Shalakany Law Office
Member firm for Egypt

Firm Overview

With a century of experience and since its establishment in 1912, the firm has achieved a record of success and growth that today makes it the longest established firm and one of the leading firms in Egypt and the Middle East. With over 82 lawyers, counselors and paralegals, including 16 partners, 12 paralegals and a support staff of over 80 qualified professionals, the firm provides first-rate quality legal services to a broad base of multinational, regional and premium local clients through its offices in Cairo, Alexandria and Dubai. The firm is consistently ranked as top tier firm across almost all practice areas by the internationally recognized legal ranking organizations. The firm is proud to announce that IFLR 1000 has recognized Mr. Aly El Shalakany as The Leading Lawyer in Egypt for the year 2013. Also, Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation and LexisNexis recognized Shalakany Law Office for its outstanding Pro Bono contributions in 2012.

The firm strives to provide personalized and efficient quality services across a broad spectrum of fields of practice including Anti-dumping and Trade Disputes, Antitrust and Competition, Arbitration, Aviation, Banking and Financial Institutions, Capital Markets, Corporate, Commercial, Agency and Distribution, Intellectual Property, Insurance, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Manufacturing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Oil and Gas, Privatization, Projects and Construction, Real Estate, Tax, Telecommunications, Information Technology and Tourism, Hotels, Travel and Services.

The firm has been involved for decades in some of the most significant transactions taking place in the region including many of the major mergers and acquisitions executed in Egypt, on behalf of buyers, sellers and in certain cases, as transaction counsel. The firm’s Tourism Group participated in drafting and/or reviewing, amending and negotiating numerous hotel management and related agreements in Egypt, whether acting on behalf of owners, or management companies.

The firm on average has around 800 ongoing cases before all levels of the Egyptian Courts, and handles around 10 new arbitration cases each year. The firm prides itself on having a very high success rate in both its litigation and arbitration work. Recently, the firm obtained favorable judgments in several high-profile commercial arbitrations, including cases for Millennium Hotels, Key Trade AG, Unilever, Galaxy Energy Group and Tecnicas Reunidas. In litigation, the firm also obtained favorable judgments in a number of important litigation cases, including cases for MAS International Company, Sonat, Galaxy, Mena House Oberoi Hotel and Tourah Portland Cement.

Shalakany Clients Database now includes: Orascom Telecom Holding, Motion Picture Association, International Foundation For Electoral Systems (IFES) & Kuwait Cement Company.

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Shalakany Law Office
10 Midan Orabi, El Manshia
Tel. 203.484.9998
Fax 203.481.5908

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Shalakany Law Office
Fortune Tower Suite 2504, 25th floor
Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road
United Arab Emirates
Tel. 9714.457.2614
Fax 9714.457.2613