Investment arbitration on the agenda in Cairo
On 31 March, the SCC and CRCICA arranges a joint conference in Cairo on investment arbitration involving Arab states. The conference sessions will address issues related to, among others, recent investment laws, sources of disputes, selection of forum and TTIP.
The aftermath of the Arab Spring, enhanced awareness of treaty arbitration, and new investments may be considered as some of the factors behind the greater presence of Arab parties involved in and linked to international arbitration, as both respondent states and investors.
The 2016 conference on the theme “International Investment Arbitration involving Arab states: Issues & Challenges” will focus on:
- Legal Framework: National Investment Laws, International Bilateral and Multilateral Investment Treaties
- The Impact of the Political Uprising in the Arab World: Sources of Disputes and Available Dispute Settlement Fora
- Investor –State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) by Arbitration: Shortcomings and Potential Remedies
The conference is organized by The Cairo Regional for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). In 2012, the two held a successful joint conference on the subject “Investor-state dispute resolution in a Euro-Arab context”.
Speakers at the 2016 conference are (among others) Prof. Kaj Hobér, (Chairperson SCC) Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf (CRCICA), Secretary General Annette Magnusson (SCC), Dr. Karim Youssef (Mena Associates) and Ambassador Waguih Hanafi (League of Arab State).