Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab is a 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 featured in cases under the auspices of the AAA, BCDR (Bahrain), ADCCAC (UAE), CRCICA (Egypt), DIAC (UAE), DIFC-LCIA (UAE), ICC (France), ICSID (USA), KIAC (Rwanda), LCIA (UK), LMAA (UK), QICCA (Qatar), RCICAL (Nigeria), SCC (Sweden), SIAC (Singapore), TIAC (Uzbekistan), as well as ad hoc UNCITRAL proceedings, involving mega multi-hundred million dollars disputes involving private parties, investors, States and State-owned entities. 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.