On Tuesday 14 May 2013, the Cairo Centre organized a seminar on CRCICA NEW MEDIATION RULES: A Drive to the Future. The event was held in cooperation with the International Finance Corporation (IFC - a member of the World Bank Group), the Egyptian Ministry of Justice and the Investors Dispute Settlement Center- General Authority for Investments and Free Zones (GAFI).
The seminar tackled the salient features of CRCICA New Mediation Rules, effective as of January 2013, and their foreseen practices out of different perspectives. Beside the institutional perspective, the views of mediators, lawyers and representatives of businesses were highlighted. In addition to this, one whole session was devoted to the discussion of the draft of the new Egyptian Mediation Law prepared by the Egyptian Ministry of Justice.
The seminar was attended by more than 20 law firms in Egypt. Also, there were senior representatives of construction and petroleum companies, ministries of justice and investment, banks, universities and Arab arbitration centres.
Lectures were followed by lively discussions among the panelists and the audience. The Rules were very well received from the representatives of the different business sectors as well as lawyers and governmental officials.