This is an online event organised by CIArb’s Egypt Branch, taking place on 8 March 2021, 5.00pm - 7.00pm Cairo time. Please check your local time zone. The event aims to shed light on how counsel and arbitrators conducted arbitrations under the challenges of COVID19 during last year.
The past year has changed the world, including the world of arbitration. It has forced counsel and arbitrators to adjust the way in which they conduct arbitrations, and in particular hearings. The rules of several institutions have also been adapted to reflect these changes.
In this online event, we will explore how counsel can ensure that a case is best presented in the current circumstances, how arbitrators can ensure that proceedings are conducted efficiently while treating the Parties fairly, how institutions support these developments and how all of this might – or might not – shape the future of arbitration
The event will be presented by Anne K. Hoffman and will be moderated by Dr Ismail Selim MCIArb. Note that this event will be conducted in English.
Cost(s): Attendance to this event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link.
For further details, please contact:
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Egypt Branch), 1 Al-Saleh Ayoub St., Zamalek Cairo – Egypt Tel. (00202) 27351333/5/7 Fax (00202) 27351336 Email Address: email@example.com
Anne K. Hoffmann is an internationally recognised arbitration practitioner with two decades of experience in international commercial and investment arbitration during which she acted in arbitrations seated around the globe and governed by a great variety of laws. She is dual qualified in both Germany and England & Wales and practiced at leading international law firms in London, Geneva and Dubai before focusing on her practice as an independent arbitrator.
To date, Anne has acted as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chair in commercial arbitrations, both institutional under all major rules (including ICC, LCIA, Swiss Rules, DIFC-LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, DIAC and DIS) as well as ad hoc, including UNCITRAL. She has also been appointed in investment arbitration proceedings under the ICSID Rules.
Anne conducts arbitrations in English and German and has good knowledge of French and Russian. In addition to her membership in various arbitration organisations, Anne is on the panel of arbitrators of SIAC, HKIAC, KCAB and AIAC. She is also a member of the SIAC Users Council.
Anne regularly speaks and publishes on topics of international arbitration. She has been recognized as a global leader arbitration in all editions of Who is Who Legal since 2014.
Anne is also a visiting lecturer at Humboldt University Berlin.
Director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)
Secretary Treasurer of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI)
Vice-President of the Egypt Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Dr Selim graduated from Cairo University in 1997 with an LL.B., where he also obtained an LL.M in International Business Law from the Institut du Droit des Affaires Internationales (I.D.A.I) in 1999. He then moved to France and earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the National School of Administration (E.N.A), in 2001. He also earned a Certificate in International Commercial Arbitration from the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London in 2005. In 2007, he did an internship at the ICC Court of International Arbitration. In 2009, Dr. Selim earned his PhD with highest honours (mention “Très Honorable avec les Félicitations du Jury à l'Unanimité.”) from Burgundy University (Dijon - France). The title of the Thesis is “L’ordre public international in favorem arbitrandum” Etude de droit Comparé. The Thesis was published by Edition Universitaire Européenne.
Dr Selim started off his career as a Public Prosecutor in the Office of the Prosecutor General of Egypt, then a civil Judge, until he joined Zulficar & Partners Law Firm in 2009, as a leading member of its Arbitration Group and where he was promoted to Partner in 2013. Further, in May 2015, Dr Selim joined Nour and Selim in association with Al Tamimi and Company as Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, Cairo. In parallel to his former judicial career, Dr Selim was seconded to the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration from 2003 until 2007 where he acted as Legal Advisor. Further, Dr Selim became a member of CRCICA Advisory Committee as of 1st May 2016. Dr. Selim is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). Moreover, Dr Selim teaches Private International Law at the IDAI in Cairo (Sorbonne University) since 2011 and has taught Arbitration Law and Private International Law in several Universities in Egypt. He also teaches Comparative International Arbitration Law at the Sorbonne University Middle East Laws LLM in Paris since beginning of 2018 and is a full approved tutor in CIArb Approved Faculty List (AFL) since April 2018.
He has been constantly appointed as Presiding arbitrator, Sole Arbitrator and Co-Arbitrator and has acted as a Counsel under various rules such as CRCICA, ICC, DIFC-LCIA, ADCCAC, UNCITRAL, CAS and Swiss Rules and in diverse fields including telecommunications, electricity, oil and gas, hospitality, construction, banking, shareholders disputes, advertisement, international sale of goods and media and entertainment. Dr. Selim provides Expert opinions on Egyptian and Libyan Laws in international proceedings. Dr Selim has published several articles in learned Egyptian and International journals and was a speaker in several national and international conferences, especially in the field of arbitration and investment. Dr. Selim has been recognized as a leading individual in legal 500 (2016). Dr. Selim is a certified mediator at London School of Mediation. Dr Selim speaks Arabic, French, and English fluently as well as basic Chinese.