Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop

International Arbitration: Procedural Tactics and Strategies

Date: Monday, 11 December 2017

Time: 14:00 - 17:45 (Lunch to be served before the first session, followed by networking drinks)

Venue: Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) – Cairo

Topic: "International Arbitration: Procedural Tactics and Strategies" 

 The discussion will be held in two separate panels as follows:
•    Panel 1: Tactical considerations for drafting written submissions
•    Panel 2:  Procedural applications and other strategic decisions 


  • Guest of Honour Speaker:  Mr. Michael Schneider, Managing Partner, LALIVE (Geneva) 
  • Dr. Mohamed S. Abd Elwahab, Founding Partner and Head of the International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm (Egypt)
  • Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Partner, Abdel Raouf Law Firm (Egypt)
  • Mohamed Shelbaya, Partner in Shearman & Sterling's International Arbitration Group (Paris)
  • Amani Khalifa, Principal, Khalifa Law Firm (Egypt)
  • Laila Elshentenawi, Senior Associate, Al Tamimi & Company (Dubai)
  • Salma Elbaz, Senior Associate, Rizkana & Partners (Egypt)
  • Amr Omran, Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Dubai)

Additional information and registration: The workshop is hosted by Young ICCA with the kind support of CRCICA and generous sponsorship of Zulficar & Partners Law Firm. All speakers, moderators and attendees of the workshop are invited to join an after workshop reception at CRCICA from 5.30  pm. 

The workshop is open to young arbitration practitioners and students. There are 45 spots available, including 20 spots for Young ICCA members.  We will provide accommodation for up to 20 of our members residing outside of Cairo for the night of 11 December. If you wish to participate, please send your CV and indicate whether you would like to apply for accommodation under the subject line “YICCA Cairo Skills Training Workshop” to Young ICCA at yiccacairo2017@youngicca.org by 30 November 2017 (or by 8 December 2017 if you do not require accommodation).

Organised by

Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang, Associate, LALIVE (Geneva), Young ICCA Co-Chair

Antonia Birt, Senior Associate, Freshfields (Dubai), Young ICCA Events Coordinator 

Soaad Hossam, PhD Candidate, MIDS (Geneva), Young ICCA Steering Committee Member

Dalia Hussein, Legal advisor, CRCICA (Egypt), Young ICCA Steering Committee Member

Amr Arafa, ‎State Counsel - ‎Egyptian State Lawsuits Authority (Egypt), Young ICCA Steering Committee Member