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Global Guide

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration — Egypt

Star Individuals

Mohamed S Abdel Wahab

Zulficar & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources consistently identify Mohamed Abdel Wahab as "the leading arbitration practitioner in Egypt," adding that he is "very thorough, very knowledgeable and very personable." He regularly represents clients at the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) and has handled matters for prominent oil and gas and manufacturing clients.

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Band 1

Kosheri, Rashed & Riad

From the Chambers Global guide

Ahmed El-Kosheri is widely recognised as a "towering figure" in the market and a "legend in arbitration." Sources note his major contribution to the development of the arbitration scene in Egypt, as well as his in-depth understanding of the issues at play in investment treaty claims.

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Band 1

Tarek Fouad A Riad

Kosheri, Rashed & Riad

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Tarek Fouad Riad is highly rated by a range of sources. He possesses a wealth of arbitration experience and continues to advise on a range of disputes throughout the MENA region. According to commentators, he is "exceptionally personable" and possesses extensive experience of large-scale cases.

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Band 1

Youssef & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Karim Youssef is a respected figure in the arbitration arena, frequently representing clients from the construction and oil and gas industries. Market sources describe him as "super-smart, very much at the top of his game." One client added: "He'll be our first choice for any future matter."

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Band 2

Girgis Abd El-Shahid

Shahid Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Girgis Abd El-Shahid is commended for his meticulous approach, with sources also noting that he is "very responsive." His broad disputes expertise is complemented by a considerable corporate practice. He has experience acting on media and construction disputes.

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Band 2

Khaled El Shalakany

Shalakany Law Office

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior managing partner Khaled El Shalakany earns recognition for his specialist expertise in construction-related matters. He maintains a broad practice in this arena, covering both arbitration and litigation cases, and is respected by peers for his extensive experience.

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Band 2

Zaki Hashem & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Of counsel Mohammed Gomaa heads the arbitration team at Zaki Hashem & Partners and is described as a "well-respected individual in this field." His areas of expertise include construction, telecoms and insurance disputes and he is regularly appointed as an arbitrator.

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Band 2

Matouk Bassiouny

From the Chambers Global guide

John Matouk heads the dispute resolution team and has a wide scope of expertise within the practice area. He is a prominent name in the market with a strong reputation. A source observes: "He is excellent – very easy to work with. Definitely my preferred counsel in Egypt." His broad disputes expertise extends to a significant knowledge of contentious tax issues.

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Band 2

Rizkana & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

The "fantastically experienced" Hazim Rizkana founded Rizkana & Partners in 2016 after several years at Baker McKenzie. He represents clients in both litigation and arbitration and maintains a "good reputation" in both areas. He also advises on a wide range of transactional mandates, including M&A and securities.

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Band 2

Ashraf Yehia

From the Chambers Global guide

Sole practitioner Ashraf Yehia is a "respected name" who is "on everyone's radar" when it comes to arbitration. Sources applaud his long-standing experience in this field.

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Up and Coming

Ibrachy & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Mohamed Madkour of Ibrachy & Partners is a highly respected practitioner who is especially recognised for his work in domestic arbitration cases. He is often sought out for his specialist expertise in Islamic finance disputes.

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