Alzayat Law Firm > New Cairo, Egypt > Firm Profile

Alzayat Law Firm
Villa 32, 2nd District, 5th Zone,
5th Settlement,
New Cairo

Alzayat Law Firm is a leading international Law firm with Swiss standards, based in Egypt for almost 20 years, working with both national and international clients, including corporations as well as individuals, our firm provides various legal services, mainly but not limited to legal situations of international nature.

An international law firm in Egypt, with departments covering various legal fields, composed of the best Egyptian lawyers, attorneys, and solicitors in Egypt and around the world, who are more than ready and willing to work around the clock, to provide strategic, knowledgeable, sophisticated legal assistance, and advice, achieving all your legal goals in the most effective way. And since then, with the hard work and commitment of its employees, the firm has succeeded in gaining the trust of its clients, as well as new clients.

Continuing our success, and trying to even be closer to our clients abroad, Alzayat Law Firm has opened its first branch in 2017, in Switzerland; to make sure that we are closer to our clients in Europe.

With the two branches working together and fully functioning, we are handling cases, dealing with clients, providing many services in different areas of practice, which allows us to expand our business and gain more experience to assist our current and future clients to reach their legal goals.

Our main areas of practice include:

1. Inheritance Law

Inheritance law is one of our main concerns at Alzayat law firm, which consists mainly of will and inheritance, that our team is expert in, especially matters of inheritance law that are of an international nature.

One of the most important services that AlZayat Law firm provides in this sector is estate confining, which is a very useful service in the event of the existence of the estate in different countries around the globe, or for example, real estate existing in different countries, that our firm can assist you selling it, or even in the event of the existence of numerous bank accounts that our team can assist liquidating

That being said, our service consists of collecting all this assets into one big pot, and transacting it to the inheritor-clients’ accounts without the need for them to even leave their residence, and making sure that every inheritor receives their exact share fully and fairly.

That being of course alongside extracting the inheritance certificate as well as all related necessary documents to make sure our client’s procedures are all intact and on the right side of the law.

Our team is capable to assist you to create an estate plan that explains how your assets should be distributed after your death. Our lawyers can craft a strategy to reduce estate taxes and help ensure the financial security of your spouse and children. Additionally, our attorneys can also guide estate executors through the probate process

Here at Alzayat law firm, our team will help you to establish your will plan and to make sure that it will be enforced.

As for the inheritance, in the case of the loss of a relative, we are available to assist you by applying for a decree of distribution, advice on the way that the inheritance can rightfully be divided, and even execute a will, if there is one.

Similarly, we can assist you in the event of the existence of a dispute between inheritors on each individuals’ rights, in that case, we are able to solve the issue by mediation or through litigation, whichever is most convenient at the time.

Furthermore, our highly qualified team can provide you with full assistance in the pre-emption and partition contracts issues, if you desire to sell your part of the estate in case of pre-emption which is resulted from inheritance.

2.  Oil & Gaz

We help private and public sector oil, gas, and petrochemical industry participants around the world achieve efficient and innovative solutions to their legal, regulatory, and structural challenges.

A global network of integrated offices and decades of industry experience allows us to provide advice that builds upon and adapts successful practices to meet the commercial and legal requirements of today’s market.

Our energy practice includes the representation of publicly traded and privately held companies as well as financial institutions, private equity funds, sovereign governments, and national energy companies in their various roles as developers, issuers, underwriters, lenders, and borrowers.

Our team handles a wide variety of public and private equity and debt offerings and lending transactions; mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; and structuring and implementation of direct investments across global markets.

Our oil and has experience span the value chain from exploration and production activity in oil and gas, power and oil field service, supply and equipment manufacturing companies, midstream ventures, transportation, refining and marketing, investor-owned utilities, and independent power developers to renewable energy investment.

We represent clients in all aspects of the development and financing of critical infrastructure projects and have particularly strong capabilities with oil and gas, power and mining projects, and toll roads.

We have a broad outlook in the sector. Our lawyers are able to handle all legal aspects of a project from inception to completion, including all the legal sectors related to the oil & gas section.

3. Corporate, Commercial law, M&A, and Due Diligence

Achieving success in business requires the correct alignment of many factors, ranging from capable leadership and skilled workforces to efficient operating processes, financial measures, and much more.

All these elements and commercial operations are insured and included by contracts, leases, employment agreements, and the myriad of other legal documents and texts that make business relationships work efficiently to produce the highest quality results with the least costs.

Alzayat law firm knows that even the best business operations can crumble when not based on an accurate understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the parties involved. Our experienced business lawyers have a proven record of helping entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate leaders, non-profit and charitable organizations, start-ups, franchises, and other business entities to ensure that they have perfectly prepared contracts, licensing agreements, commercial leases, and other arrangements in place and ready to achieve sustained competitive business results

Alzayat law firm after being the choice of many successful businesses for years, providing exemplary services, is heavily experienced in international corporate law, with a deep understanding of legal issues related to business and commerce, as it has assisted its corporate clients in special corporate projects involving mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, investments, and tenders and bids. Additionally, our team has executed due diligence services for a variety of corporate purposes, partnering with well-known foreign law firms and investment bankers.

We are proud of our reputation for providing our clients with handy legal advice in accordance with their business needs, financial and tax know-how, supported by our firm’s solid working relationships with governmental agencies and other organizations essential for business operations in Egypt, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and other related administrative bodies such as the Department of Trade and Industry and the Board of Investments, from the organization, compliance/reportorial requirements, implementation of good corporate governance procedures, corporate restructuring, finance, and tax authorities.

In this regard, Alzayat Law firm being an international law firm, we have a long bright record of successfully incorporating foreign corporations in Egypt and assisting them in choosing the best form of companies to achieve their business goals in accordance with the Egyptian Legal system and the provisions and conditions of the General Authority for Investment (GAFI), for instance, AlZayat law firm is proud to advise on the incorporation of one the Russian companies constructing the El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), as one of the most revolutionary projects in the Arab Republic of Egypt right now.

4. Family Law 

International Family law in Egypt, and domestic relations issue a wider range of concerns than just laws and legal procedures, fundamentally, they are about families. Regardless of the geographic sphere, people from different cultures and backgrounds seek to live their lives with a sense of purpose in a community that mutually respects one another. Unfortunately, some circumstances may arise within families that can cause harm to its members as they go about their everyday lives.

When the worst occurs, Alzayat Law Firm is ready with the knowledge and experience that will give you the best possible representation so that justice can be gained, and dignity will be restored.

We manage divorce by mutual consent when the parties agree, as well as more complicated forms of divorce in the event of a disagreement between the two parties.

International divorce is one of the primary services we provide at Alzayat Family Law Firm. In conjunction with obtaining your divorce for you, we also can assist determining spousal support, child support, child custody, and visitation, restraining orders, and whatever other issues apply to your case.

Our firm is more than capable of assisting you with issues concerning Paternity and Child Custody, Guardianship, alimony, and marriage dissolution i.e., divorce, mainly of international nature, our team is competent in making divorce, as well as other family law procedures, concluded abroad recognizable in Egypt.

Today’s court system can be a labyrinth to the person who is simply trying to regain a sense of normality in their personal life after a tragic occurrence. With experience and an unquenchable desire to help people in distress, Alzayat Law Firm has a track record of successful litigation that will provide clients the peace of mind to move forward confidently within the legal system.

Our attorneys believe that family relationships are at the heart of everything we do. We fight to protect our clients and their families fiercely as we would for our own. Our attorneys also recognize that divorce or child custody problems generate a great deal of stress and represent crucial turning points in our clients’ lives.

With that understanding in mind, we provide a comfortable office environment and take a hands-on, active approach to our client’s problems. Our goal is to help you complete a smooth and effective transition to the next stage of your life.

Whether through negotiation, mediation, or litigation, our lawyers provide highly effective client service to individuals and families in all of Egypt from different backgrounds and nationalities. We can start protecting your rights and planning the safest roadmap for your family’s future from the moment you contact us.

5.  Contract Law & International agreements

Contract law is the body of law that relates to making and enforcing agreements. A contract is an agreement that a party can turn to a court to enforce. Contract law is the area of law that governs making contracts, carrying them out, and fashioning a fair remedy when there’s a breach.

Anyone who conducts business uses contract law. Both companies and consumers use contracts when they buy and sell goods, when they license products or activities, for employment agreements, for insurance agreements, and more. Contracts make these transactions happen smoothly and without any misunderstandings. They allow parties to conduct their affairs confidently. Contracts help make sure that the parties to a transaction are clear on its terms.

At ALZAYAT Law Firm, our team of lawyers provides you with many services, to draft and evaluate contracts, determine the law that applies to contracts, help you find solutions to issues like choice of law, jurisdiction for enforcement, and mandatory arbitration clauses. Practicing contract law means knowing how to draft a contract that’s enforceable and that also has terms that are acceptable and valuable to the client and provides you with a full legal service.

6. Civil Law

According to one of its earliest practitioners, “It’s the thing that neither influence can affect, nor power break, nor money corrupt. And were it to be suppressed or inadequately observed, no one would feel safe about anything.” The Roman statesman Cicero uttered those famous words over 2,000 years ago. Today, more than 60% of the world’s countries have some form of civil law.

Civil law is different. Instead of focusing on the relationship between state and individual, it’s concerned with private relations between members of a community. For example, libel, slander, and breach of contract are all civil matters.

And at ALZAYAT Law Firm, we provide you with legal assistance through your Civil matters.

7. Legalization Services 

Many Egyptians and foreigners who had work or education experience in the country would like to legalize their documents to be legalized in order to be able to present them in other countries abroad, if that is the case, Alzayat Law Firm’s team will intervene and finalize the legalization of the documents on your behalf. This assistance is also provided through coordination with our partners abroad.

If you have a document that you wish to stamp from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or any Embassy existing in Egypt, call us now and we will finalize the procedures for you.

8. Litigation

The litigation team at Alzayat law firm is staffed with civil litigation attorneys who have excellent case management skills and is more than competent in handling every aspect of the case. Our team of skilled lawyers has superior advocacy skills and is an expert at staying abreast of changes in both law and business updates that can affect case outcomes.

Our attorneys have the ability to effectively negotiate and represent client interests, to ensure the most successful trial possible outcomes. That being by providing advice on case evaluations and developing the most effective defense strategies.

8. Immigration Services

Individuals are motivated to leave their countries, “migrating” to another, for a variety of reasons, including a desire for economic prosperity, avoiding political issues, seeking family reunion, escaping from natural disasters, or simply wishing to change surroundings, and aiming to have this new destination as a permanent resident and even aiming to be integrated as one of its citizens.

Our immigration team in association with our business partners and associates abroad are more than competent in providing you with the necessary information to start your new life abroad, in accordance with the laws and provision of the country of your choice, whereas each country has a different set of conditions to admit new citizens and deal with immigrants.

Our service includes but is not limited to acquiring different kinds of required visas to enter your destination country, that being work, a studying visa, tourist visa, or even for migration purposes, that being in different destinations for clients of different backgrounds and nationalities.

Additionally, we can provide document legalization services that the clients might need in this field. Such as legalizing the document from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as any Embassy existing in Egypt.

9. Citizenship of Egypt

Our Team can help you with all your immigration legal needs with our 10+ Years of Experience since we are authorized by the Egyptian Government to help whoever wants to acquire Egyptian Citizenship.

10. Banking and Finance

We Provide advice on all issues that affect the financial industry: financial markets, financial institutions, and financial transactions.

Our Law firm is equipped to provide all legal services to banks and any other financial institutions, including drafting contracts, providing counseling regarding negotiations, or any deal the company is planning to take.

11. Dispute Resolution

Alzayat law firm is available to represent the company or individual’s disputes, amicably; through Arbitration, Mediation or Conciliation, depending on our clients’ needs and what best suits the situation at hand.

The areas covered by the practice extend across all fields including corporate disputes, commercial disputes, regulatory disputes, tax disputes, national and international arbitration.

12. Tax Law

Our service in this section includes providing advice on the structure of a variety of commercial transactions, negotiating their terms, and assisting clients with tax-related controversies, including any that may arise out of those transactions.

13.  Media Law & IP

Alzayat law firm is experienced in the field of media law and protects all our clients’ rights that are of this nature.

Our services for cinema production companies include but are not limited to Setting up and establishing all kinds of cinema production companies, extracting membership of the cinema industry chamber, Extracting, or modifying cinema practice and art production license.

Additionally, we can help register stories, scenarios, and dialogue related to artworks in the general authority of artworks censorship, drafting contracts of artists related to art and cinema works., drafting contracts of technicians related to art and cinema works, extracting all permits from Syndicate of cinematic works for the commencement of cinematic works, extracting all permits from Syndicate of scenic professions for the commencement of cinematic works, extracting all permits from a syndicate of musical professions for the commencement of cinematic works, extracting all permits from the ministry of interior related to artworks photography all over the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Further, our team is competent in assisting you in notifying security directorates and police stations existing in the area of artworks photography before work commencement, as well as helping with film registering in the Egyptian chamber of the film industry and extracting all permits for cinema displaying.

Moreover, our team helps the firm’s clients draft contracts of internal and external distribution of cinematic works, as well as contracts to register in the Egyptian chamber of the cinema industry.

On the other hand, as per intellectual property and dealing with the general authority of artistic works censorship, our team can assist you in Registering stories, scenarios, and dialogue of artistic works registering songs and tunes, registering radio program ideas.

All of the above with the purpose to ensure that your artwork is well protected by the law and that you own every legal right arising therefrom.

14. Administrative Law 

The governmental authorities have their own and specific rules and regulations, for individuals or companies who wish to benefit or enter into business with governmental authorities shall follow these rules and regulations, moreover, appealing any administrative authority decree requires also to exhaust all of the options provided by the administrative authority first.

15. Bankruptcy and Restructuring 

Alzayat Law Firm focuses on Bankruptcy and Restructuring Corporate and business-related insolvency issues, representing business and individual clients in all transactional and litigation aspects of out-of-court workouts, bankruptcy, business reorganizations, and debtor-creditor matters. In these matters, we seek practical solutions that minimize risks and expenses for our clients, while maximizing their return.

Department Name Email Telephone
General Information in Egypt AlZayat Law Firm +201006549485
Founder and Managing Partner of AlZayat Law Firm Dr. Mahmoud ALZAYAT +201018408855
General Manager Mr. Sayed Mohamed +201007538818
Partner Mr. Mohamed Emad +201018288074
General Information in Switzerland Alzayat Law Firm +41 41 552 20 66
Photo Name Position Profile
Mahmoud ALZAYAT photo Dr Mahmoud ALZAYAT The founder of ALZAYAT Law Firm, and is currently the Managing Partner…
Ahmed Abdel Samad Farag photo Mr Ahmed Abdel Samad Farag Associate
Mohamed Emad photo Mr Mohamed Emad Partner and head of the Media Law Department.
Abdelrahman Emad photo Mr Abdelrahman Emad Senior Associate and a Team Leader at Alzayat Law Firm.
Ahmed Hisham photo Mr Ahmed Hisham Junior Associate
Anne Magdi photo Ms Anne Magdi Junior Associate
Gamal Mohamed photo Mr Gamal Mohamed Senior Partner and Team Leader
Sayed Mohamed photo Mr Sayed Mohamed Co-founder General Manager of AlZayat Law Firm
Mohamed Saeed Mohamed photo Mr Mohamed Saeed Mohamed Head Accountant
Omneya Mohamed photo Ms Omneya Mohamed Intern
Ahmed Mohsen photo Mr Ahmed Mohsen Senior Associate
Ahmed Mohy photo Mr Ahmed Mohy Associate
Zeinab Okasha photo Mrs Zeinab Okasha Senior Associate
Mohamed Samy photo Mr Mohamed Samy Senior Associate
Sherin Sherif photo Mrs Sherin Sherif Senior Associate
Mahmoud Alzayat : Managing Partner
Sayed Mohamed : General Manager, Senior Partner
Mohamed Emad : Media Law, Senior Partner
Gamal Mohamed : Team Leader, Specialized in Court of Cassation procedures
Abdelrahman Emad : Team Leader, Corporate Law
Zeinab Okasha : Team Leader, Family Law
Mohamed Samy : Team Leader, Sports Law
Ahmed Mohsen : Team Leader, Administrative Law
Kareem Seif Al-Nasr : Team Leader, Civil Law
Ahmed Mohyey : Team Leader, Intellectual Property Law
Sherin Sherif : Team Leader, International Contracts
Ahmed Abdelsamad : Associate
Ahmed Hisham : Junior Associate
Anne Magdi : Junior Associate
Mohamed Shamel : Junior Associate
Omneya Mohamed : Junior Associate
Mohamed Saeed : Head of Accounting
Egyptian Bar Association
IBA (International Bar Association)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Arab Union of Lawyers

AlZayat Law Firm being an international law firm built on Swiss standards, diversity, and inclusion (D&I) are standards our firm are undoubtably committed to. We take pride in the fact that our team is composed from a vastly diverse team, more precisely, being diverse in gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion, nationalities, socioeconomic origins, in addition to including individuals challenging handicaps.

Our team believes that a comfortable workplace environment is now a serious asset, that any business can use, especially an international law firm to further grow and develop. Since that when employees feel comfortable and included in their workplace, they are definitely more likely to produce enhanced results and reach their fullest potential. That being said, diversity and inclusion is actually an essential part of the workplace environment, without which, in our opinion, productivity will downgrade.

Our firm is one who speaks English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Hungarian, and Arabic, which shows our international approach, and makes cognitive diversity and inclusion a fundamental element of AlZayat law firm’s identity.

AlZayat Law Firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is inspired by our belief that it is actually the language and the very idea of international business. Where every single individual is included and accepted for who they are, and the only accepted for of discrimination is the one based on qualifications, not identity.

Which can be clearly observed by the inclusion and removal of obstacles for each individual in our corporation, and eliminating all forms of aggression, which shows our believe in diversity and inclusion. That goes beyond simply recruiting individuals who can be identified as minorities in a society. But actually, taking serious actions within the corporation to ensure these standards.

Measures that diverse from making the office place handicap accessible, maternity leave that exceeds legal durations, facilitating religious practices in the workplace, making sure everyone feels valued, embraced, heard, and offered and opportunity to express their opinion. And ensuring equality in promotions and other benefits that our firm offers to its employees. In addition to our firm’s equal opportunity policy that shows in its recruitment process.

Moreover, as a law firm, it is our believe that this particular field should never be one who favours certain races, genders, or nationalities. But one that only favours qualifications, honesty, hard work, and dedication.