Shahid Law Firm

Dispute Resolution

4 ranked lawyersBand 1EgyptGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Acclaimed for its broad litigation practice, which has a long history of representing major media and pharmaceutical clients, among others. Noted for its strength in competition matters, including representing clients before the COMESA Competition Commission. Also praised for its expertise in both commercial and investor-state arbitration, where the firm has a notable track record in the energy sector.


Peers observe that the firm “continues to be an important player in arbitration in Egypt.” Other sources remark on it having “a strong team that works together in excellent coordination.”

One client appreciated that “they were very responsive and absolutely up to date with all of the legislative changes in Egypt.”

Work highlights

Successfully assisted Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction with the Egyptian enforcement of an interim measures order arising from an overseas ICC arbitration, as well as the subsequent enforcement of the USD72 million arbitral award.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Girgis El-Shahid is "an extremely strong lawyer" in the arbitration arena. He is highly regarded for both commercial and investment treaty arbitration, handling cases on behalf of clients from a wide variety of industries, including energy and construction. In addition to his counsel roles, he is also “a very prominent arbitrator in Egypt.”

Firm founder Sarwat El-Shahid is regarded by his peers as a "top lawyer" and “an icon in litigation.” He has several decades' experience representing domestic and international companies in litigation matters at all levels of the Egyptian court system, and is well established as one of the most respected figures in the market.

Tarek Badawy is "a very good arbitration practitioner" with wide-ranging expertise covering international trade, aviation and media disputes. He is also well versed in competition cases, with experience representing clients in competition-related ICC arbitrations as well as before the COMESA Competition Commission and the Egyptian Competition Authority.

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Shahid Law Firm provides a full range of services from pre-litigation strategy, negotiation counseling, conciliation, full arbitration suit services, including interlocutory, interim or temporary relief representing clients before all courts and administrative authorities in Egypt, nullification proceedings, and has significant experience in enforcing foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Egypt, with an acknowledged ability to pursue enforcement through using all available tools.

The firm has become the first major Egyptian law firm to expand into the East African market through the signing of an affiliation agreement with the leading and much respected Ethiopian counterpart, Meseret and Associates Law Office. The affiliation reflects Firm’s commitment to the African continent and its responsibility to serve the interests of its Egyptian and international clients doing business in Africa. While Ethiopia is the natural first choice for Shahid Law’s international expansion – given the historical connections and longstanding mutual economic interests between East Africa’s most populous States – the Firm foresees further expansions throughout East Africa and the Great Lakes region in the near future.

During its thirty years of practice, the Firm has been handling all types of corporate and commercial disputes, ranging from routine matters to large and complex multinational arbitration.


Abd El-Shahid, Girgis (Head of Department)

Abd El-Shahid, Sarwat (Head of Department)

Attef, Mohamed

Attia, Sameh

Badawy, Tarek

Badawy, Tarek

El-Bedewy, Nabil

El-Ganzouri, Mahmoud

Fayek, Soaad


Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction

Libyan Foreign Bank

Loughborough University (LU)

Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC) and O3 Productions

PTT Energy Resources

PTT Energy Resources, Doosan. Loughborough University


Tantalum Mining






Frit and Glaze Industry

Hotels and Resorts Management

Hotels and Resorts Management

Jewellery Industry


Media & Telecommunication

Metal Packaging

Oil & Gas



Real Estate and Tourism Investment


Dispute Resolution Department

Shahid Law Firm

Department location

20 B Adly Street




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Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

Girgis Abd El-Shahid
Band 1
Tarek Badawy
Band 3

Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Sarwat Abd El-Shahid
Senior Statespeople

Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators

Girgis Abd El-Shahid
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