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Shahid Law Firm

Shahid Law Firm has one of the most competitive arbitration practices in Egypt. The firm has a longstanding history of representing clients in international commercial arbitration, as well as investment treaty arbitrations and has considerable experience before arbitration centres; be it local such as CRCICA, regional (DIAC and DIFC-LCIA) or international fora (ICSID, ICC, PCA, UNCITRAL and Ad Hoc).

Our arbitration and dispute resolution practice successfully represents major clients in various industries including energy, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, construction, insurance, hotel ownership and management, automotive and real estate development in complex commercial and investor-state arbitration matters.

We have been involved in a number of landmark arbitration cases in Egypt and internationally, and have considerable experience before arbitration centres; be it local such as CRCICA, regional (DIAC and DIFC-LCIA) or international fora (ICSID, ICC, PCA, UNCITRAL and Ad Hoc).

Shahid Law Firm has significant experience in enforcing foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Egypt, with an acknowledged ability to pursue enforcement through using all available tools.

Our Firm regularly advises and represents individual and corporate clients in criminal matters, including white-collar crimes and insurance-related matters.

We frequently assist our clients with interlocutory remedies and interim measures, representing clients before all courts and administrative authorities in Egypt.

Shahid Law Firm’s involvement in dispute resolution work spans from Investor-State Disputes and Commercial Arbitration, through all forms of Litigation, including:

  • Acting as co-counsel for East Mediterranean Gas (“EMG”) and a significant number of its shareholders in a major international oil and gas dispute against the Arab Republic of Egypt and various State entities in a complex arbitration cluster before ICSID, ICC, CRCICA UNCITRAL, and PCA (ICSID Case No. ARB/12/11; ICC Case No. 18215/GZ/MHM; CRCICA Case No. 829/2012 and PCA Case No. 2012-26);
  • Advising multiple foreign investors on matters concerning investor-state arbitration;
  • Acting as a local co-counsel for Claimant in the matter between Hussain Sajwani, DAMAC Park Avenue for Real Estate Development S.A.E., and DAMAC Gamsha Bay for Development S.A.E. against Arab Republic of Egypt (ICSID Case No. ARB/11/16);
  • Acting as counsel for Claimant in the matter between Middle East Cement Company against the Arab Republic of Egypt (ICSID Case No. ARB/99/6); and
  • Advising multiple Saudi investors on the available options to seek restitution from the Government of Egypt under an Egyptian/Saudi bilateral investment treaty which does not allow for bringing claims before international arbitration fora, following the enacting of measures by the Egyptian authorities resulting in damages to the nationals’ investments in the country.

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