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Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab

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Founding Partner & Head of International Arbitration, Construction and Energy, Zulficar & Partners; Professor of International Arbitration, Private International Law and English Contract Law, Cairo University; President Elect of the CIArb (2025); Dean of the Africa Arbitration Academy; Member of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law; Member of the ITA Academic Council; and Member of the Court, PCA.

He served as ‘Arbitrator’, ‘Legal Expert’ and ‘Counsel’ in more than 260 cases, involving parties from the Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East the United States and Latin America, and is recognized as a world-leading arbitrator and arbitration practitioner in international investment and international commercial arbitration.

He is regularly ranked by Who’s Who Legal, Chambers, The Legal 500, Client Choice Awards as a world leading international arbitration thought leader, counsel and arbitrator.

WWL: Arbitration & Global Elite Thought Leaders (2023) says “‘His sharp mind never ceases to amaze’ ‘He is one of a kind!’”.

Chambers and Partners (2023) – Africa-wide says: “Mohamed Abdel Wahab is very highly respected for his international commercial and investment treaty practice. As an arbitrator, he frequently presides over disputes concerning construction, energy and infrastructure issues”.

Legal 500 (2023) – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration says: “Mohamed Abdel Wahab: Highly respected, very experienced arbitrator, exhibiting highest standard of integrity and ethics”‘ and “He has the quality of being knowledgeable in several system of laws: common law, civil law and sharia law”.

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