Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, 1089 Corniche El-Nil, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
The role of the general counsel and senior in-house advisors is in a constant state of change and expansion. Increasingly, counsel are being tasked with defending against cyber threats, tax issues, owning disputes and ensuring compliance with an ever-growing array of regulations – all the while taking ownership of the day-to-day legal challenges which directly affect the bottom line of the business.
The Legal 500’s GC Summit Egypt invites the most esteemed in-house counsel from the country’s most prolific companies to discuss their changing roles as in-house leaders and the challenges, issues and opportunities they are facing in 2020 and beyond. Between comprehensive panel discussions and the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow in-house counsel, GC Summit Egypt promises to be a practical, forward-looking event bringing together the country’s top legal minds.
Panels at the event will address, among other topics:
Dispute resolution – The concept of dispute resolution in Egypt is informed by a number of recent legislative developments and new trends, including the willingness of Egyptian courts to continue to move towards a more arbitration-friendly stance. This panel will discuss what impact such changes will have on lawyers working to resolve disputes in the Egyptian jurisdiction, and the opportunities and challenges this environment represents.
International taxation and transfer pricing – Navigating the complex field of international taxation and transfer pricing may pose significant problems for in-house counsel. This panel will highlight perspectives from both in-house and private practice legal spheres as to the most effective approaches.
Competition law and PPP – Limiting the manipulation of markets and anti-competitive behavior by businesses is a key concern for the government, lawyers and business professionals across Egypt. The applicable design and enforcement of competition law in Egypt will be discussed in detail during this panel, as well as common challenges and solutions related to the practice area as proposed by a panel of experts.
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Ibrachy Legal Consultancy (formerly Ibrachy & Partners) was founded by Ashraf Elibrachy in 2006 as a de-merger from one of Egypt’s oldest law firms established in 1932.
I&P started as a boutique firm aiming to provide premium-quality service in its chosen specialist areas. In less than a year from its inception, the firm has become recognised as a powerhouse that regularly represents leading international and domestic clients in complex high-value and cross-border transactions.
Now, I&P has spanned into a full-fledged law firm with four partners specialising in a wide variety of fields ranging from banking and finance, project finance and capital markets to mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, employment and PPP.
Zulficar & Partners is an international corporate law and arbitration practice firm based in the Nile City Building in the heart of Cairo, Egypt. It mainly specializes in Banking and Project Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Market Procedures and Transactions, Oil & Gas, IT, Anti-Trust, Litigation and International Arbitration. The firm offers a comprehensive range of legal services to a diverse array of commercial, industrial, and financial clients both in Egypt and internationally. Established in June 2009, the firm has nine partners and more than 52 associates.
Founded in 1999 from the merger of three Italian law firms, BonelliErede is one of the largest independent law firms in Italy, with offices in Milan, Rome, Genoa, Brussels, London, Cairo (in cooperation with Bahaa-Eldin Law Office), Addis Ababa (in cooperation with Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office), Dubai, Frankfurt (in cooperation with Hengeler Mueller) and Beirut (as part of the integration of the law firm Tribonian Law Advisors).
The firm offers a full range of commercial legal and tax services, combining business acumen with academic excellence.
Al Tamimi & Company is the largest law firm in the Middle East with 17 offices across nine countries. The firm was founded in the UAE in 1989 by our senior partner, Essam Al Tamimi and has unrivalled experience, having operated in the region for over 25 years. We have grown significantly over the years and now have a presence in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Recognising the importance of the Egypt market to its regional practice, Al Tamimi & Company completed the setup of its office in Egypt on April 2015, and our firm has been engaged with many clients to support with their legal work and dedicated, on-the ground services in all areas of Egypt. In addition our M&A team in Egypt has been ranked this year in Tier 1 in Legal 500 in Corporate Commercial M&A practise and Tier 2 in both Dispute Resolution and Banking & Finance. We have also two Senior Associates were recognised as next generation lawyers.