Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International) frequently handles ICC, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), CAS, Grain and Feed Trade Association and UNCITRAL arbitrations. Practice head Mohamad Talaat and senior associate Yehia Shahine recently settled six CRCICA arbitration proceedings for a global oil field services company.
Firms in the Spotlight Dispute resolution: arbitration
Zulficar & Partners Law Firm
Zulficar & Partners is a premier international arbitration and corporate law practice firm based in the Nile City Building in the heart of Cairo, Egypt. The Firm offers a comprehensive range of legal services to a diverse array of clients both in Egypt and internationally. Its well-established Arbitration Group, founded and headed by Prof. Dr. …View Profile...
Dispute resolution: arbitration in Egypt
Tarek Riad – Legal Consultants and Attorneys at Law is regarded as 'a leading arbitration firm'. Former ICC Court of Arbitration vice chairman Ahmed El Kosheri and chairman of the Dubai International Arbitration Center Tarek F Riad are the key partners. They count Caterpillar, Four Seasons and Siemens among their corporate clients.
Shahid Law Firm has more than 30 year's experience in international arbitration and recently worked with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP on the high-value oil and gas Peace Pipeline cases before ICSID, the ICC and CRCICA. Girgis Abd El-Shahid and Sarwat Abd El-Shahid are the key contacts. César R. Ternieden left the firm in 2020.
At Shalakany Law Office, Khaled El Shalakany and Adam El Shalakany are the key partners who handle international arbitration, and investment treaty cases for large domestic and multinational businesses. The firm's highlights included a high-value investment arbitration against the Arab Republic of Egypt concerning export rights.
Youssef & Partners Attorneys is 'the top arbitration firm in Egypt', according to one client and it 'always provides correct and honest advice and is well aware of both local and international laws'. Karim Youssef counts Cementos La Union, Arab African International Bank and EgyptAir among his clients. César R. Ternieden was a new arrival from Shahid Law Firm.
At Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law, 'the team works in harmony'. Leading light Mohammed Gomaa, who acted for the African Union in a case concerning the UK's decolonisation of Mauritius, stands out for his 'experience, hard work and perseverance'. Mohamed Aboul-Saoud and energy arbitration specialist Sameh Khodeir are also noted.
Zulficar & Partners Law Firm has 'a superb international arbitration practice and leads the Egyptian market', according to one client who describes Mohamed Abdel Wahab as 'an arbitration expert with a global reputation', who is 'one of the best in the world'. Orange, Goldman Sachs and Qsoft are among his clients.
Dentons Egypt LLC
At Dentons Egypt LLC, the dispute resolution practice is led by managing partner Michael Lacey and includes experienced arbitration partner Amal Afifi Dawood. The duo acted for an overseas client in the engineering and construction sector in an ICC arbitration against an Egyptian company concerning an EPC contract.
Shehata, Attorneys at Law
Shehata, Attorneys at Law joins the ranking this year due to the involvement of partners Tewfik Shehata and Mona Mansour, previously practice head and counsel at Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law's arbitration department, in a number of high-value cases. For Etisalat Misr, Shehata successfully defended all claims brought by a property company.