Egypt > Dispute resolution
Karim Adel Law Office
Nadoury & Nahas Law Offices
Nour Law Office managed by Trowers and Hamlins
Al Kamel Law Office has a strong practice across litigation, arbitration and mediation. Clients have included Southern Pacific Properties, Kier Group and AGYPETCO Oil & Gas Exploration. International arbitration specialist Abdul Fadl Hosny heads the department. Managing partner Mohamed Kamel is a respected arbitrator, and Tamim Foda has considerable experience in aviation litigation.
At DLA Matouk Bassiouny, ‘all partners work to an international standard’. The practice recently defended Mitsubishi in litigation with its former distributor over non-renewal of the relationship. Other clients include The Saudi Egyptian Touristic Development Company, Pfizer, Orascom Telecom, and Stryker. Managing partner John Matouk and head of litigation Osman Mowafy are recommended.
Dispute resolution boutique Hafez is ‘truly exceptional’, particularly for arbitration. Examples of work include representing a Middle Eastern state in arbitration with an international consortium over a €2.2bn infrastructure project. Name partner Karim Hafez is ‘one of the most knowledgeable and skilled lawyersaround’, and his ‘grasp of the law and strategies are second-to-none’. Senior associate Johanne Cox is ‘veryexperienced and knowledgeable’, and ‘works very well within the firm, adding a great dynamic to the practice’.
The nine-partner team at Helmy, Hamza & Partners (Baker & McKenzie) is ‘extremely professional’, and has ‘excellent industry knowledge’. It is representing a manufacturer in a $300m court case over the validity of production licences. Other clients include Sanyo Electric and Lundbeck. Mohamad Talaat and Hazim Rizkana are highly experienced litigators.
Kosheri, Rashed & Riad has a strong reputation for arbitration, with strong links at the CRCICA, the ICC and DIAC. Clients include the government of Kuwait, Misr Insurance and EGAS. Managing partner Tarek Riad is experienced in litigation and arbitration, and Ahmed El-Kosheri is also recommended.
Shalakany Law Office’s practice is led by Khaled El Shalakany and includes senior associate Mohamed Ahmed Kamal. The firm acted for Sonut in a major dispute with Coca-Cola, which won a judgement to enforce a bottling agreement. It is representing Millennium Hotels and Resorts in two arbitrations concerning operating and management agreements regarding its hotels in Sharm El Sheikh.
Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law’s Tawfik Shehata is ‘one of the best lawyers in the field of dispute resolution’.
Zulficar & Partners Law Firm is ‘extremely well informed’, and has ‘impressive strength-in-depth’. The team represented an Egyptian company in GAFTA proceedings against a Ukrainian counterparty, pertaining to a multimillion-dollar corn importation contract. Head of international arbitration Mohamed Abdel Wahab ‘distinguishes himself through his sharpness, highly professional input, and performance befitting of a world-class arbitration practitioner’. Head of litigation Mahmoud Shaltout is ‘always concerned with the tiniest details, never stops researching and has great perseverance’.
Dentons has a wealth of experience in complex disputes. Amal Afifi’s expertise includes arbitration and litigation in civil, commercial, bankruptcy, employment and insurance law. Office managing partner Michael Lacey advises multinationals on construction, insurance and finance disputes, and warranties and procurement fraud.
Hassouna & Abou Ali represents local and international clients in employment, IP and tax disputes. Founding partners Mohammed Hassouna and Ahmed Abou Ali are the main contacts.
Ibrachy & Dermarkar’s name partner Bahieldin El Ibrachy and Mokhtar Birairy are very experienced arbitrators. Newly promoted partner Fatma Salah is recommended for domestic and international arbitration, and Ahmed Abbas El Said is the key contact for litigation.
Karim Adel Law Office’s Karim Adel Kamel has extensive litigation experience, particularly in the hotel and leisure sectors. He has also sat as an arbitrator at the CRCICA. Clients have included Hilton and Savita Spa and Resort.
Marghany Advocates provides ‘very good service’ and ‘value for money’. It is representing a French oil and gas company in an arbitration regarding negotiable instruments, and continues to act for Kingdom Holding in investment disputes. Senior partner Mohamed Marghany Khairy specialises in administrative and constitutional litigation. Managing partner Amir Marghany is ‘very knowledgeable and responsive’.
Nadoury & Nahas Law Offices’ recent cases include Sicep v Bic, Al Alamya v Konica, and PBS v Suez Canal Authority. Ashraf Nadoury is recommended.
Senior partner Mohamed Nour heads the team at Nour Law Office managed by Trowers and Hamlins, which advises Egyptian and multinational companies on debt collection matters and employment, contracts and agency disputes. It also handles insurance litigation, particularly in the aviation and maritime sectors. Clients include Dril-Quip and Emergent Property Partners (Cayman).