CIArb News

CIArb’s prestigious Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, Oxford gains new Course Director

01 Feb 2019

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is delighted to announce that this year’s Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration will be taking place from 6 to 14 September 2019 at University College, Oxford under the Directorship of the world-renowned arbitrator, Professor Dr Mohamed S Abdel Wahab MCIArb.

Professor Dr Abdel Wahab is recognized as a world-leader in dispute resolution and is an arbitration practitioner in international investment and international commercial arbitration with expertise in Arab and African Laws, Islamic Shari’a, construction, oil & gas and online dispute resolution. He is Chair of Private International Law and Professor of International Arbitration at Cairo University and the Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Construction and Oil & Gas at Zulficar & Partners Law Firm. He is Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and holds a number of other prominent positions, including with the International Bar Association, Le Centre International de Médiation et d'Arbitrage de Casablanca (CIMAC) and the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA). He features in ‘Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration’, ‘Who’s Who Legal: Construction’, the GAR Global Guide for Future Leaders in International Arbitration (2017 - 2018) and Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: International Arbitration (2017 - 2019), amongst others, and has received the 2018 ASA International Arbitration Advocacy Prize.

Upon being appointed as Director, Professor Dr Abdel Wahab stated: "It is indeed a great privilege and an honour to serve as the Director of the CIArb’s flagship Diploma, which has helped, and will continue to help, seed and promote the golden standards of practice in international arbitration. The CIArb has long been known for its excellence in offering world-class trainings and this year’s Diploma is no exception. The 2019 Diploma programme promises to be global in outlook, enriching in content, innovative in perspective and rewarding in experience. I am truly proud to follow the glistening path set by all past illustrious Directors, whose stature, work, wisdom and commitment will forever inspire innovation and excellence in our hearts and minds."         

The Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration is one of CIArb’s leading ADR training programmes. Delivered in the heart of Oxford for more than twenty years, it provides practising lawyers and other professionals who are familiar with legal reasoning and concepts, provided they are both involved in arbitration (domestic or international), the opportunity to attend a nine-day course in Oxford and undertake assessments that may make them eligible for peer interview for Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). The Diploma is delivered by highly-experienced and distinguished tutors and involves a combination of lectures, seminars and interactive sessions. The fee, which does not include assessment fees, covers tutoring and course materials, as well as accommodation and board at Oxford’s oldest college, which is in the middle of Oxford (https://www.univ.ox.ac.uk/)

For further details, please contact Karen Cheel on educationteam@ciarb.org or 020 7421 7439.

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