Dr. Mohamed Hafez, Counsel and Legal Advisor to the Director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), has joined CRCICA after assuming position of Partner and Head of Arbitration at TMS Law Firm (based in Cairo) and before that as a Senior Associate in the arbitration department at Zaki Hashem and Partners Law Firm (based in Cairo). With over a decade of arbitration focused experience, Dr. Hafez has served as Counsel in multiple number of arbitration cases, including ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, specializing in Corporate, Construction, Investment, Hotel Management, Oil & Gas, Maritime and Shipping and Telecommunications disputes. Dr. Hafez also handled several executions and annulment cases of arbitral awards in Egypt. Dr. Hafez has sat as arbitrator in several ad hoc and institutional arbitration cases.
Dr. Hafez achieved his LL.B from the English Section of Cairo University’s Faculty of Law and his LL.M. from Queenmary, University of London, with a specialization in Commercial Corporate Law and International Commercial Arbitration. Furthermore, he received his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Law, University of Basel in Switzerland, for his doctoral thesis entitled “Modern Contract and Sales Law in the Middle Eastern and Arab Countries, a Comparative Study”.
Dr. Hafez is registered in the Lawyer's Bar Association in Egypt and is enlisted as Arbitrator in CRCICA’s Arbitrator’s list. He is fluent in Arabic and English, along with a fair command of French and German.