Featured in GAR: All change in Cairo.
The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) has announced a new acting director while Nabil Elaraby serves as Egypt’s foreign minister. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, the Deputy Director, will lead the institution in Elaraby’s absence. GAR talks to Karim A. Youssef about this announcement. He believes that for several years Abdel Raouf has been a “dynamic force behind the Centre’s local and regional success” and has played an important role in the reform of case management.
The change in leadership comes at a pivotal moment for the Centre, which has unveiled revised rules on procedure and costs. Youssef says the rules contain several significant improvements that will make the Centre “a better host for large complex arbitrations”, including cases featuring multiple parties. With the new acting director in place and the revised rules taking effect, the Centre is now well-positioned to continue its important mission of providing a professional and efficient environment for international arbitration.