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Egyptian government targets end to international legal disputes

By James Barnes

17 June 2013 at 10:37 BST

The Egyptian Government has met with several global law firms as it begins talks with investors in order to settle pending commercial and legal disputes.

Egypt: negotiations underway

Daily News Egypt reports that the government has also brought cases in front of international arbitration centres.
Maged Shabita – the legal advisor to the finance minister - has met with members of leading law firms, including Baker & McKenzie, representing foreign companies in eight separate international arbitration suits.
Those included in the negotiations include Kuwait’s Al-Kharafi National Group - over price increases for gas distribution to fertiliser companies in Alexandria – and the Saudi Arabian Hokair Group, which sought to discuss conflicting price estimates.


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