The CIArb Egypt Branch is glad to announce the Webinar on “Rules and Practices of International Investment Law and Arbitration - Textbook Presentation and Discussion”, jointly organized with the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA). The Moderator will be Dr. Ismail Selim, Director of CRCICA.
Join us to learn more about the book “Rules and Practices of International Investment Law and Arbitration” from its author Prof. Dr. Yannick Radi, Professor of International Law at the University of Louvain.
The presentation will introduce the textbook in relation to the most salient features nowadays displayed by international investment law and arbitration. Our distinguished speaker will focus on the balancing between public and private interests and how this impacts on treaty and arbitral practice. Prof. Dr. Radi will also address the reform of the settlement of investor-State disputes, discussing the various options put forward by States to supplement or replace arbitration.
The event will be in English, with scope for audience questions in the last half hour.
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) Vice Chairman of the Egypt Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
Dr. Selim started his career as a Legal Associate at Shalakany Law Firm, followed by a career in the judiciary as Prosecutor for the Cabinet of the Attorney General in Egypt before he became Judge in the Civil and Commercial Courts. He joined private practice again in 2009, at Zulficar & Partners, where he was a Leading member of the International Arbitration Department before being promoted to Partner in 2013. In 2015, Dr. Selim co-founded Nour and Selim in association with Al Tamimi and Company as Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution for the institution of an Al Tamimi Office in Cairo. Dr Selim has parallelly acted as Legal Advisor for the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) until 2007, and became member of CRCICA’s Advisory Committee in 2016. In January 2017, following his appointment as Director by CRCICA’s Board of Trustees, Dr. Selim resigned from Al Tamimi and Company to become the Director of CRCICA. Selim is consistently appointed as Presiding arbitrator, Sole Arbitrator and Co-Arbitrator and has acted as Counsel in various ad hoc and institutional cases under various International institutional rules in the fields of tourism, hotels, construction, telecommunications, natural gas, sales contracts, company contracts, leases, commercial contracts, maritime transport, supply contracts, technical work contracts and shareholder disputes, sports related in front of the “Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration” CRCICA, the “Paris International Chamber of Commerce” ICC, the “Zurich Chamber of Commerce” in accordance with the Swiss rules and the “London Court of International Arbitration”, the “Center Dubai Financial International“ DIFC-LCIA and the “Abu Dhabi Center for Conciliation and Commercial Arbitration” ADCCAC, “Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution” BCDR and the “Court of Arbitration for Sport” CAS, as well as non-institutional arbitrations in accordance with the provisions of the Egyptian Arbitration Law and the UNCITRAL Rules 2.
Prof. Dr.Yannick Radi: Professor of International Law at the University of Louvain and he is a Member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators.
Prof. Dr. Radi is a Guest Professor of International Investment Arbitration at Sciences Po Law School in Paris and an Invited Professor at the Hague Academy of International Law. He is admitted to practice law in France. Professor Radi acts as an expert for a State delegation at the Legal Subcommittee of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and he participates to the work of the UN Working Group on Space Resources. He is also a Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, where he focuses in particular on compliance matters. He has a specific expertise and interest in State responsibility and the law of treaties, international arbitration, international investment law, sustainable development as well as climate change.