We are delighted to announce that the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration won the prestigious GAR GRA Award for the up-and-coming regional institution of 2013. Arbitral institutions in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Helsinki, São Paulo and Seoul featured in the shortlist. However, according to GAR’s official announcement, “the winner was the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, in recognition of its great strides in the past year”.
GAR is one of the leading publications of the international arbitration community worldwide. Its annual awards are the most closely watched in the field. The GAR Guide to Regional Arbitration (GRA) award for the up-and-coming regional institution of 2013 is a new category featuring in this year’s GAR awards for the first time. CRCICA is pleased to be the first arbitral institution to win it. Prof. Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri, Chairman of CRCICA Advisory Committee, accepted the award on behalf of CRCICA at GAR’s fourth and largest-ever annual awards ceremony held on 12 February 2014 in Paris, France. At the same important event, Prof. El-Kosheri won life time achievement award in recognition of his contributions to the field.
As CRCICA is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, the granting of such a prestigious award comes to symbolize an accumulated recognition of CRCICA’s contributions over thirty five years of existence. It is a kind of a decent “well done” message coming just on time to praise a fruitful past that we do cherish and to summon a more successful future that we vow to achieve.
At this wonderful moment of recognition, we are pleased to dedicate this award to the soul of Dr. Mohamed Aboul-Enein, CRCICA late Director and the father of its renaissance over nearly 30 years.