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Karim Adel Law Office
41 ABDEL KHALEK SARWAT STREET
CAIRO
Egypt

Work Department

  • Commercial and business law, especially:
    • International law of contracts, focus on German and Egyptian business laws
    • International sale of goods
    • Engineering and construction contracts (incl. F.I.D.I.C.)
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Corporate Law
  • Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Public Tenders, Consortium
  • Technology Transfer into Egypt
  • Legal representation before all tribunals in Germany and DIFC Courts, Dubai, including arbitral tribunals, in German and English as language of the proceedings

Position

Senior Partner

Career

  • Head of Legal Committee of the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Cairo, 2017 – 2018
  • Karim Adel Law Office, Partner, Cairo, since 2016
  • SALGER Rechtsanwälte, Frankfurt, associated attorney, 2004 – 2016
  • MENA Legal Advisers FZC, Founding Partner, Dubai, 2007 – 2015
  • Coudert Brothers LLP, Senior Associate, Frankfurt/Main (Head of the Middle East Practice Group), 2000 – 2004
  • Schürmann & Partners, Senior Associate, Frankfurt/Main (Co-Founder of the Middle East Practice Group), 1999
  • Eimer, Heuschmid, Mehle, Bonn (Head of International Desk), 1995 – 1999
  • Federal Ministry of Economic Development, EU-Department, Legal Intern, Bonn, 1994
  • German Embassy in Cairo, Legal Department, 1993
  • Abt, Widmaier & Otto, Heidelberg, Lawyer, 1992 – 1993
  • Yansouni, Eldib & Partners, Alexandria (Egypt), Lawyer, 1990 – 1991

Languages

English, German, Spanish, Arabic & French

Memberships

  • CBBL Cross Border Business Lawyers, Worldwide Network of German-speaking lawyers, Egypt member
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Associate, Section of International Law
  • ABA Middle East Committee
  • International Bar Association (IBA), Member and Vice-Chair of the Arab Regional Forum, 2003 – 2008
  • German Federal Bar Association, Berlin, since 1995
  • Frankfurt Bar Association, Frankfurt/Main, since 1995
  • Forming member and curator of the Association for Arabic and Islamic Law (GAIR e.V.), since 1997
  • German-Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK MENA), Cairo
  • Swiss Egyptian Business Association (SEBA), Cairo

Education

  • Doctorate of Law, Mainz, 1997, Doctoral Thesis: The Law of the Non-Navigational Use of International Watercourses, published in 1998 under the title: Das Recht am Wasser – Dargestellt am Beispiel des Nils
  • Articles with High Regional Court in Koblenz (Referendariat), 1991 – 1994
  • Post-Graduate School of Administrative Law in Speyer, 1993
  • Arabic Studies at University of Alexandria (Egypt), 1990 – 1991
  • Studies of Law, Political Sciences and Islamic Sciences at Universities of Heidelberg and Mainz (Germany) 1984 – 1990
  • Studies of Political Sciences at Northwestern University, Evanston (Illinois), 1982 – 1984