Egypt: Intellectual Property Directory Listing

Last Updated: 16 December 1997
FIRM NAME: Sarwat A. Shahid Law Firm.

YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1987

ADDRESS:

                    20 (B), Adly Street
                    Kodak Passage
                    Cairo
                    Egypt

Tel No:             (202) 3933593/3929224/3917511

Fax No:             (202) 3935447

SPECIALIZATION STATEMENT:

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.

FIRM STATEMENT:

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 Looking back, it is fair to say that the firms name was originally made in litigation where Mr.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.

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS:

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

FURTHER INFORMATION:

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.

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