Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Country: Egypt
  • City: Cairo
  • Type of organization: Non-profit international organization
  • Date of creation: 1979
  • Interests: Arbitration - Mediation - Conciliation
  • Fields of expertise: Trade and investment disputes

[edit] Description

The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (hereinafter the Cairo Centre or the Centre) is an independent non-profit international organization. Pursuant to the Headquarters Agreement, the Cairo Centre and its branches enjoy all the privileges and immunities of independent international organizations in Egypt.

The leading principle of the Cairo Centre aims at contributing to, and enriching the progress of the economic development scheme in both Asian and African Countries. In this regard, specialized services are being constantly and consistently provided to prevent or help settle trade and investment disputes, through fair operations of expeditious and economical procedures. This constitutes a wholly integral dispute-resolution mechanism which employs various effective processes of arbitration. It includes also Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques such as conciliation, mediation and technical expertise.

[edit] Services

The Scope of services offered by the Cairo Centre encompasses the following:

  • Administering domestic and international arbitrations (according to the UNCITRAL Rules) and other ADR;
  • Providing non-UNCITRAL institutional arbitration services upon request;
  • Providing administrative and technical assistance to parties of ad hoc arbitration upon request;
  • Offering legal opinion during the drafting process of international commercial and investment contracts;
  • Providing consultations regarding the avoidance of dispute during pre-contractual process;
  • Promoting arbitration and other ADR techniques in the Afro-Asian region through the organization of international conferences and seminars as well as the publication of researches serving both the business and legal communities;
  • Holding international investment and trade related conferences to create a trans-cultural central point that intersects the international with the regional with the ultimate purpose to attain conformity with international law and practice;
  • Providing capacity-building training courses in the field of international commercial arbitration (and other ADR Techniques) in order to qualify arbitrators-to-be in the Afro-Asian Region;
  • Providing technical and administrative assistance to newly-established arbitral institutions in the region;
  • Rendering assistance for the enforcement of arbitral awards;
  • Conducting academic and practical researches and studies;
  • Developing a comprehensive library and data bank in Arabic, English and French addressing matters of trade, investment and commercial dispute resolution laws, rules and techniques. This service includes:
  • Compilation of trade and investment laws of the countries of the region;
  • Provision of information about economic development schemes in the region setting out the different investment opportunities available;
  • Conducting research of both academic and practical nature in the field of trade and investment laws, as well as deriving new and alternative means of dispute resolution;
  • Compiling a record of national and regional consultation firms of outstanding reputation in the field of trade, industry and investment.

[edit] Contact

1, Al-Saleh Ayoub St., Zamalek 11211, Cairo, Egypt

Phone: (202) 2735 1333 / (202) 2735 1335 / (202) 2735 1337 / (202) 2737 3691 / (202) 2737 3693 / (202) 2736 4358

Fax: (202) 2735 1336


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