Chair of private international law and professor of international arbitration at Cairo University; founding partner and head of International Arbitration at Zulficar & Partners Law Firm; Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; member of the Advisory Council of Africa Arbitration; member of the Advisory Committee of the CRCICA; member of the CIMAC Court of Arbitration; member of AAA-ICDR International Advisory Committee; and the trustee for the CIArb’s MENA/Indian Subcontinent Regions.
He served as ‘sole arbitrator’, ‘presiding arbitrator’, ‘party appointed arbitrator’, or ‘counsel’ in more than 190 cases. He features in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration; GAR Global Guide for Future Leaders in International Arbitration (2017–2018); and Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: International Arbitration (2017–2018). Who’s Who Legal (2017–2018) says: Mohamed Abdel Wahab is “one of the best practitioners in the world today”, and in 2019 Who’s Who Legal says: Mohamed Abdel Wahab is “a leader in the space” who is “at the top of the market”. He is described as “a star” who offers “practical advice and a tireless approach”.
In 2018, he received the Swiss Arbitration Association’s International Arbitration Global Advocacy Prize. He also features in AFRICA’s 100 list of African arbitration practitioners by I-ARB (Africa) and was selected by Africa Arbitration as the First African Personality (June 2018) and by LACIAC (Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre) as the arbitration personality in May 2019.