The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL),

the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and

the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)

 
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Second International Conference for
a Euro-Mediterranean Community of International Arbitration

 

12 November 2015 - Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel
Cairo - Egypt


By bringing together experts and professionals in international arbitration and investment, the conference aims at promoting a sustainable Euro-Mediterranean arbitration community as part of a broader agenda for securing investments, key for stabilization and economic growth in the South and the East of the Mediterranean.

  العربية
  PROGRAMME
08:45
/
09:30
– Registration of participants
Opening Statements (09:30 – 10:00)
09:30
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09:40
- H.E. Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt
09:40
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09:45
- Mr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Director, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)
09:45
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09:50
- Mr. Renaud Sorieul, UNCITRAL Secretary
09:50
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10:00
- Mr. Olivier de Saint-Lager, Co-Chair of the OECD Working Group on Investment Security in MENA Region, OECD
- Mrs. Marie-Estelle Rey, Senior Adviser, MENA-OECD Investment Programme , OECD
Training Session (10:00 – 11:15)
* A Euro-Mediterranean Legal and Arbitral Community : Some Preliminary Reflections on its Existence or the Possibilities Thereof
10:00
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10:30
- Mr. Georges Abi-Saab, Honorary Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland – Egypt
* UNCITRAL's Work in the Field of International Commercial Arbitration
10:30
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10:50
- Mr. Michael Schneider, Founding Partner, Lalive, Honorary President of Swiss Arbitration Association, Switzerland; Vice-President,UNCITRAL (48th Session – 2015)
10:50
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11:10
- Debate
11:10
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11:30
- Break
The Practice of International Commercial Arbitration in the Euro-Mediterranean Area (11:30 – 13:00)
Chair: Mr. Mauro Rubino-Sammartano, President, European Court of Arbitration, Italy
* Focus: The Use of Public Policy Exceptions by the MENA Courts
11:35
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11:50
- Mr. Ibrahim Najjar, Professor of Law and former Lebanon Minister of Justice, Lebanon
11:50
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12:00
- Mr. Ismail Selim, Lawyer, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at Al Tamimi and Co., Cairo Office, Egypt
* Regional Initiatives in International Commercial Arbitration
12:00
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12:10
- Mrs. Chafika Bensaoula, Director, Legal Studies and Documentation Department, Algeria
12:10
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12:20
- Mr. Stefano Azzali, Secretary General, Milan Chamber of Arbitration; Director, ISPRAMED, Italy
12:20
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12:30
- Mr. Hassan Alami, President, Casablanca International Mediation and Arbitration Centre, Morocco
12:30
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12:40
- Mr. Antonio Sánchez-Pedreňo, Chairman, Arbitration Centre of Madrid, Spain
12:40
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13:00
- Debate
13:00
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14:30
- Official Lunch
  Investment Framework in the Euro-Mediterranean Area (14:30 – 17:45)
Chair: Mr. Filali Osman, Professor of Law, Former Adviser to Government, CRJFC (EA3225), Univ. of Franche-Comté, Univ. of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté), Research Associate at CDACI (Univ. of Montreal) and CREDIMI (Univ. of Bourgogne)
* Focus on Investment Arbitration in the Relations between EU and MENA Countries - Impact of the Current TTIP Negotiations on the Investment Policies between EU and MENA Countries
14:35
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14:50
- Mr. Mohamed Shelbaya, Counsel, Shearman & Sterling LLP, France
* Arbitration and Investment: Issues and Challenges
14:50
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15:00
- Mr. Walid Ben Hamida, Professor, University of Evry, IEP Paris, France - Tunisia
* The Magnitude of Investment Arbitration involving Egypt
15:00
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15:10
- Mr. Ahmed S. El Kosheri, Senior Partner of Kosheri, Rashed and Riad Law Firm, Chairman of CRCICA Advisory Committee, Egypt
15:10
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15:20
- Ms. Fatma Khalifa, Counselor, Foreign Disputes and Litigation Department, Egyptian State Lawsuits Authority, Egypt
* The Changing Landscape of Investment Arbitration: An Interim Flash or A Global Backlash?
15:20
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15:30
- Mr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Professor, Cairo University; Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar and Partners; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
15:30
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15:50
- Debate
15:50
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16:10
- Break
* Current Trends : Negotiation of Investment Treaties at a Regional Level
16:20
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16:30
- Mr. Sami Houerbi, Director ICC Arbitration & ADR, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa, Dubai/ Tunis – Partner Houerbi Law Firm, Tunisia
16:30
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16:40
- Mr. Karim Hafez, International Arbitrator, Lawyer and Professor of Law, American University in Cairo, Egypt
* Protection and Processes of Arbitration under MENA Regional Investment Treaties
16:45
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17:00
- Mr. Nassib Ziadé, CEO, Bahrain Dispute Resolution Chamber, Bahrain
* Transparency in Investment Arbitration
17:00
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17:10
- Mrs. Anna Joubin-Bret, International Investment Lawyer, Joubin-Bret Law Firm, France
17:10
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17:20
- Mrs. Rabab Yasseen, Attorney-at-law, Mentha & Partners, Geneva; Judge, Civil Tribunal, Geneva, Switzerland
17:20
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17:45
- Debate
  Closing Remarks (17:45 – 18:00)
17:45
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17:55
- Mr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Director, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)
17:55
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18:00
- Mr. Olivier de Saint-Lager, Co-Chair of the OECD Working Group on Investment Security in MENA Region, OECD
 
  Participation Fees
US$ 150 or EGP 1200
 
  Accommodation
Special rates are available for attendees at Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel being the venue of the Conference if reservation is made before the 1st of November. After that date, reservations will be subject to availability at the time of the reservation and rates may be subject to modification. You can access the hotel registration form through this link: http://crcica.org.eg/conferences/em2015/hotel.pdf
*Please read hotel regulations carefully.
 
  Method of payment:
  • Cash payment
  • Certified cheque to be issued in the name of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Direct bank transfer to: Account No.: 62-20310212424-73 (SWIFT CODE: NSGBEGCX), QNB ALAHLI Bank, Al Kamel Mohamed Branch, Zamalek, Cairo.
    In case of direct bank transfer, please make sure that the bank transfer expenses are not deducted from the total transferred amount and we will much appreciate providing CRCICA with a copy of the bank transfer order to check with our Bank and confirm receiving to you later.
    Please note that in its capacity as an international organization working in Egypt CRCICA is exempted from all direct taxes by virtue of the Presidential Decree No. 399/1987.
 
  Registration Form:

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Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
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Cairo - Egypt
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