Shipping in Egypt

Al Kamel Law Office

Al Kamel Law Office  is one of Egypt’s leading practices in the area of shipping. The firm’s portfolio includes corporate matters for maritime agency activities, advising Maritime Services on establishing business activities in Egypt, litigation work, and matters relating to potential arrests of ships. Financing, investments, and leasing of vessels are also part of the practice’s expertise. The team is jointly led by Mohamed Kamel and Joseph Morcos who are both experienced in the maritime sector. Associate Ahmed Hassib is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Joseph Morcos

Other key lawyers:

Ahmed Hassib

Testimonials

‘This law team has been proved to find effective solutions in a challenging jurisdiction.’

Key clients

Danaos Shipping Limited & Fast Carrier

Tidewater Marine/Pan Marine

Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company joins the ranking having launched a new office in Port Said in 2021 that specialises in maritime matters. The firm advises on a number of contentious and non-contentious matters for high-profile clients in the industry. The practice is led by Omar Omar, who regularly advises on all aspects of shipping, including collisions, sales and purchases, and arbitration. Senior Counsel Hany Maamoon heads the Port Said office and has extensive expertise in dealing with claims and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Omar Omar

Other key lawyers:

Hany Maamoon

Testimonials

‘Hany Maamoon is an outstanding lawyer and is our number one choice in any shipping-related matter. He has been assisting our Company and its members for many years and has obtained many notable judgments over the years canceling enormous governmental claims. We also lean on Hany with respect to commenting on the local legislations addressing the activities of the parties involved in the maritime transport industry.’

‘High knowledge of latest communication ways.’

‘Al Tamimi is one of the best integrated law firms providing legal services in Egypt and the MENA region. They operate in a professional way with a very skilled crew covering all the areas of legal practice.’

‘Hany Maamoon, the legal counsel at Al Tamimi is in our opinion, the best Maritime Lawyer in Egypt and we can always rely on his extensive knowledge and experience in case of need, especially when facing atypical claims or situations. He assisted us and other major liners in all types of claims instigated by the Customs Administration, the Suez Canal Authority as well as the various Port Authorities in Egypt. In short, just having Hany involved in any matter gives us a relieve that our interests are being fully protected.’

‘Al-Tamimi office provides a distinguished and valuable service as they have required legal experience related to the nature of shipping companies activities and they have a professional team that is quick to respond in emergency cases and provides various legal advice according to the circumstances of each case in terms of legal intervention whether through settlements or raise cases as the sovereign decisions of the state may interfere with the imposition of some decisions that require some friendly concessions to maintain strong relations with the state at times.’

‘Thy have a strong team, for example Mr. Hany Maamoon, I have a long and very good relationship with him among years of mutual cooperation as he played a very important role in solving a lot of serious issues as he was involved in tough negotiation with the authorities for cases related to our fleet and cases related to cargo in several Egyptian ports. Adding to that he has very wide experiences and he is a very talented person. We consider him on of the most important experts in the marine filed same as in the rest of shipping.’

‘The great thing about Al-Tamimi is that they are the only team among other peers who have a great experience in shipping various procedures and Navigation rules that they are well qualified as consultants not only as lawyers, which eases the communications and assures us that our interests are well protected at court as well as in our day-to-day activities.’

Key clients

Maersk Egypt

West of England Insurance Services (Luxembourg) S.A

Malik Supply A/S

Gard P&I Club

Pan Marine Group

The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Europe UK Branch

Work highlights

  • Advising Maersk Egypt in relation to smuggling cases before the Egyptian Customs Administration.
  • Advising Lenovo Limited on the legal options available in order to lift the arrest applied against their Cargos composed of 17 containers which were loaded on the M/V Ever Given.

Eldib Advocates

The maritime law practice at Eldib Advocates  counts among its clients international shipping lines as well as multinational and national entities in the shipping industry. Disputes, especially in relation to P&I insurance are amongst the practice’s strong suits, which is jointly led by four partners. Managing partner Hisham Eldib is well versed in both domestic and international shipping, while Abdel Hamid Fahmy is particularly experienced in maritime disputes. Arbitration and court and arrest proceedings are handled by Hamdy Madkour, and clients turn to Ahmed Said in regard to maritime claims.

Practice head(s):

Hisham Eldib; Abdelhamid Fahmy; Hamdy Madkour; Ahmed Said

Other key lawyers:

Mohamed Farid

Key clients

MSC Egypt

CMA CGM Egypt

Maersk Egypt

Hamburg Sud

Arkas Egypt

North of England P&I

West of England P&I

The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Ltd.

Yang Ming Egypt

Eurogypt Co

Tarros S.p.a.

Hapag Lloyd

OOCL

COSCO Shipping

Transmar

PIL

Work highlights

  • Defended the rights of the Charterers Evergreen with respect to the grounding and blockage of its vessel, Evergiven, in association with colleagues from an internationally renowned maritime firm.
  • Advised Dasin Shipping Pte Ltd on rebate funds from the SCA that were paid by the owners of the vessel MV Mandarina Trader.