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Youssef & Partners

Dispute Resolution

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

Dynamic practice highlighted for its exceptional skills in international arbitration. Frequently represents investors in their claims against government entities and is equally well versed in high-value commercial arbitrations. Acts for major regional and international clients hailing from such industry sectors as oil and gas, real estate and construction. Offers additional experience in commercial and white-collar litigation.

Strengths

According to interviewees, “the firm enjoys a good reputation for arbitration in Egypt and is able to manage large, complex and difficult cases." Sources also highlight the firm's "strong expertise in private and public international law.”

Further sources comment: “They have great expertise, particularly in matters of international arbitration inside and outside Egypt." The "highly skilled" team is also applauded for "the high knowledge they have of Egyptian law.”

Work highlights

Continued to represent Cementos La Unión and Aridos Jativa in ICSID proceedings  - valued at approximately EUR350 million - against the Arab Republic of Egypt. The case relates to the claimants’ investment in Arabian Cement Company.

Notable practitioners

US attorney César Ternieden joined the firm in January 2020 after leaving Shahid Law Firm. He has a range of experience assisting with major investment treaty and commercial arbitration matters, including in the oil and gas sector. Sources describe him as "a very good, very smart lawyer."

Clients describe Karim Youssef as “the number one arbitration lawyer in Egypt.” As counsel he represents an enviable client list, which features numerous well-known international companies. He also regularly sits as arbitrator in multibillion-dollar cases. He is held in extremely high regard for his expert handling of investment treaty claims against government entities and is further praised as an "extremely hands-on" adviser who “gives game-changing strategy.”

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Dispute Resolution Department

Youssef & Partners

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3 Yemen St., Off Nile St. Giza

Cairo

Cairo

Egypt

12511

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Egypt

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration


César R. Ternieden
Band 3
Karim A. Youssef
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