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  1. Intellectual property
  2. Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals
  4. Next generation lawyers

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Nermien Al-Ali at NAL & Partners is arguably β€˜the country’s best IP lawyer’. She handles IP enforcement work for new client Apple and pharmaceutical companies such as F. Hoffmann-La Roche and Merck & Co. Skechers and Vodafone are also clients.

Al Kamel Law Office’s team β€˜delivers good response times and is easily reachable’. It excels in trade mark registration and IP rights management. Sayed Ammar, Ayman El Khatib and Omar Abdelsalam are β€˜organised and communicate clearly’.

Eldib & Co is β€˜one of Egypt’s leading firms’ and is β€˜proactive in achieving excellent results’. The β€˜knowledgeable, passionate, trustworthy and reputable’ Amr Eldib provides β€˜clear and straightforward advice’. Senior associate Mohamed Eldib is also noted.

El-Saghir Law Firm is β€˜best in class – a one-stop shop for all IP services from protection to enforcement’. β€˜IPR guru’ Hossam El-Saghir and Salah Ismaiel have β€˜vast experience and comprehensive knowledge’; they acted for an international pharmaceutical company in a challenge pertaining to the registration of a generic drug.

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International) excels in the enforcement of IP rights. Mohamad Talaat represented a leading pharmaceutical company in disputes against manufacturers of generic drugs. Samir Hamza, who is the secretary general of the local IP law association, is also noted.

At Levari in association with Pitmans LLP, litigator Mohamed Raslan and associate Hatem Ahmed have considerable expertise handling IP disputes. The team also handles trade mark registrations and advises on the protection of patents and designs.

At Marghany Advocates, Amir Marghany β€˜has great knowledge when it comes to regional laws and business conduct’. The firm advised Dozzan on the licensing and sale of metadata, and assisted Travco with software licensing matters.

Sharif Shihata and IP manager Amal El Khafif are the names to note at Shalakany Law Office. El Khafif assisted an Australian law firm with registering a trade mark, and filed a patent application for a US law firm.

At Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law, the highly regarded Nazih Megally handled various disputes for Vodafone Egypt, including defending a EGP5m claim for unauthorised use of music. Mohamed Kassem is a rising star.

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