Arbitration—Egypt—Q&A guide
Arbitration—Egypt—Q&A guide

The following Arbitration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Arbitration—Egypt—Q&A guide
  • 1. Is your jurisdiction a contracting state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards? Since when has the Convention been in force? Were any declarations or notifications made under articles I, X and XI of the Convention? What other multilateral conventions relating to international commercial and investment arbitration is your country a party to?
  • 2. Do bilateral investment treaties exist with other countries?
  • 3. What are the primary domestic sources of law relating to domestic and foreign arbitral proceedings, and recognition and enforcement of awards?
  • 4. Is your domestic arbitration law based on the UNCITRAL Model Law? What are the major differences between your domestic arbitration law and the UNCITRAL Model Law?
  • 5. What are the mandatory domestic arbitration law provisions on procedure from which parties may not deviate?
  • 6. Is there any rule in your domestic arbitration law that provides the arbitral tribunal with guidance as to which substantive law to apply to the merits of the dispute?
  • 7. What are the most prominent arbitral institutions situated in your jurisdiction?
  • 8. Are there any types of disputes that are not arbitrable?
  • 9. What formal and other requirements exist for an arbitration agreement?
  • More...

Arbitration—Egypt—Q&A guide

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to arbitration in Egypt published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: January 2021).

Authors: The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration—Ismail Selim

1. Is your jurisdiction a contracting state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards? Since when has the Convention been in force? Were any declarations or notifications made under articles I, X and XI of the Convention? What other multilateral conventions relating to international commercial and investment arbitration is your country a party to?

Egypt adhered to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in 1959 without making any declarations or notifications. Moreover, in 1974, Egypt acceded to the 1965 Convention of the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development of Washington, which established the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Further, Egypt has ratified several regional conventions relating to international commercial and investment arbitration, including:

  1. the 1954 Convention on Enforcement of Decisions between the states of the Arab League;

  2. the 1974 Convention on the settlement of Investment Disputes between the hosting countries of Arab investors and the nationals of other Arab countries;

  3. the Amman Arab Convention on Commercial Arbitration of 1987; and

  4. the Unified Agreement on the Investments of Capitals in Arab

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