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Eldib Advocates
PO BOX 152

Egypt > Shipping Tier 1

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


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


COSCO Shipping



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.

The firm: Eldib Advocates is a full-service law firm based in Egypt and is recognized as one of the oldest and most reliable firms having been established in 1875. Its offices have a diverse team of attorneys collaborating across various practice areas in four office locations across Egypt and caters predominantly to Middle East clients. Eldib effectively explains its clients’ options and the risks involved in any venture and leads them to make the most appropriate decisions to secure their businesses and endeavours. The firm’s client base includes emerging and middle-market businesses, national and multinational corporations, financial institutions, public entities, educational and nonprofit institutions, and individuals.

Areas of practice
Maritime: Eldib is renowned as long-term, specialist advisers to the international shipping community. The firm’s longstanding experience and proficiency lead it to represent most of P&I Associations in the Egyptian ports and to become the legal advisor to the Shipping Chambers in Egypt. As its most renowned and specialised field of expertise Eldib Advocates has a solid understanding of how the market works from the perspective of the P&I Clubs, underwriters, ship-owners, charterers, freight forwarders and cargo interest. The firm’s complete coverage in the Egyptian ports has fostered its experience in dealing with the port authorities, terminals, and other respective governmental departments, which allows it to attend to its clients’ requests efficiently and in the prescribed time. Eldib Advocates focus is on assisting its clients to guard against and manage risks, and to assist them in resolving disputes. The firm specialises in handling all matters related to the maritime industry.

Employment and labour: the firm’s labour and employment sector covers the following principal areas: General advice and counseling, Employment litigation and ADR, traditional labour law, drafting all types of employment agreements and handling disputes that may arise, in or out of connection with the employment agreements, between the employer and employees. Other services, including client assessments to ensure employment law compliance, business immigration and international labour law.

Commercial and corporate: Eldib Advocates provides services to clients through an extensive network of associates and correspondents offices worldwide in respect of commercial arrangements, new business structures, mergers and acquisitions, private and public equity, advice on transactions and projects, real estate, construction, intellectual property, insurance, human resources, tax and regulatory issues. It also has a strong core team, specialised in preparing and advising on agency, distributorship, sponsorship and all other forms of commercial agreements and petroleum services agreements.

Legal consultation and contracts: Eldib Advocates provides legal consultations supported by legal evidence and court precedence in all branches of the law. Its legal advice is provided either in writing or verbally, subject to the client’s request. The firm has a specialised team for preparing, drafting and reviewing all kinds of legal contracts translating, same to foreign languages, and vise-versa.

Litigation and dispute resolution: the firm relies on its expertise and full knowledge and awareness of its clients’ requirements and needs ,with an aim to resolve disputes and differences in the most efficient and effective manner. The firm’s litigation attorneys have gained extensive trial experience in commercial, civil, administrative, constitutional, family affairs and criminal proceedings. Eldib Advocates also advises its clients on means and appropriate methods, which would assist them in preventing or minimising future litigations in their particular field of business.

Arbitration and ADR Mohamed Abdel Rehimmohamed.abdelrehim@eldib.com.eg
Aviation Hassan Elkhashabhassan.elkhashab@eldib.com.eg
Aviation Mohamed Hashemmohamed.hashem@eldib.com.eg
Banking and Finance Hassan Elkhashabhassan.elkhashab@eldib.com.eg
Commercial and corporate Hisham EldibHisham.eldib@eldib.com.eg
Commercial and corporate Richard TibichraniRichard.tibichrani@eldib.com.eg
Customs Mohamed Faridmohamed.farid@eldib.com.eg
Customs Hamdy MadkourHamdy.madkour@eldib.com.eg
Employment and Labor Mahmoud Belalmahmoud.belal@eldib.com.eg
Employment and Labor Adham Abdelmoniemadham.abdelmoneim@eldib.com.eg
Intellectual Property Hisham EldibHisham.eldib@eldib.com.eg+201222161313
Legal consultation and contracts Hassan Elkhashabhassan.elkhashab@eldib.com.eg
Legal consultation and contracts Hisham EldibHisham.eldib@eldib.com.eg+201222161313
Litigation and disputes Hassan Elkhashabhassan.elkhashab@eldib.com.eg
Litigation and disputes Mahmoud Belalmahmoud.belal@eldib.com.eg
Maritime Hisham EldibHisham.eldib@eldib.com.eg+201222161313
Maritime Hamdy MadkourHamdy.madkour@eldib.com.eg
Maritime Mohamed Faridmohamed.farid@eldib.com.eg
Maritime Abdel Hamid FahmyAbdelhamid.fahmy@eldib.com.eg
Property transaction Hisham EldibHisham.eldib@eldib.com.eg+201222161313
Property transaction Mahmoud Belalmahmoud.belal@eldib.com.eg
Tax Mahmoud Belalmahmoud.belal@eldib.com.eg
Translation services Samir Naccashsamir.naccash@eldib.com.eg
Lawyers : 25
Claims Handlers : 5
Support Staff : 15
IBA (International Bar Association)
International Law Association (ILA)
INTA - International Trademark Association
Arabic Society for the Protection of Industrial Property (ASPIP);
AIPPI (The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham)
Egyptian Bar Association
Contact : Hisham Eldib
Other offices : Cairo
Other offices : Port Said
Other offices : Suez

CLIENT: Fortune 50 Company
COMPANY/FIRM: Eldib Advocates
“Eldib Advocates has been providing high quality service with a professional attitude to our company for many years. Eldib Advocates is very helpful, professional, and attentive to our needs. They are a one stop shop for our needs in Egypt.” – Major Multinational Company

COMPANY/FIRM: Eldib Advocates
We PIL Egypt hereby stating that Eldib Advocates team has been of great assistance when it comes to the legal needs of our company. They take the time to understand the needs of our company and with their equipped team’s experience in the legal profession are able to customize the services required in order to obtain optimal results. Their team is active, objective and result oriented. Eldib has a longstanding; reputation in the industry and they utilize such for the benefit of their clients and their best interest. We are very happy working closely with Eldib Advocates and look forward to continuing doing so.
Emad Mohamed – Financial & Administrative Manager

CLIENT: Tarros S.P.A
COMPANY/FIRM: Eldib Advocates
Eldib Advocates have been following since several years our maritime and labor matters which need assistance within Egypt. We always find them very helpful and extremely professional, very attentive to our needs in every step of the legal proceeding from the very beginning to its conclusion. Their team is easy to work with and they really care about the result; we highly recommend them. Thanks again to the teams at Eldib Advocates for their continuous legal counsel and assistance.

CLIENT: Handa Egyp Textile SAE Testimonial
COMPANY/FIRM: Eldib Advocates
“I would like to thanks for Eldib provides an excellent service, professional attitude and unique case strategies in our cooperation period in Egypt.”
Rebbeca Lin

CLIENT: Expro Egypt LLC
COMPANY/FIRM: Eldib Advocates
“we got in touch because of the work ethic and attention to detail with Eldib Advocates, for their impeccable way they handled multiple of our trademark registration. Eldib Advocates quickly understood the nature of our business, the work we do and the best strategy for ensuring success. We are thankful that we chose Eldib Advocates to represent us with how attentive and quickly they responded to all our questions and feedback in a timely fashion. Finally we thank ELDIB a lot for all their doing for our company Expro Egypt LLC.”
Mohamed El-Naggar – Expro-Egypt/Admin & Log . Manager

COMPANY/FIRM: Eldib Advocates
“We got in touch with Eldib Advocates for their impeccable worth ethic and attention to detail where they handled multiples of our trademark registration. Eldib Advocates quickly understood the nature of my business, the work we do and the best strategy for ensuring success. We are thankful that we chose Eldib Advocates to represent us with how attentive and quickly they responded to all our questions and feedback in a timely fashion.”
Kenzy Moursi – Brand Director

COMPANY/FIRM: Eldib Advocates
“We would like to express our appreciation for Eldib Advocates advice and assistance on many cases that we worked together. Its always a great comfort for our company to know we can rely on the Eldib team for both legal and business judgment during our long association, whether handling day to day matter or some complex maritime claims. Lastly, timely response from you team always give us an ease of mind that we could count on you.”
Jack Ngiow – Managing Director, OOCL (Egypt) Shipping

CLIENT: Hamburg Süd
COMPANY/FIRM: Eldib Advocates
“We, Hamburg Süd – A Maersk Company thank Eldib Advocates for their professional services. They have provided outstanding trustworthy and dependable legal counsel to our company. Through our entire business relationship they have been responsive and detail oriented which has allowed us to stay focused on our business.”
Ingy Kilany – HR manager/ Hamburg Süd Egypt

CLIENT: Kuehne + Nagel Management MEA LLC
COMPANY/FIRM: Eldib Advocates
“Eldib provides an excellent service standard in a challenging market like Egypt with professional attitude, timely updates and unique case strategies.”
Fady Zedan – Senior Counsel – Middle East & Turkey

CLIENT: Hutchison Ports Alexandria
COMPANY/FIRM: Eldib Advocates
“The first firm we think of when we are asked to recommend a corporate attorney in Egypt is Eldib Advocates. They are dedicated to their clients, always with a positive outcome, especially with no surprises when billing comes along. They always are available to assist when needed”
Darrius Teo – Chief Executive Officer

COMPANY/FIRM: Eldib Advocates
“It gives us great pleasure to offer this let of reference.
We received great results when utilizing the legal services of Eldib Advocates, they continue to understand our company’s needs and were able, through their team’s experience in the legal profession, to get us the results we want.
Their team is objective, very positive and most of all realistic in knowing how to utilize the information provided coupled with the rule of law for the best of our interests. We consider the team at Eldib Advocates as one of the most qualified in Egypt”
The Legal Department

COMPANY/FIRM: Eldib Advocates
“I want to acknowledge attorneys at Eldib Advocates for their professionalism while handling our company’s legal matters. Lawsuits can be very uncomfortable and stressful while you are going through the process, but the lawyers at Eldib Advocates always aim to keep us informed and have always been extremely thorough in their communications and recommendations. We find a great comfort in knowing we have the Eldib Advocates team is behind us.”
Juin Lin-Tzeng – Managing Director

Eldib Advocates’ commitment to diversity and inclusion is a vital part of the firm’s mission statement. Since the firm’s inception in 1875, the named partners have varied from foreign to local nationals, including all faiths practiced in Egypt. Eldib Advocates always aims to hire the most qualified lawyers based entirely on their merits. The firm strongly promotes a driven environment that encourages diversity and holds great esteem to the unique contribution which each lawyer, legal assistant and team and staff member can bring to our client. Our motto of merit and inclusivity continue to be the guiding strengths in the firm’s philosophy and progress.

Many of the firm’s leaders now started as trainees before and through law school, establishing roots in the firm before becoming key players over the years. Eldib Advocates is proud to act as a home and training ground, fostering generations of trusted and qualified lawyers. Our firms’ lawyers and staffs’ different backgrounds, skills and experiences act as the force driving our progress and growth as a team and as a firm.

One of the main ethos of the firm is that the strength of the firm depends on the strength of the community around it. We find that educating the up-and-coming legal generation is key to both the society as a whole and to the future of our legal thinkers and doers. Our internship program has expanded over the years and we are proud supporters and sponsors of the University of Alexandria’s Faculty of Law Vis Moot team. We have equally trained young men and women from university and aim to further expand the internship program across all our offices.

Eldib Advocates aims to always provide the lawyers at the firm access to training courses, higher education, and other various opportunities to add to their success. We believe that each one of our team members uniqueness and strength is what holds our strong team together. We continuously learn from each other and strive to push ourselves through friendly challenges. The leadership at the firm ensures our ongoing commitment by staying involved in the community, through pro-bono work for up-and-coming talent as well as being the legal advisors to various chambers of commerce. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, sex, religion, age, disability or any other attribute or characteristic protected by law.

Moreover, our firm has taken on the CSR initiative of providing pro bono legal assistance to the newly founded Meem Foundation for Autism, based in Alexandria. We find that the growth of our community both legal and societal play a vital role in our achievements overall. Eldib Advocates recognizes that what makes the firm unique is the combined strength of our diversity and community. As the firm continues to grow, our aim is to constantly employee, preserve, cultivate and encourage our lawyers and staff in order to best serve the interests of our clients, our communities and our firm.