Director, The Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), Egypt
Dr. Ismail Selim is the Director of the CRCICA and Secretary Treasurer of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI). Dr. Selim is also a board member of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA), as well as Vice President of the Cairo Branch of the CIArb.
He graduated from Cairo University in 1997 with an LL.B., where he also obtained an LL.M in International Business Law from the I.D.A.I in 1999. He then earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration from the E.N.A, in Paris in 2001.
He also earned a Certificate in International Commercial Arbitration from Queen Mary University of London in 2005. In 2007, he accomplished an internship program at the ICC Court of International Arbitration. In 2009, he earned his PhD from Burgundy University (France).
Dr. Selim started off his career at the judiciary, until he joined Zulficar & Partners as Senior Associate in 2009 to December 2012, then promoted to Partner and leading member of the International Arbitration Group at Zulficar and Partners in January 2013 to April 2015.
In May 2015, Dr. Selim joined Nour and Selim in association with Al Tamimi and Company as Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution.
Dr Selim teaches Private International Law at the IDAI since 2011 and has taught Arbitration Law and Private International Law in several Universities in Egypt. He also teaches Comparative International Arbitration Law at the Sorbonne University Middle East Laws LLM in Paris since beginning of 2018 and is a full approved tutor in CIArb Approved Faculty List (AFL) since April 2018.
He has been constantly appointed as Presiding arbitrator, Sole Arbitrator and Co-Arbitrator and has acted as a Counsel in various ad hoc and institutional cases under various rules such as CRCICA, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL, the ICC and the DIFC-LCIA. Dr. Selim provides Expert opinions on Egyptian and Libyan Laws in international proceedings.
He is enrolled on the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) panel of arbitrators, December 2017 and Board Member of Francarbi as of 1st January 2018.
Dr. Selim was recognized as “Leading Individual” by Legal 500 and has published several articles in learned Egyptian and International journals and regularly speaks in international conferences in the field of arbitration and investment.