The Third Course on Comparative Commercial Arbitration: Theory and Practice
(Equivalent to CIArb Module 2: Law of Arbitration)
CRCICA organized jointly with the CIArb Egypt Branch, for the third time, Module 2: Law of International Arbitration, under the customized thematic approach “Comparative Commercial Arbitration, Theory and Practice” during the week of 16-23 December 2018. The course was tutored by Dr. Ismail Selim, CRCICA Director, Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Attorney at Law, Partner; Abdel Raouf Law Firm, member of the CRCICA BOT and Advisory Committee, and Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Chair of Private International Law and Professor of Dispute Resolution at Cairo University; Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm; Member of CRCICA Advisory Committee and Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration.
42 Participants, from Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia were in attendance, representing construction and engineering industry, Egyptian Court of Cassation, as well as members of law firms, universities and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Investment.
Reference texts comprised a collection of documents including comparative state court decisions of the European (British, French and Swiss), American and Arab jurisdictions; national laws, model and institutional arbitration rules, international agreements and court judgments, the IBA Guidelines on Conflict of Interest in International Arbitration, the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration, the IBA Guidelines for Drafting International Arbitration Clauses, analytical articles as well as expert commentaries.
The last day of the course included an assessment consisting of two sections, composed of questions and complex mock cases. A take-home assignment, consisting of the drafting of a complete award, was also required.