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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

EGYPT'S NEW BANKRUPTCY LAW

May 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by Riad & Riad.

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On 19 February 2018, a new law no. 11/2018 was issued regulating the restructuring, preventive reconciliation and bankruptcy in Egypt (the" Bankruptcy Law"). The law entered into force as of 22 March 2018.

The law introduces for the first time an out-of-court restructuring system which helps troubled companies reorganize their business. In the meant time, courts are given the authority to enforce a restructuring plan if a consensual solution is not reached. Also a new court supervised mediation system is introduced.

EGYPT'S NEW LABOR UNION LAW

April 2018 - Employment. Legal Developments by Riad & Riad.

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A new labor union organizations law was issued last December under Law No. 213/2017 (the “Law”) replacing previous labor union organizations law No. 35/1976. The Law explicitly provides for the prohibition of establishing labor unions based on religious or political grounds or incorporating discriminative rules in the articles of association of such organizations.

SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS TO EGYPT'S COMPANIES ACT

April 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Riad & Riad.

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A new law is issued in Egypt to amend the Joint Stock Companies, Partnerships Limited by Shares and Limited liability Companies, known as the Companies Act no. 159 of 1981 (the "Law"). The amendments are effective as of 17 January 2018.

This report will summarize the main amendments introduced.

Draft amendments to the Egyptian Competition Law: populism or sound policy?

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:

Egypt Chapter – Merger Control Review edited by Ilene Knable Gotts

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

April 2007 - Crime. Legal Developments by Kosheri, Rashed & Riad .

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THE EGYPTIAN ARBITRATION LAW Egypt introduced its first specific Arbitration Law in 1994 by adopting the UNCITRAL Model Law with very limited modifications. 

Egyptian Anti Monopoly Law

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

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.

EGYPTIAN OIL AND GAS CONCESSIONS

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Egyptian Oil and Gas Concessions   

THE EGYPTIAN INCOME TAX LAW

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