Prof. Dr. Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri

He has participated in around 100 arbitration cases over the last four decades, including Aminoil’s case against Kuwait, SPP Middle East/Egypt, Taba’s case against Israel, the sovereignty over the Islands and the delimitation of the maritime boundary between Eritrea and Yemen;  former judge ad hoc at the ICJ (1992-2003);

 former professor of law and president of Senghor University at Alexandria (1997-2003); member of the UN Redesign Panel for the Reform of the internal judicial system (2006); Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (1998-2009); member of the International Law Institute (since 1987); member of the World Bank’s Presidential list of ICSID Arbitrators (until 15 September 2011); Chairman of the steering committee of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (since 2009). He is also a judge at the World Bank Administrative Tribunal (since January 2010). Winner of the GAR live achievement Award, (Feburary.2014)

Prof. Dr. Tarek Fouad A. Riad

Managing Partner, Kosheri, Rashed & Riad, Egypt; Chairman of the Executive Committee, Dubai International Arbitration Center; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law Tarek Riad is the Managing Partner of Kosheri, Rashed and Riad since 2001, one of the leading practitioners in commercial law and arbitration in Egypt and Prof. of Commercial Law and head of the Commercial Law Department at the German University in Cairo. 

Professor Riad has an LLB from Cairo Law School in addition to an LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School. He has been a member of the Egyptian Bar since 1980 and a member of New York Bar since 1985. He speaks Arabic, English and French. Professor Riad has acted as Counsel, Co-arbitrator, Sole Arbitrator and Chairman in numerous commercial arbitration proceedings under the rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, DIAC , Abu Dhabi Arbitration Center and Cairo Regional Center For International Commercial Arbitration. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Dubai International Arbitration Centre. He is also a Council Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law and Alternate member of the ICC Court of Arbitration. Professor Riad has written numerous publications including two books entitled The Applicable Law in Transnational Arbitration and Egyptian Companies Law, in addition to many articles about arbitration and the legal aspects of doing business in Egypt. He has acted as counsel for a number of multinational corporations such as Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, Four Seasons, Philips, and AT&T.