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In This Edition
CRCICA Caseload in the Third Quarter of 2015: Two New Types of Disputed Contracts and One Purely International Case
The Third Quarterly Meeting of CRCICA AC
15 September 2015
The International Handball Federation Recognizes CRCICA-Hosted CAS AHC for Use in Middle East Sports Disputes
Events Update
CRCICA Hosts CIArb Cairo Wednesday One Seminars
9 September 2015:
Investment Climate in Egypt out of a Legal Perspective
Mediation Breakfast Seminars
30 September 2015:
Distinction between Facilitative and Evaluative Mediations: Which is More Appropriate?
 
International and Regional Contributions
The Handing Over of Festschrift Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri
The SCC Annual Board Meeting,
18 September 2015
The Signing of a New Cooperation Agreement
 
Publications
CRCICA Publishes its Practice regarding the Challenge and Removal of Arbitrators
Call for Papers: Journal of Arab Arbitration: 25th Volume
Future Events
 
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 CRCICA Caseload in the Third Quarter of 2015: Two New Types of Disputed Contracts and One Purely International Case

The total number of arbitration cases filed before CRCICA until 30 September 2015 reached 1053 cases. In the third quarter of 2015, 11 new arbitration cases were filed.

CRCICA's caseload in the third quarter of 2015 involved disputes relating mainly to media and entertainment, supply, shareholders’ agreements, factoring agreement, co-operation agreement, construction, hotel management, lease and settlement agreements.

Two media and entertainment cases were registered during the third quarter of 2015. The first case related to a multiparty contract for the exploitation of broadcasting rights of a television series, while the second case related to a contract concluded between an advertising and production company and a well-known press, printing, publishing, advertising and distribution institution for granting exclusive commercial exploitation rights of adverts.

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 The Third Quarterly Meeting of CRCICA AC, 15 September 2015

The third quarterly meeting of CRCICA Advisory Committee was held at CRCICA on 15 September 2015. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Dr. Ahmed El Kosheri and was attended by: Prof. Dr. Hamza Haddad; Prof. Dr. Fathi Waly; Prof. Dr. Hossam Issa; Judge Dr. Adel Koura; Judge Dr. Borhan Amrallah; Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab and CRCICA Director. The attendees discussed inter alia the res judicata effect of the decisions issued by the tripartite ad hoc committees composed by the Centre from among the AC members to rule on applications for challenge or removal of arbitrators.

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The International Handball Federation recognizes CRCICA-hosted CAS AHC for use in Middle East Sports Disputes
 The International Handball Federation Recognizes CRCICA-Hosted CAS AHC for Use in Middle East Sports Disputes

During its last meeting in Kolding, Denmark on 24 June 2015, the Executive Committee of the International Handball Federation unanimously agreed to recognize the CRCICA-hosted CAS AHC to be used in case of any sports dispute, which may arise in the Middle East, after the consent of CAS.

This development is recognized as a strong boost for the Agreement CRCICA concluded with the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) in 2012, nominating it as a host of an Alternative Hearing Centre (AHC) for the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) based in Switzerland.

The CRCICA CAS AHC is the first in Africa and joins other three AHCs all over the world in Malaysia, China and Abu Dhabi. This is part of a delocalization scheme of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) to create CAS alternative hearing centres on different continents which would be used to host CAS hearings and meetings related to arbitration or mediation procedures involving parties based in certain regions in the world.

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 Events Update
 CRCICA Hosts CIArb Cairo Wednesday One Seminars:
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9 September 2015:
Investment Climate in Egypt out of a Legal Perspective

On 9 September 2015, Dr. Ziad Bahaa El Din delivered an interesting Seminar entitled “Investment Climate in Egypt out of a Legal Perspective”.

The Seminar highlighted the importance of creating sound legal climate for private investments, national and international alike, for a better future in Egypt. After displaying the history of governmental actions in this concern over the past decade, the Lecturer provided analytic reflections on the legislative reform still direly required in investment related laws in Egypt and the role they are envisaged to play in transcending the current economic crisis and raising the level of living for Egyptians.

Attended by a variety of professionals, the Seminar was well received for the perfect balance it stroke between law and economy.

Dr. Bahaa El Din is Lawyer and Legal Expert in the fields of economy, investment and finance. He is Of Counsel at Zaki Hashem and Partners and Former Deputy Prime Minister of Egypt for Economic Development and Minister of International Cooperation.

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 Mediation Breakfast Seminars:
25 February 2015
 30 September 2015
 Distinction between Facilitative and Evaluative Mediations: Which is More Appropriate?

On 30 September 2015, a Mediation Breakfast Seminar titled "Distinction between Facilitative and Evaluative Mediations: Which is more appropriate?" was delivered by Ms. Fatma Ibrahim, Operations Officer (World Bank Group); accredited mediator and mediation trainer. Ms. Ibrahim defined the different types of mediation, shed light on the historical evolution of mediation techniques, and provided tools with the attendees to assess the appropriateness of which method to be used. The seminar was delivered in an interactive format, and was attended by representatives of many professional sectors and stakeholders.

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 International and Regional Contributions
 The Handing Over of Festschrift Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri

On behalf of the Editorial Committee, Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, CRCICA Director, handed Prof. Ahmed El-Kosheri the commemorative publication "Festschrift Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri: From the Arab World to the Globalization of International Law and Arbitration” prepared to mark and honor his lifetime achievement.

Initiated and sponsored by the BCDR-AAA, this commemorative volume (Mélanges) was published by Kluwer Law International and edited by three members of CRCICA Advisory Committee, Phillippe Leboulanger, Nassib Ziadé as well as CRCICA Director.

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 The SCC Annual Board Meeting, 18 September 2015

On 18 September 2015, CRCICA Director attended the Annual Board Meeting of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), which was established in 1917 (celebrating 100 years of existence in 2017) and has developed into one of the world’s leading forums for dispute resolution.

Sweden and the SCC play a unique role in the international system developed for bilateral and multilateral investment protection worldwide. In at least 120 of the current bilateral investment treaties (BITs) Sweden or the SCC is cited as the forum for resolving disputes between investors and the state. Today, the SCC is the world’s second largest institution for investment disputes.

The SCC Board is currently composed of one chairperson, two vice chairpersons and 13 additional members including CRCICA Director. The Board includes both Swedish and non-Swedish nationals, all of whom are distinguished and highly qualified experts in international commercial dispute resolution.

The function of the SCC Board is to make decisions as required under the SCC Rules. This includes decisions regarding prima facie jurisdiction, appointment of arbitrators, challenge to arbitrators and the costs of the arbitration.

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 The Signing of a New Cooperation Agreement

In September 2015, CRCICA signed a new cooperation agreement with the Commercial Legal Service Center of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade/China Chamber of International Commerce. The Agreement focuses on mutual cooperation between the two institutions to promote the use of mediation in Egypt and China. The scope of the agreement includes, inter alia, the possibility of establishing joint panels to provide joint mediation services.

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 Publications
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 CRCICA Publishes its Practice regarding the Challenge and Removal of Arbitrators

In Volume 24 of the Journal of Arab Arbitration [Table of Contents], CRCICA published in Arabic the main trends deduced from the decisions of the tripartite ad hoc committees formed from among the members of CRCICA’s Advisory Committee in matters of challenge and removal of arbitrators. The Practice includes a summary of 17 requests for challenge and 5 requests for removal of arbitrators submitted to CRCICA. It covers requests submitted according to CRCICA’s Arbitration Rules of 2011 starting from 2012 to date. They also include a summary of four decisions on challenge of arbitrators decided by CRCICA’s late Director Counselor Dr. Mohamed Abou El Enein. The Practice outlines the grounds of the requests as well as the decisions issued by the tripartite ad hoc committees, which leads to important conclusions about the salient grounds for the upholding or rejection of the requests. the link to the Practice: Please Click here The Practice will be available in English soon.

Volume 24 also includes an important study in Arabic about pathological arbitration clauses and the difficulties they raise, giving examples of pathological clauses examined by arbitral tribunals under the auspices of CRCICA and analyses in depth the defaults these clauses contained. For a link to the study: Please Click here

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Call for Papers
 Call for Papers: Journal of Arab Arbitration: 25th Volume

CRCICA seeks submissions, in Arabic or English, for volume 25 of the Journal of Arab Arbitration published on behalf of the Arab Union of International Arbitration.

Submitted articles: (1) should not exceed 10,000 words, (2) should be based on original research and careful analysis, (3) must include proper referencing to primary or secondary sources, (4) should include a 150-word abstract and (5) should not have been published elsewhere in any language or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

If you are interested, please submit your articles for consideration to info@crcica.org, no later than 15 November 2015.

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 Future Events
12 Nov 2015

2015 Calendar of Events will feature many events including:


November
12
 12 November 2015, Cairo-Egypt:
 2nd UNCITRAL/OECD Regional Conference on the Euro-Mediterranean Community of International Arbitration

December
20
 20 December 2015, Cairo-Egypt:
 Launching of Dr. ABOUL-ENEIN ANNUAL LECTURE
 "Challenge of Arbitral Awards, Reality and Perspectives " Prof. Dr. Fathy Waly,
Professor of Law; Former Dean Faculty of Law-Cairo University; International Lawyer and Arbitrator (EGYPT)
December
21-26
 21-26 December 2015, Cairo-Egypt:
 The fifth Annual Training Program on "Comparative Commercial Arbitration, Theory and Practice" (CCATP), leading to the Membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

2016 Events:

March
31
 31 March 2015: Second CRCICA / SCC International Investment Arbitration Conference.

   
May
2016
 May 2016: First Regional Conference on "The Settlement of Media and Entertainment Disputes".

   
November
2016
 November 2016: Sharm El Sheikh VI "The Role of State Courts in International Arbitration".

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