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The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration


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The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
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  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Organisation operating since
1 Jan 1979
Corporate Member Profession
  • Arbitration Institution
Organisation Profile
The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) is an independent non-profit international organization established in 1979 under the auspices of the Asian African Legal Consultative Organization (“AALCO”), in pursuance of AALCO’s decision taken at the Doha Session in 1978 to establish regional centres for international commercial arbitration in Asia and Africa.

In 1979, an agreement was concluded between AALCO and the Egyptian Government for the establishment of CRCICA for an experimental period of three years. Pursuant to subsequent agreements concluded between AALCO and the Egyptian Government in 1983, 1986 and 1989, CRCICA continued to function for two additional similar periods, after which it was granted permanent status. For more information, please click here:

Since its establishment, the CRCICA has administered more than 1650 arbitration cases (domestic and international).
In 2023, the CRCICA amended its Arbitration Rules to meet the needs of users and evolving dispute resolution. The New Rules are set to introduce for the first time provisions on the consolidation of arbitrations, early dismissal of claims, Emergency Arbitrator rules, Expedited Arbitration rules, online arbitration filing, multiple contracts, third party funding, and enhancing the use of technology in CRCICA arbitration. The New Rules will enter into force in 2023. The CRCICA issued its Dispute Boards Rules in August 2021.

Imminent recent international and African awards and recognitions:

• In June 2022, the AfDB issued its "Assessment Report of Arbitration Centre in Egypt (CRCICA)" confirming what was stated in its 2014 Report, that the CRCICA remained, "one of the best arbitration centres across the African continent", recommended for parties "from both the African continent and elsewhere".

• In February 2021, CRCICA’s Director Dr. Ismail Selim, Vice-President and founding member of the AfAA Board of Directors, was selected by the Africa Arbitration Academy among Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist 2020.

• In 2013 and 2019, CRCICA won the GAR Award for Best Regional Institution of the Year: ‘‘institution that impressed’’. In 2020, the GAR recognized the CRCICA for the measures taken to support its users in response to the Covid19 pandemic.

• In December 2020, CRCICA was the Winner of the 2020 AfAA Awards in the Categories of Diversity Champion and African Institution of the year.

• In December 2020, CRCICA was recognized as one of Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist by the Association of Young Arbitrators (AYA)

• In August 2020, CRCICA was selected the accredited Arbitration Centre for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) by virtue of the HQ Agreement between the CAF and the government of the ARE.

• CRCICA’s Associate Director for Legal Affairs and Business Development was recognized as one of Africa's 50 Most Promising Young Arbitration Practitioners in 2020 and 2022.
Areas of Speciality
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Law / M&A
  • Distribution / Franchising
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Environment
  • Finance & Banking
  • Food & Beverages
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Investment Disputes
  • Investment law
  • Joint Venture
  • Maritime
  • Professional Services
  • Public International Law
  • Real Estate
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Sales & Purchases
  • Shipping & Commodities
  • Sport
  • Taxation
  • Technologies
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
International Arbitration/ADR Services Offered in Africa
  • Appointing Arbitrators/Mediators under Own Rules
  • Administering International Arbitration/Mediation under Own Rules
  • Appointing Authority for ad hoc arbirations
  • Case Administration for ad hoc arbitrations
  • Advise on award enforcement
  • Tribunal Secretarial Services
  • Accredited Training
  • Moot Preparation & Competitions
  • Conference Organising
  • Conference Facilities
  • Hearing Facilities
  • Promotion of arbitration/ADR
  • Awareness Raising of arbitration/ADR
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Agency/Distribution
  • Concessions
  • Energy Pricing
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Loan
  • Partnership
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Sale of Business
  • Sale of Goods
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
  • Tender Processes
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