Chambers Global Guide, 2021
Dynamic practice highlighted for its exceptional skills in international arbitration. Frequently represents investors in their claims against government entities and is equally well versed in high-value commercial arbitrations. Acts for major regional and international clients hailing from such industry sectors as oil and gas, real estate, and construction.
Chambers Global Guide 2020
“Highly respected disputes practice with a strong focus on international arbitration. Noted for its regular handling of investment treaty disputes and high-profile commercial arbitration. Acts for significant regional clients, including in cases against prominent government bodies. The firm often works as co-counsel alongside major international law firms. One client found the team to be “very sophisticated, knowledgeable about international law and strong in briefing and presentation.”
Chambers Global Guide 2020
“Karim Youssef is recognized in the market as a “top arbitration guy.” He has an impressive, region-spanning practice which sees him represent international companies in investment treaty disputes and other arbitration claims against state entities. With expertise in international law, he frequently represents clients in multibillion-dollar arbitrations seated around the world. A client was glad to say that Youssef has “proved to be an effective advocate.”
Chambers Global Guide 2019
Karim Youssef is a highly regarded arbitration specialist who is praised by peers for his high-calibre practice. He has a vast range of arbitration experience, having acted as counsel in numerous commercial and investment treaty cases. One of his clients enthused: “He has an incredible knowledge of international law and his negotiation skills are also impressive.”
Who’s Who Legal 2019
Karim A Youssef is “highly professional and a pleasure to work with” according to clients. Praised for his “excellent analytical skills”, he is a “leading counsel and arbitrator in the MENA region”.
CEO, SMG Group
Youssef & Partners provides effortless, integrated litigation services and strategic advice of the highest global standard.
Legal 500, 2018
Karim Youssef at Youssef & Partners Attorneys is a leading light in international arbitration and excels in investment treaty matters.
Who’s Who Legal 2018
Karim Youssef’s “sharp intellect” and “responsiveness as an arbitrator” makes him a favorite on the international arbitration circuit.
Chambers Global Guide 2018
Karim Youssef is a respected figure in the arbitration arena, frequently representing clients from the construction and oil and gas industries. Market sources describe him as “super-smart, very much at the top of his game.” One client added: “He’ll be our first choice for any future matter.”
CEO, Arabian Cement Company
Simply put, the best law firm for international arbitration in Cairo.
Fortune 500 Client
Youssef & Partners gives the feel of magic circle or top-tier law firms, and the overwhelming experience of class, elitism, and superior service.
As one of Egypt’s and the region’s top legal firms for arbitration, Youssef & Partners embraces its international clientele… Within the short period since its establishment, Youssef & Partners has already tripled in size and rocketed to become one of Egypt’s top law firms… Above all else, the firm ensures it takes care of its clients.
CEO, IGI Group
Cairo’s go-to and most competent arbitration firm: where deliverables are met and exceeded, professionalism, perseverance, efficiency, tactfulness, and sharpness are part of the package deal.
Who’s Who Legal 2017
The “detail-oriented” Karim Youssef is praised for the quality of his strategic thinking and his international outlook; sources describe him as “one of the top practitioners in this field in Egypt”.
Chambers Global Guide 2017
The “very meticulous and very creative” Karim Youssef of Youssef & Partners is admired by a wide range of sources for his outstanding track record in arbitration. Commentators highlight his proactive approach and in-depth understanding of the market. One peer said: “He is definitely a leading counsel in the field.”