawyers Program: Training of Trainers Course, 9-10 May 2018

Under the umbrella of the CRCICA/ABA ROLI Distinguished Lawyers Program, a training of trainers course was held on 9-10 May 2018. Delivered by Professor Bryan Taylor, Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney, Adjunct Professor of Law, Concordia University School of Law. The Course demonstrated interactive teaching techniques to improve practical advocacy skills …

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Unlocking the 10 GW Renewable Market Potential in Egypt, 8 May 2018, Aswan, Egypt

On 8 May 2018, Dr. Dalia Hussein, CRCICA Deputy Director, participated in the Round Table at the conference titled “Unlocking the 10 GW Renewable Market Potential in Egypt”, Aswan, Egypt. The event was organized by DII Desert Energy and Enara Energy and attended by representatives of renewable energy companies, financial …

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Dialoguing with the British Business Community BEBA Roundtable Discussion on Recent developments in International Arbitration and the Role of CRCICA, 7 May 2018

On 7 May 2018, CRCICA hosted the Roundtable Discussion organized by the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA) under the title “Recent Developments in International Arbitration and the Role of CRCICA”. The inaugural welcome was delivered by Ms. Nadia Lamloum, BEBA Executive Director, the speaker was Dr. Ismail Selim, CRCICA Director …

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The Power of Advocacy: An introduction to GAR’s Guide to Advocacy edited by Stephen Jagusch QC and Philippe Pinsolle

On 30 April 2018, CIArb Cairo Branch in cooperation with CRCICA organized a training course on “The Power of Advocacy”, An introduction to GAR’s Guide to Advocacy edited by Stephen Jagusch QC and Philippe Pinsolle. The trainer was Mr. Girgis Abd El-Shahid, Managing partner at Shahid Law Firm. Moderated by …

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CRCICA Information Tool Crosses Borders: Institutional Arbitration: Perspectives from Tunisia, Europe and Africa” 27 April 2018 Tunis

On 27 April 2018, Dr. Dalia Hussein, CRCICA Deputy Director, spoke at the conference titled “Institutional arbitration: Perspectives from Tunisia, Europe and Africa” “L’arbitrage institutionnel: Regards Croisés entre la Tunisie sur l’Europe et l’Afrique” held in Tunisia. The conference was organized by the Tunis Chamber for Arbitration (CTA) and the …

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35th Session of the UNCITRAL Working Group III, 23-27 April 2018, NY, USA

The UNCITRAL entrusted the Working Group III with a broad mandate to work on the possible reform of investor-State dispute Settlement (ISDS). This mandate focuses on the procedural aspects of dispute settlement rather than on the substantive provisions of investment treaties. At its second session held in New York on …

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Dialoguing with Diplomatic Community: Introduction to the French Legal System and International Commercial Arbitration Law at the Diplomatic Institute, 4 April 2018

On 4 April 2018, Dr. Selim gave an introductory class in two sessions respectively on the French legal system and international commercial arbitration law at the Diplomatic Institute in Cairo. Followed by a useful Q & A Session, the lecture was a great opportunity to interact with “a very promising …

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The Winds of Change sweeping the Law of Obligations: Franco-Egyptian perspectives, 2 April 2018

On 2 April 2018, CRCICA, in cooperation with the IDAI (“Institut de Droit des Affaires Internationales” in Cairo) and Henri Capitant’s Association – Egypt Group “Association Henri Capitant-Groupe Egypte”, organised a colloquium entitled: The Winds of Change sweeping the Law of Obligations: Franco-Egyptian Perspective. Held at CRCICA Conferences Centre, the …

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