Shahid Law Firm was established in 1987 by Counselor Sarwat Abd El-Shahid, after serving as judge and State Counselor for nearly two decades. Since its inception, the Firm has rapidly grown to include over 70 lawyers and support staff, and has become one of the leading international law firms operating in Egypt and the region. Such credit, undoubtedly, is largely due to its lawyers’ vast experience, industry insight, and ability to combine their understanding of complex legal matters with a practical solution-oriented approach.
The Firm has a team of Egyptian and Western-trained attorneys and legal consultants, with experience in multiple jurisdictions. Our lawyers’ rich and diverse educational backgrounds and language skills have enabled our team to communicate with clients from all over the world. Our Firm is placed among few firms in Egypt and the region that are able to provide services in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish Portuguese, and, of course, Arabic.
Our clients include medium-sized to large international corporations, industrial conglomerates, banks, insurance companies, high-net-worth individuals and families, diplomatic representations and governments; and our experience spans various sectors, including pharmaceuticals, energy and power, oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, leisure and hotels, consumer products, foodstuffs, banking and finance, information technology and telecommunications.
Our firm’s strength lies in our understanding of our clients’ commercial needs which, coupled with our detailed knowledge of the Egyptian legal system, longstanding experience in transactional operations and dispute resolution, as well as our close ties to other leading firms in the region and beyond, ensures that our clients can obtain the best commercially-oriented service required. This is recognized by the consistent ranking of our firm and attorneys among the leading practitioners in their fields in Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal.
Our expertise is also based on solid ties to both the academic and the business communities, as some of the members of our firm are lecturers in academic institutions, and hold board positions in various chambers of commerce and business councils active in the region. The firm’s members are often invited as speakers to address matters of business law in functions around the world. Additionally, members of our firm regularly publish articles and books in their various fields of practice.