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International Arbitration
2.
Arbitrability and restrictions on arbitration
2.1
How is it determined whether a dispute is arbitrable in your jurisdiction?
 
Egypt
Arbitration is not permitted in matters that cannot be subject to compromise. It is not permissible to refer to arbitration disputes concerning personal status or public policy, such as criminal matters, constitutionality of law, real estate ownership, etc.

For more information about this answer please contact: Ismail Selim from The Cairo Regional Centre of International Arbitration
2.2
Are there any restrictions on the choice of seat of arbitration for certain disputes?
 
Egypt
According to the Arbitration law, the choice of the seat is without prejudice to the arbitral tribunal’s power to convene in any place it deems appropriate, which entails the possible conduct of hearings and meetings abroad. Vice versa, hearings and procedural meetings can be conducted in Egypt, even if a foreign jurisdiction is selected as the seat of arbitration. Egyptian courts have also acknowledged the distinction between the legal seat and the geographical venue for conducting one or more procedures of the arbitration.

For more information about this answer please contact: Ismail Selim from The Cairo Regional Centre of International Arbitration