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News June 05, 2019

Mohamed Shelbaya Appointed President of the LCIA Arab Users’ Council

Partner Mohamed Shelbaya (Paris-International Arbitration) was appointed President of the LCIA Arab Users’ Council. His appointment was formally endorsed at the LCIA Court meeting on May 10, 2019.

The LCIA, one of the leading international institutions for commercial dispute resolution worldwide, provides services for the administration of arbitration. It has a general membership of over 2,000 members, organized into six regional Users’ Councils (African, Arab, Asia Pacific, European, Latin American & Caribbean and North American). Each Users’ Council is made up of a President, four Vice Presidents, up to four Councilors and a Secretary. Their aim is to provide and maintain the LCIA’s worldwide services and meet the evolving needs of the business community.

Mohamed is one of the leading international arbitration practitioners. He has represented companies, States and State-owned entities in over 50 commercial and investment treaty matters, with a particular focus on arbitrations in the oil and gas sector and/or arbitrations involving interests in the Middle East. Mohamed also acts as Arbitrator.

Frequently praised in legal directories, Mohamed is described by Who’s Who’s Legal as “one of the greatest arbitration minds of his generation,” who “has the ability to turn prima facie losing points into winning arguments”, Chambers Global notes that he is “a big name in Egyptian disputes work,” and “the best in his generation.”

Mohamed was also recently elected to the LCIA Court by its Board of Directors.