Held by CRCICA and CIArb Cairo, the 2014 round of the Comparative Commercial Arbitration Law: The Theory and Practice (CCATP) started on 15-17 March 2014 by the First Module: The Arbitration Agreement. The course was a balanced combination of lectures and tutorials. It provided participants with sufficient knowledge of the theory and practice in all the requirements for the writing and understanding of the arbitration agreement.
The didactics of the course are based on an unprecedented collection of documentations including comparative state court decisions on the arbitration agreement of the European (British, French and Swiss), American and Arab (Egyptian, Saudi, Sudanese, Tunisian, Emirati and Syrian) jurisdictions. Also, documents include a unique collection of arbitration agreement related arbitral principles extracted from awards of many international arbitration institutions including CRCICA. The mock case, the educational masterpiece of the course, is tactfully prepared to spot all possible types of the pathological arbitration clauses cited in CRCICA’s rich institutional record.
The course was attended by 45 practitioners representing an outstanding variety of business sectors, being petroleum, construction, real estate, investment, banking, air conditioning industry, trading, representatives of national courts and public prosecutors, ministries of justice of Egypt and United Arab Emirates, the League of Arab States and Libyan Commercial attaches in Cairo as well as private lawyers and professionals from Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Upon completion of the course, participants were invited to progress onto the composition of the arbitral tribunal Module scheduled to be held on 8-10 June 2014.
CCATP has been recognized as a one of the kind program in the region with a bilateral tutorial methodology that combines both systems the civil law and common law systems. The four modules of the program are held separately in a total of 14 days from March through December annually. Upon completion of the program, in its four modules, participants are eligible to apply for the membership of CRCICA.