On 30 January 2020, the CIArb Egypt Branch jointly with CRCICA organized a seminar titled “The Impact of Emerging Technologies on International Arbitration: Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Smart Contracts and Artificial Intelligence” at CRCICA’s auditorium
The speaker was Mr. Brandon J Malone, LLM FCIArb FRICS, Solicitor Advocate, Brandon Malone & Company, Chairman, Scottish Arbitration Centre, Associate Member of Chambers at Quadrant Chambers, London and a Senior Legal Consultant with HFI Consulting and Legal Services with offices in Aberdeen and Dubai. The event was moderated by Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Founding Partner & Head of International Arbitration, Construction and Oil & Gas, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, Chair, Private International Law and Professor of Dispute Resolution, Cairo University, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee. The speech focused on three aspects of technological change; namely cybersecurity, blockchain & smart contracts, and artificial intelligence that have the potential to disrupt international arbitration.
Attendees were lawyers, construction attorneys, engineers, members of the judiciary, and students from Egypt and Japan.