On 17 June 2019, CRCICA organized a Tribute to Prof. Dr. Ahmed Sadek El Kosheri (1932-2019), Egyptian prominent figure in international arbitration in the Arab world and worldwide. Prof. Dr. El Kosheri was the Chair of CRCICA’s Advisory Committee from 2012 until 2017, and remained afterwards a member of that Committee as well as of CRCICA’s Board of Trustees.
The agenda included two sessions. The first was titled “Prof. Dr. Ahmed Sadek El Kosheri: A Prominent Figure in Egypt and Worldwide” and was chaired by Dr. Nabil Elaraby, Chairman of CRCICA Board of Trustees, Former Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs).
The second session was titled “Professor El Kosheri’s Legacy: Reflections on Some of His Most Important Contributions” and was chaired by Dr. Tarek Riad, Managing Partner, Kosheri, Rashed & Riad, Legal Consultants and Attorneys at Law. The event tackled the contributions of Prof. Dr. El Kosheri in commercial and investment arbitration. Distinguished regional and international speakers contributed to the Tribute, including Prince Dr. Bandar Bin Salman Al-Saud, Vice‐Chairman of CRCICA Board of Trustees, Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Samir El Sharkawy, Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law, Former Dean, Faculty of Law, Cairo University, Dr. Abdel Hamid El Ahdab, President of the Arab Association for International Arbitration, Mr. Philippe Leboulanger, Founding Partner, Leboulanger & Associés. Vice‐Chairman of CRCICA’s Advisory Committee and Member of the CRCICA Board of Trustees, Professor Nassib Ziadé, Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR), Vice‐Chairman of CRCICA’s Advisory Committee and Member of the CRCICA Board of Trustees and Professor Moufid Shehab, Professor of Public International Law, Cairo University, President of the Egyptian Association of International Law, Former Minister of Parliamentary and Legal Affairs.
Moreover, a short commemorative video produced by the CRCICA Archiving Project team was shown at the Tribute event in honour of the late Prof Dr. El Kosheiry. The video was created after thorough research into the historic holdings at CRCICA and compilation of more recent information gathering including a personal interview at his office in Cairo on April 17, 2018 by the CRCICA Archiving Project team.
In addition to Dr. El Kosheri’s family and the members of his law firm, the event was attended by about 140 participants from Egypt, Italy, Jordan, Switzerland, the UAE, and the USA. Participants law practitioners from various law firms, university professors, members of the Court of Cassation, the Administrative Prosecution, the State Lawsuit Authority, the Cairo Court of Appeal, the Ministry of Justice, the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, the National Youth Council, and the New Urban Communities Authority.