'Building a profile as a dispute resolver – the first appointment and beyond'
Join us for this year’s Ciarb Congress, where we will be hosting a series of discussions in-person and online, on how to cultivate a successful career as a dispute resolver. At this year’s Congress, you will have the chance to hear from leading practitioners, appointing institutions, and Ciarb Branch leaders on ways to raise your profile, from that elusive first appointment through to building your practice.
Dispute resolution is an increasingly important profession with an expanding market. However, aspiring neutrals at all stages of their career can find it difficult to navigate the complexities involved in getting noticed and securing appointments. This event aims to equip you with the understanding required to do this more effectively, and to showcase the value of Ciarb membership in building your professional credibility. We will be discussing:
This programme will be of particular value to MCIArb and FCIArb qualified members who are looking to build their practice, as well as more experienced members who want to share their expertise and support the next generation of neutrals.
Congress will be hosted at the Radisson Blu Edwardian in London.
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Introduction: The first appointment and beyond
Discussion on the key challenges for aspiring neutrals: getting the first appointment and building a profile.
Panel: Dr Crina Baltag, FCIArb, LLM, MSc, LLB; Mahnaz Malik; Brandon Malone, FCIArb, FRICS. Moderated by Jonathan Wood, FCIArb.
IN- PERSON: Tea and Coffee break
VIRTUAL ONLY: Join fellow virtual attendees and discuss what has inspired you throughout the day, what knowledge have you gained and what has sparked your thinking. Network with your peers while you discuss important ADR topics. Facilitated by Deborah Kerubo FCIArb.
Appointing Institutions: What do they look for and how do I get on their lists?
Analysis of the admission requirements of appointing bodies (and why Ciarb membership is valuable for doing so).
Panel: Jamie Harrison, FCIArb; Níamh Leinwather; Joanne Sait Louis; Robert A. Sliwinski, FCIArb, C.Arb; Xiaojun Wang. Moderated by Mercy McBrayer, FCIArb.
Role of Branches in getting appointments for Ciarb members
In-person panel in London focused on Branch Chairs and online panel focussed on wider membership. The panels will explore how Ciarb branches can pro-actively work with members to get them appointments, from networking opportunities, professional guidance and support, accreditation, and potentially direct appointments.
Panel: James Banda; Dr Lalit Bhasin, FCIArb; Stephanie Cohen, FCIArb; Napoleao Casado Filho, FCIArb; Nathan Landis, FCIArb; Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, MCIArb. Moderated by Karina Albers, FCIArb.
IN- PERSON: Tea and Coffee break
VIRTUAL ONLY: Join fellow virtual attendees and discuss what has inspired you throughout the day, what knowledge have you gained and what has sparked your thinking. Network with your peers while you discuss important ADR topics. Facilitated by Rita Anwiri Chindah.
Diversity: what should appointing bodies and professional institutions do next?
Discussion on the concrete steps Ciarb and others are taking to improve the diversity of appointments and remove barriers for under-represented groups.
Panel: Marcus Cato, FCIArb, FRSA, MICE, CEng; Dr Kabir Duggal; Amanda Lee, FCIArb; Professor Emilia Onyema; Prof. Dr Mohamed S.Abdel Wahab, C.Arb, FCIArb. Moderated by Catherine Dixon, MCIArb, LLB, MA.
Closing remarks delivered by Jane Gunn, Ciarb's President and John Bassie, Ciarb's incoming president.
Mistress of Ceremonies: Sapna Jhangiani KC, FCIArb.
The Alexander Lecture is takes place after the Congress. The lecture will be delivered by Ciarb past president Francis Xavier S.C. PBM FCIArb C.Arb.
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Dr Baltag is Associate Professor (Docent) in International Arbitration at Stockholm University and qualified attorney-at-law, with twenty years of extensive practice in various aspects on international dispute resolution, private and public international law. Crina is director of the Master in International Commercial Arbitration Law at Stockholm University and member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Crina is the managing editor of Kluwer Arbitration Blog, co-managing editor of ITA Arbitration Report and member of editorial boards of prestigious journals and book series in the field, including of the Journal of International Arbitration. Crina has been appointed as arbitrator in numerous arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, SCC, FAI, VIAC etc., and has acted as expert in various international commercial and investment arbitrations. Crina holds a PhD degree in International Arbitration from Queen Mary University of London (UK), LL.M in International Commercial Arbitration Law from Stockholm University (Sweden), M.Sc. in International Business from Academy of Economic Studies (Romania), LL.B. from University of Bucharest (Romania). Crina publishes extensively on commercial and investment arbitration topics.
Marcus specialises in large project strategic cost and project management, and international dispute resolution. Registered Arbitrator and Mediator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Kigali International Arbitration Centre. A former member and chair of the CIArb Board of Management, 7 years as Honourable Secretary for the South East Committee and currently member of the Rwanda Branch Formation Committee. Currently a member of the CIArb Practice and Standards Committee setting technical standards for arbitration, adjudication and mediation and is on the CIArb Adjudication Specialist Group for African and Middle East setting policy as global representative. Currently working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Rwandan Chief Justice in the field of judicial co-operation and ADR capacity building and expansion throughout East Africa.
Dr. Lalit Bhasin is the President of the Society of Indian Law Firms; National President of Indo American Chamber of Commerce; and the immediate Past President of The Bar Association of India. Dr Bhasin is the Chairman of Ciarb's India Branch, and Chair of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He is a senior Advisor for South Asia / Oceania and India Committee, American Bar Association; and the former Chairman of both the Delhi Bar Council and the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal. He is an honorary life member of the International Bar Association; a member of the International Court of Arbitration in Paris; and a member of the Management Committee for Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was awarded the Plaque of Honour by the Prime Minister of India in 2002 for outstanding contribution to the Rule of Law. In 2007, the President of India presented the National Law Day Award to Lalit Bhasin.
John Bassie is the Deputy President in 2022 and will be the Global President in 2023. He is called to the bar in England and in Jamaica. In addition to being a former Council Member of the General Legal Council, he was the chairman of its subcommittee with responsibility for the formation of the Compensation Fund. Mr. Bassie is the current Vice President and formerly served Treasurer of the Jamaican Bar Association and he is also Chairman of the ADR Committee. John is the Founder of the Caribbean Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2009) and the first Chairman of the Branch. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Dispute Resolution Foundation, which is the oldest ADR organization in the Caribbean region, having just celebrated 25 years of service to the industry. He is a Chartered Arbitrator, Certified Tutor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Certified Mediator of both the Supreme Court of Jamaica and the Supreme Court of the State of Florida.
James Banda is the current (2022 to 2023) Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Zambia Branch. James is the Past-President of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) and Past-President of the SADC Lawyers Association. He is also a former Council member of the International Bar Association. He holds a Master of Laws degree (Construction and Dispute Resolution) and a Bachelor of Laws degree. He is an advocate of all the Superior Courts in Zambia. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIARB). James also serves as a Commissioner of the Small Claims Court in Zambia and is member of the Disputes Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF), The Society of Construction Law (SCL), and the Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) James has held several appointments as arbitrator, mediator and legal expert on various large scale domestic and international commercial disputes. His practice involves advising and representing parties in domestic and international arbitrations, adjudications and court proceedings. His clients include international and local employers, contractors and consultants on engineering, construction, energy, mining and information technology projects.
Napoleao is the chair of Ciarb Brazil Branch. He is a professor of Arbitration at PUC- São Paulo and UNIPE and a founding partner of Clasen & Casado Filho Sociedade de Advogados. Napoleao is also an arbitrator in São Paulo, Brazil
Stephanie Cohen chairs CIArb's New York Branch and previously served as its vice-chair and treasurer. She is also a course director for the Branch's annual Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration with Columbia Law School and frequently serves as a tutor for Accelerated Route to Fellowship courses. With more than ten years of experience acting exclusively as an arbitrator, Stephanie is internationally recognized as a leading arbitrator and thought leader, particularly concerning the impact of technology on the arbitral process. She is a Fellow of the Institute and a Canadian national admitted to practice law in both New York and Ontario, Canada.
Kabir Duggal focuses his practice on international investment arbitration, international commercial arbitration and public international law matters, serving as arbitrator, mediator, and counsel. Dr. Duggal’s experience includes complex disputes under numerous bilateral/multilateral investment treaties and contracts in South Asia, Latin America, Central Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Africa. His experience flows from his triple training in international law, common law, and civil law traditions. He has served as an arbitrator in over 40 disputes involving parties from all over the world and across several different industries. He is recognized as a “Chartered Arbitrator” (the highest ranking for arbitrators) by both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution. The total value of the disputes he has been involved in exceeds 80 billion dollars. He has facilitated the mediation and negotiation of complex disputes. He also acts as a consultant for the United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) on the creation of a novel “Investment Support Program” (which was shortlisted by Global Arbitration Review for the category of “Best Developments” for 2018). He also serves on the Steering Committee of the Investment Support Program. Dr. Duggal works closely with the US Department of Commerce's Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) as an expert and has undertaken capacity-building workshops in Georgia, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. He has also conducted training and capacity-building sessions for several Governments including Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, India, among others on public international law and dispute resolution matters. He also serves on the Federal Republic of Somalia’s New York Convention Task Force as well as the WTO Negotiating Team (International Board). He is elected to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the California International Arbitration Council, Inc. (CIAC) and also serves on its Academic Council. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Boston International Arbitration Council (BIAC). Dr. Duggal is also a member of the Young Practitioners Subcommittee for the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge
Jamie Harrison Deputy Director General of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), a role that he took up in June 2019. Jamie joined the LCIA after nearly 8 years in Singapore, where he set up and managed the Singapore office of Addleshaw Goddard LLP, and travelled between there and Hong Kong, leading the firm’s Asian arbitration practice. Jamie qualified as a solicitor with Freshfields in 1992 and worked in the arbitration team in London and Hong Kong until 1999 when he joined the London office of US firm Morgan Lewis LLP, where he was made a Partner in 2002. Jamie joined the London office of Winston & Strawn LLP in 2005 where he founded and led the dispute resolution practice, working closely with established arbitration practices in Paris and Geneva. Jamie is qualified to practice as a solicitor in England & Wales and Hong Kong, and has been a registered foreign lawyer with full registration before the International Commercial Court, in Singapore. As a practising international arbitration lawyer, Jamie acted as Counsel on general commercial disputes, principally arising in developing markets in Asia and West Africa under the rules of LCIA, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, JAMS, UNCITRAL and ICSID.
Sapna Jhangiani has over two decades’ experience as Counsel or arbitrator in complex commercial disputes seated in diverse jurisdictions such as London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Malaysia, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius. Sapna has practised in London, New York, Dubai and Singapore and is dual-qualified as an English barrister, and an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. She has appeared before a wide spectrum of Tribunals, including the UK Supreme Court, International Commercial Courts at first instance and appellate level, and the Supreme Court of Singapore. She is currently International Legal Counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore, alongside which she maintains a practice as arbitrator and mediator. Sapna is a Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is Chair of the Singapore Branch of the Institute. She is ranked in all the main legal directories, and was named by Asia Law Business Journal as one of the top 15 female lawyers in Asia.
Nathan Landis is a barrister based in Perth, Western Australia. He has extensive experience representing clients in the resources industries, and in particular in joint venture disputes, contractual issues and regulatory investigations. During his career, he has appeared as counsel in a range of courts and arbitral tribunals within Australia and in the Middle East. He has experience conducting domestic and international arbitrations under ad hoc and a wide range of institutional arrangements.
Amanda J. Lee is a Consultant at Costigan King and sits as arbitrator in international and domestic arbitration proceedings. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law, UK. Amanda is a member of ArbitralWomen’s Advisory Council, the Advisory Board of INIAC, and the Peer Review Board of the American Review of International Arbitration, amongst other appointments. She is the founder of Careers in Arbitration and ARBalance.
Since 1 January 2022, Niamh Leinwather has taken office as the new Secretary General of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). Of Irish origin, Niamh has both a common and civil law background (Bachelor of Civil Law, University College Dublin, Mag.iur., University of Vienna, Master of European Studies, University of Vienna). She was the first Irish woman to be admitted to the Austrian Bar in 2013 and has over a decade of experience in international dispute resolution at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Vienna where she acted as both counsel and arbitrator.
Mahnaz Malik is a Barrister and Arbitrator at Twenty Essex who specialises in representing Governments and corporations in investment and commercial disputes. She is a Fellow of Hughes Hall College, University of Cambridge. Mahnaz has over 22 years of experience in advising Governments, corporations and international organisations on international investment law issues and disputes. She has acted as counsel on behalf of both investors and states in several investment and commercial disputes including ICC, ICSID, LCIA and PCA administered arbitrations. Mahnaz’s appointment as an arbitrator in EuroGas Inc. and Belmont Resources Inc. v. Republic of Slovakia makes her one of the youngest ever appointed to an ICSID Annulment Committee since records began and the youngest woman. She is presently serving on the Annulment Committee of Annulment Committee member in Almasryia for Operating & Maintaining Touristic Construction Co. L.L.C. v State of Kuwait (ICSID Case No. ARB/18/2). She serves on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators as well as on leading arbitration panels globally, including the Shanghai Arbitration Commission, Asian International Arbitration Centre (Kuala Lumpur), Energy Disputes Arbitration Centre (Turkey) and the Beijing International Arbitration Centre.
Brandon Malone is a barrister with Quadrant Chambers and an international arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator and dispute board member with Arbitra International, London. He is also a Senior Legal Consultant with HFI Consulting International in Dubai, UAE. He is a panel arbitrator for many arbitral institutions including AAA/ICDR, SCCA, SIAC, DIAC, and CIETAC and has been appointed as sole and presiding arbitrator to deal with arbitrations under a variety of ad hoc and institutional rules in relation to a wide variety of matters, including energy and blockchain disputes. Brandon is the founder and Chairman of the Scottish Arbitration Centre. He is also a member the ICC UK Arbitration and ADR Committee. Brandon has particular interests in construction, engineering, energy, and technology. He is regularly appointed as a construction adjudicator and is a member of the FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators. He holds a masters degree in construction law. He proposed and now chairs the ICCA-New York City Bar-CPR Institute Working Group on Cybersecurity in International Arbitration, and regularly lectures on law and technology topics. His published work includes the National Report for Scotland in the ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration, and a the Chapter on Smart Contracts and Blockchain in Online Dispute Resolution – Theory and Practice.
Emilia Onyema is a Professor of International Commercial Law at SOAS University of London where she teaches international commercial arbitration, international investment law and commercial law in a global context. She is qualified to practice law in Nigeria, as a Solicitor in England & Wales, Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and sits as an independent arbitrator. She is a Board member of the Africa Arbitration Association, member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee, member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, BVI Centre Arbitration Committee, LACIAC Court member, among others. She convenes the SOAS Arbitration in Africa conference series and leads the SOAS Arbitration in Africa biennial survey research project; she co-authored the African Promise and founded the Arbitration Fund for African Students (AFAS) a registered charitable organisation in England. Her research interests focus on the development of international arbitration in Africa and the engagement of Africans in international arbitration. She has experience as presiding, co and sole arbitrator, and acts as legal expert witness in international arbitration.
Dr. Abdel Raouf is an Egyptian Attorney at law, Partner and Head of the international Arbitration Group at ABDEL RAOUF LAW FIRM, Cairo-Egypt. He is the former Director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA [2012-2016]) and an Associate Professor at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He specializes in international arbitration and ADR as well as in commercial contracts, investment agreements, construction, real estate and sports-related disputes. DR. ABDEL RAOUF is a holder of a Ph.D. in private law (with the distinction très honorable avec les félicitations du jury) from the University of Montpellier I, France. Topic of thesis was «The International Arbitrator and State Contracts» (Published). Prior to this, he obtained a Diploma, DEA en Droit des Contrats d'Affaires, Montpellier Business Law School, University of Montpellier I, France, a Master’s degree in International Business Law (LL.M), Institute of International Business Law (IDAI), Cairo University and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Faculty of Law, Cairo University. He has acted as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chairperson of arbitral tribunals in numerous domestic and international arbitrations (institutional and ad hoc). He has also acted as counsel, for private and public entities in many international commercial and investment arbitrations. His arbitration experience covers a wide range of arbitration Rules including those of CRCICA, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, ICSID, PCA, AAA, DIAC, CAS, DIFC- LCIA, GCC, ADCCAC and the BCDR. He is the author and co-author of several legal publications on arbitration (in Arabic, English and French). He has also spoken at several international conferences and seminars.
He is a member of the Advisory Board and former Vice President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and member of the Advisory Committee of the CRCICA, Egypt’s Alternate Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), an Arbitrator listed in the Panel of Arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), a Conciliator designated by the President of the World Bank Group to serve on the Panel of Conciliators maintained by the ICSID, a CEDR Accredited Mediator, Chair of the Egypt Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), an Approved Faculty List Tutor and Assessor at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a member of the Arbitration Committee of the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA), a member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA), former member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), former Vice President, the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Arab Arbitration issued by the Arab Union of International Arbitration. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM). DR. ABDEL RAOUF is ranked by Chambers and Partners in its Global Rankings among the “most in demand” and “top arbitrators” in Egypt being “a star practitioner with an exceptional and diverse expertise in arbitration and international disputes” and “a distinguished arbitrator who is noted for his extensive experience in international commercial arbitration as well as being regularly appointed in investment treaty disputes.”
Joanne Saint Louis is the director of diversity outreach at JAMS, the world's largest private alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provider. Ms. Saint Louis joined JAMS in August 2019 as the first diversity and inclusion manager for an ADR provider and was recently promoted to director. She is the vice-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee. She oversees external diversity initiatives at JAMS. During her short time at JAMS, Ms. Saint Louis has co-created and facilitated employee resource groups within the organization and expanded the D&I Committee to increase JAMS’ diversity, equity and inclusion footprint within the legal industry. She has also created a domestic diversity fellowship to increase the diversity pipeline within ADR. Ms. Saint Louis is a thought leader within the ADR industry and has published various publications to promote the selection of diverse neutrals. She continues to speak and create webinars to increase pipeline opportunities and enhance the visibility of diverse neutrals within the legal profession. Ms. Saint Louis comes to JAMS from the American Arbitration Association, where she was the director of ADR services in its Labor, Employment and Elections Division. She was also a member of the AAA’s Diversity Committee and was responsible for putting on several successful ADR and diversity events. Ms. Saint Louis graduated from Suffolk University in Boston, where she received a B.S. in political science, with a minor in sociology. She also received her J.D. from the Massachusetts School of Law. Prior to working at the AAA, she worked in Social Security Disability law. Ms. Saint Louis is a founding member of the ADR Inclusion Network and vice-chair of the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section’s Diversity Committee. She is also a member of various affinity bar associations and organizations. She is also a recipient of the National Bar Association’s top 40 lawyers under 40 award.
Robert A Sliwinski Robert is a Barrister, Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator and Dispute Board Member with over 35 years' experience of the construction and engineering industries, having initially qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, and is able to provide a unique view of the worldwide ADR arena today. Robert works as counsel from SWL Chambers in London and through ArbDB Chambers acts as Arbitrator, Mediator, Adjudicator and Dispute Board Member. He has been involved in wide range of commercial and contractual disputes within the fields of construction, civil engineering, process plant, etc as well as general commercial disputes. Robert is also associated with Alsuwaidi & Company (Advocates and Legal Consultants) based in Dubai, acting as independent legal Counsel representing clients in both domestic and international disputes. Robert is the current Chair of the UAE branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and works hard to promote all forms of ARD in the region.
Professor of International Arbitration, Private International Law and English Contract Law at Cairo University; Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Construction and Energy Groups at Zulficar&Partners Law Firm (Egypt); ICCA Treasurer & Member of the Governing Board; Dean of the Africa Arbitration Academy; Chair of the International Expert Committee of the Permanent Forum for China Construction Law; Vice-Chair of the ICC Governing Body for Dispute Resolution Services; Co- Chair, IBA Arab Regional Forum; Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee of the CRCICA; Member of the CIMAC Court of Arbitration; Member of the Advisory Board of the MIAC; Member of the LACIAC Court of Arbitration; Member of the ITA Academic Council; Member of the Advisory Board, Indonesian Arbitration Centre; and Member of the Court, PCA. He served as ‘Arbitrator’, ‘Legal Expert’ and ‘Counsel’ in more than 245 cases, involving parties from the Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. He received the LAW Magazine 2017 Best Legal Practitioner Award, the 2018 ASA International Arbitration Advocacy Prize, the 2019 AYA Hall-of-Fame African Arbitrator Award, the 2020 and 2021 Client Choice International Award. He is listed in Who’s Who Global Elite Thought Leaders: International Arbitration (2021 and 2022); selected among the Legal500 Africa Powerlist (2021) and the AYA’s Africa's Top 30 Powerlist (2021). He is the coeditor (with Prof Maxi Scherer and Ms. Niuscha Bassiri) of “International Arbitration and the COVID-19 Revolution” (2020); coeditor (with Prof Ethan Katsh and Mr. Daniel Rainey) of “Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice” (2021); and is the author of the Abdel Wahab Pandemic Pathway to Virtual/Remote Hearings. Chambers & Partners Global (2022) says: “Mohamed Abdel Wahab is one of the best-known arbitration lawyers […] His practice combines expert witness and arbitrator appointments with regular roles as counsel on significant and high-profile cases, and he receives especially high praise for his expertise in oil and gas and construction disputes.” “Mohamed Abdel Wahab is very highly respected for his international commercial and investment treaty practice. As an arbitrator, he frequently presides over disputes concerning construction, energy and infrastructure issues”. “Mohamed is a very well-known arbitrator who is very much involved in African work. He's a very impressive guy.” Who’s Who Legal: Construction (2022) says: “Peers and clients say: “Mohamed is an all time great of construction arbitration” “Mohamed is a very smooth operator who makes arbitration process work very well”. Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration (2022) says: “His intellectual rigour and well-rounded experience make him a natural choice as an arbitrator”, “He is academically brilliant”, “One of the best minds on arbitration issues” and “Extremely impressive”. Chambers & Partners Global (2021) says “Peers regard Mohamed Abdel Wahab as “an absolute star in arbitration”, Legal 500 (2021) says: ‘Mohamed Abdel Wahab is a brilliant practitioner who is at the top of the international arbitration field globally. His understanding of and experience in international arbitration are matched by few’; ‘Very knowledgeable, responsive, brilliant and accurate. He is extremely efficient, reliable and is able to go the extra mile, while being innovative and brilliant’; and ‘Importantly, he is one of the most hardworking individuals in the field. His working ethos and common sense approach to complex legal problems are outstanding’. Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration (2021) says: “Mohamed is knowledgeable and qualified with extensive experience in the field”, “He is at the top of the market”, “Outstanding engagement and pleasant to work with”, “He is a top-tier thought leader and in a league of his own” and “a very well-prepared and exceptional arbitrator”.