Fatma Salah is Appointed as Delegate to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
We are delighted that our partner Dr. Fatma Salah has been appointed as a delegate to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.
The Commission is mandated “to gather expertise on arbitration and ADR across the ICC network to enable thought leadership, in line with the strategic objectives of ICC Dispute Resolution Services”.
The role involves actively participating in the Commission activities and initiatives and sharing expertise in order to provide thought leadership.
About Fatma Salah
Dr. Fatma is leading our Dispute Resolution and Project Development groups. She has more than 22 years experience in dispute resolution, international commercial arbitration, project development and cross-border transactions. She represents companies in commercial arbitrations under the Rules of CRCICA, ICC, DIAC ICSID and UNCITRAL.
Dr. Fatma is an academic staff member at Cairo University School of Law where she teaches Civil Procedures Law, Evidence Law and International Commercial Arbitration.
She holds her Ph.D in arbitration with Doctoral thesis titled “The Role of Judiciary in International Commercial Arbitration, Comparative Study between Egyptian Arbitration Law and the US Federal Arbitration Act”. She holds LLM Master’s degree from George Washington Law School, DC, USA.
Dr. Fatma regularly publishes books and articles in learned regional and international legal journals, amongst them:
- New Approval Required for Government Contracts and Arbitration Agreement in Egypt, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 21 February 2021.
- Egypt Court Annuls Award against Libya on the Substantive Ground of Fundamental Error of Law, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 19 July 2020.
- Extension of Petroleum Arbitration Agreements to Non-signatories in Egypt, Journal of International Commercial Arbitration, Kluwer Law International, vol. (30), Issue 1, 2013, pp. 71–79.
- Egypt New Investment Law – Alternative Dispute Resolution for Investor State Disputes, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 14 April 2015
- Ministerial Decree organizing deposit of arbitral awards: a stab in the back of arbitration in Egypt, International Arbitration Law Review, Issue 6, 2009.
- Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: A Comparative Study of Egyptian Arbitration law and the U.S.A. Arbitration Act, Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Arbitration, Issue 12(2).
- Egyptian Evidence Law from a Procedural Perspective, Darul Nahda El-Arabeya, Egypt, 2019.
- Brief Commentary on Civil Procedures Law in Egypt, Darul Nahda El-Arabeya, Egypt, 2019.
- The Role of National Courts in Arbitration from a Comparative Perspective, Darul Nahda El-Arabeya, Egypt, 2010.
Selected Arbitration Experience
- Representing, a well-known KSA renewable energy producer in a cross-border international arbitration against Chinese EPC Contractor in relation to the construction of a solar power plant. The arbitration is initiated under the rules of the LCIA at Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). The value of the arbitration is around Euro 60 million.
- Representing the Korean leading construction company who was acting as the EPC contractor of the ERC Refinery Project at Mostorod, in its dispute with the subcontractor, a leading state-owned construction companies in the Middle East and Africa in arbitration before the Cairo International Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA).
- Representing a Japanese medical equipment manufacturing in its disputes with the local distributor under the rules of Japan Commercial Arbitration Association. Leading the negotiations with the local distributor as well as taking the required preventive court and regulatory procedures.
- Represented a Spanish multinational in an arbitration dispute under CRCICA rules with the main contractor under the subcontract agreement in relation to the Grand Egyptian Museum project. The negotiations led to a final settlement agreement between the parties.
- Acting as the local counsel in representing a global energy conglomerate as a Claimant in multi-million-dollar arbitration against its local distributor in Egypt. The arbitration was conducted in Switzerland under the ICC Rules of Arbitration.
- Represented a major Scandinavian petroleum services company in claim against an Egyptian joint venture company affiliated to the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC). The arbitration was conducted according before CRCICA.
- Represented a Chinese automotive manufacturer in a dispute with one of its partners and agents in Egypt with a value of 120 million Egyptian pounds before CRCICA. The arbitral tribunal unanimously decided to terminate the partnership agreement between the parties and compensate the Chinese company for 114 million Egyptian pounds in addition to the recovery of fees and costs of arbitration.