Mr Girgis Abd El-Shahid is the managing partner of Shahid Law Firm. He specializes in dispute settlement, with a particular focus on energy-related disputes; mergers and acquisitions; corporate and commercial agreements; joint venture arrangements; banking and finance; securities offerings; telecommunications; and intellectual property. Girgis is the co-chair of the legal affairs committee of the American Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the British and Swiss Business Associations and the Egypt-US Business Council.
Girgis is a former Public Prosecutor, and has received an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center, USA, an LL.B. from Cairo University, and a BA in Economics and Business Administration from the American University in Cairo.