Tarek Riad – Legal Consultants and Attorneys at Law (TR) is the successor of Kosheri, Rashed & Riad Law Firm, and one of the leading law firms in Egypt in the field of corporate law, litigation and arbitration.
TR has numerous international clients such as Caterpillar, Four Seasons, BP, Arab African International Bank, Siemens, TUI, Bank of America, Time Warner, Lockheed Martin, etc.
TR is very active in arbitration and litigation, as it is considered the top law firm in Egypt in this field. Dr Tarek F Riad, the managing partner of TR, has acted as arbitral tribunal chair, arbitrator, counsel and expert on Egyptian law in numerous arbitrations in front of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the Abu Dhabi International Arbitration Centre and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
TR represents numerous clients in the field of arbitration including Siemens, the Egyptian government, Transocean, Josef Meissner GmbH, Nicholson Manufacturing Company, Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company, Telemedia Egypt, the Industrial and Mining Projects Authority, Egyptian Media Production City, Morrison Knudsen International, Contrack International, etc.
Dr El Kosheri was the vice chair of the ICC Court of Arbitration from 1998 to 2009. He was also chair of the CRCICA’s executive committee, and member of its board of trustees, from 2009 to 2019; and a member of ICCA from 1986 to 2009, serving thereafter as an advisory member. Dr El Kosheri has written numerous articles about arbitration.
Dr Riad was the chair of the DIAC executive committee from 2013 to 2019; member of the board of trustees of DIAC; and alternate member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2012 to 2018. He has also served as a member of the scientific council of the ICC World Business Law Institute since 2004; as a designated member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators since 2005, and of the panel of conciliators since 2018; a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration since 2012; and a member of ICCA since 2012.
The partners of TR are thus currently involved with three arbitration institutions: the CRCICA, the ICC Court of Arbitration and DIAC. The late Dr El Kosheri and the late Dr Rashed were also members of the committee that drafted the current Egyptian Arbitration Law.
In his capacity as a member of the economic committee of the Supreme Policy, Dr Riad was involved in drafting numerous Egyptian commercial laws such as the Companies Law, the Telecommunications Law, the Investment Law and the Special Economic Court Law. Dr Riad was also chair of the two committees responsible for drafting the Special Economic Court Law and the Companies Law.
Dr Riad has an LLB (1980) from Cairo Law School; and an LLM (1982) and SJD (1985) from Harvard Law School. He has been a member of the Egyptian Bar since 1982 and the New York Bar since 1985. Dr Riad is also professor of commercial law at the German University in Cairo.
Dr Riad is the author of two books, The Applicable Law in Transnational Arbitration and Egyptian Companies Law. He has written many other publications and articles about arbitration and litigation in Egypt, as well as the legal aspects of doing business in Egypt.
In May 2011, Dr Riad was appointed as a member of the consultative council responsible for preparing draft laws for the Egyptian Council of Ministries.
TR was named dispute resolution law firm of the year in Egypt, and arbitration firm of the year in Egypt, by both Global Law Experts (2020) and Global 100 (2019). The firm was also placed in the top tiers of both the Legal 500: EMEA arbitration chapter (2020) and the Chambers dispute resolution chapter (2018). In addition, Chambers (2020) ranked Dr Riad in band one of its “most in demand” list of arbitrators.