Chair of Private International Law, Professor of Dispute Resolution at Cairo University, Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration at Zulficar & Partners

Areas of Expertise and Arbitration Experience: Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab served as ‘Sole Arbitrator’, ‘Presiding Arbitrator’, ‘Party Appointed Arbitrator’, or ‘Counsel’ in more than 172 cases, including complex, high value institutional and ad hoc arbitral proceedings involving parties from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Canada, and the United States. He appeared in cases under the auspices of the AAA, CRCICA, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, LMAA, SCC, SIAC, as well as ad hoc UNCITRAL proceedings, and acted in mega multi-hundred million dollars’ disputes involving State and State-owned entities from different countries.

Languages: English, Arabic

Professional Career: Prof. Wahab is Chair of Private International law and Professor of Dispute Resolution at Cairo University; Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration at Zulficar & Partners Law Firm; Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Court member of the LCIA; President of LCIA’s Arab Users’ Council; Court member of the CIMAC, Vice President of the IBA Arbitration Committee; Vice President of the CIArb’s Egypt branch; Chair of the CIArb’s Technology Committee; member of the CIArb’s Practice and Standards Committee; member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee; member of AAA-ICDR International Advisory Committee; and member of the ICCA, IAI and the SIAC African Users’ Council’s Committee. He is also a CEDR Accredited Mediator and Dispute Resolution Consultant, World Bank. He is recognized as a world leading expert on international arbitration, Egyptian and Arab Laws, Islamic Shari’a, and online dispute resolution. He holds over fifty-five prizes for academic achievement and is regularly published in international journals on issues of private international law, international commercial and investment arbitration, and project finance. He regularly speaks at national and international conferences on International Commercial & Investment Arbitration, Telecommunications Law(s), Construction Law and Practice, Oil & Gas, Project Finance, Online Dispute Resolution, and Private International Law. He has acted as counsel and served as arbitrator in proceedings governed by Bahraini, Egyptian, English, French, Jordanian, Kuwaiti, Libyan, New York, Omani, Pakistani, Qatari, Saudi, Spanish, Swiss, Syrian, Italian and United Arab Emirates law(s), as well as the general principles of law. He is regularly recognized and ranked as a world class leading dispute resolution practitioner in all leading legal directories.