The Young Members Groups of the CIArb Egypt Branch and the CIArb London Branch are pleased to jointly host this webinar regarding the principle of good faith in construction contracts with Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab speaking from the Egyptian perspective, Robert Price speaking from the English perspective, and moderated by Aisha Nadar. The panel will consider good faith and explore how it impacts substantive obligations in a construction contract and how it impacts dispute resolution provisions.
Aisha Nadar is a senior consultant specialised in infrastructure procurement and dispute management at Advokatfirman Runeland in Stockholm. She advises clients on strategic procurement planning, contract drafting, contract management and dispute resolution. She acts as arbitrator, mediator and dispute board member and has carried out construction contract dispute resolution assignments for organisations such as the World Bank, USAID and US DoD. She is listed on the Panel of Conciliators, ICSID, and is a member of the Member, Advisory Council, American Arbitration Association International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR) and of the Advisory Committee, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) and has served as FIDIC Board Member (2016-2020) with primary responsibility for the FIDIC Contracts Committee & the International Financial Institutions Committee and as co-Chair, ICC Task Force for the ICC Report on Construction Industry Arbitrations. She holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering (University of Nebraska), an MBA (University of Texas-Austin) and an LL.M. in International Commercial Dispute Resolution (Queen Mary, University of London).
Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab is Professor of International Arbitration, Private International Law and English Contract Law at Cairo University. He is also Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Construction and Energy (Zulficar & Partners Law Firm); Chair of the International Expert Advisory Committee of the Permanent Forum of China Construction Law – China; Dean of the Africa Arbitration Academy; Treasurer and Member of the ICCA Governing Board; Vice-President of the CRCICA Advisory Committee; Member of the CIArb’s Board of Trustees and Vice Chair, IBA Arab Regional Forum. Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab served as ‘Arbitrator’, ‘Counsel’ and ‘Legal Expert’ in more than 230 cases involving African, Asian, Canadian, European, Middle Eastern and US parties. He received the LAW Magazine 2017 Best Legal Practitioner Award, the 2018 ASA International Arbitration Advocacy Prize, the 2019 AYA Hall-of-Fame African Arbitrator Award, the 2020 Client Choice International Award. Most recently in 2021, he was listed in the top 64 world leading practitioners in Who’s Who Global Elite Thought Leaders: International Arbitration; and selected among the 500 honorees of the 2021 Lawdragon Global Litigation 500 Lawyers Guide, and among the Legal500 Africa Powerlist and the AYA's Africa's Top 30 Powerlist. Chambers Global (2021) say: “Peers regard Mohamed Abdel Wahab as “an absolute star in arbitration.”, “He is very charismatic and engaging - the way he speaks shows the deep knowledge he has.” Clients also praise the way in which “he is always on top of the work and has an excellent knowledge of the market and the law.” Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration (2021) says: “He is a top-tier thought leader and in a league of his own” and “a very well-prepared and exceptional arbitrator”. WWL: Arbitration (2020) says he is “a leader in the space”. He is the co-editor of “International Arbitration and the COVID-19 Revolution” (2020); co-editor of "Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice" (2021); and is the author of the Abdel Wahab Pandemic Pathway to Virtual/Remote Hearings.
Robert Price is a solicitor advocate and member of the International Arbitration Practice at the London office of Latham & Watkins. He focuses on commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, and complex litigation in the courts of England and Wales and overseas. He has particular expertise in complex, cross-border construction disputes. He is a contributor to the IBA Task Force for review of the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, a Committee Member of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a Representative of the Branch's Young Members Group.