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International Arbitration
7.
Consolidation and third parties
7.1
Does the law in your jurisdiction permit consolidation of separate arbitrations into a single arbitration proceeding? Are there any conditions which apply to consolidation?
 
Egypt
Consolidation of separate arbitral proceedings under one or more contracts is possible, but conditional upon the parties’ agreement.

For more information about this answer please contact: Ismail Selim from The Cairo Regional Centre of International Arbitration
7.2
Does the law in your jurisdiction permit the joinder of additional parties to an arbitration which has already commenced?
 
Egypt
The Egyptian Arbitration Law does not regulate third-party participation in arbitration. However, CRCICA rules regulate the joinder of a third person to the arbitration proceedings provided that such third person is a party to the arbitration agreement.

For more information about this answer please contact: Ismail Selim from The Cairo Regional Centre of International Arbitration
7.3
Does an arbitration agreement bind assignees or other third parties?
 
Egypt
An arbitration agreement, like any agreement, imposes certain obligations on its parties. However, only its parties are bound by it. Thus, the extension of the arbitration agreement to non-signatories is generally prohibited. Article 145 of the Civil Code provides that the effect of a contract extends to the contracting parties and the general successors without prejudice to the rules relating to inheritance, unless it appears from the contract, the nature of transaction or from the law that such intention shall not affect the general successor. The general principle is that third parties or non-signatories are not bound by an arbitration agreement except in very limited cases. Indeed, the Egyptian Court of Cassation decided on 22 June 2004 that an arbitration agreement may be extended to a non-signatory if it was proven that it had taken part in the execution of the obligations entered into by the signatory, or created confusion regarding the party vested with obligations.

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