Who We Are
The rule of law is the backbone of any society which is the reason for founding Al-Feshawy & El-Shazly Law Firm.
Our firm brings to the Egyptian market a unique and extraordinary experience and expertise of legal practice based on perseverance and commitment. Our goal is not only to seamlessly represent the best interests of our clients, but also to redefine the standards of legal practice and become a central source for the diffusion of legal knowledge and expertise in Egypt and beyond. As such we have located our firm in the heart of the business district in East Cairo.
With more than thirty years of practical experience, including the in the Gulf as well as Egypt, Mr. Ashraf Al-Feshawy is a well experienced lawyer who manages to resolve the most sophisticated disputes as well as representing clients in various arbitration cases. The breadth of his knowledge covers a wide range of areas, including but not limited to construction, corporate, lease contracts, enforcement of arbitral awards, bankruptcy, banking transactions, commercial agencies, labour, and administrative disputes.
Mr. Feshawy is an outstanding litigator with the ability to draw reasonable, logical conclusions as well as creative solutions for solving legal problems, helping the clients to achieve their business goals and overcome legal challenges. He has hands-on expertise in drafting contracts, preparing legal strategies and comprehending large and multi-tier disputes, then distilling them down into manageable and useful solutions for the clients’ best interests. Being appointed as the managing partner, Mr. Feshawy leads successfully the law firm according to the best international standards.
Coming from an academic and consultation background, Dr. Yassin El-Shazly is an international legal academic, with more than twenty years of experience, who serves as an Associate Professor of Commercial & Maritime Law at Ain Shams University (on Leave) and visiting professor at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Dr. Shazly was a lecturer at Jean Moulin Lyon 3- France University (France) and he also served as the Associate Dean for Outreach and Community Engagement at the College of Law, Qatar University. Dr. Shazly has well established experience in advisory and legal consultation services including international projects granted by the African Union and the European Union. He also served as legal advisor to various governmental entities such as acting as the chairman of the Financial Supervisory Authority (Egypt), and advising the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Egypt), the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (Qatar) and the Ministry of Justice (Qatar). Dr. Shazly has extensive practical experience in the field of negotiating and drafting business contracts as well as reviewing various legislative instruments and policies. He has served as a legal counsel in various arbitration cases at the ICC, LCIA, QICCA and CRCICA and is frequently appointed as an arbitrator and legal expert in many cases covering a wide area of business related matters such as business contracts, corporate law, banking transactions, intellectual property, sports law, capital market, telecommunication law and administrative law disputes.
Al-Feshawy & El-Shazly Law Firm is associated with SAP Law which is a full service law firm based in the Gulf, offering legal advice to the private sector, governmental and semi-governmental entities in core areas such as oil & gas, construction, dispute resolution, all aspects of corporate work, commercial property, employment, banking and financial services. SAP Law is a leading firm in the region and has earned top-tier rankings in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. This partnership combines a multicultural legal practice, knowledge transfer and international approach to global legal services in order to serve the needs of our clients facing the ongoing growth and legal challenges of the Egyptian and the Gulf markets. Additionally, our law firm comprises a state-of-the-art arbitration room equipped for case management services in order to provide our clients with an amicable environment for disputes settlement. Our staff comes from different legal backgrounds and they use their knowledge, expertise, talent and imagination to serve the needs of our clients.
Global Clients, Global Lawyers
Our diversity of clients from around the world is reflected in our legal team drawn from Qatar, North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and other regions who bring a wealth of expertise, experience and knowledge of the region for the benefit of our clients.
“Lawyers who know Qatar”
Global Clients, Global Lawyers
Our diversity of clients from around the world is reflected in our legal team drawn from Egypt, North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and other regions who bring a wealth of expertise, experience and knowledge of the region for the benefit of our clients.
“Lawyers who know Egypt”
The SAP Experience
How We Work
Delivering exceptional client service is at the heart of everything we do. Every client is different but each client wants to be confident that they are getting the very best advice from legal experts who understand their needs. We will invest our time to understand your business and your business sector.
“Trust Driven Relationships”
Our corporate and commercial team draws on its expertise and experience to advise on all aspects of domestic and cross-border matters and transactions. As Egypt’s corporate and commercial landscape continues to develop, our team maintains its cutting-edge awareness of developments, regularly updating clients on new and emerging corporate trends and practices. The advisory team invests time to understand the needs of our clients so it can deliver astute, relevant and effective advice.
Over the years, our practice group has built a reputation for insightful out-of-the-box thinking and has concluded successful multiparty contractual structures and sophisticated financial and security arrangements acting for borrowers as well as consortiums of financing institutions. The firm carries a formidable track record for its services in the energy sector as well as in mergers and acquisitions, real estate, due diligence, sports, tax, IT and telecommunications, corporate finance including private placements and IPOs, and banking.
With extensive experience in litigation and arbitration, our dispute resolution practice has an outstanding track record in complex, high stakes disputes across a range of sectors, including construction and engineering, oil and gas, energy, and banking and financial services. The Firm’s construction practice includes disputes relating to works completed, change orders and variations, payment, time-at-large, performance bonds and guarantees, penalties and liquidated damages, force majeure …etc.
Our arbitration team represents clients in domestic and international arbitrations, both under major institutional rules and ad hoc and has extensive experience of commercial arbitrations, including those involving joint ventures, partnerships, and disputes arising from banking and finance transactions. We also advise on related court matters, such as the enforcement of arbitral awards. Reflecting the international scope of our practice, the arbitration team routinely works with lawyers in other civil and common law jurisdictions.