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CRCICA’s Director on Disputes’ Avoidance at the 7th SOAS/CIMAC Conference on Arbitration in Africa hosted by CIMAC-Casablanca International Mediation and Arbitration Conference in Casablanca.

Dr Ismail Selim, Director of the Centre, was invited as virtual Speaker at the 7th SOAS/CIMAC Conference on Arbitration in Africa, hosted by CIMAC (Casablanca International Mediation and Arbitration Conference) in Casablanca on 23rd & 24th November 2021. In a panel featured on the second day of the event, with …

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GIZ Webinar, in cooperation with the African Arbitration Association (AAA)

Enhancing Access to Justice by Enhancing the Arbitration Institutions in Africa CRCICA’s Director on Justice Enhancement at the GIZ Webinar co-hosted by the African Arbitration Association On 30 November 2021 in a Webinar co-held and co-hosted by GIZ (the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, a German institution for development and …

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Dr Selim’s Participation in the Paris Arbitration Week: African Arbitration Trends

On September 21, 2021, as part of Paris Arbitration Week, the law firm Cleary Gottlieb presented a webinar entitled “Africa Outlook: Arbitration trends”. Dr. Selim, the director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), was invited as a speaker to discuss specific challenges in international arbitration encountered …

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Shoosmiths Webinar: International Arbitration: Regional Perspectives, Africa

CRCICA was represented by Dr. Mohamed Hafez, Counsel and Legal Advisor to the Director of the CRCICA, at the webinar-based event titled “International Arbitration: Regional Perspectives, Africa” hosted by Shoosmiths LLP that took place on Wednesday 10 March 2021. The event was chaired by Johanne Cox, Partner & Head of …

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BEBA Virtual Conference on Egypt/UK Partnership for the Promotion of Sustainable Manufacturing in Africa

CRCICA Sponsored the Virtual Conference on “Egypt/UK Partnership for the Promotion of Sustainable Manufacturing in Africa,” that aimed to explore how UK companies can best take advantage of Egypt’s favorable location as a gateway to Africa to support regional integration of Africa’s manufacturing and agricultural industries. The event was organized …

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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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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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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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CRCICA’s Deputy Director was selected as a Mentor at AYA’s 2nd Edition of the Mentoring Programme for Young Arbitration Practitioners in Africa, while she acted as an Award Judge for Africa Arbitration Awards 2020.

In August 2020, Dr. Dalia Hussein, CRCICA’s Deputy Director, was selected as a mentor at the Association of Young Arbitrators (AYA)’s 2nd Mentoring Programme for Young Arbitration Practitioners in Africa. The Programme provides 6 months mentoring by renowned arbitration experts drawn from international institutions and law firms across the world. …

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Webinar on Special Interview Series for the Africa’s 50 Most Promising Arbitration Practitioners of the Year 2020

Dr. Mohamed Hafez, Counsel and Legal Advisor to the Director of CRCICA participated as a panelist on 5 August 2020 at a webinar titled “Special Interview Series for the Africa’s 50 Most Promising Arbitration Practitioners of the Year 2020” to share experiences and practical tips in the field of international …

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SOAS 2020 Arbitration in Africa Survey

In April 2020, CRCICA contributed to the second edition of the SOAS 2020 Arbitration in Africa Survey. The Survey focused on gathering data and information from the users of African arbitration centres globally. The Survey aimed at learning from the users of these centres their effectiveness and capacity to administer …

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«CRCICA: An Efficient Arbitral Justice System» in the Special Issue of the Journal of the African Academy of the Practice of International Law

In June 2020, CRCICA contributed to the special issue of the Journal of the African Academy of the Practice of International Law: The Compass of the Possible in the Face of the COVID-19 with an article titled: “CRCICA: An Efficient Arbitral Justice System” (Le CRCICA: une justice arbitrale efficace). The …

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CRCICA at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Institute for Diplomatic Studies

On 20 February 2020, Dr. Ismail Selim presented CRCICA at a training course for the Francophone African diplomats. The course was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Institute for Diplomatic Studies from the 16th till the 27th of February in Cairo and was attended by 15 African Diplomats from …

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Conference on the Evolution of Investment Law and Arbitration in Africa, Paris, France

On 26 February 2020, Dr. Dalia Hussein, CRCICA’s Deputy Director, delivered a speech at the conference titled the “L’évolution du droit d’investissement et d’arbitrage en Afrique” (The Evolution of Investment Law and Arbitration in Africa). The conference was held in Paris and organized by l’Académie Africaine de la pratique du …

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6th SOAS Conference on Arbitration in Africa, Douala, Cameroon

On 10-13 March 2020, Dr. Mohamed Hafez, Legal Advisor to the Director of CRCICA, attended the 6th SOAS Conference on Arbitration in Africa: Legal Culture and Arbitration/ADR Practice in Africa, held at the CMAG-GICAM Headquarters in Douala, Cameroon. The Conference was organized by SOAS University of London jointly with Groupement …

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CRCICA Regional Partner of the 7th AIAF Congress staged in Africa for the first time – Cairo 2019

7th AIAF Congress on FIFA Regulations on Transfers and Agents: What’s New? What’s Next? Broadcasting Rights in Football: International & Regional Perspectives CRCICA was the Regional Partner of the 7th AIAF Congress organized for the first time in Africa on 23-24 October 2019, in Cairo. The International Association of Football …

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7th East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC) on: Government Contracting and Investment Disputes: Lessons for States and Investors, Nairobi, Kenya

On 29-30 August 2019, CRCICA was a Strategic Partner of the 7th East Africa International Arbitration (EAIAC) Conference on “Government Contracting and Investment Disputes: Lessons for States and Investors” held in Nairobi, Kenya. The event was organized by EAIAC Committee, in partnership with GBS Africa, I-ARB Africa and W&Co|Law+Policy. Dr. …

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AYA’s Africa Arbitration Academy Advanced Training on: International Commercial & Investment Arbitration: London, 20 June 2019.

On 20 June 2019, Dr. Dalia Hussein, CRCICA’s Deputy Director delivered the session dedicated to CRCICA at the Africa Arbitration Academy held in London from 3 to 21 June 2019, and organized by the Association of Young Arbitrators (“AYA”) in Africa for the first time this year in cooperation with …

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Paris Arbitration Week: Seminar and Round Table on: “The Games of Seats: Arbitral institutions in Africa and the Quest for Ascendancy.”

Dr. Mohamed Hafez, Counsel and Legal Advisor to the Director, represented CRCICA at Paris Arbitration Week, held during the week of 1-5 April 2019. Dr. Hafez spoke at a seminar & round table hosted and organized White & Case (Paris) on 4 April 2019 titled “the Games of Seats: Arbitral …

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African Union Training Course on the Settlement of Disputes: The African Continental Free Trade Area

During the week of 13-17 May 2019, CRCICA hosted and co-organized a Training Course on “the Settlement of Disputes: The African Continental Free Trade Area”. Organized by the African Union (“AU”), the training aimed at raising the capacities of AU member states in arbitration and alternative dispute settlement mechanisms, especially …

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Fifth SOAS Arbitration in Africa Conference on: Best Practices in Arbitration and ADR in Africa”, Arusha, Tanzania

CRCICA’s Director Dr. Ismail Selim spoke at the Fifth SOAS Arbitration in Africa Conference titled: “Best Practices in Arbitration and ADR in Africa”, held at the International Convention Centre, Arusha in Tanzania from 12 to 14 February 2019. CRCICA was a sponsor and a media partner of this event, organized …

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Africa Arbitration recognizes CRCICA Director as “Africa Arbitration Personality of the Month” in November 2018

The award Committee of “Africa Arbitration” decided to profile CRCICA’s Director Dr. Ismail Selim in the November 2018 series as: “Africa Arbitration Personality of the Month”. The series is designed to profile and recognize leading arbitration practitioners. In an interview published on the website of Africa Arbitration, Dr. Selim stated …

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East Africa and a Refocus of Regional Trade, Energy and Arbitration: 6th East Africa International Arbitration Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This year, the African Union was the host of the 6th East Africa International Arbitration Conference: Re-focusing Regional Trade, Energy and Arbitration held on 30-31 August 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Started 6 years ago, the EAIAC conferences are missioned to promote improvement of international arbitration and investment laws in …

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NBA 58th Annual General Conference on: Transition, Transformation and Sustainable Institutions, Abuja, Nigeria

In its August 2018 regional outreach, CRCICA contributed to featuring the role of sustainable institutions in building the future of Africa during the 58th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association themed Transition, Transformation and Sustainable Institutions held in Abuja on 26-30 August 2018. In the “Access to Arbitral Justice” …

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Emerging Issues in Africa’s Evolving Arbitration Scene” Nairobi, Kenya

On 24-25 July 2018, an interactive Workshop on: “Emerging Issues in Africa’s Evolving Arbitration Scene” was organized in Nairobi, Kenya by the Africa Legal Network (ALN) Academy in collaboration with Anjarwalla & Khanna|ALN Kenya and JMiles & Co, with the support of Microsoft. The event was a representation of the …

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Asia and Africa Got Connected in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: First AALCO Annual Arbitration Forum

On 21-22 July 2018, AALCO held its first arbitration forum having brought together all five arbitration centres established under its auspices: the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), the Lagos Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (LRCSCA), the Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre …

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The Establishment of the African Arbitration Association (AFAA) and the Role of CRCICA

One of the most significant developments of the summer was the launch of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA), held at the headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Côte d’Ivoire in June.  The AfAA aims to “promote, encourage, facilitate and advance” the use of international arbitration within Africa.  The …

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2018 BIAC London Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China, 20 June 2018

On 20 June 2018, the “2018 London Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China” was organized by Beijing Arbitration Commission and Beijing International Arbitration Center (BAC/BIAC), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the School of International Arbitration (SIA), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Institute of Advanced Legal …

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Contribution of United Nations & UNCITRAL in International Trade Law Harmonization & Dispute Settlement, 14-15 June 2018, Abuja, Nigeria

On 14-15 June 2018, CRCICA Director participated as a speaker at the international conference celebrating the 50th UNCITRAL and 60th New York Convention Anniversaries under the theme: Contribution of United Nations & UNCITRAL in International Trade Law Harmonization & Dispute Settlement, Abuja, Nigeria. The event was organized by the Nigerian …

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Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration under the CRCICA and PCA Rules, at the “Institut des Relations Internationales du Cameroun”(IRIC) 25 May 2018

On 25 May 2018, Dr. Selim gave a lecture on the role of the CRCICA in promoting international arbitration in the Afro-Asian Region at the “Institut des Relations Internationales du Cameroun”(IRIC) in Yaoundé. Followed by a useful Q & A Session, the lecture was a great opportunity to interact with …

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CRCICA Information Tool Crosses Borders: Institutional Arbitration: Perspectives from Tunisia, Europe and Africa” 27 April 2018 Tunis

On 27 April 2018, Dr. Dalia Hussein, CRCICA Deputy Director, spoke at the conference titled “Institutional arbitration: Perspectives from Tunisia, Europe and Africa” “L’arbitrage institutionnel: Regards Croisés entre la Tunisie sur l’Europe et l’Afrique” held in Tunisia. The conference was organized by the Tunis Chamber for Arbitration (CTA) and the …

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Arbitration Institutions for Africa: The Great Debate, UK, March 2018

CRCICA was among five African and international arbitral institutions contributing to the Seminar on: “Arbitration Institutions for Africa: The Great Debate” hosted by the London Office of Mayer Brown on 14 March 2018.  Dr. Ismail Selim was a guest speaker and member of a panel discussion.  The event was meant …

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Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab awarded the 2018 ASA biennial prize for advocacy in international commercial arbitration

The Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) awarded its prestigious biennial prize for advocacy in international commercial arbitration (2018) to Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Chair of Private International Law Department and Professor of International Arbitration (Cairo University), Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm and …

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