Our attorneys represent sovereign clients, international organizations, and regional organizations in public international law disputes. Our public international law practice includes litigation before various fora, including arbitration under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and in other international venues, Investor-State Arbitration before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the other major arbitral for around the world, and in litigation before the national courts of Egypt. Our attorneys successfully proffer public international law arguments and defenses before Egyptian courts in matters related to foreign sovereign immunities, treaty protection, and sovereign and diplomatic protections and immunities. Apart from representation in adversarial proceedings, our attorneys assist States and investors in the mediation and conciliation of disputes, and in negotiation of agreements with other States and with foreign investors.

Shalakany’s International Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group includes more than 15 highly experienced international litigators. The firm’s lawyers are trained in both the common and civil law jurisdictions, fluent in many languages, and highly regarded for their skills in written and oral advocacy.

Shalakany has a distinguished record representing investors, in international arbitrations involving claims brought against Sovereign States under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, investment contracts and national investment laws. Our lawyers have extensive experience in arbitrations before all major investor/State arbitral fora, including
  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • ICSID’s Additional Facility
  • Tribunals established under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)