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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
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:
the 1954 Convention on Enforcement of Decisions between the states of the Arab League;
the 1974 Convention on the settlement of Investment Disputes between the hosting countries of Arab investors and the nationals of other Arab countries;
the Amman Arab Convention on Commercial Arbitration of 1987; and
the Unified Agreement on the Investments of Capitals in Arab
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