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The highly respected Mohamed Kamel, Rasheed Kamel and head of litigation Joseph Morcos are the key partners at Al Kamel Law Office, which handles IP, energy, labour, shipping and commercial disputes. The firm is acting for a Dutch company in litigation concerning local distribution agreements.

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International) handles a high volume of domestic and cross-border litigation. Mohamad Talaat, who defended Itochu Plastics and Tricon Energy in an anti-dumping case, and litigation head Abdel Aziz Hassouba are the key contacts.

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy is 'one of the top firms for litigation' and head of dispute resolution John Matouk is highly respected. He acts for Uber in all cases arising from its operations in Egypt including a recent class action brought by local taxi drivers. Head of litigation Osman Mowafy and senior associate Momen Rezk are also recommended.

Shahid Law Firm is 'very reliable and knows how to manage cases efficiently'. The firm stands out for its strong experience in Egyptian courts and the stellar reputations of Sarwat Abd El-Shahid, Nabil El-Bedewy and Girgis Abd El-Shahid. Abbott, Doosan and Middle East Broadcasting Company are among their clients.

Shalakany Law Office¬†climbs to the top tier having handled high-value cases for large multinational clients. Senior partner Mostafa Hassan¬†defended¬†a global car manufacturer in a ‚ā¨150m compensation claim.¬†Khaled El Shalakany¬†is a leading light in the market and¬†Taher Benany¬†is a rising star.

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law has one of the largest litigation practices in Egypt and counts Accor Hotels and Alstom Egypt among its clients. Senior partner Omar Abou El Enein, who defended Four Seasons Hotels in misdemeanour cases, and Youssef Abou Zeid are highly recommended.

Zulficar & Partners Law Firm is known for its prominence in high-profile litigation and practice head  Mahmoud Shaltout has extensive experience in commercial and civil matters including IP, tax and banking disputes. He acted for Qsoft in a Court of Appeal case to annul an $11m arbitral award.

Al Tamimi & Company handles commercial, IP and maritime litigation. Practice head Khaled Attia recently acted for five medical supply companies in anti-cartel proceedings. Senior associate Ahmed Kotb is a rising star.

Senior legal consultant Amal Afifi Dawood at Dentons Egypt LLC has more than 30 years' experience in civil, commercial, bankruptcy, labour and insurance law disputes. With managing partner Michael Lacey, he achieved the dismissal of an EGP12m claim against Veolia's subsidiary OTV.

Marghany Advocates recently advised a large Egyptian corporate group on ongoing litigation against a global car manufacturer in the GCC region and the US. Amir Marghany and associate Mohga Morsy also acted for ENPC in a dispute in Egypt’s highest administrative court.

During the two years since it opened, Rizkana & Partners has built on the extensive experience of veteran litigator Hazim Rizkana to build a prominent position in high-value domestic and international litigation. The firm is known for contentious banking and finance and anti-trust matters.

At Youssef & Partners Attorneys, 'the team and its leaders are very connected with their clients and very professional in their work'. Key partner Karim Youssef defended National Telecommunications Holding Company against Etilsat's claim for the termination of arbitral proceedings. Senior litigation attorney Mohamed Farouk is also recommended.

Mohamed Ramadan and Bahieldin H. Z. Elibrachy are the key partners at Ibrachy & Dermarkar, which has a strong reputation in multi-jurisdictional litigation. It frequently defends high-value cases brought by Egypt's Customs Authority and counts a multinational car manufacturer among its clients.

Karim Adel Law Office has a strong presence in the hotel and tourism sector, which leads to significant disputes for international clients such as Marriott International. Karim Adel recently handled a court case for German supplier of artificial turf and synthetic surfaces Polytan.

Boutique firm Khalifa handles a growing caseload of cross-border matters and Amani Khalifa prosecutes and defends building and engineering, energy and foreign investment claims. She recently acted as local counsel in criminal investigations involving EU nationals.

Kosheri, Rashed & Riad joins the ranking on the strength of Tarek F Riad's growing caseload of energy sector disputes. He also handled a prominent case for Saudi banks in a claim against an Egyptian auditor concerning the assessment of the financial health of a borrower that defaulted.

At MM Law Firm, Mahmoud Mostafa leads a busy dispute resolution practice that last year won three multimillion-pound lawsuits and handled a commercial case against the Belgian government. He has more than 25 years' experience at all levels of the Egyptian court system.

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