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CRCICA Newsletter 4-2020

CRCICA Winner of the 2020 AFAA Award

In December 2020, CRCICA was declared the winner of the 2020 African Arbitration Association (AFAA) Awards in the categories of Diversity Champions, and African Institution of the Year.It is worth mentioning that CRCICA’s Director Dr. Ismail Selim is a founding member of the AfAA Board of Directors. The AfAA is …

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Appointment of Dr. Ismail Selim as an Expert Member of the International Commercial Expert Committee of the Supreme People’s Court of China

Dr. Ismail Selim, Director of CRCICA, was appointed as an expert member of the International Commercial Expert Committee (ICEC) of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) of the People’s Republic of China effective on 8 December 2020 for a four-year term.The appointment of the second group of new Chinese and foreign …

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Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf Appointed Member of Grand Egyptian Museum’s Board of Directors

In December 2020, Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf; Attorney at Law, Partner and Head of the International Arbitration Group at Abdel Raouf Law Firm, Member of CRCICA’s Board of Trustees, and Former Director of CRCICA, was appointed as Member of Grand Egyptian Museum’s (GEM) Board of Directors, which will be …

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CRCICA-Macchi di Cellere Gangemi Webinar Series: International Investment and Commercial Arbitration

On 30 November 2020, CRCICA and Macchi di Cellere Gangemi co-organized the CRCICA- Macchi webinar Series designed to discuss selected and trending topics on “International Investment and Commercial Arbitration”. The first topic of the Series was titled: “Counterclaims in ISDS: Challenges and prospects in light of the current reform process …

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Two Seminars on Dispute Settlement of Agricultural Export Contracts, Cairo and Alexandria

Within the framework of CRCICA’s role and efforts to raise the awareness and guidance of Traders and Investors in the best practices of mediation and arbitration for the dispute settlement of export contracts; CRCICA organized jointly with the Agricultural Export Council (AEC) two Seminars on “Dispute Settlement of Agricultural Export …

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Webinar on Online Dispute Resolution and the COVID Revolution: A Blessing in Disguise?

organizations to adapt at short notice to new means of working and offer solutions to parties and practitioners that will enable dispute resolution in a time of enforced social distancing. In response to this situation, the CIArb Egypt Branch in cooperation with CRCICA organized a webinar on 14 October 2020 …

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Training Course on: Comparative Commercial Arbitration – Theory and Practice

On 5-12 December 2020, CRCICA organized a new round of the Training Course on “Comparative Commercial Arbitration: Theory and Practice (CCATP)”. The course was held annually by CRCICA since 2011 and was accredited by the CIArb in 2016. The course held in December 2020 was the first course organized under …

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Webinar on Private-Public Arbitration, with Special Reference to PPP Contracts in the MENA Region

On 13 December 2020, the CIArb Egypt Branch and CRCICA jointly organized the webinar on: “Private-Public Arbitration, with Special Reference to PPP Contracts in the MENA Region”. The speaker was Judge Dr. Mohamed A M Ismail (FCIArb), Vice-President of the “Conseil D’Etat” and Judge at the Supreme Administrative Court (Contracts …

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CRCICA’s Profile at One Africa One Voice Pan African Parliament Magazine 2020 and International Trade Report

In November 2020, CRCICA’s role in the development of arbitration in Africa was reflected in two significant publications; One Africa One Voice Pan African Parliament Magazine 2020, and the International Trade Report.One Africa One Voice Pan African Parliament Magazine 2020 published CRCICA’s Profile outlining CRCICA’s background, recognitions, and activities along …

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Nigerian CIArb Branch Annual Conference on Arbitration and ADR in a Free Trade Regime: Assessing Africa’s Readiness

On 25-27 November 2020, CRCICA was represented by Dr. Ismail Selim and Dr. Dalia Hussein, Deputy Director, at the 2020 virtual Annual Conference on “Arbitration and ADR in a Free Trade Regime: Assessing Africa’s Readiness” organized by the Nigerian CIArb Branch. Dr. Selim contributed to the session titled “The role …

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Webinar on A GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES TO DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN EGYPT

On 3 November 2020, CRCICA was a Media Partner for the webinar on “A Guide for International Construction Companies to Dispute Resolution in Egypt” jointly hosted by HKA, Al Dahbashi Gray, Duane Morris LLP, and Roger ter Haar QC. The event shed light on the current landscape for Egypt’s construction …

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The Third Annual Conference & Exhibition of Investment and Financial Markets

On 9-10 November 2020, Dr. Ismail Selim, Director of CRCICA, represented CRCICA to the world of Investors: The Third Annual Conference & Exhibition of Investment and Financial Markets, organized by Smart Vision Investment Expo 2020. Dr. Selim delivered a speech on the impact of Arbitration in supporting Foreign Direct Investments …

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AUC virtual Course on: Principles of International Contracts & Arbitration

On 14 December 2020, Dr. Ismail Selim, Director of CRCICA, and Dr. Mohamed Hafez, Counsel and Legal Advisor to the Director, contributed virtually in the AUC Course on “Principles of International Contracts & Arbitration”. The event was organized by the American University in Cairo within the study of MBA-Construction Track …

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18th CIETAC Cup International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition

CRCICA was a supporting organization for the virtual 18th CIETAC Cup International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition held during 15-20 November 2020.CIETAC Cup, organized by China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”), is an annual professional competition of arbitration. Since its foundation in 2000, CIETAC Cup has been successfully held …

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Introducing & Promoting Mediation: CRCICA Launched the African Mediation Network Survey

On 15 October 2020, CRCICA, alongside Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse – Esmdc, LMU Loyola Law School, JAMS, SOAS University of London, and the Weinstein International Foundation were supporting the development of research titled “Comprehensive Study of Mediation in Africa under the Africa Mediation Network”.This research aimed to gather crucial information …

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Aliaa Khadr

Ms. Aliaa Khadrhas joined CRCICA as of November 2020 as an Administrative Officer and Receptionist. Ms. Aliaa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management (Sadat Academy for Management Sciences). She has intensive administrative experience in different fields; including computer & software company, Automotive, Area HR & Training (Hilton International), recruiting. …

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Louis Fer

Louis Fer joined the CRCICA Internship Programme from October 2020 to December 2020. Fer is a French Master 2 Degree student of International and European Business Law – Arbitration and Litigation, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, at the Institute of International Business Law (IDAI) in Cairo University. During his internship, Fer …

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