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Mohamed S Abdel Wahab

Mohamed S Abdel Wahab


Mohamed S Abdel Wahab is a founding partner and head of international arbitration and construction at Zulficar & Partners Law Firm. He is professor and chair of private international law and international arbitration at the Faculty of Law – Cairo University.

Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab is vice president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; court member of the LCIA; court member of the CIMAC, vice president of the IBA Arbitration Committee; president of the CIArb’s Egypt branch; chair of the CIArb’s Technology Committee; member of the CIArb’s Practice and Standards Committee and the CIArb’s board of management; member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee; member of AAA-ICDR International Advisory Committee; member of the SIAC African Users’ Council’s Committee; CEDR Accredited Mediator and Dispute Resolution Consultant, World Bank. He has served as arbitrator, presiding arbitrator, counsel and expert in more than 175 cases, including complex, high value ad hoc arbitral and institutional proceedings involving parties (including states and state-owned entities) from Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the United States and administered under the auspices of the AAA, BCDR-AAA, CRCICA, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, LMAA, SCC, SIAC, as well as ad hoc UNCITRAL proceedings. He is recognised as a world-leading international arbitration practitioner and expert on Arab laws, Islamic shariah, construction law and practice, oil and gas and online dispute resolution. He has acted in proceedings governed by Bahraini, Egyptian, English, French, Jordanian, Kuwaiti, Libyan, New York, Omani, Pakistani, Qatari, Saudi, Spanish, Swiss, Syrian, Italian and United Arab Emirates laws, as well as the general principles of law.

Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab features in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration as a star arbitration practitioner, the GAR Global Guide for Future Leaders in International Arbitration (2017–2018) and the GAR Guide on Thought Leaders in International Arbitration (2017–2018).

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