Mohamed S Abdel Wahab is chair of private international law and a professor of dispute resolution at Cairo University; founding partner and head of international arbitration at Zulficar & Partners Law Firm; vice president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; court member of the LCIA; president of LCIA's Arab Users' Council; court member of the CIMAC, vice president of the IBA arbitration committee; vice president of the Egypt branch of the CIArb; chair of the CIArb's technology committee; member of the CIArb's practice and standards committee; member of the advisory committee of the CRCICA; member of the international advisory committee of the AAA-ICDR; and member of the ICCA, IAI and the SIAC African users’ council’s committee. Professor Dr Abdel Wahab is also a CEDR-accredited mediator; a dispute resolution consultant to the World Bank Group; and an associate member of the Centre of Private International Law at Aberdeen University.
He has acted as presiding arbitrator, arbitrator, counsel and expert in more than 145 ad hoc and institutional proceedings. These include complex, high-value institutional and ad hoc arbitral proceedings, involving parties from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Canada and the US, held under the auspices of the AAA, CRCICA, DIAC, ICC, ICSID, DIFC-LCIA, LCIA, LMAA, SCC and SIAC, as well as ad hoc UNCITRAL proceedings. He has appeared in mega disputes involving state and state-owned entities. In 2013 and 2014 he was nominated for the GAR Award for best arbitration-related speech.
Professor Dr Abdel Wahab features in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration and is listed as a star individual in Chambers and Partners Global (2016). He also features in The Legal 500 (2013-2016).
WWL says: Mohamed Abdel Wahab impresses all he works with: "I was cross-examined by him and he did a great job,” said one interviewee. “He really earned my respect – he is a great asset to the Middle Eastern arbitration community."
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