Second Branch Committee Meeting 2023
The second Committee Meeting of the Ciarb Egypt Branch was held in hybrid format on 14 June 2023. Members approved the agenda of the meeting and the minutes of the latest Committee meeting as recorded on 9 March 2023. The Branch Chair, Dr. Ismail Selim, presented a brief on the second and third cycles of the Branch Mentoring Programme.
Members discussed other items of the agenda including the feasibility of establishing a Ciarb Chapter as part of the Egypt Branch under the Branch Model Rules, as well as the Branch future events. The Branch next Committee meeting was scheduled for 13 September 2023.
Seminar on “Public policy Considerations and its Impact on Setting Aside Arbitral Awards: A Comparative Analysis of Public Policy Considerations under English, French and Egyptian Laws”
On 10 May 2023, the Ciarb Egypt Branch organized jointly with the CRCICA (the seat of the Branch) a hybrid event on “Public Policy Considerations and its Impact on Setting Aside Arbitral Awards: A Comparative Analysis of Public Policy Considerations under English, French and Egyptian Laws”. The speaker was Judge Dr Mohamed Abdel Meguid Ismail, Vice-President of the Conseil D'État and Judge at the Supreme Administrative Court (Egypt). The moderator was Dr. Ismail Selim, Chairman of Ciarb Egypt Branch and Director of the CRCICA.
The speaker focused on the latest common and civil law trends in relation to public policy, and the extent to which the Egyptian Court of Cassation adopted global developments to establish its public policy theory regarding enforceability of arbitration awards. The presentation discussed the concept policy concept as applied by English and French courts, and
how far Egyptian Courts are inspired by them. The event was attended by participants from Bahrain, Egypt, UAE, France, UK, France, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Yemen.
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Branch Seminar on “Negotiation Diplomacy: The Key Pillar of International Relations”
On 14 June 2023, the Egypt Branch organized jointly with the CRCICA a seminar on “Negotiation Diplomacy: The Key Pillar of International Relations”, held at CRCICA (the seat of the Branch). The speaker was Ambassador Dr. Kheireldin Abdel Latif, former Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the moderator was Ambassador Mostafa Kamal, former Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and member of the Egypt Branch Committee.
The speaker presented an overview on the importance of negotiation diplomacy as a basis for international relations by addressing the legal basis for establishing diplomatic relations, the peaceful settlement of international disputes, strategies and tactics of international negotiations, and the factors affecting the international negotiation process.
Hybrid Seminar: “Insurance Claims in Construction Projects"
On 25 June 2023, the Ciarb Egypt Branch organized jointly with the CRCICA the hybrid seminar on “Insurance Claims in Construction Projects”. The speaker was Eng. Maged Raouf Fayek, Contracts and Commercial Director, Head Office, Contracting & Construction Enterprises Limited at (CCE), Saudi Arabia and the moderator was Eng. Mahmoud El Saadany, Managing Partner, Rights Project Management.
The speaker focused on the importance of insurance policies for managing and dealing with complex and unpredictable risks in construction projects, as well as protecting the Parties (Employer and Contractor) from financial losses. The topic was approached through an interactive presentation including case studies and insurance provisions from construction contracts. The seminar offered a comprehensive understanding of insurance policies, common reasons for claims, and efficient strategies for dealing with them.
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Egypt Branch Supports Lahore International Disputes Weekend (LIDW) 2023
Egypt Branch was a Supporting Organization for the Lahore International Disputes Weekend (LIDW’23) held on 19-21 May 2023, Pakistan. LIDW’23 was organized by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Pakistan Branch in collaboration with KK Consultus.
The 3-day event was attended by members of the judiciary in Pakistan, members of Chambers of Commerce, and representatives of private and public entities from various sectors including oil and gas and power and infrastructure.