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Kosheri, Rashed & Riad

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Senior Partner: Prof Ahmed El-Kosheri
Managing Partner: Dr Tarek F Riad
Assigning Partner: Ms Hala Riad
Number of lawyers: 19
Languages: Arabic, English, French

Firm Overview:
Based in Cairo, Egypt; founded in 1978 by Co-founders: Dr. Ahmed El-Kosheri and Dr. Samia Rashed. KRR law firm remains a leader in virtually every area of practice such as corporate M&A, banking and finance, privatisation, up stream and down stream gas agreements, mining and petroleum concessions litigation, real estate, telecommunications, tax, construction, labour law, and international and domestic arbitration. Main areas of practice: corporation, litigation and arbitration.

Awards:
■ Leading Law Firm in Dispute Resolution – Band 1 – Chambers and Partners
■ Corporate Law Firm of the Year in Egypt in 2017 – M&A International Global Legal Awards
■ Law Firm of the Year in Arbitration in 2017 – The Lawyer International Global Awards
■ Corporate Law Firm of the Year in Egypt in 2017 – Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award 
■ Arbitration Law Firm of the Year in Egypt in 2017 – Corporate INTL Legal Awards
■ Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in Egypt in 2017 – Global Law Experts Legal Awards
■ Egyptian Arbitration Law Firm of the Year in 2017 – Lawyer International – Legal 100
■ Commercial Law Firm of the year in Egypt 2015 – Global 100


Main Areas of Practice:
KRR provides a diverse portfolio of legal services including: general practice, international law, corporate law, commercial agencies, licensing contracts, commercial and maritime matters, joint ventures, privatisation, insurance, foreign investments, securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, local and international business contracts, BOT projects, up stream and down stream gas agreements, trademark registration and litigation, banking, mining and petroleum concessions, real estate, telecommunications and information technology, tax, construction, labour law, intellectual property, business litigation, international and domestic arbitrations, World Trade Organisation agreements and dispute settlement system.

International Work:
KRR during the last 29 years has represented numerous international and domestic companies and offered them a full range of legal services on all matters affecting them with special emphasis on assisting its clients in undertaking commercial transactions in Egypt of different types, dealing with any legal problem in Egypt staring from incorporating the company, taxation, undertaking commercial transactions and dispute resolution. KRR has also represented numerous foreign and Egyptian clients in commercial transactions inside Egypt including – interalia – the legal work relating to establishing the fibre optics cable going through Egypt as part of the connection between the US and Japan, the privatisation of Misr American International, the partial privatisation of Eastern and granting of the third mobile license valued at US$2 billion, etc. Furthermore, KRR represented numerous foreign and Egyptian clients in commercial transactions outside Egypt including - interalia – the acquisition of the companies abroad including the recent acquisition by Egyptian company of a major information technology company in Dubai and – interalia - including representing B.P.Amoco in the multi-billion tax Litigation cases in front of the Federal Tax Court in Washington DC, the Egyptian Media Production City in a major arbitration in front of the Cairo Regional Arbitration Center, the Egyptian Government in the Taba dispute and other disputes in front of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the Kuwaiti Government in the Aminoil arbitration. The partners of KRR have played an important role in drafting several very important business laws in Egypt such as the companies law, leasing law, anti monopoly law, etc. KRR is also known for its experience in providing expert testimony in front of foreign courts and arbitration tribunals.

Clients:
KRR has numerous Egyptian and international clients such as: Arab African International Bank, Philip Morris, Philips International B.V., AT&T, Caterpillar, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Al Chark Insurance Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Standard Bank, Cyprus Airways, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Lockheed Martin, Servier, Saudi Telecommunications Company, Samsung Gulf Electronics, Voest – Alpine, Asko Deusche Kaufhaus AG,Aero Lloyd, Arab Monetary Fund, B.P.Amoco, Ball Corporation, Codan Insurance, Champion Technologies, INC., Companie Générale de Services et d’Applications de Télécommunications, Elf Oil Deutschland Gmbh, Estee Lauder, EG&G Sealol, Ebasco Services Incorporated, FiduciaryTrust Company International, Grand Travaux de Marseille Hoston Industries Incorporated, KIMBERLYCLARK, Kohler Co., Kuwait Finance House, MAYTAG Co., MSD (Middle East and Africa), Marathon Oil Company, P & I Club, Yves Saint Laurent.