Dr Ismail Selim is the director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) and secretary treasurer of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI).
He graduated from Cairo University in 1997 with a LLB, where he also obtained a LLM in international business law from the Institut du Droit des Affaires Internationales in 1999. He then earned his master’s degree in public administration from the Ecole National d’Administration, in Paris in 2001.
He also earned a certificate in international commercial arbitration from Queen Mary University of London in 2005. In 2007, he accomplished an internship programme at the ICC Court of International Arbitration. In 2009, he earned his PhD from Burgundy University (France).
Dr Selim started off his career at the judiciary, until he joined Zulficar & Partners in 2009 as a partner. Further, in May 2015, Dr Selim joined Nour & Selim in association with Al Tamimi & Company as partner and head of dispute resolution.
Dr Selim has taught private international law at the IDAI since 2011. He also teaches comparative international arbitration law at the LLM Business Law Arab World and Middle East, Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University in Paris since 2018. He has been consistently appointed as presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator and has acted as a counsel in various ad hoc and institutional cases under various rules such as CRCICA, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Dubai International Financial Centre-London Court of International Arbitration. Dr Selim provides expert opinions on Egyptian and Libyan Laws in international proceedings.
He is enrolled on the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) panel of arbitrators, December 2017. He is a board member of Francarbi as of 1 January 2018.