Bahrain CPD on Private-Public Arbitration with Special Reference to PPP Contracts in the MENA Region – 29 October 2019

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This is event was a re-scheduled one from 6 August2019

Summary of the Topic: The topic provides useful insights to the law and practice of international arbitration between states and private foreign entities when the dispute concerns Public Private Partnership agreements.

Learning Outcome:

  • The pulse and dynamics of Private-public arbitration in general as one of the main dispute resolution mechanisms
  • The PPP techniques as unique transactions in the world which aim to finance, design, build and operate infrastructure and public utility projects.
  • Does PPP contract have special nature in the field of international arbitration? Does this type of agreements have particular stipulations?
  • Are PPPs in the MENA region commercial contracts or administrative contracts? What is the legal effect?

Speaker: Judge Dr Mohamed A M Ismail | Senior Consultant | Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission, Kingdom of Bahrain

 About the Speaker: Judge Dr. Mohamed A.M. Ismail, LLB, LLM, PhD; FCI Arb(UK), is the vice-president of the Egyptian Conseil D’Etat and President of the High Court of Appeal. He is Senior Consultant for the Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission, and for the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Kingdom of Bahrain. Dr. Ismail is a Visiting Professor and PhD examiner at the British, Egyptian and Bahrini Universities, Lecturer at the Cairo Regional Centre of the International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), BCDR-AAA in Bahrain, and Arbitrator in the international construction contracts disputes. Dr. Ismail is the State Prize Laureate in Academic Legal Research for 2011. The Prize is the highest academic award in the MENA region since 1958. Dr Ismail is a visiting guest speaker at the University of London since 2013. He is Member of the Comité Française De L’Arbitrage, and a member of the research network of ‘Public Contract in Legal Globalization’ in Sciences Po University, Paris.

Dr Ismail was formerly a Visiting Fellow at Max-Planck Institute for International Private and Comparative Law in Germany. He was a senior consultant to H.E the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, senior consultant to H.E the Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry, and senior consultant to the Investment Sector in Egypt.

Dr Ismail has widely published with the leading publishers at the UK, (Routledge & OUP), Germany and at the MENA region.

Wyndham Grand Manama
Manama, Bahrain

1800 to 1830                 – Coffee, networking & registration
1830 to 1835                 – Introduction of the speaker and RICS updates
1835 to 1930                 – Speaker Presentation
1930 to 2000                 – Q&A

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October 29 2019


Date: October 29
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: 60AED
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Wyndham Grand Manama

P.O. Box Building 450, Road 4611 Manama Seafront 346 Manama, Bahrain Bay Bahrain


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CPD Bahrain
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