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Shahid Law Firm

Tarek Badawy

Cairo, Egypt Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
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Dispute Resolution: Arbitration - Egypt

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Tarek Badawy has 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.
"I think he is great. He is very competent and understands what the client wishes to do."
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Practice Areas

•Anti-corruption

•Arbitration

•Competition and Compliance

•Corporate/Commercial

•Dispute Resolution

•Aviation and Transportation

•Energy, Oil & Gas

•Insurance and Financial Services

•Pharmaceuticals

•Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)

Career

Tarek is a Partner in the International Business and Dispute Resolution Groups and serves as the Managing Partner of Shahid Law Firm’s Sudan Association. He heads the Firm’s International Trade & Competition, TMT, and Aviation, Shipping & Transportation Teams. Tarek has written extensively on different areas of Egyptian and international law and appears as a guest lecturer on legal matters in Egypt and overseas.

Tarek specializes in dispute resolution and represents clients in trade & competition, commercial, media, and investment disputes before international tribunals and commissions, as well as Egyptian courts and administrative authorities. He also sits as an arbitrator, and regularly serves as an expert witness on Egyptian law before courts and international tribunals.

Tarek also advises clients on day-to-day business matters in the aviation, shipping & transportation, banking & finance, energy, oil & gas, insurance & financial services, pharmaceuticals, and TMT industries.

Furthermore, he represents and counsels some of the leading players in the TMT sector, ranging from global IT and telecommunications companies to the largest regional and global media companies and news agencies. His expertise spans advising on complex questions arising from the changing Egyptian media and TMT legal landscape to acting for media companies and news agencies as well as their representatives in disputes.

Tarek is described by Chambers & Partners (Global) as “‘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”. In addition, he is ranked by The Legal 500 (Legalease) EMEA as a “Leading Individual” in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and TMT, and is recommended for his work in Litigation, and Banking & Finance.

Clients describe Tarek as an “exceptionally knowledgeable lawyer” that “is a calming presence in what would otherwise be stressful complex circumstances”. He is “strong in managing the firm’s involvement in transactions” and “operates a solutions-based approach”. He is “outstanding in terms of his professional mindset and English skills” and his “personable and commercial approach is impressive”.

Professional Memberships

- Tarek is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association and is a licensed Barrister and Solicitor of the Court of Appeal for Ontario (non-practicing).

- Egypt

- Ontario. Canada

Publications

“Egypt Chapter”, Aviation Finance & Leasing, Getting the Deal Through (with Asmaa Badawy), April 2021

“Egypt Chapter”, The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review (11th ed.) (with Salma Abdelaziz and Hoda El-Beheiry), Dec. 2020

“Egypt Chapter”, The Aviation Law Review (6th, 7th, and 8th ed), Sept. 2018, 2019, and 2020

“Treading the Waters of Egyptian Commercial Agency Laws, and their Impact on Foreign-Based Tendering Investors” (2016) 2 Turkish Commercial Law Review 229 (with César Ternieden)

“Arbitrability and Choice of Law in Transfer of Technology Agreements Under Egyptian Law” (2017) 34(1) Journal of International Arbitration 55 (with César Ternieden and Counselor Sarwat Abd El-Shahid)

“Egyptian Citizenship Legislation, Private International Law, and their Impact on Individual Rights” (2014) 6 Middle East Law and Governance 272

“The General Principles of Islamic Law as the Law Governing Investment Disputes in the Middle-East” (2012) 29(3) Journal of International Arbitration 255

“Employee Mobility in Europe and Canada”, (Fall 2010) 18(4) California International Law Journal 3 (with the Honorable Justice Alan Diner and Anikka Hammett)

“Towards a Contemporary View of Islamic Criminal Procedures: A Focus on the Testimony of Witnesses” (2009) 23(3) Arab Law Quarterly 269

“The Protection of Refugees between Obligations under Multilateral Conventions and Special Treaty Obligations: The Case of Egypt”, (2008) 16 African Yearbook of International Law 151

Clients

Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Asian State-owned company

East Mediterranean Gas

Major Airline

PTT Energy Resources

IATA

Banque Misr SAE

Work Highlights

• Successfully defend a European sports marketing company before the COMESA Competition Commission with respect to its alleged breach of COMESA Competition Regulations following its execution of a multi-million-dollar sports broadcasting contract with a European-based international sports association.

• Successfully defended the Confederation of African Football (CAF) against Lagardère Sports in an ICC Emergency Arbitration under Swiss law concerning the alleged unlawful termination of a one-billion-dollar sports broadcasting and marketing contract (ICC Case No. 24925/DDA(EA)).

• Representing an Asian State-owned company in the first BIT claim brought before an Egyptian court. Claim exceeds one billion dollars and is estimated to be one of the largest argued before Egyptian courts.

• Acting for an Asian company to enforce a multi-million-Euro ad hoc award under the UNCITRAL Rules.

• Acting for an Asian company to enforce a multi-million-Euro ad hoc award under the UNCITRAL Rules.

• Acting as co-counsel for East Mediterranean Gas and a number of its shareholders in four major international oil & gas disputes against the Arab Republic of Egypt and various State entities (ICSID Case No. ARB/12/11; ICC Case No. 18215/GZ/MHM; CRCICA Case No. 829/2012 and PCA Case No. 2012-26).

• Representing two major regional media companies in a multi-million-dollar multi-party dispute involving litigation and arbitration under UAE law concerning breaches of several licensing and broadcasting agreements (CRCICA Case No. 1012/2014).

• Advising a major airline in the context of the recovery of an aircraft unlawfully seized in a foreign State leading to the eventual return of the aircraft following successful intervention.

• Acting for Waterworks, a global environmental engineering company specializing in water treatment, against an Egyptian oil company in a multi-million-pound dispute involving the construction of a water treatment facility and breaches of a build-own-operate contract (CRCICA Case No. 983/2014).

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Appeal

Languages Spoken

Arabic

English

French

Portuguese

Spanish

Education

Political Science and Law from the American University in Cairo.

Bachelor

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Cairo University (LLB)

LLB

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Essex University (LLM) McGill University (BCL/JD)

LLM

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