Zulficar & Partners


Nile City Building, South Tower, 8th Floor, 2005 A
Cornich El Nil, Ramlet Beaulac
Cairo, 11221

+20 2 2461 2161/2/3/4

+20 2 2461 2165

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Dr. Firas El Samad
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HR Manager: Mona Zulficar
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 65
Network memberships: Chambers & Partners, Legal 500
Languages: Arabic, English, French

Zulficar & Partners is an international corporate law and arbitration practice firm based in the Nile City Building in the heart of Cairo, Egypt.  It mainly specializes in Arbitration and ADR, Banking, Capital Market procedures and transactions, Competition law, Construction law and practice, IT law, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Oil & Gas, Project Finance, Real Estate, Telecommunications law and practice, and Tourism and Leisure. The Firm offers a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art legal services to a diverse array of commercial, industrial, and financial clients both in Egypt and internationally. Formally established in June 2009, the Firm has nine partners and more than 65 associates and is continuously expanding to cater for the ever-increasing demand for its leading and high quality services.

As a market leader, and drawing on the unparalleled expertise of its partners and associates, the Firm brings to the legal market a blend of exceptional individual skills as well as more than 35 years of legal experience.  The Firm prides itself as having star quality partners and associates possessing recognized track records in establishing precedents and introducing innovative solutions and structures through creative and proactive problem solving approaches.  The Firm aspires and pledges to provide its clients with top quality legal services to serve and enhance their business needs.  Possessing a culture of rich values of professional ethics and social responsibility, the Firm continuously offers cutting edge spot on advice that distinguishes it and makes a difference for its Clients.

The Firm is currently growing at an accelerated pace and has already established itself as a market leader and precedent maker. The Firm is regularly ranked as the top tier practice in various practice areas in notable directories including: Chambers & PartnersGlobal Arbitration Review (GAR)Legal 500IFLR and IFLR 1000. In 2015 and 2016, the Firm is the only Egyptian firm featuring amongst the GAR 100 Guide to leading international arbitration firms.

"Zulficar & Partners is a great firm. They are responsive, helpful and on top of the key issues. It's been a pleasure working with them."

"Despite its comparatively young age on the Egyptian market, the firm retains its top tier status." IFLR1000 editorial

"Always my first choice: they are quick and responsive." Chambers Global

"Ticks all the boxes in terms of response times, industry knowledge, business acumen and value for money." Legal 500

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