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Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"Girgis is a creative counsel with great connections"
"Developing a strong profile in arbitration"
"He is strategic and knowledgeable"

Biography

Girgis Abd El-Shahid is the managing partner of Shahid Law Firm in Cairo, which has grown to become one of the leading international law firms operating in Egypt and the region since its inception in 1987.

Girgis specialises in dispute settlement, with a particular focus on energy-related disputes; M&A; corporate and commercial agreements; JV arrangements; banking and finance; securities offerings; telecommunications; and IP.

He is one of the youngest Egyptian lawyers to be appointed on some of the most difficult arbitration cases in Egypt and the Middle East. He is identified among the world’s leading arbitration practitioners in WWL: Arbitration 2020WWL: Future Leaders 2018WWL: Energy 2017.

Girgis is recognised by The Legal 500 as “extremely personable” with a “vast knowledge of Egyptian law”. The guide adds that he is “extremely responsive” with “a unique international outlook”; “smart, articulate, knowledgeable and business-oriented”; and “simply excellent, very bright and entrepreneurial”, with advice that is “always spot on”.

He is also featured as a notable practitioner in the dispute resolution chapter of the Chambers guide, which recognises him as “impressive – very driven and very business- oriented”, and praises his "solution-oriented, thorough and strategic" approach. According to WWL, clients have remarked that he "has, time and time again, proved himself able to successfully, and swiftly, navigate the complexities and challenges that Egyptian law routinely poses".

Girgis is a member of the International Court of Arbitration, the world’s leading arbitral institution. He is also a regular panellist and speaker in many local and international conferences on arbitration, energy and infrastructure projects.

Energy - Oil & Gas 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Girgis Abd El-Shahid is a renowned figure in the energy sector, and is lauded as “one of the best energy lawyers in Egypt”.

Biography

Girgis Abd El-Shahid is the managing partner of Shahid Law Firm in Cairo, which has grown to become one of the leading international law firms operating in Egypt and the region since its inception in 1987.

Girgis specialises in dispute settlement, with a particular focus on energy-related disputes; M&A; corporate and commercial agreements; JV arrangements; banking and finance; securities offerings; telecommunications; and IP.

He is one of the youngest Egyptian lawyers to be appointed on some of the most difficult arbitration cases in Egypt and the Middle East. He is identified among the world’s leading arbitration practitioners in WWL: Arbitration 2020WWL: Future Leaders 2018WWL: Energy 2017.

Girgis is recognised by The Legal 500 as “extremely personable” with a “vast knowledge of Egyptian law”. The guide adds that he is “extremely responsive” with “a unique international outlook”; “smart, articulate, knowledgeable and business-oriented”; and “simply excellent, very bright and entrepreneurial”, with advice that is “always spot on”.

He is also featured as a notable practitioner in the dispute resolution chapter of the Chambers guide, which recognises him as “impressive – very driven and very business- oriented”, and praises his "solution-oriented, thorough and strategic" approach. According to WWL, clients have remarked that he "has, time and time again, proved himself able to successfully, and swiftly, navigate the complexities and challenges that Egyptian law routinely poses".

Girgis is a member of the International Court of Arbitration, the world’s leading arbitral institution. He is also a regular panellist and speaker in many local and international conferences on arbitration, energy and infrastructure projects.

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