Middle East/Egypt

Clyde & Co adds lawyers from Baker McKenzie for Egypt debut

Insurance giant relocates partner and legal director and hires two lawyers from Bakers’ Cairo office to open associated office

Egypt uses cybersecurity law to limit social media and internet access

Human rights groups protest against new cybersecurity laws scheduled for Egypt warning of a grim future.

  • 5yrs

Egypt's competition authority cries foul on FIFA's World Cup TV deal

On the eve of the World Cup, Egypt's competition authority demands FIFA give state TV World Cup rights over BEIN TV deal.

  • 6yrs

Egypt's President approves controversial NGO law

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a controversial NGO law which is now in effect in a move widely condemned by international NGO groups and members of the US Congress.

  • 7yrs

Egypt passes new law to cut red tape and attract investment

Egypt has passed an investment law to streamline doing business in Egypt and create incentives it hopes that it will bring back investors' after years of turmoil.

  • 7yrs

Al Tamimi starts association with Egypt firm

Al Tamimi, the 15-office firm from the UAE, is sending a partner to Nour & Taha in Cairo and starting an association with the firm.

  • 9yrs

Egypt rejects Amal Clooney's threat claim

The Egyptian authorities have responded with indignation to statements from UK-based human rights lawyer Amal Clooney that she was threatening with arrest for criticising the Egyptian justice system.

  • 9yrs

Amal Clooney threatened with arrest in Egypt

Amal Clooney, the human rights lawyer, says that she was warned she would be arrested if she returned to Cairo - after she authored a report that criticised the Egyptian judicial system.

  • 9yrs

Vodafone questioned in Egypt on terror accusations

Vodafone lawyers are considering taking legal action in Egypt against people who are 'trying to distort the company's reputation' after it was accused of transmitting messages about a planned terror attack in an advertisement.

  • 10yrs

Egypt hots up for foreign firms

Middle East expansion is on the cards for global law firms.

  • 11yrs

Global lawyers warn Egypt to adhere to rule of law

Leading global lawyers have called on Egypt's new president to drop proposals to give his office unfettered powers and to respect international rule-of-law standards.

  • 11yrs

Egypt's 'Al Pacino' faces gaol for Islam insults

A leading Egyptian actor could be gaoled after being found guilty of insulting Islam in several of his highest-profile films, prompting top film industry members to threaten a strike if the sentence is confirmed.

  • 12yrs

Army medic acquitted of forced 'virginity tests'

An Egyptian army doctor has been acquitted by a military court of carrying out forced 'virginity tests' on female protestors, according to Mena, the Middle East North Africa Financial Network.

  • 12yrs