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Zulficar & Partners

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Exceptional arbitration team excelling in commercial and investment treaty cases. Renowned for its strong regional and international experience. Regularly represents major international corporations, investors and government bodies. Has a strong track record in disputes arising in the construction and oil and gas sectors, with further expertise concerning real estate and telecoms disputes. Also known for its strong commercial litigation practice.

Strengths

A peer commented: “I rate Zulficar & Partners very highly. They are very experienced and reliable lawyers who are always good to work with.”

Clients also note: “They are excellent, very proactive and professional,” adding: “They always exceed expectations.”

Notable practitioners

Head of litigation Mahmoud Shaltout is regarded by interviewees as an “exceptional lawyer.” His broad practice encompasses criminal and commercial matters, with noteworthy expertise in intellectual property and taxation disputes. He acts for clients ranging from banks to energy and construction companies and is highly experienced appearing before Egypt's economic and administrative courts.

Peers regard Mohamed Abdel Wahab as “an absolute star in arbitration.” One source added: "He is very charismatic and engaging - the way he speaks shows the deep knowledge he has." His practice combines expert witness and arbitrator appointments with roles as counsel on significant and high-profile cases, and he receives especially high praise for his expertise in oil and gas and construction disputes. Clients also praise the way in which "he is always on top of the work and has an excellent knowledge of the market and the law."

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Overview

The Firm’s Arbitration Group is the leading arbitration practice in Egypt with a clear track record of success. The Group is headed by Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab who, in addition to being a Founding Partner of the Firm, is recognised as a world-class leading arbitration practitioner, who regularly features in international arbitration proceedings as: arbitrator, counsel or legal expert. The Arbitration Group also includes more than 20 highly talented lawyers who specialise in prosecuting arbitral proceedings across the investment and commercial spectra.

Drawing on the unparalleled market expertise in international arbitration, the Firm brings to the legal market a blend of exceptional strategic and legal dispute resolution skills. The Firm prides itself as having Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab as head of its ‘Arbitration Group’, which comprises star quality lawyers possessing recognised track records in establishing precedents and introducing innovative techniques and strategies in prosecuting arbitration proceedings across the investment and commercial spectra. We possess a strong culture of professional ethics as well as an unparalleled success rate in prosecuting proceedings and cases, and features in GAR 100.

Our solid arbitration practice is founded on a combination of knowledge, expertise, creativity, and strategic dispute management. We regularly prosecute cases under major institutional rules and in ad-hoc proceedings.

Dispute Resolution Department

Zulficar & Partners

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Department location

Nile City Building, South Tower

Eighth Floor

2005 Corniche El Nil

Ramlet Beaulac

Cairo

Cairo

Egypt

11221

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Egypt

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration


Mohamed S Abdel Wahab
Star Individuals

Dispute Resolution: Litigation


Mahmoud Shaltout
Band 1

Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators


Mohamed S Abdel Wahab
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