Featured in GAR: Revolution and arbitration.
Karim A Youssef, CEO of Youssef & Partners (Youssef + Partners), is taking stock of the momentous regime changes sweeping North Africa and the Middle East, evaluating how the developments will affect the workload and arbitral practice in the region. Youssef tells GAR that he views the protests as a “rare expression of civilized direct democracy,” with the potential to bring about economic and social improvement and better rule of law.
“The Egyptians have shown incredible awareness of the potential for development if the right conditions are offered, as if the old spirit of the pyramid builders has remained intact across millennia.”
He reflects on the awe-inspiring power of the people’s collective voice.