Amani Khalifa is an arbitration specialist. As counsel, she spends a significant portion of her time prosecuting and defending building and engineering claims as well has handling foreign investment, maritime and oil and gas claims. She also sits frequently as arbitrator.
Ms. Khalifa was recognised in the 2018 edition of Legal 500 as a ‘thorough, impressive and superb lawyer’ who ‘digs deep and never disappoints’. The directory also highlighted her ‘exceptional ability’ as a litigator ‘to translate procedural and cultural issues’.
Ms. Khalifa has significant experience of numerous institutional rules including the rules of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, the London Court of International Arbitration, the London Maritime Arbitrators Association, and the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.
Ms. Khalifa is an arbitrator on the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal, an independent tribunal recognised by FIBA and a CEDR accredited mediator.
Ms. Khalifa is an officer of the International Bar Association’s Arab Regional Forum.
Ms. Khalifa read law at Downing College, Cambridge and is qualified to practice in Egypt, England and Wales and New York State. She is fluent in Arabic and English and speaks conversational French.
Mohamed Eid has significant experience of large-value, complex arbitrations and litigation before the Egyptian, Dubai and Federal Emirati Courts. His experience covers a wide spectrum of industries including construction, investment, agency, distribution, tax and aerospace. He has handled cases in both Arabic and English under many major institutional rules including the ICC, ICSID, DIAC and CRCICA.
Mohamed holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Cairo University and is a member of the Egyptian Bar.
Mostafa Amin has over ten years’ experience in litigation and arbitration throughout the Arab Middle East. Clients describe him as a “determined and highly effective advocate”. He has worked on many cases spanning a wide range of industries including construction, finance, oil and gas, telecommunications, agency and investment. Mostafa has also handled arbitrations under numerous arbitration rules, including, the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, DIAC and CRCICA.
Mostafa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Cairo University. He is a member of the Egyptian Bar.
Lina Lotayef has many years’ experience as a researcher and legal assistant both in the academic and commercial fields. She has experience of a broad range of cases. Lina has also served as tribunal secretary under different institutional rules, in particular, DIAC.
Lina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, specializing in public international law, from the American University in Cairo and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of London, International Programmes.
Mariam Al Hawary holds a B.A. in Political Science from the American University in Cairo, with a focus on International Relations and Middle East Politics. She is currently pursuing her L.L.B. at Cairo University.
She has significant experience in research, public affairs and office management. She provides research, organisational, and administrative support to the entire legal staff.