Program

Registration

Egypt Hall
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Registration

Egypt Hall
08:00 - 09:00

Welcome Speech

Dr. Ismail Selim

Director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), Secretary Treasurer of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), Member of the Governing Board of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA) (Egypt)

09:00

Inaugural Session

H.E. Dr. Nabil Elaraby

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), Former Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (Egypt)

Judge Mostafa El Bahabety

Deputy Minister of Justice for Arbitration and International Disputes and Head of the Technical Secretariat in both the High Committee for International Arbitration and the Ministerial Committee for Settlement of Investment Contracts' Disputes (Egypt)

Judge. Dr. Borhan Amrallah

Secretary-General of the Arab Union of International Arbitration (AUIA), Former President of the Cairo Court of Appeal (Egypt)

Mr. Stefano Azzali

President of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), Secretary General of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM) (Italy)

09:10

Keynote Speaker

Ms. Anna Joubin-Bret

Secretary of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

09:35 AM

Coffee Break

09:55 - 10:20 AM

Preventing Denial of Arbitral Justice: The Role of the Judiciary

Dr. Achille Ngwanza

Member of the ICC Court, President of the OHADA Working Group of the French Committee of Arbitration (CFA) (Cameroon)

10:25 AM

Punitive Damages in International Commercial Arbitration: A Comparative Perspective

Prof. Hadi Slim

Law Professor, François-Rabelais University (Tours) (France – Lebanon)

10:35 AM

The Role of the Judiciary in Light of the New Amendments of the Jordanian Arbitration Law

Dr. Omar Aljazy

Managing Partner, Aljazy & Co. (Advocates & Legal Consultants ) (Jordan)

11:00 AM

Discussion

11:20 AM - 11:55 AM

Coffee Break

11:55 AM - 12:15 PM

Second Session: State Courts and the Enforcement of Interim and Emergency Arbitral Measures

Prof. Nayla Comair-Obeid (Moderator)

Founding Partner Obeid Law Firm, Member of the Board of Trustees, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) (Lebanon)

12:15 - 02:05 PM

Swiss Courts and Enforcement of Emergency Measures Granted under the Swiss Rules

Ms. Caroline Ming

Executive Director & General Counsel of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (Switzerland)

12:35

Enforcement of Interim Reliefs in Light of the Recent Developments of Egyptian Case Law

Judge. Ismail Al Ziady

President of the Commercial Seventh Circuit, Cairo Court of Appeal (Egypt)

12:55

The English Courts’ Practice Regarding Recognition and Enforcement of Interim Reliefs Rendered by Emergency Arbitrators

Mr. Kwadwo Sarkodie

Partner - International Arbitration Group, Mayer Brown International LLP, London, (United Kingdom)

13:10

Enforcement of Interim and Conservatory Reliefs before Sudanese Courts: A Comparative Approach

Mr. Tayeb Hassabo

Managing Partner, Head/Corporate & Business, Aztan Law Firm (Sudan)

13:25

Discussion

13:35 - 02:05 PM

Lunch Break

14:05 - 03:35 PM

Third Session: The Role of State Courts in Ongoing and Post-Arbitral Proceedings

Shaikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa (Moderator)

Principal and Founding Partner of Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Law Firm, Member of CRCICA’s Board of Trustees (Bahrain)

15:35 - 05:15 PM

The Deposit of Arbitral Awards in Egyptian Courts Prior to their Enforcement

Judge Mostafa El Bahabety

Deputy Minister of Justice for Arbitration and International Disputes and Head of the Technical Secretariat in both the High Committee for International Arbitration and the Ministerial Committee for Settlement of Investment Contracts' Disputes (Egypt)

Coun. Dr. Michel Nasr Hakim (Co- Presenter)

Director of the Technical Bureau of Arbitration, Ministry of Justice (Egypt)

15:40

The Extent of Judicial Review of Arbitrators’ Decision on their own Jurisdiction

Prof. Nassib Ziadé

Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR), Vice President, the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), Member of CRCICA’s Advisory Committee and Board of Trustees (Bahrain- Lebanon- Chile)

16:00

The Power of the Arbitral Institutions to Decide upon Challenges against Arbitrators in Institutional Arbitration: The Permissive Position of State Courts

Mr. Stefano Azzali

President of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), Secretary General of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM) (Italy)

16:15

Challenges Facing Prevailing Parties in the Stages of Enforcement and Execution of the Arbitral Awards: Law & Economics Analysis

Dr. Amr Abbas

Partner and Head of Arbitration, Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy, Lecturer of Public Finance and Tax Legislations, Faculty of Law, Cairo University (Egypt)

16:25

Annulment of Arbitral Awards: A Swiss Perspective

Ms. Rabab Yasseen

Partner, Mentha & Partners, Geneva; Deputy Judge - Geneva Civil Courts, Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee, (Switzerland - Iraq)

16:35

Discussion

16:45 - 05:15 PM

Welcome Speech

Dr. Ismail Selim

Director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), Secretary Treasurer of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), Member of the Governing Board of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA) (Egypt)

09:00

Inaugural Session

H.E. Dr. Nabil Elaraby

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), Former Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (Egypt)

Judge Mostafa El Bahabety

Deputy Minister of Justice for Arbitration and International Disputes and Head of the Technical Secretariat in both the High Committee for International Arbitration and the Ministerial Committee for Settlement of Investment Contracts' Disputes (Egypt)

Judge. Dr. Borhan Amrallah

Secretary-General of the Arab Union of International Arbitration (AUIA), Former President of the Cairo Court of Appeal (Egypt)

Mr. Stefano Azzali

President of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), Secretary General of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM) (Italy)

09:10

Keynote Speaker

Ms. Anna Joubin-Bret

Secretary of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

09:35 AM

Coffee Break

09:55 - 10:20 AM

Preventing Denial of Arbitral Justice: The Role of the Judiciary

Dr. Achille Ngwanza

Member of the ICC Court, President of the OHADA Working Group of the French Committee of Arbitration (CFA) (Cameroon)

10:25 AM

Punitive Damages in International Commercial Arbitration: A Comparative Perspective

Prof. Hadi Slim

Law Professor, François-Rabelais University (Tours) (France – Lebanon)

10:35 AM

The Role of the Judiciary in Light of the New Amendments of the Jordanian Arbitration Law

Dr. Omar Aljazy

Managing Partner, Aljazy & Co. (Advocates & Legal Consultants ) (Jordan)

11:00 AM

Discussion

11:20 AM - 11:55 AM

Coffee Break

11:55 AM - 12:15 PM

Second Session: State Courts and the Enforcement of Interim and Emergency Arbitral Measures

Prof. Nayla Comair-Obeid (Moderator)

Founding Partner Obeid Law Firm, Member of the Board of Trustees, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) (Lebanon)

12:15 - 02:05 PM

Swiss Courts and Enforcement of Emergency Measures Granted under the Swiss Rules

Ms. Caroline Ming

Executive Director & General Counsel of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (Switzerland)

12:35

Enforcement of Interim Reliefs in Light of the Recent Developments of Egyptian Case Law

Judge. Ismail Al Ziady

President of the Commercial Seventh Circuit, Cairo Court of Appeal (Egypt)

12:55

The English Courts’ Practice Regarding Recognition and Enforcement of Interim Reliefs Rendered by Emergency Arbitrators

Mr. Kwadwo Sarkodie

Partner - International Arbitration Group, Mayer Brown International LLP, London, (United Kingdom)

13:10

Enforcement of Interim and Conservatory Reliefs before Sudanese Courts: A Comparative Approach

Mr. Tayeb Hassabo

Managing Partner, Head/Corporate & Business, Aztan Law Firm (Sudan)

13:25

Discussion

13:35 - 02:05 PM

Lunch Break

14:05 - 03:35 PM

Third Session: The Role of State Courts in Ongoing and Post-Arbitral Proceedings

Shaikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa (Moderator)

Principal and Founding Partner of Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Law Firm, Member of CRCICA’s Board of Trustees (Bahrain)

15:35 - 05:15 PM

The Deposit of Arbitral Awards in Egyptian Courts Prior to their Enforcement

Judge Mostafa El Bahabety

Deputy Minister of Justice for Arbitration and International Disputes and Head of the Technical Secretariat in both the High Committee for International Arbitration and the Ministerial Committee for Settlement of Investment Contracts' Disputes (Egypt)

Coun. Dr. Michel Nasr Hakim (Co- Presenter)

Director of the Technical Bureau of Arbitration, Ministry of Justice (Egypt)

15:40

The Extent of Judicial Review of Arbitrators’ Decision on their own Jurisdiction

Prof. Nassib Ziadé

Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR), Vice President, the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), Member of CRCICA’s Advisory Committee and Board of Trustees (Bahrain- Lebanon- Chile)

16:00

The Power of the Arbitral Institutions to Decide upon Challenges against Arbitrators in Institutional Arbitration: The Permissive Position of State Courts

Mr. Stefano Azzali

President of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), Secretary General of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM) (Italy)

16:15

Challenges Facing Prevailing Parties in the Stages of Enforcement and Execution of the Arbitral Awards: Law & Economics Analysis

Dr. Amr Abbas

Partner and Head of Arbitration, Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy, Lecturer of Public Finance and Tax Legislations, Faculty of Law, Cairo University (Egypt)

16:25

Annulment of Arbitral Awards: A Swiss Perspective

Ms. Rabab Yasseen

Partner, Mentha & Partners, Geneva; Deputy Judge - Geneva Civil Courts, Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee, (Switzerland - Iraq)

16:35

Discussion

16:45 - 05:15 PM

Fourth Session: The Role of State and Regional Courts in Investment Arbitration

Dr. Karim Hafez (Moderator)

International Arbitrator, Hafez, Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee (Egypt)

10:00 - 11:35 AM

The Achmea Paradox and Regional BITs: Protectionist Judicial Federalism in the Age of Arbitral Transnationalism

Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab

Chair of Private International Law Department and Professor of International Arbitration (Cairo University), Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee (Egypt)

10:05

Against Stigma: Lessons in Refuting Negative Perception & Self-Reproach from the Arab Spring & the Egyptian Investment Treaty Arbitrations

Dr. Karim A. Youssef

Managing Partner and Head of International Arbitration & International Law, Youssef & Partners Attorneys (Egypt)

10:20

Discussion

11:05 - 11:35 AM

Coffee Break

11:35 - 11:55 AM

Fifth Session: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the New York Convention: A stable and Innovative Pro- Enforcement Instrument of Foreign Arbitral Awards

Prof. Bernardo M. Cremades (Moderator)

Senior Partner of the Spanish Law Firm B. Cremades y Asociados; Former President of the Spanish Court of Arbitration, Member of the CRCICA Board of Trustees (Spain)

11:55 AM - 01:30 PM

Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in England and Wales under the New York Convention

Dr. Emilia Onyema

Reader (Associate Professor) of International Commercial Law, School of Law, SOAS, University of London, Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee, Member of the Governing Board of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA) (United Kingdom- Nigeria)

12:00

Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards under the New York Convention in Light of Egyptian Case Law

Judge Nabil Omran

Vice President of the Egyptian Court of Cassation, President of the Commercial Circuit (Egypt)

12:15

The New York Convention and International Arbitration Practice: Flexibility and Evolution

Prof. Philippe Leboulanger

Cabinet Leboulanger & Associés; Former Chairman, French Arbitration Committee, Vice‐Chairman of CRCICA’s Advisory Committee and Member of the CRCICA Board of Trustees (France)

12:30

HEPI v. India: Stay Denied but Public Policy Prevents Enforcement

Mr. Thomas Snider

Partner and Head of Arbitration, Al Tamimi & Co. (UAE – USA)

12:45

Discussion

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Lunch Break

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

The Shield of Loi Sapin 2

Dr. Sally El Sawah

Independent lawyer and Arbitrator (France – Egypt)

15:05

UK Laws and Jurisprudence

Mr. Craig Tevendale

Partner and Head of International Arbitration, UK, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP; Member of ICC International Court of Arbitration UK National Committee and ICC Commission; Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee (United Kingdom)

15:20

Belgium Laws and Jurisprudence

Prof. Paul Lefebvre

Partner, Hanotiau & Van Den Berg (Belgium)

15:30

The Practice of US Courts

Prof. Alexandra A.K. Meise

Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (United States)

15:40

Discussion

04:05 PM - 04:35 PM

Closing Remarks

Dr. Ismail Selim

Director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), Secretary Treasurer of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), Member of the Governing Board of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA) (Egypt)

Ms. Anna Joubin-Bret

Secretary of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

Dr. Dalia Hussein

Deputy Director, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) (Egypt)

Ms. Foluke Akinmoladun

Managing Solicitor, Trizon Law Chambers, Nigeria

04:35 PM - 05:00 PM

Fourth Session: The Role of State and Regional Courts in Investment Arbitration

Dr. Karim Hafez (Moderator)

International Arbitrator, Hafez, Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee (Egypt)

10:00 - 11:35 AM

The Achmea Paradox and Regional BITs: Protectionist Judicial Federalism in the Age of Arbitral Transnationalism

Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab

Chair of Private International Law Department and Professor of International Arbitration (Cairo University), Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee (Egypt)

10:05

Against Stigma: Lessons in Refuting Negative Perception & Self-Reproach from the Arab Spring & the Egyptian Investment Treaty Arbitrations

Dr. Karim A. Youssef

Managing Partner and Head of International Arbitration & International Law, Youssef & Partners Attorneys (Egypt)

10:20

Discussion

11:05 - 11:35 AM

Coffee Break

11:35 - 11:55 AM

Fifth Session: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the New York Convention: A stable and Innovative Pro- Enforcement Instrument of Foreign Arbitral Awards

Prof. Bernardo M. Cremades (Moderator)

Senior Partner of the Spanish Law Firm B. Cremades y Asociados; Former President of the Spanish Court of Arbitration, Member of the CRCICA Board of Trustees (Spain)

11:55 AM - 01:30 PM

Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in England and Wales under the New York Convention

Dr. Emilia Onyema

Reader (Associate Professor) of International Commercial Law, School of Law, SOAS, University of London, Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee, Member of the Governing Board of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA) (United Kingdom- Nigeria)

12:00

Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards under the New York Convention in Light of Egyptian Case Law

Judge Nabil Omran

Vice President of the Egyptian Court of Cassation, President of the Commercial Circuit (Egypt)

12:15

The New York Convention and International Arbitration Practice: Flexibility and Evolution

Prof. Philippe Leboulanger

Cabinet Leboulanger & Associés; Former Chairman, French Arbitration Committee, Vice‐Chairman of CRCICA’s Advisory Committee and Member of the CRCICA Board of Trustees (France)

12:30

HEPI v. India: Stay Denied but Public Policy Prevents Enforcement

Mr. Thomas Snider

Partner and Head of Arbitration, Al Tamimi & Co. (UAE – USA)

12:45

Discussion

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Lunch Break

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

The Shield of Loi Sapin 2

Dr. Sally El Sawah

Independent lawyer and Arbitrator (France – Egypt)

15:05

UK Laws and Jurisprudence

Mr. Craig Tevendale

Partner and Head of International Arbitration, UK, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP; Member of ICC International Court of Arbitration UK National Committee and ICC Commission; Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee (United Kingdom)

15:20

Belgium Laws and Jurisprudence

Prof. Paul Lefebvre

Partner, Hanotiau & Van Den Berg (Belgium)

15:30

The Practice of US Courts

Prof. Alexandra A.K. Meise

Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (United States)

15:40

Discussion

04:05 PM - 04:35 PM

Closing Remarks

Dr. Ismail Selim

Director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), Secretary Treasurer of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), Member of the Governing Board of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA) (Egypt)

Ms. Anna Joubin-Bret

Secretary of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

Dr. Dalia Hussein

Deputy Director, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) (Egypt)

Ms. Foluke Akinmoladun

Managing Solicitor, Trizon Law Chambers, Nigeria

04:35 PM - 05:00 PM

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