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2013 was a difficult year for Egypt as political instability and popular uprisings left domestic and Western investors unwilling to bring new business into the country. There has been an increase in investment from a number of Gulf states, in what is perceived as a political move to support the new regime.
The traditional, full-service firms are Al Kamel Law Office, Helmy, Hamza & Partners (Baker & McKenzie), Shalakany Law Office and Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law. A number of younger, ambitious firms are making headway: these include Zulficar & Partners Law Firm and new IP boutique NAL & Partners.
DLA Matouk Bassiouny recently demerged, and Trowers & Hamlins closed its Cairo office after ending its tie-up with Nour Law Office.
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A number of refinements have been made to the "economic citizenship" programme described in our news item dated 22 April 2013. The main changes are as follows:
Egyptian Competition Law No 3 of 2005 is likely to be amended very shortly. The contemplated amendments, now in a late stage of discussion and expected to be imminently issued as law by the ruling military council, are aimed at:
No merger control or approval regulation currently exists in Egypt.2 Therefore, the focus of this chapter will not be the peculiarities of Egypt's past experience but rather the prospective peculiarities of the Egyptian merger control framework.
THE EGYPTIAN ARBITRATION LAW Egypt introduced its first specific Arbitration Law in 1994 by adopting the UNCITRAL Model Law with very limited modifications.
The Egyptian Law of Protection of Competition and Prevention of Monopoly Practices was promulgated by Law No. 3 of 2005 and entered into force on 16 May 2005.
Industrial designs and drawings enjoy protection for ten years starting from the date of application for registration in Egypt, and the protection is renewable for five years.
Article on Egyptian Oil and Gas Concessions
Article on THE EGYPTIAN INCOME TAX LAWThe Consumer Protection Law no.67 of 2006 was promulgated and published on the 20 th of May 2006.The Egyptian Arbitration Law...The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to
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