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Tarek Riad - Legal Consultants and Attorneys at Law
16A MAAMAL EL SOKKAR STREET
GARDEN CITY
CAIRO 11451
Egypt

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

Tarek Riad - Legal Consultants and Attorneys at Law suffered the sad loss of respected partner Dr. Ahmed El Kosheri in 2019, but remains a leading name for arbitration. Tarek F Riad, who served as chair of the executive committee of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre for six years, is ‘a heavyweight arbitrator’. The firm acts largely for international clients, among which are Four Seasons and Philip Morris, though it also represents the Egyptian government in high-profile matters.

Testimonials

Tarek F. Riad is a heavyweight arbitrator.

Key clients

Siemens

The Egyptian Government

The Government of Kuwait,

Transocean

Josef Meissner GmbH

Misr Insurance

Nicholson Manufacturing Company (Seattle)

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company

Telemedia Egypt

Organization for Industrial and Mining Projects

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

Tarek Riad - Legal Consultants and Attorneys at Law acts for numerous international clients, among which are Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Colgate and Lockheed Martin. Managing partner Tarek F Riad, who frequently handles cases in the energy sector, as well as banking and finance disputes, leads a practice that is currently handling matters in Egyptian courts for Four Seasons, Samsung and Transocean.

Practice head(s):

Tarek F. Riad

Banking and finance Tier 3

Tarek Riad - Legal Consultants and Attorneys at Law has a large number of international banks among its clients. Among these are Standard Chartered, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank. Ahmed El Kosheri, who was the founding general counsel of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, and Tarek F Riad are the key partners.

Practice head(s):

Ahmed El Kosheri

Energy Tier 3

Tarek Riad - Legal Consultants and Attorneys at Law handles litigation and corporate matters relating to projects in the oil and gas industry. The practice, which is led by Tarek F Riad, recently advised on exploration rights and infrastructure for the liquefaction of natural gas. The firm counts BP, Marathon Oil and Elf Oil Deutschland among its clients. Its recent litigation work included a case concerning contracts for the purchase of solar power.

Practice head(s):

Tarek F Riad

The firm: Tarek Riad – Legal Consultants and Attorneys at Law (TR) is the successor of Kosheri, Rashed & Riad (KRR), which was founded by Dr. Ahmed El Kosheri and Dr. Samia Rashed. TR is one of the leading law firms in Egypt in the fields of corporate law, finance, banking, litigation and arbitration.

Areas of practice: General Practice, International Law, Corporate Law, Commercial Agencies, Business Litigation, International and Domestic Arbitrations, Licensing Contracts, Commercial and Maritime Matters, Joint Ventures, Privatization, Insurance, Foreign Investments, Securities Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Local and International Business Contracts, BOT Projects, Up Stream & Down Stream Gas Agreements, Trademark Registration and Litigation, Banking, Mining and Petroleum Concessions, Real Estate, Telecommunications & Information Technology Tax, Construction, Labor Law, Intellectual Property, World Trade Organization Agreements and Dispute Settlement System.

TR’s numerous international clients include Caterpillar, Four Seasons, BP, TUI, J-power Systems, Petroleum Geo-Services ASA, Lockheed Martin, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd, Time Warner, Samsung, Siemens, Arab African International Bank, Bank of America etc. The firm has also represented and currently represents numerous international clients in the field of banking, such as Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Mashreq Bank, Arab Monetary Fund, Bank of America (London Branch) and Misr America International Bank.

TR is very active in the field of arbitration and litigation as it is considered the top law firm in Egypt in this regard. TR has represented and currently represents numerous clients in the field of arbitration including Siemens, the Egyptian Government, Transocean, Josef Meissner GmbH, Nicholson Manufacturing Company, Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company, Telemedia Egypt, Organization for Industrial and Mining Projects, Egyptian Media Production City, Morrison Knudsen International Inc, Contrack International Inc, etc.

The partners of TR are currently involved with three arbitration institutions, the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, ICC and Dubai International Arbitration Center.

Dr. Tarek F. Riad, the Managing Partner of TR, has acted as chairman of arbitral tribunals, arbitrators, counsels and experts on Egyptian law in numerous arbitrations in front of the ICC, Cairo Regional Arbitration Center, Dubai International Arbitration Centre, Abu Dhabi International Arbitration Centre and the ICSID.

Dr. Riad, was a member of the Supreme Arbitration Committee of the Ministry of Oil and Gas. In May 2011, Dr. Riad was appointed as a member of the Consultative Council, responsible for preparing draft laws for the Egyptian Council of Ministries.

In his capacity as a member of the economic committee of the Supreme Policy, Dr. Riad was involved in drafting numerous Egyptian commercial laws such as the Companies Law, the Telecommunications Law, the Investment Law and the Special Economic Court Law. Dr. Riad was also chair of the two committees responsible for drafting the Special Economic Court Law as well as the Companies Law.

In 2014, Dr. Riad was appointed as a member of the investment dispute settlement technical committee chaired by the Prime Minister of Egypt.

Dr. Riad was also the special legal advisor to the speaker of the Egyptian Parliament from 1992-2000. Dr. Riad’s responsibilities in this regard involved the review of investment laws and related regulations.

Dr. Riad was also a member of the board of trustees and the chairman of the Executive Committee of Dubai International Arbitration Center (2013 to 2019), alternate member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2012 to 2018), member of the scientific council of the ICC Institute of World Business Law from 2004 up to date, and also a designated member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators from 2005 up to date and panel of conciliators from 2018 up to date. Dr Riad is also a professor and head of the business and commercial law department at the German University in Cairo. Dr. Riad was a member of the Egyptian council of state (1980–1985).

KRR represented the Kuwaiti government in arbitration between the Kuwaiti government and the Aminoil Company. The value of the dispute was US $2.5bn.

Dr. Riad was involved in drafting the Egyptian Companies Law in his capacity as a member of the Economic Committee of the Supreme Policy Council and chaired the two committees responsible for drafting the Special Economic Court Law, as well as the Companies Law.

Dr. Riad has written numerous publications including two books entitled The Applicable Law in Oil & Gas Arbitrations and The Egyptian Companies Law, as well as many articles about arbitration and litigation in Egypt and in addition the legal aspects of doing business in Egypt. He has also given numerous lectures in Egypt about upstream and downstream gas operations at the Cairo Regional Arbitration Center Conferences and Ain Shams Arbitration Center Conferences.

Dr. Riad has an LLB from Cairo Law School (1980) and an LLM (1982) and SJD (1985) from Harvard Law School. He has also been a member of the Egyptian Bar since 1982 and New York Bar since 1985.

Dr. El Kosheri, was the founding general counsel of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development and the founding secretary general of the Islamic Development Bank. He was also the vice-chairman of the ICC Court of Arbitration from 1998 until 2009 and was the chairman of the Executive Committee of the Cairo Regional Arbitration Centre, in addition to being a member of the board of trustees of the Cairo Regional Arbitration Centre from 2009 until 2019 and a member of ICCA from 1986 until 2009 thereafter advisory member.

Dr. El Kosheri has written numerous articles about arbitration.

The late Dr. El Kosheri and the late Dr. Rashed were members of the committee that drafted the current Egyptian Arbitration Law.

The firm was chosen by Chambers & Partners as Leading Firm in Dispute Resolution Band 1 in 2018; chosen by Global Law Experts as Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year 2020 in Egypt and as Arbitration Law Firm of the Year 2020 in Egypt; chosen by Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa as Top Tier Firm in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration 2020; chosen by Global 100 as Egyptian Arbitration Law Firm of the Year in Egypt in 2019, and as Law Firm of the Year 2019 – Dispute Resolution in Egypt; Dr. Riad is chosen by Chambers & Partners as most in demand arbitrators – Band 1 in 2020; chosen by M&A International Global – Legal Awards as Corporate Law Firm of the Year in Egypt in 2017; chosen by Global Leading Lawyers as Construction Law Law Firm of the Year 2017; chosen by Global 100 as Commercial Law Firm of the Year in Egypt in 2015.

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Number of lawyers : 22
Arabic
English
French
Contacts : Dr Tarek Riad
Contacts : Dr Hatem Gabr
Contacts : Hala Riad
Contacts : Dr Ahmed El-Kosheri
Other office : Paris