1st ICC Court Egypt Arbitration Day

15 May 2024

Cairo Arabic and English with simultaneous translation
Start: 09:00 (Cairo’s time zone) - End: 20:00 (Cairo’s time zone)

Join us in person on 15 May 2024 for first ICC Court Arbitration Day in Egypt, an exclusive opportunity to stay abreast of emerging trends, best practices, and recent developments in dispute prevention and resolution in the region.

Objective/Who should attend?

This dynamic event brings together legal practitioners, academics, and industry experts to provide comprehensive insights into the contemporary arbitration landscape. The conference fosters a comprehensive dialogue, enabling participants to exchange perspectives, deepen their understanding, and contribute to the advancement of international arbitration in Egypt and beyond.

Who should attend? 

  • Practising lawyers 
  • Arbitrators, Mediators 
  • Corporate Counsel 
  • Academics 
  • Professionals interested in and/or involved in international arbitration in Egypt and MENA region
  • Government Representatives
  • Industry experts in finance, constructions, energy, technology etc
  • Financial institutions
  • International Organisations

(Cairo's time zone)

09:00 – 09:45      

Registration

09:45 – 10:00

Opening Remarks

 

Speakers [TBC]

10:00 – 10:40

KEYNOTE SPEECH

 

Speakers [TBC]

10:40 – 12:00

PANEL I: Arbitration And The Courts:  Insights Into Recent Developments (IN ARABIC)

 

The first panel explores the dynamic shifts within the arbitration ecosystem, the synergies and crucial role of the judiciary.

Topics of discussion include the evolving landscape of arbitration,  trends impacting arbitration practices and procedures and its intersection with the judicial system. Delve into the critical role of the judiciary in upholding and fostering an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction. Gain valuable insights through dialogue and analysis into how the judiciary contributes to the strength and integrity of arbitration processes, ensuring equitable resolutions and strengthening confidence in the legal framework

Speakers [TBC]

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch

13:45 – 15:15

PANEL II: Navigating Construction Disputes in Egypt: Exploring Force Majeure, Forex Challenges, and Interim Measures

 

Amidst the intricate landscape of construction disputes in Egypt, this second panel delves into crucial issues surrounding force majeure, foreign exchange (forex) challenges, and interim measures. The efficacy of interim measures emerges as a focal point, prompting a comparative examination within both the judicial system and arbitration processes. Through this analysis of contrast, the panel unveils nuanced insights into the pragmatic application and utility of interim measures across diverse legal frameworks.

Furthermore, amidst the recent forex crisis, a pivotal question arises: is it deemed as force majeure? This query underlines the complexity and urgency faced by stakeholders navigating through turbulent financial landscapes in the Egyptian construction industry. Join us as we delve into these pressing topics, offering strategic insights and practical guidance for stakeholders in this dynamic sector.

 

Speakers [TBC]

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:30

PANEL III: After the Deal, an Ordeal? Trends and Insight into Post M&A Arbitration

 

Join us for a comprehensive exploration of the post-M&A arbitration terrain, where regulatory nuances, industry disruptions, and global dynamics converge, paving the way for informed strategies and actionable insights.

Explore the landscape of post-merger and acquisition (M&A) arbitration as this third panel reveals emerging trends and offers invaluable insights across diverse sectors. From the intricate mining licensing issues such as the revocation of concessions to navigating foreign direct investment (FDI) licensing, the panel unveils the multifaceted challenges and opportunities inherent in post M&A arbitration.

In parallel, the discussions around renewable energy confronts the complex interplay between climate change imperatives and the actualisation of decarbonisation pledges. Furthermore, delve into the telecommunications sector’s intricate web of challenges including licensing dilemmas, notably regarding Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) and interconnection regulations. Examine the complex interplay between regulatory frameworks, industry demands, and evolving global dynamics.

 

Speakers [TBC]

17:30 – 17:45

CLOSING REMARKS

18:00 – 20:00

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Speakers will be announced shortly.

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, 1089 CORNICHE EL NIL, Qasr El Nil, Cairo Governorate 11519, Egypt

For further information, please contact:

iccdrs-mena@iccwbo.org

Organiser

Co-Sponsors