On 13 December 2020, the CIArb Egypt Branch and CRCICA jointly organized the webinar on: “Private-Public Arbitration, with Special Reference to PPP Contracts in the MENA Region”. The speaker was Judge Dr. Mohamed A M Ismail (FCIArb), Vice-President of the “Conseil D’Etat” and Judge at the Supreme Administrative Court (Contracts Circuit), and Member of the “Comite Francais De L’Arbitrage”. The Moderator was Ambassador Mohamed Moustafa KAMAL (MCIArb), Former Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Attorney- at – Law, and Member of the Committee of CIArb Egypt Branch.
The presentations focused on vital questions such as: Are the current Arab legislation following the French Civil Code conceptualization of the restricted right of public actors’ recourse to arbitration (Article 2060)? Are their exception to the rule in France and Arab countries? To what extent is the influence of the legal globalization phenomenon on Arab legislation and arbitration practice? Can arbitrators exercise public authority by reviewing government acts as to their legality (principle of legality)? and What is the new rising science of “lex mercatoria publica”?
Following the webinar, a prize draw was won by one of the webinar’s participants. The winner won a book titled “Public-Private Partnership Contracts – The Middle East and North Africa” authored and dedicated by Coun. Dr. Mohamed A M Ismail.