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Taher S. Benany

Senior Associate

Specialty areas


  • Public International Law; general public international law and investor vs. state disputes

  • International Trade

  • Commercial Arbitration

  • Antitrust and Competition

  • Business and Human Rights


Education

  • Fulbright Scholar; LL.M. University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, specialization in Public International Law

  • LL. B from Cairo University

  • Master’s in international Relations with a focus on Public International Law- Cairo University

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Dental Medicine (DDS, DMD)


Languages

Arabic, English, and French

Taher is a senior associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Department. Taher represents clients before international and domestic dispute resolution fora (ICSID, PCA, CRCICA, ICC, Egyptian courts). As a member of a working group, Taher was tasked with drafting a multi-stakeholder report to members of the United States Congress in addition to two giant Michigan based automotive corporations. The report included a detailed study of and recommendations on human rights violations along mineral supply chains and mineral extraction in Africa. The report proposed legislative amendments (to US legislations including, inter alia, the Dodd-Frank Act, US Trade Act of 1974, Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act) as well as, recommendations on international trade, dispute resolution, and grievance mechanisms.

Taher also acted as a legal advisor to an African state seated at the Geneva based United Nations Human Rights Council. He advised the delegation on human rights related issues, general public international law issues and some issues with intersecting with the WTO and international trade.

Finally, Taher practices in the field of antitrust and competition; Taher has acted as one of the leading lawyers in one the largest antitrust litigations in Egypt.

Academically Taher publishes in the fields of general public international law, human rights, legal theory and international trade and investment.

Taher is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association, and, the Egyptian Dental Syndicate.