Youssef & Partners


Welcome to Youssef & Partners

We are a full-service firm with a cosmopolitan and international outlook, exercising regional influence and delivering client services to truly global standards. The firm’s renowned flagship practice is international commercial and treaty arbitration with a focus on complex and high-value disputes. Our unparalleled multinational expertise, strong business sense, superior strategy, and remarkable track record maximize clients’ results. We also provide high-end transactional and corporate services to our clients across a range of key industries.

As Egypt’s premier international arbitration practice, the firm focuses on representing local and foreign investors in what are unquestionably the largest and most significant investment treaty and commercial cases involving Egyptian parties. Located in Cairo, Youssef & Partners handles major local and international disputes and advises some of the world’s leading corporations across the MENA region. The firm’s global outreach is second to none in the region; we are involved in arbitral or court proceedings in four continents.

Geographical boundaries are less relevant by the day, and our core belief is that clients should not have to suffer less than state-of-the-art lawyering and counsel services simply because they do business in emerging or foreign markets.

We work to win, and our unqualified reputation in the local and international markets is that we do. We focus on what matters most to our clients and we make it happen.


COVID-19 emergency responses and strategic advice

Youssef & Partners has been dealing very extensively with issues of contractual default, delays and postponement of performance due to the COVID crisis. We have been advising our clients on force majeure notices sent or received under agreements to which they are party, and we have been providing them with strategic advice on contractual behavior, tailor-made to their specific agreements and circumstances, in particular in key affected sectors, including in hospitality, construction, heavy industries and across the board of key industries. Many of our clients are also dealing with growing work force issues, and related layoffs and labor policy infringements. This wealth of knowledge and experience in those respective fields is at your service. Timely actions or reactions in these turbulent times is key. For urgent advice and queries, our partners and senior attorneys have made themselves fully available. We have created an emergency email address for priority responses. Please connect with us at:

See our managing partner's interview on the legal implications of the COVID-19: what does force majeure mean for business.

Our Reach

We have a cosmopolitan outlook and our reach is second to none in the region

Continents we work across

Languages we work in

Nationalities we represent

Nationalities of arbitrators & experts we work with


Our Work

We have one of the highest-value case portfolios in the region

billion USD
Value of our current docket

Cases in which our team has acted

Success rate

Current investment treaty claims








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Youssef & Partners occupies an elegant, slick, and dynamic space, located in one of Cairo’s most prestigious areas, overlooking the west bank of the River Nile.

Our premises are equipped with technological sophistication that is second to none and are maintained as a green space.

Youssef & Partners is next to the Saudi Arabian embassy and is walking distance from the UAE, Kuwait, France and the Russian Federation embassies, as well as the Four Seasons Hotel, and is close to the Egyptian Council of State (administrative courts) and the Museum of Mahmoud Khalil.

Contact details

Office in Egypt

  • Yemen (Al-Yaman) St.,
  • off Nile St.,
  • Giza, Egypt – 12511
  • +2 02 374 99 100

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