On 21 December 2022, the Egypt Branch organized jointly with CRCICA the seminar on the Extension of Arbitration Agreements to Non-Signatories, held at CRCICA (the seat of the Branch). The speaker was Dr. Sherif Elatafy, Assistant Professor of Law at Ain Shams University, School of Law, Partner at Khodeir and Partners law firm, attorney at the New York State Bar and arbitrator. The moderator was Ambassador Mohamed Mostafa Kamal MCIArb, former Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, lawyer and arbitrator, committee member of the CIArb Egypt Branch.
The seminar discussed the practical aspects of the extension of arbitration agreements to non-signatories by examining the factual basis of cases where the parties sought to extend arbitration agreements. He also shed light on recent court decisions in Egypt and the Mena region on this issue. The audience engaged in interesting discussions related to the extent of interference of non-signatories in the negotiation or performance of the contract that lead to an extension to the arbitration agreement to them.
To watch the video of the Seminar, please click here