Admitted before the Court of Cassation
Language(s): Arabic and English

Amal Afifi Dawood

Afifi is the founder of Afifi Law Office, which is currently in association with Dentons Office in Egypt and earlier with El Oteifi Law Office. With over thirty years of experience, Afifi has a career of experience under his belt, besides interacting with the various ministries and general authorities including the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority and its related entities.

Mr. Afifi’s practice primarily emphasizes complex high-stakes litigation involving commercial, civil, and financial disputes, securities and other fraud, purchase and sale of businesses and assets, antitrust and mergers and acquisitions disputes and governmental investigations, disputes in bankruptcy, theft of trade secrets, and employment-related claims, as well as shareholder class action and derivative litigation.

Mr. Afifi has litigated over 20,000 cases and represents foreign companies in complex arbitrations and mediation of disputes, and he advises clients regarding early resolution of disputes.

His areas of expertise include litigation and arbitration in civil, commercial, aviation, bankruptcy, labour, corporate governance, and insurance law, in addition to real estate and inheritance law, and deals extensively with intellectual property law issues in Egypt, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Afifi maintains a robust pro-bono practice.

Mr. Afifi has expertise in Intellectual Property, with a focus on IP litigation, technology licensing, and transactions, as well as patent counseling in matters involving biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical arts.

His recent projects include aircrafts sales, purchase, lease agreements, and mortgage, advising on public utility franchise contracts, in addition to advising clients on major commercial transactions and merger & acquisition deals, and advising the client regarding potential litigation and many other corporate and commercial matters.

Amal has represented various companies, private companies, public sector, and multinational companies including but not limited to International Airlines, insurance, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical, Cement, Construction, and Mining in a wide variety of litigation matters.

Mr. Afifi was recognized in The Legal 500 2013 Edition as one of the best lawyers in Egypt for Dispute Resolution.