Professor Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab
Chair of private international law and professor of international commercial and investment arbitration at Cairo University (Egypt), founding partner and head of international arbitration at Zulficar & Partners law firm. Professor Abdel Wahab is a vice president of the ICC Court of Arbitration, court member at the LCIA Court of Arbitration, vice-president of LCIA’s Arab Users’ Council, member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee, the International Arbitration Institute, the CIArb’s Practice and Standards Committee, and chair of the CIArb’s Technology Committee. He holds visiting posts in the US and UK and is a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), associate fellow of the Centre of Private International Law at Aberdeen University, fellow of the Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts, and vice-president of the CIArb’s Egypt’s Branch. He is a dispute resolution consultant to the World Bank Group and a CEDR Accredited Mediator. Mohamed’s expertise spans private and public international law, international commercial and investment arbitration, oil and gas, comparative private and public law, telecommunications and information technology, construction, banking and finance, agency and insurance.
He holds over 55 prizes for academic achievement, and is the co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution (IJODR) and co-editor of the leading and CPR (2013) which was awarded the “Best Published Dispute Resolution Work ‘Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice’” (2012). He appeared as counsel, arbitrator or chairman in more than (145) arbitrations (ad hoc and institutional proceedings, under the ICSID, ICC, CRCICA, LCIA, SIAC, LMAA, DIAC and AAA) governed, inter alia, by Egyptian, English, French, New York, Swedish, Swiss, Italian, Saudi, Bahraini, Omani, Kuwaiti, United Arab Emirates law(s), as well as general principles of law.