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The Firm:

Shahid Law Firm was established in 1987 by Counselor Sarwat Abd El-Shahid. The Firm has rapidly grown and has become one of the leading international law firms operating in Egypt and the region.

Areas of Practice and industries:

1- Anti-Trust, Anti-Corruption and Competition: Shahid Law Firm provides clients with a wide range of services, including advising on regulatory compliance and conducting anti-corruption audits. Our team also advises clients on several competition issues across a variety of jurisdictions, including cartels, abuse of dominance and merger control filings.

2- Arbitration and Investor-State Disputes: has a robust dispute resolution portfolio spanning all types of corporate and commercial disputes ranging from routine matters to large and complex matters, including domestic and international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration, construction and real estate, hotel management, employment, shareholders’ agreements, agency and distribution, and tax litigation and insolvency proceedings, as well as interim remedies litigation and enforcement. The firm’s lawyers possess the training and expertise that allows them to litigate matters before courts of all degrees and instances as well as administrative authorities throughout the country; and assist clients with out-of-court negotiations and remedies.

3- Banking and Finance: has a highly regarded practice for its cross-border transactions and regulatory experience. The firm regularly provides legal assistance to local banks, as well as branches and representative offices of foreign financial institutions in Egypt.

4- Corporate and M&A: provides advice on corporate restructuring and capital measures, representing clients in judicial or extra-judicial legal disputes, and opining and providing training on corporate compliance matters, including matters related to anti-trust and competition, whether domestic or regional (COMESA) as well as anti-corruption.

5- Employment and Labor: provides legal advice on all areas of the Labor Law. Handling all aspects of regulatory labor law and social insurance for our clients, from the registration and maintaining of files with the authorities. Providing advice on how to settle disputes in the most effective manner including dealings with labor unions.

6- Energy and Renewables: provides high-quality pragmatic advice in the areas of drafting and reviewing agreements, including power purchase, land fructose cost, sharing and network connection agreements; liaising and negotiating with the various renewable energy authorities. The firm’s highly skilled lawyers combine long-standing expertise in corporate matters with an acute understanding of the dynamics of the energy sector with respect to the regulatory framework, set-up and financing, and dispute resolution.

7- EPC, Construction and Real Estate: provides legal services on a wide range of issues in this sector which include, but are not limited to, development, investment, financing, negotiating, drafting agreements and dispute resolution, whether or not FIDIC-based.

8- Insurance: possesses an excellent track record of successful work in the insurance sector, advising and supporting insurers, reinsurers, banks, financial institutions, and insured corporations at the stages of drafting, and negotiating as well as settlement, litigation, and arbitration..

9- IP, IT and Telecommunications: provides support and comprehensive legal services to all aspects of IP, technology, and telecommunications including privacy and data protection, licensing and copyrights and trademark protection.

10- Leisure, Hospitality and Tourism: provides legal advice and support to hotel owners, operators, investors, and other stakeholders. Our expertise includes drafting and reviewing a variety of contracts and advising on transactions at both the domestic and cross-border levels.

11- Litigation: firm’s lawyers possess the training and expertise that allows them to litigate matters before courts of all degrees and instances as well as administrative authorities throughout the country; and can handle all types of disputes, including corporate and commercial litigation ranging from routine matters to large and complex matters, including interim or preliminary relief. Also, the firm assists individual and corporate clients with out-of-court negotiations and remedies.

12- Manufacturing: provides advises on every legal matter pertaining to the industry, and of representing clients in all types of legal dispute. Also, the firm provides strategic counsel in multiple major M&A transactions.

13- Oil & Gas and Mineral Resources: advises on service, sales, concession, farm in/out, joint venture/operating agreements, financing and M&As transactions with a focus on regulatory advice, administrative proceedings, and liaising and negotiating with various authorities.

14- Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare: provides advice to local producers on legal aspects of the manufacturing process related to healthcare compliance practices, supply agreements, toll manufacturing, registration, and licensing, drafts and reviews agreements and memorandum of understanding (MoUs).

  • Number of lawyers: 100
  • Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Fench

Above material supplied by Shahid Law Firm.

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