YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1987
20 (B), Adly Street Kodak Passage Cairo Egypt Tel No: (202) 3933593/3929224/3917511 Fax No: (202) 3935447
General Practice, Corporate, Commercial, Civil, Private International Law, Tax, Foreign Investment and International Business, Maritime Law, Securities and Insurance Law, Real Estate, Constitutional, Administrative and Public Law, Acquisitions and Mergers, Licensing Agreements and International Contracts, Patents and Trademarks, Intellectual Property, Agency/Distribution, Information of Technology, Franchising, Employment and Labour, Food and Drug, Environmental Law, Building and Construction, Housing, Landlord and Tenant, Manufacturing and Toll Manufacturing Agreements, Civil and Commercial Litigations and Arbitration.
MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS OF THE FIRM, BOTH PAST AND PRESENT:
Incorporation and implementation of several Joint Ventures between Multinational Companies and Egyptian Companies/Individuals.
PARTICULAR AREAS OF BUSINESS WHERE THE FIRM IS DEVELOPING ITS EXPERTISE:
Worldwide expansion in incorporating all kinds of Joint Ventures having a wide range of activities, in addition to the registration and protection of Intellectual Property, Corporate Counselling, and International Civil and Commercial Arbitration.
Sarwat A. Shahid, founded in 1987, is a rapidly expanding International Law Firm. It has a broadly based practice with a reputation for combining modern expertise with traditional high standard personal service. The firm is accustomed to working with Law Firms from overseas and dealing with clients from all parts of the World, ranging from internationally known businesses to private individuals and is specialized in both national and cross-border transactions. Specialisations include inward and outward investments.
Appropriately enough, the firms main office is located at the very heart of Cairos legal milieu, next to the High Court of Justice. The firm maintains an office in Heliopolis, Cairo, and is staffed with twenty five Counsels, Lawyers, Of Counsels, supporting and clerical staff. Looking back, it is fair to say that the firms name was originally made in litigation where Mr. Shahid used to act for twenty years as Judge and Counsellor. Honestly, it was not an easy path. Continuous hard work and professional integrity brought him to where he stands.
In this way, clients benefit not only from almost 30 years experience in administrative and international business laws, but also from a wide network of contacts. This can prove especially useful for clients, where personal contacts and intimate knowledge of State procedure often make the difference between success and failure in delicate negotiations.
In recent years, Sarwat Abd El Shahid, the firms owner, has been increasingly called upon to act as an arbitrator himself, both in a sole capacity and on tribunals. In response, he has become a member of CRCICAs Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration.
DETAILS OF MR. SARWAT ABD EL SHAHID - PRACTICE OWNER:
Details Of Position
- Former Judge & Counsellor at the Egyptian Conseil dEtat (State Council)
- Arbitrator at the Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA).
- Expert & Counsellor of the Economic Affairs Committee at the Parliament.
- Member of the British Egyptian Business Association (B.E.B.A.).
- Member of the Egyptian Legal Association.
- Member of the Egyptian Association for Political Economy and Legislation.
SARWAT A. SHAHID, born Egypt, December 22, 1946; admitted, 1987, Cairo. Education: Ein Shams University Law School, Cairo, (LL.B., 1967; LL.M., 1972). Held judicial positions in Egypt up to Counsellor at the Egyptian Conseil dEtat. Board Member in several Joint-Ventures Companies, Member: The Bar Association of Egypt. Languages: English and Arabic.
DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER: (202) 3933593.
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL OFFICES:
SEYFARTH, SHAW, FAIRWEATHER & GERALDSON 1251 Avenue of the Americas Room 43 186 North New York, N.Y. 10020-1182 U.S.A. Key contact: Mr. John Sabetta, Solicitor Tel No: 1(212) 715-9025 Fax No: 1(212) 715-9099 DENTON HALL Five Chancery Lane Cliffords Inn London EC4A 1BU United Kingdom Key contact: Mrs. Cindy Leslie, Solicitor Tel No: (44) 171-320 6855 Fax No: (44)171-320 6899 VGENOPOULOS & PARTNERS Law Offices 96-98 Filonos Street 185 36 Piraeus Greece Key contact:Mr. Milto Papangelis, Attorney at Law Tel: (301) 4294 095/96 Fax: (301) 4294 045 DS PARIS Association dAvocats 46, Rue de Bassano 75008 Paris France Key contact: Mr. Patrick Montier Tel No: (331) 53.67.50.00 Fax No: (331) 53.67.50.01/ 53.67.50.03
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Banque Paribas, France; Renault Vehicules Industriels, France; Sucden Kerry International Company, France; GlaxoWellcome, England; Abercrombie, England; General Re Europe Limited (GREL), England; Bayer Company, Germany; Eli Lilly and Company, Indiana, U.S.A.; General Re Insurance Company, U.S.A.; Sonesta Hotels Internationals, U.S.A.; Brother Company, Japan; Taichi Company Ltd., Japan; Sharp Corporation, Japan; Banque Continentale de Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Tata Exports Limited Company, Bombay, India; Sunkyong Limited Company, Seoul, Korea; Middle East Cement Shipping & Handling Company, Greece; Seamed Bulk Handling, Panama; Al-Kaaki Group of Companies, Saudi Arabia; Krupp Fordertechnik, Germany; Ranbaxy Laboratories, India.