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Alexander & Partner Rechtsanwälte | Egypt | 29 May 2017

Parliament passes new investment law

The House of Representatives recently passed the final draft of the new Investment Law. The new law will come into force after being signed by President Abdel Fattach El Sisi and subsequently being published in the Official Gazette. The law will replace the existing Investment Law and form part of Egypt's ongoing efforts to encourage foreign investment.
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Alexander & Partner Rechtsanwälte | Egypt | 22 Dec 2016

Product liability under Egyptian law

Specific provisions on product liability were first introduced into Egyptian law in 1999 as part of the revised Commercial Transaction Law. The Consumer Protection Law further extended the Egyptian product liability regime. Together with the general provisions on contractual and tortious liability within the Civil Code, the Commercial Transaction Law and the Consumer Protection Law form the......
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Nour & Taha | Egypt | 9 Jul 2014

Employer requirements – military leave

Article 43 of the Law on Military and Patriotic Service stipulates that employers should reinstate employees who have been called for military service. However, it does not stipulate whether reinstatement is obligatory, which has led to questions such as whether it is limited to indefinite-term contracts and events where the period of absence for military service does not extend beyond the......
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Nour & Taha | Egypt | 29 Jan 2014

Compensation for premature termination of fixed-term employment contracts

The termination of employment contracts and the compensation associated therewith is one of the most intriguing and contentious labour law issues in Egypt. The Labour Law overlooks (without justification) important matters of significant concern to employers, including the basis for determining the compensation due for premature termination of employment contracts.
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Trowers & Hamlins LLP | Egypt | 6 Jun 2011

Current challenges facing gas development in Egypt

Much of the attention in recent months has been on the political situation in Egypt, in particular the development of Egypt's gas reserves. The gas sector in Egypt remains one where the development potential is significant. Investor confidence remains good, but it is important that this is maintained, particularly during this period of uncertainty, and efforts made to encourage additional......
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