Profile submitted by Mohamed S Abdel Wahab
Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Oil & Gas, Construction and Project Finance Groups at Zulficar & Partners Law Firm. Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab is recognized as a world-leading expert on international arbitration, international law, Arab Laws, Islamic Shari’a, and online dispute resolution. Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab’s expertise in cross border multi- jurisdictional and highly complex transactions and disputes spans proceedings governed by Bahraini, Egyptian, English, French, Jordanian, Kuwaiti, Libyan, New York, Omani, Pakistani, Qatari, Saudi, Spanish, Swiss, Syrian, Italian and United Arab Emirates law(s), as well as the general principles of law. .
Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris. Member of the Court of Arbitration, LCIA, London. President of the Advisory Board of the American Bar Association – Rule of Law Initiative in Egypt. President, LCIA Arab Users’ Council. Vice President, IBA Arbitration Committee. Member of the Advisory Committee, CRCICA, Egypt. Member of the ICDR/AAA International Advisory Committee. Member of the Court of Arbitration, CIMAC, Casablanca. Member of the SIAC’s African Users’ Council. Vice President Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Egypt Branch. Chair of the CIArb’s Technology Committee and Member of the CIArb’s PSC. Officer of the IBA Arab Regional Forum.
Amongst Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab’s publications are the following: Co-Editor of the ‘MENA Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration’, Forthcoming 2018, Juris Publishing. Co-Editor of the leading treatise on entitled ‘Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice’ (2012), which received the CPR Award for the Best Published Dispute Resolution Work (2013). “The Nuts and Bolts of Construction Arbitration in the MENA: Principles and Practice”, in Stavros Brekoulakis and David Brynmor Thomas (eds.) “The Guide to Construction Arbitration”, GAR Guide to Construction Arbitration (2017). “Ascertaining the Content of the Applicable Law in International Arbitration – Converging Civil and Common Law Approaches”, the CIArb’s Arbitration Journal, (2017). “Revolutionizing Technologies and the Use of Technology in International Arbitration: Innovation, Legitimacy, Prospects and Challenges”, Mohamed Abdel Wahab and Ethan Katsh, Chapter in Arbitration in the Digital Age edited by Christian Aschauer and Maud Piers, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2018). “The Chilling Effect of Brexit on Choice of Law and Arbitration in the United Kingdom: Practical Reflections between Aggravation and Alleviation”, Special Issue of the Journal of International Arbitration (2016). “Iura Novit Arbiter: The Known Unknown”, in Festschrift Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri, Kluwer Law International (2015). “Enforcement of Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards in Egypt: Issues & Challenges”, Chapter in the “Enforcement of Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards”, edited by Julien Fouret, Global Law & Business (2014). “A Review of the Arab Investment Treaty”, 19 Journal of World Arbitration, Lebanon (July 2013). “Arbitration and Investment in the Mediterranean Area: A Panoramic View of a Med- Arb (Mediterranean Arbitrator)”, IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook, (March 2012). “The Law Applicable to Technology Transfer Contracts and Egyptian Conflict of Laws: A Triumph of Nationalism over Internationalism?” 12 Yearbook of Private International Law, 2010. “Extension of Arbitration Agreements to Third Parties: A Never Ending Legal Quest through the Spatial-Temporal Continuum”, Chapter in Conflict of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration edited by Franco Ferrari and Stefan Kroll.