The new ICC expedited arbitration rules – Changing legal landscape in Kuwait

Kuwait city, Kuwait, • English


Amendments to the ICC Rules of Arbitration have been made with the aim of further increasing the efficiency and transparency of ICC arbitrations. The revised rules apply from 1 March 2017. They provide for expedited procedure rules for cases of lower value. The main changes will be introduced with a strong focus on features of the expedited procedure including substantive and procedural aspects.

With USD 250+ billion worth of projects in the pipeline, Kuwait presents attractive investment opportunities to foreign investors. Further enhancement of the arbitration legal framework in Kuwait is critical to strengthen foreign investors protection and encourage them to increase their investment in the country.

Who should attend?

This programme will benefit practicing lawyers, arbitrators, judges, government counsel, engineers and construction managers, academics, corporate counsel and post-graduate students


09:30 – 09:45Welcome Remarks
09:45 – 10:00Introduction
10:00 – 11:30Panel 1: ICC Expedited Rules: Scope of Application & Procedural Aspects
11:30 – 12:00Break
12:00 – 13:30Panel 2: Arbitration legal landscape in Kuwait: Challenges and Prospects
13:30Closing Remarks


Mohamed S. Abdel WahabFounding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, Egypt; Chair of Private International Law & Professor of International Arbitration, Cairo University; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Egypt
Fouad Al MajedCounsel, the Arbitration Department at Al Fatwa and Legislation Department, Kuwait
Ahmed BarakatManaging Partner, ASAR Al Ruwayeh & Partners, Kuwait
Ziva FilipicCounsel and in-coming Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Sami HouerbiDirector for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Partner, Houerbi Law Firm, Dubai/Tunis
Ibrahim SattoutPartner, ASAR Al Ruwayeh & Partners, Kuwait

Logistical notes


JW Marriott Hotel

Al Thuraya Hall, 16th Floor

Al Shuhada Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait


If you need a visa to enter Kuwait, we highly recommend that you begin the visa application process now. Visa information are available here (insert link: https://www.dgca.gov.kw/en/travellers/traveller-information/arrival-procedures/visa-services)

Please also note that hotels provide visa assistance services that take about 5-7 working days to process.


This event is free of charge. However, registration is compulsory.

To register, please RSVP on the following link

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