DR. ABDEL RAOUF is an Attorney at law, Partner and Head of Arbitration Group at ABDEL RAOUF LAW FIRM, Cairo-Egypt. He is the former Director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA [2012-2016]) and an Associate Professor at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He specializes in international arbitration and ADR as well as in commercial contracts, investment agreements, construction, real estate and sports-related disputes.
DR. ABDEL RAOUF is a holder of a Ph.D. in private law (with the distinction très honorable avec les félicitations du jury) from the University of Montpellier I, France. Topic of thesis was «The International Arbitrator and State Contracts» (Published). Prior to this, he obtained a Diploma, DEA en Droit des Contrats d'Affaires, Montpellier Business Law School, University of Montpellier I, France as well as a Master’s degree in International Business Law (LL.M), Institute of International Business Law (IDAI), Cairo University.
He has acted as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chairman of arbitral tribunals in numerous domestic and international commercial arbitrations (institutional and ad hoc). He has also acted as counsel, for private and public entities in many international commercial and investment arbitrations. His arbitration experience covers a wide range of arbitration Rules including those of CRCICA, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, ICSID, PCA, AAA, DIAC, CAS, GCC, ADCCAC and the BCDR.
He is the author and co-author of several legal publications on arbitration (in Arabic, English and French). He has also spoken at several international conferences and seminars. He is a member of the Governing Board and former Vice President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), a member of the Advisory Committee of CRCICA, former member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), former Vice President, the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), a CEDR Accredited Mediator, a Resource Person in International Investment Agreements and Investment Disputes, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), an Expert in ISDS, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an Arbitrator listed in the Panel of Arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), a Conciliator designated by the President of the World Bank Group to serve on the Panel of Conciliators maintained by the ICSID, an Approved Faculty List Tutor and Assessor at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Arab Arbitration issued by the Arab Union of International Arbitration as well as the Advisory Board of the International Arbitration Review issued by the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR).