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CRCICA’s Overview of the Year 2020

Despite the difficulties faced by the arbitration community in the year 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, CRCICA would still like to share its great strive during the said year with its users. Please press on the video below to watch CRCICA’s Overview of the Year 2020

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Letter from the Director

I have been blessed and honored by my renewal as Director of the CRCICA as of 1st January 2021 for a second four-year term by virtue of a unanimous decision of the Board of Trustees. I hope that the efforts that I exerted during my 1st term have met the expectations …

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Recognitions & Publications

AfAA recognizes CRCICA’s Director, 3 members of CRCICA’s BOT and 3 members of its Advisory Committee in the Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist for the year 2020

On 2 February 2021, “Africa Arbitration Academy” announced Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist 2020. Africa Arbitration Academy celebrates excellence and project Africa’s best to the international arbitration community. The Powerlist represents the diverse talents in Africa. CRCICA’s Director Dr. Ismail Selim once again, was among the distinguished personalities of the Powerlist …

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Member of CRCICA’s BoT Professor Dr. Nayla Comair-Obeid, the Arbitrator Intelligence Presiding Arbitrator of the Year 2020

Arbitrator Intelligence has gathered unique and insightful feedback through its questionnaire collected by the end of February 2021, on hundreds of arbitrators. Based on overwhelmingly positive feedback, Prof. Dr. Nayla Comair-Obeid was chosen to be the “Arbitrator Intelligence Presiding Arbitrator of the Year 2020”. Prof. Comair-Obeid is the founding partner …

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CRCICA Contributes to the AfAA Newsletter

CRCICA contributed to the African Arbitration Association’s (AfAA) Newsletter which was published in April 2021. CRCICA also provided a brief on its caseload and analyzed its details. Moreover, listed the imminent international and African awards received together with its recognitions during 2020 and early 2021. CRCICA also focused on its …

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CRCICA Contributed to the AALCO Newsletter

In January 2021, CRCICA contributed with a brief report about its activities, rendered during 2020 to the newsletter of the Asian African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) Vol 13. The brief comprised CRCICA’s caseload which remained strong in spite of the challenges that 2020 carried. Alongside to the caseload, it also …

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Events, Trainings and Media Partnerships

GIZ Workshop on: “Contract Administration Training Program”

CRCICA successfully held a strategic partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and co-organized the “Contract Administration Training Program” that generated an incomparable experience and remarkable outcome. The aim of the cooperation was developing legal and contract management skills of the employees of the Holding Company for Water …

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Second AlexandriaU-CRCICA International Vis Pre-Moot and International Commercial Arbitration Conference

Mooting activities are one of the ideal techniques to merge academic studies with practice. Accordingly, CRCICA co-organized and hosted the “Second AlexU-CRCICA Vis Pre-Moot & Conference” during the month of March 2021. The AlexandriaU-CRCICA Pre-Moot is an international legal education event and a “Sponsor Pre-Moot” for the international long-standing moot …

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CRCICA jointly with Macchi di Cellere Gangemi presented the second episode of their CRCICA-Macchi di Cellere Gangemi webinars Series on January 27th

The webinar which was titled, “The International Protection of Foreign Investors between Contract and Treaty” gave a quick guide to the mechanisms that exist to protect foreign investors and looks at how investment disputes are settled. Dr. Ismail Selim, Director of the CRCICA, Secretary Treasurer of the IFCAI and Board …

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TagTime Series

In continuation of the success of the Tag Time Series, CRCICA sponsored their Third Season. TagTime Series is a live webinar series featuring leading counsel, arbitrators and academics in discussion of substantive issues in international arbitration. Discussions were followed by a Q&A with the audience and concluded with the guest …

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BEBA Virtual Conference on Egypt/UK Partnership for the Promotion of Sustainable Manufacturing in Africa

CRCICA Sponsored the Virtual Conference on “Egypt/UK Partnership for the Promotion of Sustainable Manufacturing in Africa,” that aimed to explore how UK companies can best take advantage of Egypt’s favorable location as a gateway to Africa to support regional integration of Africa’s manufacturing and agricultural industries. The event was organized …

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Significant visits, Engagements & International Contributions

CRCICA and Ain Shams University signed a Protocol to establish a professional arbitration diploma

In a prestigious ceremony attended by Prof. Dr. Mahmoud EL Metiny, President of Ain Shams University, CRCICA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) on 4 March 2021 with the Faculty of Law at Ain Shams University. The signing ceremony, which took place at the historical Zaafaran Palace, was worthy the …

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CRCICA and The Alexandria University signed a Protocol to continue their successful Partnership

CRCICA and the Alexandria University partnership continues by signing a cooperation protocol on February 25, 2021 to establish the “AlexandriaU-CRCICA Arbitration Initiative”, a Legal Education project. The Protocol has been signed by Prof. Amin Moustafa, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Alexandria University and Dr. Ismail Selim, Director of CRCICA …

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The President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) visits CRCICA

CRCICA was honored to welcome Prof. Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar, President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport “AASTMT” on Tuesday 30 March 2021. The visit aimed to extend the mutual ways of cooperation between CRCICA and the AASTMT. It is worth noting that CRCICA signed a …

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International Settlement Agreement – New Perspectives Post Singapore Convention

On 6 January 2021, Ms. Fatma Ibrahim, Mediation Special Advisor to CRCICA, delivered a speech on whether the Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (Singapore Convention) can be considered the missing link that would indeed assist in boosting mediation’s use by international companies. For starters, the Singapore Convention …

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CIArb Egypt Branch

Time-Barring Provision in Construction Contracts

On 30 March 2021, the CIArb Egypt Branch jointly with CRCICA organized the webinar on Time-barring Provisions in Construction Contracts. The speaker was Prof. Dr. Sherif Elhaggan; Partner, Director, Dr. Sherif Elhaggan & Partners, FCIArb, CEDR / IFC Accredited Mediator, London, Dispute Review Board Foundation Country Representative, and Professor (Construction …

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Egypt Branch Young Members Group

CIArb’s Young Members Group (YMG) brings together dispute resolution practitioners and students below the age of 40 interested in building their careers in this fast-growing and dynamic field. In March 2021, the Egypt Branch YMG was formed to present new opportunities and avenues for Egypt Branch Members to connect, participate …

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Staff Activities & Internship Program

Reaching Out to Academia Overseas: CIArb International Virtual Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration

Dr. Ismail Selim was a panelist at the CIArb International Virtual Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, held during 5-28 March 2021. The Diploma is one of CIArb’s leading membership training programmes, normally delivered in the heart of Oxford for more than twenty years. For the second year, owing to the …

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Deena Aboulwafa

Deena Aboulwafa started internship at CRCICA from February 2021 until March 2021. Deena Aboulwafa has graduated Bachelor of Laws from Cairo University (2017-2021), Bachelor of Laws from University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne (2017-2021), Master’s Degree, International Business Law from (2020-2022). She was a member of the Arbitration Department at Clinique …

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Rita Kevork

From November 2020 until February 2021, Rita Godoloshian has accomplished her internship programme at CRCICA. Ms. Godoloshian is an Egyptian/Armenian fresh graduate, Faculty of Law and Legal Studies at the German University in Cairo (GUC). During her internship, she was engaged in translation tasks, preparing researches and case information, and …

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Aya Hesham

Aya Hesham started internship at CRCICA from February 2021 until March 2021. Aya Hesham has graduated from Faculty of Law “English Section” Ain Shams University, completed Diploma in the Private Law at Ain Shams University “Excellent with honors degree”. During her Internship, Aya attended arbitration sessions, handled arbitration documents, translated …

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