history

Shalakany was founded in 1912 by Abdelfatah El Shalakany, a prominent lawyer who reached the pinnacle of his career when he was elected as the head of the Egyptian Bar Association in 1950. Abdelfatah’s two sons, Ahmed El Shalakany and Aly El Shalakany followed in his footsteps and successfully took over the practice in the 1950s.

Shalakany was founded in 1912 by Abdelfatah El Shalakany, a prominent lawyer who reached the pinnacle of his career when he was elected as the head of the Egyptian Bar Association in 1950. Abdelfatah’s two sons, Ahmed El Shalakany and Aly El Shalakany followed in his footsteps and successfully took over the practice in the 1950s.

read more

our people

Our lawyers are leaders in their fields and are considered experts in their respective areas of specialization. Through a blend of experience and expertise, our lawyers provide top quality legal services to our clients.

Our lawyers are leaders in their fields and are considered experts in their respective areas of specialization. Through a blend of experience and expertise, our lawyers provide top quality legal services to our clients.

person's image

khaled el shalakany

Senior Partner

khaled el shalakany

Senior Partner

A practicing lawyer in Egypt as well as a qualified member of the Ontario Bar Association, Dr. Khaled joined SHALAKANY in 1990 after receiving his LLB from the University of Toronto in Canada. Dr. Khaled is registered as an arbitrator with the Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration and the Egyptian Ministry of Justice and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. Dr. Khaled has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer and arbitrator by the top ranking firms as a result of his work on commercial arbitration cases. Dr. Khaled heads the Litigation and Arbitration Department and the Intellectual Property Group.

more
person's image

emad el shalakany

Senior Partner

emad el shalakany

Senior Partner

A practicing lawyer in Egypt, Emad joined SHALAKANY in 1989 after receiving his LLB from Cairo University. Emad has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by the top ranking firms through his work on high-profile joint ventures and Mergers & Acquisitions. Emad specializes in Corporate and Commercial Matters, Construction, and Manufacturing.

Shalakany is proud to announce Emad El Shalakany as Meritas Board Member.

more
person's image

mahmoud shedid

Senior Partner

mahmoud shedid

Senior Partner

A practicing lawyer in Egypt, Mahmoud joined SHALAKANY in 1983 after receiving his LLB from Ain Shams University. Mahmoud heads the Litigation Department and addresses and resolves disputes before courts, mediation panels, administrative bodies, Ministry of Justice experts, and the State Council. Mahmoud specializes in Commercial litigation, Taxation, and Trade Disputes.

more
person's image

Sharif Shihata

Senior Partner

Sharif Shihata

Senior Partner

A practicing lawyer in Egypt as well as a qualified member of the New York Bar Association, Sharif joined SHALAKANY in 1994 after receiving his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University in the United States. Sharif has been recognized for his extensive pro bono work, particularly for the Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation in Cairo. Sharif specializes in Construction Law, Agency, Distribution, and Franchise Agreements, Labor Law, IT and IP, as well as Incorporation of Companies and Corporate Governance.

more
person's image

adel fouad

Senior Partner

adel fouad

Senior Partner

A practicing lawyer in Egypt, Adel joined SHALAKANY in 1989 after receiving his LLB from Ain Shams University. Having spent a number of years as in-house lawyer to various commercial companies, Adel has acted for banks, insolvency practitioners and most types of commercial clients. Adel is a seasoned commercial litigator with strong credentials, specializing in the fields of Banking, Construction and Commercial Agencies.

more
person's image

mostafa hassan

Senior Partner

mostafa hassan

Senior Partner

A practicing lawyer in Egypt, Mostafa joined SHALAKANY in 1987 after receiving his LLB from Assiut University. Mostafa has an outstanding reputation within Egypt, with wide experience in major litigation and dispute resolution cases, handling complex and substantial disputes and seeking their effective and efficient resolution in whatever way that best serves the interests of clients. Mostafa specializes in Construction and Criminal Litigation.

more
person's image

aly el shalakany

Senior Partner

aly el shalakany

Senior Partner

A practicing lawyer in Egypt as well as a qualified solicitor of England and Wales, Aly joined SHALAKANY from Linklaters LLP in London, whom he joined at the start of his legal career as a trainee solicitor. Aly has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by the top ranking firms over the past decade as a result of working on a range of “pathfinder” transactions within the Egyptian jurisdiction. Aly specializes in Finance, Projects and Mergers & Acquisitions.

more
person's image

Moataz El Mahdy

Senior Partner

Moataz El Mahdy

Senior Partner

A practicing lawyer in Egypt as well as a professor at the Civil Law Department- Faculty of Law, Cairo University, Dr. Moataz joined SHALAKANY as a Senior Associate in 2000. Being the head and key member of the Hotels, Tourism, and Real Estate Department at the Office, Dr. Moataz has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer specialized in the area of development, acquisition, franchising, management and operation of hotels, resorts, spas, golf courses, condos, real estate and residential projects.

more
person's image

Laila Bahaa

Partner

Laila Bahaa

Partner

A practicing lawyer in Egypt, Laila joined SHALAKANY in 1985 after receiving her LLB from Cairo University. Laila advises on a wide range of commercial matters with experience in resolving contractual disputes. Laila specializes in complex commercial litigation involving derivatives, commercial fraud, asset freezing, contentious insolvency work, schemes of arrangement, examination of directors, professional negligence, shareholders disputes, large-scale group actions and trust litigation.

more
person's image

Noha Sherif

Partner

Noha Sherif

Partner

A practicing lawyer in Egypt, Noha joined SHALAKANY in 1992 after receiving her LLB from Ain Shams University. Noha provides advice on the implications of reorganizations, mergers and consolidations on labour relations, collective bargaining strategies and related litigation, disciplinary and dismissal disputes, alternative dispute resolution procedures, unfair labour practice complaints, employment issues and liabilities arising in sales and purchases of businesses and employment contracts.

more
person's image

Osama Abd El Aziz

Partner

Osama Abd El Aziz

Partner

A practicing lawyer in Egypt, Osama joined SHALAKANY in 1987 after receiving his LLB from Ain Shams University. Osama has broad experience in litigation of major cases, including mediations trials and appeals before tribunals and first instance courts in addition to handling disputes related to labor relations; collective bargaining strategies and related litigation; disciplinary and dismissal disputes; alternate dispute resolution procedures; unfair labor practice complaints; employment issues and liabilities arising in sales and purchases of businesses and employment contracts.

more
person's image

Hatem Darweesh

Partner

Hatem Darweesh

Partner

Hatem is a practicing lawyer in Egypt and a registered arbitrator with the Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration. Hatem is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. Hatem is a partner in the Arbitration Department with a focus on investment and commercial arbitration in addition to complex litigation. Before joining SHALAKANY in 2016, Hatem was a partner in the Cairo office of Baker & McKenzie.

more

our awards

Chambers Global

Chambers Global 2015 has ranked Shalakany as a leading firm and Khaled El Shalakany as a leading individual. Moreover, the Firm is proud to have recently won the “Law Firm of the Year” by M&A– Global Awards in 2015 in the areas of M&A, Aviation, Oil and Gas, Banking, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Insurance, Tax and Intellectual Property.

IFLR

The Firm is proud to announce that IFLR 1000 has recognized Khaled El Shalakany, Aly El Shalakany and Emad El Shalakany as Leading Lawyers in Egypt for the years 2014, 2015 & 2016.

IFLR has recommended the Firm for Financial and Corporate Matters in 2015.

The Legal 500

Shalakany is recognized as 2016 Top-Tier Firm by legal 500 in Dispute Resolution, Projects and Infrastructure and Telecoms. Shalakany is recognized as a recommended firm for Banking and Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Intellectual Property as well as Oil and Gas.