Mr AbdelHamid Fahmy > Eldib Advocates > Alexandria, Egypt > Lawyer Profile

Eldib Advocates
PO BOX 152
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Work Department

Shipping, Customs Law




Abdel Hamid has been involved in shipping law since 1984. He joined Eldib Advocates in 1985.

Abdel Hamid qualified as a lawyer specializing in marine cases, shipping, arbitration and commercial litigation. His primary area of expertise and experience is wet and dry shipping.

Abdel Hamid has dealt with a wide range of high profile casualties, including collisions, oil pollution and groundings cases. He also deals with total loss, damage to ports’ properties claims, stowaways and cargo claims.

He handles international disputes for P&I Clubs and for a wide variety of clients worldwide in the shipping, insurance and international trade fields.

He was part of the both teams handling the high profile cases of the Grigoroussa 1 and Al Samidoon oil pollution incidents that took place in the Suez Canal, where through their efforts succeeded in allowing these vessels to sail after minimal stoppage time and cost.

Abdel Hamid has also handled the collision case of the passenger vessel Costa Europa that took place in Sharm El Sheikh on 2010 and the Lyra Leader allisum with the gantry crane owned by the Alexandria Container Terminal that took place in March 2014


Arabic, English, French and Greek


  • Egyptian Bar Association
  • Egyptian Maritime Society


University of Alexandria, Faculty of Law, LL.B. 1984

Lawyer Rankings

Egypt > Shipping

Eldib Advocates has a track record spanning many decades, having been a key adviser to major players in the shipping market. It acts for numerous P&I clubs operating in Egypt’s ports, as well as assisting major shipping lines and multinational companies from its four offices in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and Port Said. Hisham Eldib, Abdelhamid Fahmy and Hamdy Madkour – all based in Alexandria – are the lead practitioners. Their work spans demurrages, collisions, allisions, shortages in cargo, cargo damages and claims, groundings, death incidents and much more.