With a century of experience 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 attorneys, counselors and paralegals, including 15 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 have recently won the IFLR Middle East Egypt Law Firm of the Year 2011 award as well as the Lawyer Monthly Magazine Best Litigation and Arbitration Team in Egypt 2011 award (to view full list of awards click here). Shalakany Law Office is the exclusive Egyptian member for Lex Mundi.
The Firm strives to provide personalized and efficient quality services across a broad spectrum of fields of practice including Anti-dumping and Trade Disputes, Anti-trust and Competition, Arbitration, Aviation, Banking and Financial Institutions, Capital Markets, Corporate, Commercial, Agency and Distribution, Intellectual Property, Insurance, Labour and Employment, Litigation, Manufacturing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Oil and Gas, Privatization, Projects and Construction, Real Estate, Tax, Telecommunications and 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 on-going 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 favourable 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 favourable judgments in a number of important litigation cases, including cases for MAS International Company, Sonat, Galaxy, Mena House Oberoi Hotel, Tourah Portland Cement, The Egyptian Company for Mobile Services (Mobinil), and Misr Glass Manufacturing Company.
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