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At Al Tamimi & Company, Ayman Nour focuses purely on employment law and works closely with the firm's litigation team on contentious matters. He recently advised a German cosmetics company on compensation and labour law matters.

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Eldib Advocates

Eldib Advocates is a renowned law firm with more than 140 years of experience in the various fields of law particularly labor, shipping and commercial law. Our team of lawyers is exceptionally capable of handling all matters related to labor law in Egypt, with the majority of our clients being employers. Furthermore we have keenly established a reputation of success in employment matters with a success rate of about 80%. We excel in handling matters arising between employers and employees, following up in a professional manner, drafting and handling settlement contracts based on the best terms in favor our client or representing the latter before the court when and if needed.

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Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International) handles the full range of employment law including advice on compliance, employee transfers, dismissals and contentious matters. Mohamad Talaat and counsel Sherif Makram are the firm's standout practitioners.

The broad practice led by Nabil El-Bedewy at Shahid Law Firm handles work permit exemptions, contract reviews, employee transfers, disciplinary matters and litigation. It recently advised an international telecoms company on compliance matters. Associate Rasha Maurice is also recommended.

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law is a leading firm for contentious employment matters thanks to head of litigation Youssef Abou Zeid. Omar Abou El Enein handled sensitive negotiations between a major international hotel operator and unions regarding payments. Conrad International Cairo Hotel is a key client.

Al Kamel Law Office advises local and international clients on the termination of senior employees and labour law disputes. Mohamed Kamel is the key partner and he recently worked with a specialist US law firm on immigration matters. Associate Ahmed Ismail is an experienced employment litigator.

Marghany Advocates represented ENPC in a major appeal case brought by employees seeking transfer of employment to an affiliated company. Key partner Amir Marghany led that matter. Litigation associate Hend El Hakim also plays a key role in the practice.

The employment practice at Riad & Riad recently advised a leading international airline on terminating the employment of four employees and a disciplinary investigation. Key partner Eman Riad also reviewed Sumitomo Banking's internal policies.

Senior partner Sharif Shehata and Mariam Fahmy are the key practitioners at Shalakany Law Office, which handled employment law cases for Mena House Hotel, Amreyah Cement Company and Kraft Foods. Schlumberger Logelco is also a key client.

At Karim Adel Law Office, Bishoy Safwat leads the employment practice, which counts many hospitality businesses including Marriott Cairo and  Intercontinental Semiramis among its clients. The firm also advised Bosch Siemens on employment contracts.

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