ICCA Focus: Egypt launched on KluwerArbitration

ICCA and the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) have launched an ‘ICCA Focus on Egypt’, the latest addition to the ICCA Focus series; a one-stop collection of arbitration materials highlighting particular jurisdictions on KluwerArbitration. 


The ICCA Focus on Egypt includes all Egyptian materials published in the Yearbook Commercial Arbitration (including arbitral awards rendered under the auspices of CRCICA, Egyptian court decisions applying the 1958 New York Convention and other relevant Egyptian arbitration-related court decisions), as well as the National Report Egypt published in the International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration. An added bonus is the chapter on Egypt in the Second Edition of Arbitration in Africa: a Practitioner’s Guide.


ICCA's contributions to advancing and developing the practice of arbitration globally cannot be overstated. ICCA's and Kluwer's focus on Egypt as a leading African and Middle Eastern jurisdiction is a truly welcome initiative. Egypt's rich arbitration culture and the influence of its legal system on other jurisdictions in the region mark its importance as a rising seat and player in the world of international arbitration.Gathering useful Egyptian arbitration resources and materials in one accessible location is a natural positive step towards true global inclusion.


Mohamed Abdel Wahab, ICCA Governing Board Member



This ICCA Focus reminds us of the importance of looking at international arbitration across regions and civilizations. It is a testament to the contribution that the Egyptian courts and the Cairo Regional Centre are making to international arbitration on the African continent, the Middle East, and worldwide.



- Stephan Schill, General Editor, ICCA Publications



Through its Working Group on African Arbitral Practice and other initiatives, ICCA aims to support and develop African arbitral practice and to provide insights into new developments on the continent. We are pleased to gather these materials from a vibrant African arbitration seat in one easy-to-find location.



- Lise Bosman, General Editor, ICCA Handbook



This is an acknowledgment of, and a special dedication to, the marvelous job and professionalism achieved by ICCA and its team in publishing four CRCICA arbitral awards in the 2021 edition of the ICCA Yearbook. The enormous effort by ICCA and its team in achieving the highest level of confidentiality and keeping the awards quite anonymous, and yet the facts and legal substance intact, is much appreciated and cannot go unnoticed.

The awards have settled landmark disputes over amounts greater than hundreds of millions or billions of USD. Awards of this nature rendered by the highest caliber of internationally renowned arbitrators also illustrate the prominent status of the CRCICA, as an arbitral institution, in the global arbitration scene.

  - Ismail Selim, Director of the Cairo Regional Centre on International Commercial Arbitration


The focus will be updated regularly with new materials.