State courts and arbitration in focus at Sharm El Sheikh conference

SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson, SCC Board Member and Director of CRCICA, Prof. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, and former Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, H.E. Dr. Nabil Elaraby, are three of the speakers in The Sharm El Sheikh Conference taking place on 19-20 November 2016.

The Sharm El Sheikh VI Conference is an international event that has been held biennially since 2005, and the event normally attracts delegates from between 25 and 30 countries. The conference will, among many other issues, address the latest developments related to The Role of State Courts in International Arbitration on both the Arab and international levels. Legal and arbitration experts will exchange views on the renovating relations between state courts and arbitration in a cross-cultural context.

Additional topics to be discussed at the conference are (a selection):

• State courts and soft law in international arbitration
• Consent oriented terms in administrative contracts: The role of courts and arbitral tribunals
• Issue conflict between judges and arbitrators
• Abuse of due process in international arbitration
• Is it time to adopt rules on the professional conduct for arbitrators and lawyers in international arbitration?
• Is it possible to challenge a court’s decision refusing to appoint an arbitrator?
• The recognition of foreign arbitral awards without enforcement
• Emergency arbitrators: Realities and perspectives
• Insights on the Hague Convention on choice of court agreements: Competition between state courts and arbitration?

The event is organised by The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) in cooperation with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI) and the Arab Union for International Arbitration (AUIA). 

More information – program, speakers and registration details

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