Professor of International Arbitration, Private International Law and English Contract Law at Cairo University; Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Construction and Energy Groups at Zulficar&Partners Law Firm (Egypt); ICCA Treasurer & Member of the Governing Board; Dean of the Africa Arbitration Academy; Chair of the International Expert Committee of the Permanent Forum for China Construction Law; Senior Vice Chair, IBA Arab Regional Forum; Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee of the CRCICA; Member of the CIMAC Court of Arbitration; Member of the Advisory Board of the MIAC; Member of the LACIAC Court of Arbitration; Member of the Board of Trustees of the CIArb; Member of the ITA Academic Council; Member of the Advisory Board, Indonesian Arbitration Centre; Member of the Court, PCA; Member of ICODR's Governing Board; Fellow of the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution, University of Massachusetts (UAE); Associate Member of the Centre for Private International Law, University of Aberdeen (UK); and Fellow of the International Academy for Construction Lawyers.
He served as 'Arbitrator', 'Legal Expert' and 'Counsel' in more than 235 arbitration cases, involving parties from the Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. He received the LAW Magazine 2017 Best Legal Practitioner Award, the 2018 ASA International Arbitration Advocacy Prize, the 2019 AYA Hall-of-Fame African Arbitrator Award, and the 2020 Client Choice International Award. He also features in WWL Global Elite Thought Leaders: International Arbitration; WWL: Construction Thought Leaders; Chambers & Partners Global: International Arbitration; the 2021 Lawdragon Global Litigation 500 Lawyers Guide; the Legal500 Africa Powerlist and the AYA's Africa's Top 30 Powerlist. The Legal 500 (2019) states Mohamed Abdel Wahab is 'one of the best in the world'. He is widely published on international arbitration, private international law, Islamic Shari'a, construction, energy, law & technology and online dispute resolution. He is the co-editor of the leading treatise entitled 'Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice' (2012 & 2021); co-editor of 'International Arbitration and the COVID-19 Revolution' (2020); and is the author of the Abdel Wahab Pandemic Pathway to Virtual Hearings. He sits on the editorial board and advisory committees of several law journals and has held visiting posts in universities in Egypt, the UK and the USA. He teaches international law, international investment and commercial arbitration, conflict of laws, comparative law, online dispute resolution and English contract law.