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Khodeir & Partners

Work Department

Dispute Management
General Advisory


Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution


Ahmed Kotb heads the Dispute Resolution Department at Khodeir & Partners and is considered one of the rising figures in dispute resolution. With a wealth of diversified experience with courts and arbitral tribunals, Ahmed has been well recognised for his tenacity and sharp skills by his clients and peers.

For over a decade, Ahmed advised and acted for large corporations in arbitration and litigation matters related to telecommunications, media, hospitality, mining, energy, construction maritime and international trade, financial disputes, shareholders’ disputes, as well as agency and distribution related disputes. His advice and assistance are regularly sought in cross-borders complex arbitration and litigation matters, often involving application and interplay between laws of different jurisdictions.

Ahmed serves as counsel in investment and commercial arbitration matters conducted under major arbitration rules such as the ICC, CRCICA, DIAC, SCAI and UNCITRAL. He also serves as expert on Egyptian law related matters and sits as party-appointed and presiding arbitrator.

In addition to his arbitration experience, Ahmed regularly represents clients in major cases before Egyptian Courts in economic, commercial, and administrative matters. He also advises and assists clients on intricate matters of enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards in Egypt.

Ahmed is regularly ranked and recommended by legal directories. Chambers & Partners recommend him in arbitration and describe him as “a rising talent who is developing a strong arbitration practice”.  Legal 500 also recommend Ahmed in arbitration and litigation.  His clients and peers praised him as a “determined lawyer and good communicator with deep knowledge of Egyptian law” and for being “meticulous, intelligent and speedy on contract as well as civil disputes”.

Before Khodeir & Partners, Ahmed has been a public prosecutor, a member of the Egyptian administrative judiciary, as well as a senior lawyer and acting head of dispute resolution in some of the very well regarded international and regional firms. He read law in Egyptian, French and British universities, and has been a visiting lecturer of commercial law and introduction to legal studies at the French Section of the Faculty of Law at Ain Shams University and the Faculty of Law at the British University in Egypt.




Egyptian Bar Association


LL.M., University College London
MA, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III
LL.B., Ain Shams University

Lawyer Rankings

Egypt > Dispute resolution: arbitration

(Next Generation Partners)

Ahmed KotbKhodeir & Partners

Khodeir & Partners joins the ranking this year, having made a quick impression since it was founded three years ago. ‘Very meticulous and experienced‘ partner Ahmed Kotb leads the practice, having joined from Al Tamimi & Company. Focusing on key sectors such as construction, banking, international trade, technology and telecoms, the firm also handles matters relating to the protection of domestic and foreign investment.

Egypt > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Ahmed KotbKhodeir & Partners

New to the ranking is Khodeir & Partners, which has significantly expanded its litigation practice in recent years. Frequently appearing before special dispute resolution committees, such as the Ministerial Committee for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the firm is making its presence known in cases concerning construction, banking, international trade, technology, and domestic and foreign investment protection. Practice head Ahmed Kotb, formerly of Al Tamimi & Company, is ‘very meticulous, very experienced, a superstar of the future‘. Counsel Aliaa Shalaby from Zulficar & Partners Law Firm is among the firm’s recent hires.