Firm Profile > Riad & Riad > Giza, Egypt

Riad & Riad
10 El-Batal Ahmed Abd El-Aziz St.
Floor 12, Dokki
Egypt

Employment Tier 1

'The team is very responsive and knowledgeable', say clients of Riad & Riad. The firm has one of the most sought after employment and social insurance practices in Egypt, handling employee screening, HR compliance, terminations, restrictive covenants, discrimination and litigation, as well as employment due diligence for large M&A transactions. Eman Riad, who has 'in-depth and practical knowledge of Egyptian labour law and is a pleasure to work with', and the 'practical and commercial' Fatma Salah lead the practice. They act for a diverse group of multinational companies, among them British Airways and G4S.

Practice head(s):

Eman Riad; Fatma Salah

Testimonials

‘The firm has excellent knowledge and professional legal suggestions are provided to meet our demands. We also experience a very good timely manner that is fit for our requirements.’

‘Even in the pandemic situation, appropriate responses and professional advice are provided by email.’

‘The team is very responsive and knowledgeable.’

‘Dr Eman Riad has in-depth and practical knowledge of Egyptian labour law and is a pleasure to work with.’

‘Riad & Riad has been our go-to firm for Egyptian employment law matters for a long time. They are one of the few firms in Egypt with dedicated L&E specialist lawyers.’

‘We regularly receive insightful legal updates from Riad & Riad, always on very timely topics.’

‘The standout practitioners are partners Eman Riad and Fatma Salah. Both often make themselves available at short notice when one of our clients have an urgent issue and the advice received is practical and commercial.’

Key clients

British Airways

G4S

Coats

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

Haier Egypt

K&L Gates LLP

AVIC International

Deloitte Japan Legal

Squire Patton Boggs

Pinsent Masons

Itochu Corporation

Marubeni-Itochu

Medtronic

JETRO

Clariant Company

Gleeds

Doka GMBH

YKK Egypt

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Acino Pharma

ADES

Sony

CMS

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Riad & Riad 'provides credible concise advice', according to one client. Another notes the firm's 'proactive approach in trying to find solutions to solve the client's problems in the most efficient and expedient manner'. The firm climbs the rankings due to its increasingly high-profile work in M&A transactions and joint ventures, and its advice on regulatory and corporate governance matters. Fatma Salah, Eman Riad and Mohamed Riad are the lead partners and they are supported by a large team of strong associates including Heba Al Abd and Lina Aboulhassan.

Practice head(s):

Fatma Salah; Eman Riad; Mohamed Riad

Other key lawyers:

Heba Al Abd; Lina Aboulhassan

Testimonials

‘We selected them to support advice to a major international tech company on a multi-jurisdictional product launch because of its reputation in the market and strength across a number of ITC areas.’

‘They provided credible concise advice in a timely manner in line with the client’s mandate.’

‘Our firm has greatly appreciated the proactive approach in trying to find solutions to solve the client’s problems in the most efficient and expedient manner. Our firm has also appreciated the good connections of the firm with other local professionals.’

‘Excellent knowledge and professional legal suggestions being provided to us. We also experienced a good timely manner from this firm.’

‘Even under pandemic situation, smooth communications have been provided through emails and professional knowledge sharing is provided by internet.’

‘Excellent knowledge and good timely manner for our requirements.’

‘Excellent teamwork and seamless cooperation, on-time delivery and quality work like international worldwide known law firms.’

‘I have been working with a team led by Eman Riad and other team members: Fatma Salah, Heba Al Abd and Lina Aboulhassan. They delivered their input on time, their reaction time was perfect, which was crucial, they provided us with a very clear piece of advice and it was indeed a pleasure working with them.’

‘We got the impression that Riad & Riad can deliver tasks in a timely manner with high accuracy.’

‘It has a very proactive team providing fast and efficient answers even in a difficult environment.’

‘The team is very professional and able to explain the complexities of a foreign legal environment helping the client in the process of selecting the correct path. Very unusual for the country to have clear answers to questions.’

Key clients

Haier Group

Savills International

Medtronic

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)

Eni, S.P.A

K2 Partners IV L.P

Maersk Drilling

TouGas Oilfield Solutions GmbH

G4S

Express International

Kellogg’s Tolaram JV

Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO)

Adeptio AD Investments SPC Ltd

Kubota Corporation

SADA Pack

Exxon Mobil

Goldman Sachs

Haier Raya Electric for Manufacturing

GS

Marakez

Marubeni-Itochu

Sony Middle East and Africa

Acos

AVIC International

Al-Assel

Itochu Corporation

Taisie

WWE

DNV GL

Laboratory Corporation Of America Holdings

BEC

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

Riad & Riad climbs the ranking this year having handled an increasingly diverse range of disputes. Its 12-lawyer team has been involved in matters before the Supreme Constitutional Court, the Court of Cassation and the State Council courts, as well as numerous cross-border matters in sectors including engineering, retail, construction and medical devices. The 'highly experienced' Fatma Salah, the 'excellent and very clear' Eman Riad and versatile litigation partner Mohamed Riad lead the practice, which is 'highly capable and very professional'.

Practice head(s):

Fatma Salah; Eman Riad; Mohamed Riad

Other key lawyers:

Mohamed Abdelaty

Testimonials

‘When dealing with Ms Eman Riad she has been excellent, with very clear responses to our questions.’

‘Dr. Fatma Salah is a well experienced lawyer with 20 years of practice. Mohamed Abdelaty is an associate and part of the dispute resolution team who has immensely contributed to establishing a compelling argument in our recent submission in the on-going case.’

Key clients

Medtronic

British Airways

G4S

Acino Pharma

GS Engineering and Construction

Coats

Al Aseel

DNV GL

Beijing Emirates Construction Group (BEC)

Music and Entertainment Rights Licensing Independent Network Limited

Energy Tier 2

Riad & Riad has 'in-depth knowledge of Egyptian laws which makes its advice reliable', says a client who notes that 'their advice is always given in a commercial context from the perspective of the client'. The firm has experience in both local and cross-border finance transactions, including those focused on the energy, infrastructure and oil and gas sectors. Fatma Salah and Mohamed Riad lead the practice, which has recently been involved in numerous renewable energy projects and was appointed by EBRD to support private sector participation in the electricity market.

Practice head(s):

Fatma Salah; Mohamed Riad

Testimonials

‘Riad & Riad has an in-depth knowledge of Egyptian laws which makes its advice reliable. The team we have been dealing with are also responsive and very professional. Their advice is always given in a commercial context from the perspective of the client.’

‘They seek to use the best available IT infrastructure to enable participation in video or internet calls efficiently which is very important and commendable.’

Key clients

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Eni, S.P.A

DNV GL

FAS Energy

ExxonMobil

Sterling & Wilson

Al Hokair Group

Assystem for Engineering Services

Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

Riad & Riad climbs the ranking having been involved in high-value projects, among them a $1.2bn EPC contract with National Authority for Tunnels on behalf of a consortium including China Railway Group and Aviation Industry Corporation of China. Frequently working alongside international counsel, the firm assists developers, sponsors and financial institutions with permitting issues, finance, project documents, corporate structures and a host of other matters. Lead partners Fatma Salah, Eman Riad and Mohamed Riad bring to bear extensive experience in finance, public procurement, construction, regulatory and corporate matters.

Practice head(s):

Fatma Salah; Eman Riad; Mohamed Riad

Key clients

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC)

ExxonMobil

Kelloggs Tolaram Noodles Egypt

SADA Pack

Taisei Corporation

Marakez

FAS Energy

Airport City Real Estate Co.

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

Riad & Riad has a dispute resolution group that, although focused more on litigation, is able to handle high-value arbitration cases in major international and domestic fora. Fatma Salah, Eman Riad and Mohamed Riad, whose work includes collective labour disputes and arbitration matters, are the key practitioners. Salah recently represented a Korean company in a CRCICA matter. Senior associate Omayma Ragab is increasingly involved in the firm's major arbitration cases.

Practice head(s):

Fatma Salah; Eman Riad; Mohamed Riad

Other key lawyers:

Omayma Ragab

Legal Framework Of The Pharmaceutical Sector In Egypt

  • Introduction
  • Regulatory Authorities
  • Licensing Pharmaceutical Entities
  • Warehousing
  • Selling Pharmaceutical Factory
  • Drug Registration
  • Drug Marketing & Advertisement
  • Drug Pricing
  • Scientific Offices
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Drug Distribution
  • Drug Importation
  • Drug Exportation

INTRODUCTION

Having an effective and enforceable legal structure for the pharmaceutical sector is an essential element in achieving the country's goals of accessibility, quality, and rational use of medicine.

This report aims to review the current pharmaceutical sector-related legal provisions in Egypt. The pharmaceutical sector in Egypt is mainly regulated by law No. 127 of 1955 on the Pharmacy Profession (“Pharmacy Law”) and other decrees and internal circulars issued by MoH and its affiliated bodies.

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