The Seminar will focus on the difference and relation between the following terms relating to the Arbitrator: Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, and Conflict of Interests. This seminar is hybrid and will be conducted in the Arabic language with an open discussion at the end.
Please note the times listed are in Egypt Time (GMT +2)
Dr. Karim El Chazli is a legal advisor at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (SICL), a public research center that conducts research on Private International Law and Comparative Law. SICL also provides access to foreign law to Swiss courts and public authorities. On behalf of SICL, Karim drafted legal opinions on the laws of nearly 20 Arab and Islamic jurisdictions. In 2022, Karim started acting as a consultant and accepting appointments as a legal expert in arbitral and foreign (non-Swiss) proceedings (independent practice). Karim studied law in Egypt (Cairo), France (Sorbonne) and England (Oxford). He wrote his PhD on the “Impartiality of Arbitrators” under the supervision of Prof. Pierre Mayer (Sorbonne Law School), which was awarded the highest distinction and favourably cited by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Judgment of 22 December 2020, Sun Yang v AMA & FINA, 4A_318/2020, ATF 147 III 65). Karim was also granted the title of "Maître de conférences en Droit privé" (Assistant Professor in Private Law) by the French "Conseil national des universités". Karim is the author of several publications on Arbitration, Private International Law, Civil Procedure and Comparative Law.
Professor Mohamed 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.