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Letter from the Director

I have been blessed and honored by my nomination as Director of the CRCICA as of 1st January 2017 for a four-year term by virtue of a unanimous decision of the Board of Trustees. Indeed, the directorship of such a notable arbitral institution is undeniably a noble mission at the service of justice. I hold ambitious prospects to continue the growth of CRCICA’s role in the realm of the international arbitration justice building on the tremendous achievements of my esteemed predecessors.

On top of my priorities, I plan to continue the development of the CRCICA’s institutional dispute management strategiesand mechanisms to sustain its reputation and achievements in Egypt, the Afro-Asian Region, and worldwide. In this regard, new measures have been initiated, as inspired from the Arbitration Rules, to enhance the managerial role of the Centre in accelerating the arbitral process and expediting the issuance of awards. Most significantly, all the practical issues arising out of the application of the Rules are being closely monitored and examined in preparation of a revised version thereof for release on or before the Centre’s 40th Anniversary in 2019. Concomitantly, guidelines to CRCICA Arbitration Rules shall be released to supplement the role played by our Practice Notes in transparently providing a better understanding of the way CRCICA constructs and applies its Arbitration Rules.

I lend equal attention to the continuous development of “the dedicated dispute management department” (the GAR Guide to Regional Arbitration 2017) to enhance the capabilities and skills of its diligent members. Among other plans, and associated with the issuance of the French version of the Arbitration Rules on 31 March 2017, the department is being supported by Frenchspeaking case managers to encourage and facilitate administering French-language arbitration cases

Our Conferences and External Relations Department is another important asset that CRCICA will invest in and support. With an increasing scope of activities, international projects, internal and external affiliations and a glowing record of internationally acknowledged successes, this department will witness considerable expansions in the few coming years.

Moreover, one of my primary objectives is to diversify CRCICA’s areas of cooperation by supporting arbitration in Africa and strengthening cooperation with other African arbitration institutions. I perceive Africa as one strong whole in the heart of the universe rather than some isolated islands in scattered lands. Let’s build bridges and demolish artificial walls that are unduly separating certain African Countries.

This perspective was echoed in the Africa Arbitration Week CRCICA hosted on 2-6 April 2017 which started by an international conference organized by the African International Legal Awareness (AILA) and the University of Geneva entitled “A Paradigm Shift in International Investment Law” followed by the ICCA Second Consultative Workshop on Cooperation among African Arbitral Initiatives, and culminated in SOAS University of London Third Arbitration Conference: “The Role of African States and Governments in the development of Arbitration in Africa”. Further, I have been invited to speak in three major conferences organised by AALCO, the ICC and the APAA jointly with the UNCITRAL respectively in Nairobi, Lagos and Yaounde.

Much awaited, CRCICA, for the very first time in 38 years, has successfully released a French version of its Arbitration Rules on 31 March 2017 to stimulate cooperation with all stakeholders in the African continent and beyond.

Also, in 2017, a section on arbitration in Africa will be added to the CRCICA-sponsored Journal of Arab Arbitration”, a biannual publication of the Arab Union of International Arbitration (AUIA).

Another priority for CRCICA’s diversification policy will be to strengthen its relationship with China, Malaysia and the Far East and cooperate with its arbitration institutions. With this respect, CRCICA, internationally reputed for its neutrality and impartiality, shall ensure its presence in the Belt and Road initiative of China with the aim of providing full and efficient dispute resolution services to the various parties related to such initiative especially in Africa and the MENA Region. Within this context, CRCICA has very recently entered into a tripartite cooperation agreement with the Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. By virtue of this significant agreement, the parties shall commence close cooperation in handling disputes arising from the commercial transactions and promoting alternative dispute resolution mechanism under the Belt & Road Initiative.

Moreover, CRCICA shall maintain its continuous support to the Arab Union of International Arbitration (AUIA) and wishes to boost its role through inviting other Arab arbitration institutions to organise joint conferences and workshops. Furthermore, CRCICA will endeavour in the coming years, to promote and ensure diversity in arbitration through encouraging young arbitrators, and especially women, by reviving the CRCICA Youth Forum and hosting a Moot Court for young Africans. CRCICA will also endeavour to encourage geographic diversity to ensure that Non-Egyptian Africans and Arabs as well as Asian calibres are given a fair opportunity to sit as arbitrators.

I look very much forward to boosting intra-Afro-Asian cooperation all through the way of achieving the above plans building on my predecessors’ achievements who dug deep and laid the foundation on solid ground. I wish Dr. Abdel Raouf a bright future as Counsel and Arbitrator and to every arbitration practitioner dealing with the CRCICA all success in their noble mission of enhancing best practice for the arbitral justice.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Ismail Selim

Director

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Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf: Recognition and Appreciation

CRCICA is internationally known to have “had a string of highly respected directors” and for being “well managed” to quote credible international sources. Today CRCICA is described as “the current class of the field in the Middle East” due to the efforts and professionalism of its past directors Dr. Mohamed Aboulenein, Dr. Nabil El Araby and Dr. Mohamed Abdelraouf. Dr. Abdel Raouf has ended an unrivaled four-year-term on 31 December 2016 but decided not to renew for a second one. Under Dr. Abdel Raouf Directorship, CRCICA witnessed important developments, which originated in many projects that Dr. Abdel Raouf successfully planned and implemented.

During the period from 2012 to 2016, CRCICA Arbitration Rules as amended in 2011 were tested. The procedures set forth by the 2011 amendments to decide on challenge of arbitrators by a tripartite committee composed from amongst the Centre’s Advisory Committee were tested and proved to be a successful mechanism, which was recognized and approved by two decisions of the Cairo Court of Appeal.

To clarify the application of the Rules, the Centre issued in June 2014 its Practice Notes, based on the decisions taken by the Centre’s Advisory Committee (AC). They included eight Practice Notes determining the discretion and role of the Centre as well as its policies regarding decisions to be made under its Rules. Furthermore, CRCICA published the main trends deduced from the decisions of the tripartite ad hoc committees formed from among the members of CRCICA’s Advisory Committee in matters of challenge and removal of arbitrators, outlining the grounds of the requests for challenge and removal as well as the decisions issued by the tripartite ad hoc committees, which led to important conclusions about the salient grounds for the upholding or rejection of the requests.

Since 2012, CRCICA has been the seat of the first in Africa Alternative Hearing Centre (AHC) of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In 2015, the Executive Committee of the International Handball Federation unanimously agreed to recognize the CRCICAhosted AHC of the CAS to be used in case of any sports dispute, which may arise in the Middle East, after the consent of the Court.

In 2013, the Centre issued its Mediation Rules. This came alongside many efforts and projects implemented in cooperation with the IFC to spread mediation culture and help the parties reaching amicable settlements for their disputes. Dr. Abdel Raouf undertook important renovations in the Centre’s premises. A new hearing center was officially inaugurated on 26 December 2013, which includes hearing rooms containing high-tech equipment and facilities to enable the Centre to manage large and complex cases. In 2016, the Conference Center was renovated to host important events and conferences organized by the Centre.

During Dr. Abdel Raouf’s term, the Centre continued to successfully organize major conferences and events. The Centre held twice, in 2014 and 2016, its Sharm El Sheikh international conference series on “The Role of State Courts in International Commercial Arbitration”. Other conferences were held in cooperation with important institutions, such as the UNCITRAL and the ICCA. The Centre hosted an ICSID course and conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ICSID Convention, as well as the ICCA road show to the New York Convention. In cooperation with the IFC, monthly “mediation breakfasts” were organized to enhance the knowledge and use of mediation in Egypt and the Middle East. The Centre continued to host monthly seminars of the Cairo Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Another important achievement of Dr. Abdel Raouf was to focus on the training of Egyptian and Middle Eastern practitioners. Hence, the Centre was approved as a Recognized Course Provider of the training courses qualifying for the membership of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). By virtue of this unique stance in the whole Arab region, CRCICA is entitled to hold two CIArb modules for both lawyers and non-lawyers, entitling the successful candidates to apply for the CIArb membership.

In September 2016, the Centre renewed its cooperation with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) to develop and administer a unique continuing legal education program (CLE) program. To encourage future practitioners, Dr. Abdel Raouf encouraged hosting arbitration moots for students. At least four arbitration moots organized by universities and law firms were hosted by the Centre during the last two years.

The Centre continued to issue its most important publications, namely, the collection of its awards in both Arabic and English, and the Arab Journal of Arbitration. Dr. Abdel Raouf drafted many articles and chapters on the Centre and its regional role, as well as chapters on arbitration in Egypt, including, for instance, Kluwer Law’s “Arbitration in Africa: a practitioner’s Guide” and “The Transformation of Arbitration in Africa: The Role of Arbitral Institutions” and chapters in the World Arbitration Reporter (WAR).

On the institutional level, the Centre’s Advisory committee held regularly quarterly meetings and was consulted on various technical and legal issues. The Centre’s Board of Trustees (BOT) held regularly its annual meetings and examined the Centre’s caseload, activities and financial statements. A new website was designed and operated, allowing the users to view the Centre’s Rules, register to its activities and calculate the arbitration costs of their potential claims.

Dr. Abdel Raouf played a pivotal role in developing the Centre’s international dimension and ensuring cooperation with other institutions. He signed a number of cooperation agreements with various regional and international arbitration institutions and chamber of commerce. The Centre is also an active member at the Institute for the Promotion of Arbitration and Mediation in the Mediterranean (ISPRAMED) whose reports resulting from the comparative work of practices and arbitration rules of its members are becoming increasingly important and published widely.

During his term as Director, CRCICA won the prestigious GAR Award for the regional institution of 2013. “in recognition of its great strides in the past year”. In 2014, CRCICA has been recognized by the Assessment Report mandated by the African Development Bank, released in April 2014 as one of “the best arbitration centres across the African Continent and can readily be recommended for use by parties from both the African continent and elsewhere”. CRCICA holds in high regards Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf’s achievements and unique contributions and wish him all success in his new phase of professional life.

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CRCICA Recent Caseload: First Quarter of 2017

The total number of arbitration cases filed before CRCICA until 31 March 2017 reached 1180 cases. In the first quarter of 2017,19 new arbitration cases were filed compared to 16 cases filed in the same quarter in 2016.

CRCICA’s caseload, in the first quarter of 2017, involve construction, real estate, media and entertainment, hotel management, brokerage and sports disputes. Assignment agreement as well as agreements of lease, settlement, sale and shipment transactions are also involved.

Disputes arising out of construction contracts rank on top, standing for 42% out of the total referrals of the first quarter (8/19). The subject-matter of the first case is the establishment of 40 housing units in a residential project in the Six of October City, Giza, Egypt, whilst the second one relates to the erection of the third phase for a club in Alexandria, Egypt. The third one pertains to the renovation of the main hall, the workers’ cafeteria and the first floor offices of a hotel located in Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. Two other construction cases relate to license agreements concluded to build and develop an industrial zone in the Six of October City, Giza, Egypt. The sixth construction case relates to designing, furnishing, delivering, erecting and testing civil works for transformers factory project in Badr City, Egypt. The seventh case pertains to a contract for the execution of exterior marble finishes for building facades in Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt. The eighth construction case relates to the implementation of mechanical and electrical works for a cement factory in Bani Sweif, Egypt.

Two real estate cases were filed during the first quarter of 2017, the first of which relates to a sale of an administrative unit in Cairo while the second case pertains to a usufruct of a desert area for the establishment, construction and operation of desalination plants required for land reclamation.

It is worth noting that the first quarter of 2017 witnessed the filing of a purely international case arising out of an assignment agreement related to two concessions contracts concluded between two parties from the Middle East and North America, as well as a sports-related dispute concerning a representation contract between an intermediary and a football player.

The remaining cases involve various types of contracts. The first one relates to a brokerage contract concluded between an Egyptian brokerage company and a non - Egyptian party. The second one relates to a hotel management contract concerning a hotel located in Sharks Bay, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt. The third case relates to a lease agreement concerning renting and operating the Batch plant of Smart Concrete. The fourth case relates to a settlement agreement concerning settlement and repayment of some due amounts from an Egyptian company. The fifth case relates to a sale of rig agreement and its associated materials and equipment at Abu Zenima in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt. The sixth case relates to a shipment agreement for freight forwarding services. The seventh case relates to media and entertainment, and involves a license contract for the exclusive commercial exploitation of advertising rights.

The following pie chart shows a breakdown of the types of disputed contracts during the first quarter of 2017:

In the first quarter of 2017, arbitration proceedings involved parties from different countries including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the Netherland, India and Barbados Island.

The following pie chart shows a breakdown of the nationalities of non-Egyptian parties during the first quarter of 2017:

The first quarter of 2017 witnessed the appointment of arbitrators coming from Egypt, France and Lebanon.

The following pie chart shows a breakdown of the nationalities of non-Egyptian arbitrators during the first quarter of 2017:

From among the 19 cases filed during the first quarter, there are 15 cases where Arabic is the language of the arbitral proceedings while English is the applicable language in the other four cases.

The following pie chart shows a breakdown of the languages used in the proceedings during the first quarter of 2017:

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CRCICA releases the French Version of its Rules

On 31 March 2017, CRCICA released the French Version of its Arbitration Rules. The translation was prepared by Native French Legal Professionals under the supervision of Dr. Ismail Selim, the director of the CRCICA, and was gratefully reviewed by Prof. Phillipe Deboulanger, Cabinet Leboulanger & Associés (France) who rated it as “an extremely good work”. The linguistic effect of the French version was tested and well received by top international arbitrators. Prof. Emmanuel Gaillard, Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Shearman & Sterling LLP, “think(s) the text is excellent and faithfully reflects the English version, with which most users are familiar”.

The issuance of the French Version of CRCICA Rules, comes responsive to users’ needs as well as global criterial reviews, specifically after the issuance of a Report by the African Development Bank ranking CRCICA as one of the Best Arbitration Centres across the African Continent and Elsewhere and recommending that CRCICA should consider issuing a French version of the Rules to facilitate administering cases in French. The release of the new version coupled with good number of CRCICA’s staff members mastering the French language; provide the technical and logistical groundwork necessary to encourage the administration of cases in French.

Releasing the French version catches chords with the Centre’s strategic vision to exceed its level of cooperation within Africa. As Africa’s oldest arbitration institution, CRCICA has been largely acknowledged as the Continent’s leading Arbitration Institution (Africa Legal Briefings, HERBERT SMITH, February 2017), a research-oriented posture strongly supported by CRCICA’s prestigious enrollment on GAR’s White List of the Guide to Regional Arbitration in 2017 Middle East and Africa. Tooling the Centre with the technical and logistical mechanisms that are necessary to operate within the Francophone Africa, is such an indispensable requirement to preserve this stance.

Leading International Arbitration Practitioners support the issuance of the French Rules as an important business development initiative. Prof. Emmanuel Gaillard, believes that “the French version will be most useful in promoting CRCICA as a natural choice for disputes involving Africa, especially Western and Central Africa”. Dr. Gaston Kenfack, the President of the UNCITRAL, considers that “(the) Rules are modern, flexible and adaptable because they are inspired by the UNCITRAL rules”. He further states: “this French version will indisputably allow the CRCICA to open to the African French speaking countries”. Home-grown international practitioners strongly support the initiative; Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Abdel Raouf Law Firm, opines that “the recent adoption of the excellent French version of CRCICA’s Arbitration Rules is a major development that was highly recommended by the African Development Bank Group in order for CRCICA to attract parties from the whole of the African continent”.

The initiative, also, triggers echoes in purely French businesses. A number of in-house counsels in French companies agrees that the issuance of the French Arbitration Rules rings a bell that “a set of regionally based arbitration tools and mechanisms is out there and is worth considering”.

To build on this key developmental initiative, CRCICA has firm plans to translate into French its other Rules and regulatory texts such as the Practice Notes and the Mediation Rules. Contributing to the French-language arbitration literature is another important target. To this end, it is being considered to add a French Section to the Arab Arbitration Journal which currently features an English section. CRCICA will continue to explore the needs and expectations of French-oriented businesses having trade and investment interests in Africa and the Middle East.

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CRCICA is on the White List of the GAR Guide to Regional Arbitration in 2017 Middle East and Africa

The GAR Guide to Regional Arbitration 2017 topped CRCICA on the White List for Middle East and Africa together with the Dubai International Financial Centre - London Court of International Arbitration (DIFC-LCIA). The Report represents GAR’s pick of the best institutions across the Middle East and Africa including a total of ten centres in the Middle East and Africa and solely enroll two among them on its White List. It is notable that CRCICA has been prestigiously listed since 2013 onwards in the GAR Regional Guide and the 2017 version comes to symbolize a prideful peak by enrolling CRCICA on the White List.

Following are some features of the Report justifying this prestigious ranking:

Why is it on the White List?

According to the Report, the CRCICA is the "granddaddy" of arbitration in the region, to quote one source. It's been operating for 35 years, during which time it has administered more than 1,000 cases, many with an international element. Other local organizations look to it for inspiration.

What are Cairo’s strengths

It's been operating for long enough to have encountered most situations at least once. It's also well managed. Together these factors see it described as "the current class of the field" in the Middle East.

Who got it to this point?

The CRCICA has had a string of highly respected directors. For many years it was led by Mohamed AboulEnein, a former judge and law professor.. His charisma, and willingness to travel and engage around the world, made him and the centre early arbitration celebrities. The following directors Dr. Nabil El Arabi, ex-diplomat and international judge and Dr. Mohamed Abdelraouf pursued the vigorous promotion of the centre. The latter was appointed a Vice-President of the ICCA in 2014.

For more information, please check: GAR Guide to Regional Arbitration 2017, "GUIDE TO REGIONAL ARBITRATION MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA", Global Arbitration Review, pp. 52-55).

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CIArb Associate Membership Course: Introduction to Mediation Course

On 18 January 2017, the Centre hosted the “Introduction to Mediation” Course offered by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Cairo Branch. The aim of the Course was to provide an understanding of the general principles of mediation and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. The course provided candidates with an introduction to the legal position of, and good practice and procedure in, mediation. Successful candidates are eligible to apply for Associate grade of CIArb, and take advantage of a range of educational and professional benefits.

Dr. Ahmed Waly taught the course. Dr. Waly is an Assistant Professor, Department of Construction, the American University in Cairo, and an Approved Faculty and Course Director from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. He is also a certified Mediator and Trainer by the Centre of Effective Disputes Resolution - CEDR, London.

Candidates reflected a wide spectrum of expertise and different backgrounds including law, engineering, construction, and accounting professions.

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Wednesday One Seminar: New Trends in Arbitration in Morocco

On the 28th of February 2017, Dr. Tarek Mossadak, Professor of Law, Hassan 1st University, Settat - Morocco, delivered a lecture on “New Trends in Arbitration in Morocco”. Within a comparative context, Dr. Mossadak discussed the most important features of the Moroccan Arbitration law. Lively discussions followed the lecture with remarkable focus on the differences and similarities between the Egyptian and Moroccan Laws.

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Regional and International Contributions

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Euro-Mediterranean Community of International Arbitration, Milan, Italy, 18 January 2017

On 18 January 2017, Dr. Ismail Selim, CRCICA Director, participated in the Third International Conference for a Euro-Mediterranean Community of International Arbitration in Milan, Italy. The Euro-Mediterranean International Arbitration series of events was first launched in 2014 as a part of the MENA-OECD Investment Program which is created to support investment policy reform in the Middle East and North Africa region and the second conference in the Series was in Cairo and co-organized by CRCICA in 2015.

Arbitration practitioners from 13 different countries discussed current issues in the Arbitration field with focus on the Investment and economic relations between Europe and southern countries of the region and the potential impact on dispute settlement mechanisms. On the sidelines of the conference, two training workshops were organized, one on the application of the New York Convention and the other tackled the Practical issues raised by investment arbitration.

The fourth Euro-Mediterranean Conference will be organized by the BCDR-AAA in Manama, Bahrain, November 20-21, 2017.

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CIArb International Arbitration Conference – The Synergy and Divergence between Civil Law and Common Law in International Arbitration, 8 & 9 March, 2017

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators launches three international conferences in 2017 to examine ‘The Synergy and Divergence between Civil Law and Common Law in International Arbitration’. The series of conferences started in Dubai on 8-9 March to look at the topic from the perspective of the Middle East and Asia.

During the Conference, CRCICA was represented in two panels Discussions of a paramount importance, the first being, “The role of legislation in developing and sustaining an arbitration friendly seat” which was chaired by H.E. Dr. Nabil Elaraby, CIArb Patron and Chairman of CRCICA Board of Trustees.

Moreover, Dr. Ismail Selim, CRCICA Director, participated at the panel discussion entitled: “The perspective from Arbitral institutions on building the synergy between common & civil law”. Dr. Selim’s speech focussed on “The influence of UNCITRAL and CRCICA Arbitration Rules in building the synergy between civil and common law”. Dr. Selim presentation was highly appreciated and he was requested to develop it in details in an article to be published in the CIArb Journal of Arbitration, issue of November 2017.

The other distinguished panelists were Mr. Alec Emmerson (DIFC), Dr. Nassib G. Ziade (BCDR), Ms. Lim Seok Hui (SIAC), Dr. Habib Al Mulla (DIAC) and Mr. Hisham Zegrary (CIMAC).

Discussions triggered in-depth debate about the need to increase understanding of both civil and common law systems, stressing the important role of arbitral institutions to harmonize both systems in the practice of arbitration.

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Second Annual Arab Lawyers Forum

Following the success of the first Annual Arab Lawyers Forum held in 2016 in Morocco, the second Forum was held on 1-2 March 2017, El Gouna, Hurghada, Egypt. Co-organized by Al Tamimi & Company, Sarei-El Din and Partners and Kosheri, Rashed & Riad, the Event was a great success.

Discussions were all-encompassing and involved representatives of various regional and international legal associations and institutions including the International Bar Association, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Egyptian Bar Association.

The agenda of the second day focused on prospects of boosting the visibility of Arab lawyers to get increasingly engaged in international practices. Discussions screened the challenges facing legal professionals across the Arab world and stressed the importance of qualifying homegrown legal professionals and promoting collaboration among Arab law firms in various fields.

CRCICA Director, Dr. Ismail Selim contributed to a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Karim Nassif on “Enforcement of Arbitral Awards under the different Arab Conventions” with two other speakers, Mr. Sultan El Abdallah and Counselor. Michael Nasr. The exchanged remarks during the panel prompted insightful interventions from the floor.

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March 2016: Boosting Relations with French businesses

Concomitant to the issuance of the French version of CRCICA Arbitration Rules, CRCICA has been keen to develop ties of cooperation with institutional entities representing French businesses in Egypt.

During the month of March, two events were evident of this approach:

12 March 2016: Monthly Luncheon of the French Foreign Trade Advisors (CCEF)

Dr. Ismail Selim, CRCICA Director, was invited to attend the monthly luncheon hosted by the French Foreign Trade Advisors (Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France “CCEF”), which represents France’s economic presence in Egypt, at Cairo Sofitel Guezira. It is worth mentioning that the CCEF is chaired by Mr. Francois-edouard Drion, the CEO of Credit Agricole Egypt.

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28 March 2017: Security meeting at the “French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Egypt” (CCIFE)

Similarly, the Director was invited to a CCIFE Security meeting attended by Mrs. Raja Rabia, First Counsellor at the French Embassy in Egypt and Mr. Olivier Plançon, Consul General of France in Cairo. The CCIFE is a member of the French Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry abroad and is considered to be one of the main providers of help in the establishment and development of relations between Egyptian and French SMEs.

In both events, Dr. Selim, who speaks native French, made a presentation about CRCICA’s role and activities. The presentation was followed by interactive exchange of views and experiences.

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CRCICA supported IDAI - Paris 1 University Vis East Moot team

CRCICA sponsored the team of I.D.A.I (Université Paris 1 PANTHEON SORBONNE) having participated in the 14th Vis Moot East in Hong Kong, alongside with Zaki Hashem Law Firm. This Event, the counter part of the Vienna edition, gathered 120 teams composed of bright young minds in the legal field from all over the world during a week to plead and argue before panels of arbitrators about a mock international commercial case.

“We are very grateful to the CRCICA and Zaki Hashem & Partners law firm for allowing us to participate in this adventure”, says Enzo Pannozzo, the coach of the team.

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Ms. Leopoldine BRAUNER accomplishing CRCICA Internship Program

Ms. Leopoldine Brauner has accomplished the CRCICA Internship Program from 28 January to 24 April 2017. She has played a major role in the relevant translation work of the long-awaited French version of our Arbitration Rules which has been released on 31 March 2017.

Ms. Brauner has demonstrated a passion for arbitration and ADR. She took the opportunity to attend hearings at the Center and made several legal research and benefited from the Center’s resources to develop her knowledge on the matter.

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Future Events

July 2017

Inaugural Basic Skills Course

2 - 27

July 2017

The Contract and the Rules of Responsibility and Evidence (equivalent to CIArb Module 1: Law of Obligations and Evidence)

10 - 15

September 2017

The sixth Annual Training Program on "Comparative Commercial Arbitration, Theory and Practice" (CCATP), leading to the Membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

17-23

October 2017

Managing Delay Damages in Construction Contracts Seminar

11

October 2017

The Distinguished Lawyers Continuing Legal Education Program: Basic Legal Skills Course

15 Oct.
-8 Nov.

December 2017

ICCA New York Convention Roadshow

2

December 2017

UNCITRAL at 50 Celebratory Conference

9-10

December 2017

Young ICCA Meeting

11

December 2017

IBA Award Writing Workshop

11

December 2017

Expert Witness In international Arbitration

16-17