Firm Profile > Karim Adel Law Office > Cairo, Egypt
Karim Adel Law Office Offices
41 ABDEL KHALEK SARWAT STREET
Karim Adel Law Office > The Legal 500 Rankings
Karim Adel Law Office's name partner Karim Adel has more than 25 years' experience in M&A transactions and he frequently acts for multi-national companies in cross-border acquisitions. His recent work includes establishing the local office for Italian company Fidia Pharma. German-qualified consultant Christian Ule is also noted.
Karim Adel Law Office has a growing caseload and name partner Karim Adel secured notable successes in recent cases in the hospitality sector. He frequently sits as chairman in CRCICA arbitrations. The firm's lawyers have acted as counsel, arbitrators or experts in jurisdictions including Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, France, Egypt and the UAE.
Karim Adel Law Office is active in disputes for its many high-profile clients in the hotel and tourism sector, among which is Marriott International. Managing partner Karim Adel and Bishoy Safwat are noted for handling litigation for hotel operators.
Employment Tier 3
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.
Karim Adel Law Office > Firm Profile
Karim Adel Law Office (the Office) is an Egyptian law firm, which was established in 1939 by the late Dr. Saba Habashi as a pioneer law office in the field of International Business Law. Dr. Saba Habashi was a former judge in the Egyptian courts and he got his Ph.D. from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. He was appointed as a minister of trade and industry by King Farouk. As Minister he enacted the first trademark law (law No. 57 of 1939). Then, he started his work as a private lawyer in 1939 by establishing our office. As he mastered the English and the French languages, he was appointed by the largest multinational companies in Egypt such as ARAMCO, Coca Cola and Hilton. In 1947 he was the first Egyptian and, in fact Middle Easterner, to pass the New York Bar Exam in 1947. After the Suez crisis in 1956, he declared his position that he was against the nationalisation of the Suez Canal and he left Egypt for the USA, while he remained a major partner at this office.
In 1961, after the nationalisation and the start of the socialist era in Egypt, the Office came under the management of his partner Mr. Adel Kamel. During the Sixties and the early Seventies of the last century, the Office suffered a lot under the socialism and political situations of Gamal Abdel Nasser’s regime.
The Office suffered a lot to survive, as there was no further foreign direct investment until the enactment of the first incentive for investment law in 1974. However, the Office sustained and overcame these difficult times.
In 2000, the management of the Office passed to Mr. Karim Adel Kamel, who studied law in Egypt (LL.M. from Cairo University jointly with Paris Dauphine) and the USA (LL.M. from the Washington College of Law at the American University). In addition, Mr. Karim Adel Kamel was trained in the largest law firms in Paris and New York.
The Office witnessed a real growth during the years 2000 to 2010 and was modernised in order to be able to offer the best legal services to its clients with international quality standards.
After the revolution of January 2011, the business of the office suffered due to the political and economic situation in Egypt.
Recently, in 2015, Dr. Christian Ule, a German attorney admitted in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, since 1995 and admitted before the DIFC Courts in Dubai since 2012, joined the Office. Due to Dr. Ule’s wide Middle Eastern as well as European expertise, the Office started a new wave of modernising its practice and focuses on foreign investors in Egypt.
In brief, since its establishment, the Office has offered a full and comprehensive range of legal services in Arabic, English, German, Spanish and French languages to a wide variety of multinational companies and Egyptian entrepreneurs operating in Egypt. These legal services are delivered in a high standard of professional service to its clients. The Office is very accustomed to working with other law offices in Egypt and other international law firms, in order to achieve a successful outcome for its clients. The Office is a safe and reliable choice for anyone in need of legal assistance, as it has been proven for over 78 years.
|Managing Partner; Arbitration, Litigation & Mediation; Corporate and M&A; Commercial Law||Karim Adel Kamelfirstname.lastname@example.org||+(202) 23914344|
|Head of Corporate and M&A; Commercial Law; Contracts; Construction Contracts and Tenders; Foreign Direct Investment; International Private and Public Law; Inheritance||Dr. Christian Uleemail@example.com||+(202) 23914344|
|Head of Employment and Labour||Bishoy Safwatfirstname.lastname@example.org||+(202) 23914344|
|Construction Contracts and Tenders||Asaad Saad|
|Corporate and M&A||Hoda Abdel Salehemail@example.com|
|Litigation; Inheritance||Mansour Shehatafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corporate; Litigation and Arbitration||Mohamed Abdelmalekemail@example.com|
|Litigation and Arbitration||Youssef Shaabanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Litigation and Corporate||George Youhana|
|Mohamed Abdel Malek||View Profile|
|Hoda Abdel Saleh||View Profile|
|Mr Karim Adel||View Profile|
|Emad Alfons||View Profile|
|Hany Fawzy||View Profile|
|Adel Ibrahim||View Profile|
|Mina Maurice||View Profile|
|Bishoy Safwat||View Profile|
|Youssef Shaaban||View Profile|
|Dr Christian Ule||View Profile|
|George Youhana||View Profile|
LanguagesArabic English French German Spanish
MembershipsMIDEASTLAW ABA (American Bar Association) CBBL (Cross Border Business Lawyers) Swiss Chamber of Commerce German Chamber of Commerce
CLIENT: Bjoern Albinus, Managing Director
COMPANY/FIRM: PERI Saudi Arabia LLC, Jeddah, K.S.A.
TESTIMONIAL: Gets the job done while being honest, reliable, transparent a partnership. We got this and more. Karim Adel Law Office really helped us with every topic in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt.
CLIENT: Uwe Hohmann, Manging Director
COMPANY/FIRM: TME Services DMCC, Dubai, U.A.E.
TESTIMONIAL: I, Uwe Hohmann (German national, located since 16 years in Dubai) owner and Managing Director of TME Services DMCC (TME) herewith confirm that we often work with Dr. Christian Ule from Cairo. I and my staff very much rely on his expertise especially in all questions of challenging business issues, e.g. M&A, structuring of business groups and important contracts. Furthermore, his excellent skills in cross border business have a special value for my company. He speaks German, English and Arabic and has a professional intercultural background in the whole MENA-Region, Germany and some other countries. We strongly recommend him as highly supporting lawyer.