Partnership

Egypt

Our partner in Egypt is a tier 1 law firm. We are excited to have established exclusive partnership with Kosheri, Rashed & Riad for Egypt.

“Very well known in the market for its strength in arbitration. Acts for clients from the oil and gas and banking sectors, among others. Has recently worked on arbitration alongside international counsel in the energy sector. Also notable for its litigation practice, assisting clients with a range of complex civil disputes. Very strong reputation: definitely a dominant firm”

Chambers & Partners

 

Kosheri, Rashed & Riad (KR&R) is a leader in corporate law, litigation and arbitration in Egypt. Chambers & Partners rank KR&R as the best law firm in Egypt in arbitration and dispute resolution.

KR&R is considered the top law firm in Egypt when it comes to arbitration and litigation. Two of the firm’s partners, Mr Kosheri and Mr Riad, have served as chairman of arbitral tribunals, as arbitrators and as counsel in arbitrations before the ICC, Cairo Regional Center, Dubai International Arbitration Centre, Abu Dhabi International Arbitration Centre and the ICSID.

Among the clients KR&R has represented, or is currently representing, in arbitration proceedings include: the Egyptian Government, the Government of Kuwait, Transocean, Josef Meissner GmbH, Misr Insurance, Nicholson Manufacturing Company (Seattle), Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company, Telemedia Egypt, Organization for Industrial and Mining Projects, Engineering Consulting Office, Egyptian Media Production City, Morrison Knudsen International Inc, and Contrack International Inc.

Corporate INTL Legal Awards crowned KR&R ‘Corporate Law Firm of the Year 2012 in Egypt’ and ‘Arbitration Law Firm of the Year 2012 in Egypt’. Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards also crowned the firm ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year 2011’.

Mr Kosheri and the late Mr Rashed were members of the committee that drafted Egypt’s current arbitration law. Furthermore, the managing partner, Mr Tarek F. Riad, helped draft numerous Egyptian commercial laws, such as the Companies Law, the Telecommunications Law, Anti-Monopoly Law, Consumer Protection Law, the Investment Law and the Special Economic Court Law in his capacity as a member of the Economic Committee of the Supreme Policy Council, which that Mr Riad chaired.

Mr Kosheri served as vice chairman of the ICC Court of Arbitration from 1998 until 2009 and is currently a member of the Steering Committee and the Board of Trustees of Cairo Regional Arbitration Centre, as well as a member of the ICCA. He has also written numerous articles on arbitration.

Mr Riad is a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of Dubai International Arbitration Centre, a member of the International Chamber of Commerce World Business Law Institute Council, and an alternate member of the ICC Court of Arbitration. In May 2011, Mr Riad was appointed as member of the Consultative Council responsible for preparing drafts laws for the Egyptian Council of Ministries.

Among the key positions he has held include serving as the special legal advisor to the speaker of the Egyptian Parliament from 1992 until 2000, where he was also tasked with reviewing investment laws and the related regulations.

He has authored numerous publications, including the books entitled ‘The Applicable Law in Transnational Arbitration’ and ‘The Egyptian Companies Law’, in addition to many articles on arbitration and litigation in Egypt and the legal aspects of doing business there.

Mr Riad was admitted to the Egyptian Bar and the New York Bar in 1985 and has an LLB from Cairo Law School and an LLM and an SJD from Harvard Law School.

Ethiopia

Tameru Wondm Agegnehu provides a full range of services in all areas of business law.

Mr Tameru has been consistently ranked as a leading Ethiopian practitioner by Chambers & Partners, and currently seats on various company boards. He served as a Judge for 19 years and was vice‐President of the Supreme Court of Ethiopia.

The firm provides innovative, client focused advice on civil law, contracts, investment, corporate, commercial, railway law, energy law, family and employment law, intellectual property including patent, trademark and copyright law, and arbitration.