Past Trainings

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2018
Training Course on Comparative Commercial Arbitration: Theory and Practice
19 Dec 2021

On 19-26 December 2021, the CRCICA (the seat of the Branch) organized jointly with the CIArb Egypt Branch the third round of the Training Course on Comparative Commercial Arbitration: Theory and Practice (CCATP) after the renewal of CRCICA’s license as an accredited Recognized Course Provider (RCP) in 2020.  The CCATP course is equivalent to the CIArb Module (I) on international arbitration and qualifies successful candidates to apply for the membership of the CIArb.

The course program covered the most important issues in international arbitration and ADR: overview of ADR mechanisms, arbitration agreements, arbitral tribunals, arbitral proceedings, arbitral awards and post-awards remedies.

The course was tutored by Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Chair of Private International Law and Professor of International Arbitration at Cairo University, Founding Partner & Head of the International Arbitration, Construction, Oil & Gas and Projects Groups, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm; Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Attorney at Law, Partner and Head of the International Arbitration Group at Abdel Raouf Law Firm, Chair of the CIArb Egypt Branch, Associate Professor at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Dr. Ismail Selim, Director of the CRCICA, Vice-Chair of the CIArb Egypt Branch, Lecturer at Pantheon Sorbonne University Paris (Cairo Branch), and Dr. Dalia Hussein, Deputy Director of the CRCICA, Honorary Secretary of the CIArb Egypt Branch, Lecturer of Commercial and Maritime Law at the Faculty of Law Zagazig University and Adjunct Professor of Law at the American University in Cairo.

Reference texts comprised an unprecedented collection of documents including the most recent institutional rules, model and national laws, guidelines and code of ethics. It also included comparative state court decisions from the most pertinent jurisdictions, and a large number of analytical articles by renowned scholars and expert commentaries.

The examination included various questions and a complex mock case carefully prepared based on CRCICA’s accumulative experience over 40 years in the administration of arbitration cases. 37 Participants attended the course were mostly lawyers, civil and construction engineers and academics from Egypt, KSA, and UAE.

For the promotional video of the CAATP course, please click here

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First Workshop in Arabic on: Witness Cross-Examination in International Arbitration
16 Sep 2021

On 16 September 2021, the CIArb Egypt Branch organized jointly with CRCICA the first workshop in Arabic on Witness Cross-Examination in International Arbitration, hosted by CRCICA.  Speakers were Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim, Independent Arbitrator and Founder of Ibrahim ADR (Dubai), Ms. Sara Koleilat-Aranjo, Partner at Al-Tamimi & Company (Dubai), and Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Construction and Energy Groups at Zulficar & Partners Law Firm and Professor of International Arbitration and Private International Law at Cairo University (Egypt).  The one-day workshop was held physically with a limited number of attendees to ensure social distancing and other precautionary measures.

The workshop programme comprised a number of lectures and a practical training session. Lectures focused on the approaches of the Civil Law and Common Law systems regarding cross-examination of witnesses, the steps to cross-examine witnesses, and the main mistakes that should be avoided to conduct a successful cross-examination. The last session of the workshop included practical training on a mock case. Participants were divided into groups where they played the roles of witnesses, lawyers, and arbitrators.

Participants were lawyers, civil and construction engineers, and academics from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and KSA.  They received certificates of attendance at the end of the workshop.  Participants praised the content and organization or the workshop in their posts and comments on social media platforms: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ciarbegypt_we-are-overawed-with-the-positive-feedback-activity-6845687190345789440-B8fj

Watch a Wrap-Up video of the Workshop: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ciarbegypt_witness-cross-examination-workshop-wrap-up-activity-6855505797636485120-Hh6h

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Second AlexandriaU-CRCICA International Vis Pre-Moot and International Commercial Arbitration Conference
26 Mar 2021

Mooting activities are one of the ideal techniques to merge academic studies with practice. Accordingly, CRCICA co-organized and hosted the “Second AlexU-CRCICA Vis Pre-Moot & Conference” during the month of March 2021.

The AlexandriaU-CRCICA Pre-Moot is an international legal education event and a “Sponsor Pre-Moot” for the international long-standing moot competitions of “the Willem C. Vis and the Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moots”, which are held annually in Vienna, Austria and Hong Kong SAR, respectively.

This event targets to assemble law students from different universities, enhance their capabilities, thereby equipping them in order to be able to meet the market demands to promote mutual understanding within the legal communities and facilitates the exchange of knowledge.

The Annual AlexU-CRCICA Conference addressed “The International Conference on International Commercial Arbitration and International Trade Law” which was held on Friday 26 March 2021 in a hybrid form, and it was broadcasted live on different social media platforms focused on the fields of International Commercial Arbitration and International Trade Law.

The conference was sponsored by Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy Law Firm; Shahid Law Firm; and El Dib Advocates Law Firm.

The following eminent institutions were the Strategic Partners (in alphabetical order):

The African Arbitration Association (AfAA);

The Center for International Legal Education at the University of Pittsburgh (CILE); The Commercial Law Development Program at the U.S. Department of Commerce (CLDP);

The Egypt Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb - Egypt) and;

The Moot Alumni Association of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (MAA).

https://www.facebook.com/AlexandriaU.CRCICA/videos/124193609608718/
To watch the Conference please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/crcica/posts/4285455471486968

Click here To watch the previous 2020 moot.

https://crcica.org/2020/03/04/first-alexandriau-crcica-international-vis-pre-moot-and-international-commercial-arbitration-conference/

 

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Training Course on: Comparative Commercial Arbitration – Theory and Practice
14 Mar 2021

On 14-18 March 2021, CRCICA organized a new round of the Training Course on Comparative Commercial Arbitration: Theory and Practice (CCATP).

The training course held in December 2020 was the first training, organized under CRCICA’s renewed license as Recognized Course Provider (RCP). It was accredited as equivalent to the CIArb Module (I) on international arbitration and qualifies successful candidates to apply for the membership of the CIArb.

The course program covered the most important issues in international arbitration and ADR: overview of ADR mechanisms, arbitration agreements, arbitral tribunals, arbitral proceedings, arbitral awards and post-awards remedies.

The course was tutored by Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Chair of Private International Law and Professor of International Arbitration at Cairo University, Founding Partner & Head of the International Arbitration, Construction, Oil & Gas and Projects Groups, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm and Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Attorney at Law, Partner and Head of the International Arbitration Group at Abdel Raouf Law Firm, and Associate Professor at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Dr. Ismail Selim, Director of the CRCICA, Vice-Chairman of the CIArb Egypt Branch, Lecturer at Pantheon Sorbonne University Paris I (Cairo Branch), and Dr. Dalia Hussein, Deputy Director of the CRCICA, Lecturer of Commercial and Maritime Law at the Faculty of Law Zagazig University and Adjunct Professor of Law at the American University in Cairo.

Reference texts comprised an unprecedented collection of documents including the most recent institutional rules, model and national laws, guidelines and code of ethics. It also included comparative state court decisions from the most pertinent jurisdictions, and a large number of analytical articles by renowned scholars and expert commentaries.

The examination included various questions and a complex mock case carefully prepared based on CRCICA’s accumulative experience over 40 years in the administration of arbitration cases. Participants were mostly lawyers, civil and construction engineers and academics.

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GIZ Workshop on: “Contract Administration Training Program”
02 Jan 2021

CRCICA successfully held a strategic partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and co-organized the “Contract Administration Training Program” that generated an incomparable experience and remarkable outcome. The aim of the cooperation was developing legal and contract management skills of the employees of the Holding Company for Water and Waste Water. Under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Housing Utilities and Urban Communities, through conducting a 3 round training program, titled “Contract Administration Training Program”.

“Once the contract is awarded and signed between the parties, it is important to ensure that the contracted works need to be delivered for its intended purpose” said Dr. Selim in his welcome speech of the program”.

From here comes the objective of the workshop, where the contract administration comes into place to monitor the contracted works or services that must be effectively delivered.

The 1st round was conducted in January 2021 while the 2nd and 3rd rounds took place in March 2021.

The Training was conducted by 8 different distinguished and significant instructors, namely: Dr. Ismail Selim, Director of CRCICA and Vice-Chairman of the Egypt Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb); Mr. Yasser Mansour, registered lawyer before the Court of Cassation, Partner and Director of Mansour Law Firm; Prof. Dr. Mohammed Hossam Lotfi, Professor of Civil Law, Faculty of Law, Beni Suef University, UNESCO Chair Professor of Copyright in Egypt and registered lawyer before the Court of Cassation; Prof. Dr. Mohammed Shokry Serour, Professor of Civil Law, Faculty of Law,Cairo University; Counselor Ahmed Saad Hagras, Vice President of the State Council, Egypt; Mr. Khalil Shaat, Senior Policy Advisor, Employment Promotion Project (EPP III) Water and Wastewater Management Project (WWMP), Participatory Infra Structure Project (PIP) and; last but not least, Ms. Fatma Ibrahim, Mediation Consultant at CRCICA.

Watch the Video to know more about the workshop and the distinguished lecturers of the program.

https://youtu.be/ChPzRRDs8ow
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