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Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab

Position: Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Construction and Energy, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm


Chair of Private International Law (Cairo University); Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Member of the ICCA Governing Board; Member of the MIAC Advisory Board; LACIAC Court Member; CIMAC Court Member; CRCICA Advisory Committee Member; CIArb’s Board of Trustees’ Member; and Dean of Africa Arbitration Academy. He featured in more than 220 arbitrations involving African, Asian, Canadian, European, Middle Eastern and US parties. He received the 2018 ASA International Arbitration Prize, the 2019 AYA African Arbitrator Award and the 2020 Client Choice Award. Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration (2021) says: “He is in a league of his own”. The Legal500 (2019) states he is ‘one of the best in the world’.

International Arbitration Appointments

No. of international arbitration appointments 30+
No. of those as chair 29
No. of those as sole arbitrator 23
No. of those as wing-arbitrator 30+
No. of those appointed by arbitral institutions 30+
No. of those that were ad hoc arbitrations 13
Names of African co-arbitrators Andre Gautschi (South Africa); Mike Igbokwe (Nigeria); Sami Houerbi (Tunisia); Fathi Ageila (Libya); Mohamed Abdel Raouf (Egypt); Karim Hafez (Egypt); Mohamed Gomaa (Egypt); Olufunke Adekoya (Nigeria); Florida Kabasinga (Rwanda); Ashraf Yehia (Egypt); Khaled El Shalakany (Egypt); Sherif El Haggan (Egypt); Tawfik Shehata (Egypt)
Names of arbitral institutions involved ADCCAC, BCDR-AAA, CRCICA, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ICC, KIAC, LCIA, RCICAL, SCC and TIAC.
Appointing authority involved in the ad-hoc arbitrations? Yes
Names of appointing authority in ad-hoc arbitrations PCA
Where did you sit? Bahrain, Egypt, England, France, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates.
Under which applicable laws and rules? Bahraini, Egyptian, English, French, Iraqi, Jordanian, Kenyan, Kuwaiti, Libyan, New York, Nigerian, Omani, Pakistani, Qatari, Rwandan, Saudi, Spanish, Swiss, Syrian, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistani law(s), as well as the general principles of law.

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