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Shahid Law Firm


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Shahid Law Firm
I practise/work in
  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Tarek Badawy
Country of Birth
Egypt & Canada
Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese
Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Academic
  • Arbitrator
  • Counsel
  • Arbitration/ADR Expert Witness
Number of Cases as Counsel in international arbitration/ADR
Number of Cases as Sole Arbitrator in international arbitration
Number of Cases as Co-Arbitrator in international arbitration
Number of Cases as International Tribunal Chair
Number of cases as Arbitration/ADR Expert Witness
  • 1-5
Areas of Speciality
  • Administrative & Constitutional
  • Agency
  • Competition
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Distribution / Franchising
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Finance & Banking
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Insurance
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Investment Disputes
  • Investment law
  • Joint Venture
  • Public International Law
  • Real Estate
  • Sales & Purchases
  • Shipping & Commodities
  • Sport
  • Taxation
  • Technologies
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
Other Speciality (Please Specify)
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
Tarek is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association and is, a licensed Barrister and Solicitor of the Court of Appeal for Ontario (Canada). He holds degrees in Political Science and Law from the American University in Cairo (BA), Cairo University (LLB), Essex University (LLM), and McGill University (BCL/LLB),
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Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
Shahid Law Firm (Cairo, Egypt)
Partner (International Business and Dispute Resolution Groups)
Head of International Trade and Aviation, Shipping, and Transportation Teams
Co-Head of Africa Team
11/2013 - Present
Arbitration/Dispute Resolution/International Trade and Competition/TMT

Baker McKenzie LLP (Toronto, Canada)
Associate (International Commercial, Technology, and Labor and Employment/Immigration Practice Groups)
05/2009 – 11/2013

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Regional Office for the Middle-East and North Africa (Cairo, Egypt)
Legal Consultant
04/2010 - 08/2010

National Legal Expert (Consultant)
05/2008 - 01/2011Africa and Middle-East Refugee Assistance (AMERA) - Legal Aid Project (Cairo, Egypt)
Program Director
11/2003 - 04/2007
See Professional Experience section.
Legal Background
  • Civil Law
  • Common Law
  • European Law
  • International Law
  • Islamic Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
Egypt and Ontario (Canada)
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Agency/Distribution
  • Concessions
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Sale of Business
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
  • Shipbuilding
  • Tender Processes
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
Law Journals/Books
“Egypt Chapter”, The Aviation Law Review (6th and 7th ed), Sept. 2018 and 2019.
“Treading the Waters of Egyptian Commercial Agency Laws, and Their Impact on Foreign-Based Tendering Investors” (2016) 2 Turkish Commercial Law Review229 (with César Ternieden)
“Arbitrability and Choice of Law in Transfer of Technology Agreements Under Egyptian Law” (2017) 34(1) Journal of International Arbitration 55 (With César Ternieden and Counselor Sarwat Abd El-Shahid)
“Egyptian Citizenship Legislation, Private International Law, and their Impact on Individual Rights” (2014) 6 Middle East Law and Governance 272
“The General Principles of Islamic Law as the Law Governing Investment Disputes in the Middle-East” (2012) 29(3) Journal of International Arbitration 255
“Employee Mobility in Europe and Canada”, (Fall 2010) 18(4) California International Law Journal 3 (with the Honorable Justice Alan Diner and Anikka Hammett)
“Towards a Contemporary View of Islamic Criminal Procedures: A Focus on the Testimony of Witnesses” (2009) 23(3) Arab Law Quarterly 269
“The Protection of Refugees between Obligations under Multilateral Conventions and Special Treaty Obligations: The Case of Egypt”, (2008) 16 African Yearbook of International Law 151
Short Articles and Blog Posts
Egypt and Investor-State Dispute Settlement: The Russian Roulette Effects of Domestic Laws; African Arbitration Association Blog
Egypt: Hopeful Haven for Investment in Airlines; Law Today, 18-19 (Q2 2018)
Egypt Section, Eversheds Global Sanctions Guide (2017 and 2018)
The Future of the Resolution of Sports Disputes in Light of Local Constitutional Limitations; Kluwer Arbitration Blog
In Egypt, Broadcasting Football is a Question of Sovereignty … for Now!; Asser Institute International Sports Law Blog (with Inji Fathalla and Nadim Magdy)
Egypt’s Special Investment Law and the Suez Canal Special Economic Zone: A Positive Prospect for Future Investment; Egyptian MFA Blog
Website Address
Shahid Law Firm 20B Adly Street, Downtown Cairo,

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