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Our 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. After Ahmed El Shalakany’s tragic passing at an early age in the mid 1970s, Aly El Shalakany assumed the sole custodianship of the firm.

    1912

    Shalakany was founded in 1912 by Abdelfatah El Shalakany

    1950

    A prominent lawyer who reached the pinnacle of his career when he was elected as the head of the Egyptian Bar Association.

    Abdelfatah’s two sons, Ahmed El Shalakany and Aly El Shalakany followed in his footsteps and successfully took over the practice.

    1970

    With the advent of the “open door” policy and the rapid rise of the role of the private sector in the economy under President Anwar El Sadat in the 1970s, the firm, under Aly El Shalakany’s leadership and vision, was able to seize the opportunity by leveraging its expertise and expanding exponentially to become one of the largest corporate law firms in Egypt and the Middle-East. In the ensuing decades, the firm continued to go from strength to strength and was actively involved in the majority of all leading corporate transactions taking place in the region. At the start of 2006, Aly El Shalakany’s son, Dr. Khaled El Shalakany, took over the reins and has successfully lead Shalakany and continued the firm’s legacy until the present day.

    1986

    The first partnership meeting between the cofounder Aly Sr., Ihab Mostaf, Saleh Hafez and M. Morsi

    1988

    Shalakny moved to the current premises in Marashly

    1995

    Shalakany was selected as the exclusive member of Lex Mundi in Egypt till now

    2004

    Khaled Aly El Shalakany was nominated as Managing Partner of Shalakany Law Office

    2007

    Aly ElShalakany Sr. passed away at the age of 84

    2013

    Shalakany was selected as the exclusive member of Meritas in Egypt till now