Firms in the Spotlight Employment
Eldib Advocates is a renowned law firm with more than 140 years of experience in the various fields of law particularly labour, shipping and commercial law. Our team of lawyers is exceptionally capable of handling all matters related to labour law in Egypt, with the majority of our clients being employers. Furthermore, we have keenly …View Profile...
Employment in Egypt
Al Tamimi & Company has a dedicated employment team that advises multinationals, state-owned entities, local companies and other local, regional and international law firms. The practice, which is led by Ayman Nour, works closely with the firm's litigators to handle contentious matters alongside advice on labour policies, business reorganisation, dismissals, disciplinary matters and corporate due diligence processes.
Johnson & Johnson
- Advising Caterpillar on the specific legal requirements imposed on employers or corporate entities in relation to protected classes of individuals employed or engaged by the company.
- Assisting a leading multinational technology company with regard to employment termination for poor performance.
- Advising a leading computer technology provider on the closing down of the Egypt VMware local entity.
Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International) handles large multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions that raise complex employment issues. The practice led by counsel Sherif Makram advises on employment contracts, stock options, non-competition agreements, dismissals and redundancies, collective bargaining and outsourcing, among other matters.
Misr Beni-Suef Cement Company
FIH Mobile Company
Analog Devices, Inc.
- Acted for a global aerospace and defence company, in a dispute where one of the company’s former engineers has filed a claim for damages relating to the termination of an employment contract.
- Acted for an Egyptian cement company in a claim raised by the trade union committee of employees.
- Acting for one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry in connection with 15 labour cases filed by certain employees claiming compensation rights for employment contract termination and other entitlements related to their employment.
Shahid Law Firm provides 'very good legal expertise and knowledge, almost immediate availability and high-quality services'. Head of employment Nabil El-Bedewy and Rasha Maurice are the key lawyers in the practice, which is overseen by corporation and litigation partner Girgis Abd El-Shahid. The team handles employment contracts, policies and procedures, employee transfers, remuneration, administrative investigations, disputes, strikes, union negotiations and collective dismissals.
Nabil El-Bedewy; Rasha Maurice
‘Girgis Abd El-Shahid is hands-on, quick to react, very understanding of our needs, and available to support on all kinds of corporate, litigation and regulatory matters.‘
‘Rasha Maurice is proactive, available, flexible and has very good knowledge of labour law, regulations and practices.‘
‘The firm is always responsive and available, with strong technical and a practical view.‘
‘Rasha Maurice is very responsive and available, strong technical knowledge with a practical view on the matters, encompassed with a proper implementation.‘
‘Very good legal expertise and knowledge, almost immediate availability and high-quality services.‘
Ariston Thermo Group
China Shipping Egypt SAE
- Advising Julius Baer on its day-to-day activities in relation to labour and employment matters as well as the renewal of the work permit of its executive manager.
- Assisting Turkish Airlines with its day-to-day activities concerning labour and employment and social insurance legal matters.
- Advising Roche on its day-to-day activities in relation to labour and employment and social insurance legal matters.
At Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law, 'the team is respectful and very responsive'. The firm handles regulatory matters, in-house investigations, disputes, labour policy and the negotiation of individual and collective employment contracts for large domestic and international businesses. Head of litigation Youssef Abou Zeid and senior partner Hala Hashem are the key practitioners.
Youssef Abou Zeid
‘Omar Aboul Enein is extremely helpful. He put in all his effort and was always available. He has the knowledge and the honesty that comes with a real respectful law firm.‘
‘The team are respectful and very responsive. They do their best to finalize our documents in the required time frame.‘
New Zealand Embassy in Cairo
The American Bureau of Shipping – ABS Europe Ltd.
Alchemy Project Egypt
Conrad Cairo Hotel
CORAL SEA HOTELS – RESORTS- NILE CRUISES
Netherlands embassy in Cairo
General Electric Group (GE Medical Systems, GE Healthcare, Fieldcore – among others)
Jenaan Investment LLC
KAMCO INVESTMENT COMPANY K.S.C
Norwegian Embassy in Cairo
AUSTRIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
AERA Ancient Egypt Research Associates
AIG Egypt Insurance Company
Al Nour Wal Amal Association
Al- Thani Investments
Arabian Oil Company Ltd.,
Atlas Copco Equipment Egypt
The American University in Cairo (AUC)
BASF Construction Chemicals Egypt SAE
Canal For Agricultural Development
Dar El Fouad
Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI)
DEA Egypt Branches
Dehydro Foods Co SAE
Deloitte (UK Office)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Diktas Egypt Trading
DP World Sokhna
ED & F Man Sugar Limited
Embassy of Latvia
Embassy of Sweden
Engie (Formerly GDF Suez)
Fairmont Hotel Heliopolis
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung Foundation
General Electric (GE)
Grand Nile Tower
Hikma Pharmaceuticals Egypt Ltd.,
Hilton International Company – Egypt Branch (including Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Egypt)
HSBC Bank – Egypt
Ismailia Real Estate Company
Kempinski Hotels & Resorts Company – Egypt Branch
Landmark Gulf Group
Le MEREDIEN Heliopolis
Levantine Foundation NGO
Magdi Yacoub Foundation (NGO)
MARP- Misr Company for Aromatic Products
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Mena House Oberoi Hotel
Mitsui & Co. Ltd.,
National Pipe Company
Nokia Siemens Networks
Novo Nordisk Egypt
Pepsi-Cola Company – Egypt
Professional Development Foundation – PDF
Project HOPE – Egypt
Rahn Schulen Kairo
SALGER Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB (Germany Office)
Savoy Sharm El Sheikh Hotel
Sheraton Miramar Resort
Suez Cement Company
Vodafone Egypt Telecommunications S.A.E.
Apex International Energy Management LLC
Clyde & Co., (Dubai Office)
DAC Beachcroft LLP (London Office)
Embassy of Estonia
Embassy of Switzerland
Hogan Lovells International LLP (London Office)
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
LEO Pharmaceutical Products Sarath Ltd
Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) – Doctors without Borders
Middle East Communication Network MCN
Norton Rose (Germany Office)
National Bank of Egypt (NBE)
Savino Del Bene S.p.A.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Education Development Trust
Embassy of Switzerland
Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI)
Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) – Doctors without Borders
Embassy of Finland
- Representing Conrad International Cairo Hotel in a case filed by a former employee.
- Representing Novarris Pharma in a case filed by a former employee for unfair dismissal.
Al Kamel Law Office advises local and multinational clients on the termination of employment contracts, employee disputes and internal policies. The practice, which is led by Mohamed Kamel, also handles residence and work permits for expatriate employees. Associate Ahmed Ismail is an employment specialist and has focuses on employment litigation and contracts.
Marghany Advocates handles a broad range of employment matters but its principal focus is on labour disputes. Managing partner Amir Marghany and litigation associate Hend El Hakim are the key practitioners. Their work encompasses employment relations and contracts, including processes for hiring freelance workers and senior managers.
- Advised Thompson Reuters on various employment matters.
- Advised Massachusetts Institute of Technology on various employment matters.
- Advised Euroget D’investisment on employment matters in Egypt and Ghana.
Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy enters the ranking following the establishment of a dedicated employment practice that not only handles labour issues concerning corporate restructuring and M&A transactions, but also advises domestic and international clients on contracts, regulations, employee benefits, recruitment and dismissals, remuneration, investigations and disputes. Corporate partner Tamer El Hennawy, litigator Menha Samy and senior associate Yomna Elshibawi are the key contacts.
Tamer El Hennawy
‘I have enjoyed working with Yomna Elshibawi and the team at Matouk Bassiony. They have been helpful and knowledgeable.‘
DLA Piper UK
DLA Piper US
Projects of Mounir Nakhla
Riad & Riad's employment practice provides strategic advice on employment relationships to local and multinational corporations, including background checks, HR compliance, post-termination restraints, restructuring and matters arising from M&A transactions. It also handles litigation concerning discrimination, occupational health and safely, and employment contract terminations. Eman Riad is the key partner.
Cluttons / Savills
- Advising British Airways on employment-related matters.
- Preparing and updating the dawn raid policy for Sumitomo Banking Corporation.
- Advising Deloitte Legal Japan on the recruitment of expats in Egypt.
Senior partner Sharif Shihata at Shalakany Law Office, who advises on international trade contracts and disputes, construction, IT, IP and labour matters, is the key practitioner in the employment practice. He recently drafted employment contracts for a global food company. Finance and projects partner Mariam Fahmy also handles employment matters.
Sharif Shihata; Mariam Fahmy; Marwa Farouk
TMS Egypt LLC
Tapestry Compliance Limited (Formerly LLP)
Clyde & Co LLP (UK)
Global Upside Inc.
SCHLUMBERGER LOGELCO INC.
Tapestry Global Compliance Partners
J.P. Morgan (The Chase Manhattan Bank)
BAE Systems Overseasinc
American Bar Association
Confederation of Indian Industry
Emaar Misr for Development S.A.E.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Hogan Lovells International LLP (UK)
Lewis Silkin LLP
Chemonics International Inc.
Coca Cola Bottling Company
Amreyah Cement Company
Le Méridien Hotels
Al-Bedeawi & Partners LLP
Al-Bedeawi & Partners LLP enters the ranking on the back of its expertise in the drafting of employment contracts and its advice on local labour law. Lead partner Muhammad Al-Bedeawi and associate Abdullah Abdeen also provide immigration services for UK and US clients; the duo recently worked in partnership with a US law firm on such matters.
Muhammad Al-Bedeawi; Abdullah Abdeen
Advantage Global Group
At Karim Adel Law Office, Bishoy Safwat leads the employment practice, which counts many hospitality businesses including Marriott and Intercontinental among its clients. Recent work includes employment advisory work for Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel and JW Marriott Hotel Cairo.
Legalia Law Office acts on a broad range of employment work for international clients including adidas and PwC Egypt. It handles diverse matters including directors’ service contracts, employment agreements, disputes, internal policies, executive remuneration and employee benefits. Managing partner and practice head Hamdy Mostafa 'collaborates effectively with others, creating a positive team spirit'.
‘Legalia has delivered excellent services to our clients and finds ways to facilitate and make work more efficient.‘
‘They have a very long experience in the all legal services and they have built a very good relationship with all relevant authorities.‘
‘Hamdy Mostafa is highly skilled lawyer, always keen to deliver the best quality of work on time. He is very cooperative and responsive. I am very satisfied with his quality of work he delivers.‘
‘Hamdy Mostafa is very quick and responsive and is high knowledge in different legal sectors.‘
‘The firm has strong local experience dealing with governmental authorities. They escalate any pending matters to high-level authorities to get things done.‘
‘The team is very cooperative and has different areas of expertise in the same law firm. Hamdy Mostafa is very helpful and always responds in an appropriate time.‘
‘Very good value for money and quality of service.‘
‘Hamdy Mostafa collaborates effectively with others, creating a positive team spirit.’
‘No hidden costs and amicable discussions always.‘
Sameem Financial Investments
Mundipharma Egypt LLC
- Advising adidas Egypt on all employment-related matters, including drafting and reviewing employment contracts and work regulations, and all internal investigations and disputes before labour offices and courts.
- Advising Sameem Financial Investments on all employment-related matters.
- Advising PwC on several employment matters.
Riad, Saleh & Partners has substantial experience in both employment litigation and day-to-day advisory on HR issues, strategies and policies. It acts for a broad array of local, regional and international employers including Chubb, Vena Medical, Tiba Steel and the Kuwait Embassy in Egypt. 'Knowledgeable and responsive' partners Mohamed Saleh and Hesham Riad 'satisfy clients' business needs by finding unique solutions'.
Mohamed Saleh; Hesham Riad
‘Mohamed Saleh’s team were helpful and responsive to all our questions and concerns, when we found issues during the walk through, he negotiated on our behalf and was tough when needed. Overall, it was a pleasant experience!‘
‘Mohamed Saleh and his team are really supportive, knowledgeable and results-oriented, showing professionalism and dedication.‘
‘The firm has a strong employment team that settles cases in a very strategic way, taking into consideration the business requirements. They are also experts in drafting HR policies in conformity with the applicable laws.‘
‘The team has extensive experience in this field and is very helpful.‘
‘The firm’s team works in a coherent and fast-paced manner. They enjoy diverse legal knowledge that results in reliable legal service, professional form and timely fashion.‘
‘Hesham Riad demonstrated a remarkable legal experience and unique knowledge in business and corporate practice. He was acting as a true business partner.‘
‘They are honest, smart and accurate. They have focused practice areas that efficiently serve our best business interests.‘
‘They have provided us with several legal opinions that are practical and in conformity with the relevant laws, regulations and decrees. They propose out-of-the-box solutions that reflect their knowledge of how companies operate.‘
‘Samir Saleh has great experience in the employment area and participated in drafting and updating our HR policies including the employees profit sharing policies.‘
‘Mohamed Saleh is always helpful and accessible, with phenomenal detail-oriented capabilities as well as an organised mindset for resolving complex issues.‘
‘From a business perspective, the trust and credibility Mohamed Saleh enjoys have saved my organisation a considerable cost and reputation impact.‘
‘Riad, Saleh & Partners provides state of art legal services with great attention to detail. Their responsiveness and quality of service are excellent.‘
‘Mohamed Saleh has great experience in dealing with corporate clients and satisfy business needs with an exceptional legal analysis. He is fully devoted and provides his legal advice in a responsive manner.‘
‘Hesham Riad is quite a sincere lawyer. He has represented us in the most professional manner. His ethics and experience are of the highest standard.‘
‘They are highly professional and ethical. They are transparent in providing their legal advice.‘
‘They show thorough and in-depth understanding of Egyptian regulations tied up with international ones, according to the specifics of each industry.‘
‘The firm is very reliable and professional in the employment matters. They have great track record and they efficiently handle employment matters such as work permit exemptions, contract reviews, employee transfers, disciplinary matters and litigation.‘
Tiba Steel Company
Murooj Payment Solutions
Air Liquide Group
Kuwait Embassy in Egypt
Ace Trading Group
Integrated Diagnostics Holding
Ahram for Security
Al Mokhtabar Laboratories
Al Borg Laboratories
Tokio Marine for Insurance
- Representing Air Liquide Group in several disputes, commercial deals and employment matters.
- Advised Vena Medical Company, a company which is incorporated in London, on their corporate structure and investment in Egypt.
- Representing a foreign embassy in Egypt in several court cases filed in Egypt.