Our People

OUR PEOPLE

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Karim Youssef, J.S.D.

Managing Partner
Head of International Arbitration & International Law

Dr. Karim Youssef leads the international arbitration and international law practices at Youssef & Partners. Karim’s practice focuses on commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration and international law, and is world-renowned in these fields.

Karim represents Egyptian, regional and international clients in high-profile local, regional and purely international disputes, and large-value and complex claims, across a wide array of key industries. Karim has featured and continues to feature as counsel or arbitrator in some of the highest-profile and largest commercial and investment treaty claims in the region.

Karim was educated at Yale Law School, Paris 1 (Sorbonne) and Cairo universities.

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Karim A. Youssef
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Moustafa Alameldin

Moustafa Alameldin

Counsel

Moustafa Alameldin focuses on international arbitration and litigation. He maintains a broad arbitration practice and has significant experience in complex commercial litigation claims. He handles cases under various institutional rules, including the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and the Cairo Regional Centre.

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Mohamed Farouk

Senior Litigation Attorney

Mr. Farouk’s practice focuses on litigation and arbitration-related court proceedings. He is a seasoned litigator with more than 25 years of experience. He has extensive experience in litigating all types of commercial and civil matters. He pleads cases before all types of and levels of courts, including trial and first instance courts, appellate courts and appellate divisions, the Court of Cassation, and the Constitutional Court of Egypt. He appears, in the context of high-profile representation, before specialized courts, including economic courts, tax courts and criminal courts. He also has outstanding experience in managing and litigating labor disputes.

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Mohamed Farouk
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Nada Oteifi

Nada Oteifi

Senior Associate

Ms. Oteifi’s practice focuses on international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. With more than six years’ experience with the firm’s team, she has taken part in a number of international and domestic arbitral proceedings under the rules of the UNCITRAL, CRCICA, ICC, DIAC, ICCRA, as well as under ICSID Rules.

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Mostafa Abobakr

Senior Associate

Mostafa maintains a varied practices that focuses on domestic and international commercial arbitration, litigation, and enforcement and post-award proceedings of all kinds.

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Mostafa Abobakr
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Ali Tahtawy

Ali Tahtawy

Senior Associate

Ali Tahtawy focuses on international commercial arbitration. He has practiced in these fields for ten years in jurisdictions including Cairo and Paris. He holds degrees from University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne.

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Laila Shoukry

Associate

Laila focuses on arbitration and specific, industry-focused, transactional issues and deals. Laila studied law in the UK, with a focus on corporate governance and banking and financial regulation. After graduating she worked in Hamburg, Germany, before joining the dynamic team at Youssef & Partners.

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Laila Shoukry
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Nada Wael

Nada Wael

Associate

Nada is an associate in the arbitration and litigation departments, who also focuses on litigation issues. She holds degrees from Ain Shams University and Jean Moulin Lyon III, with a focus of public and commercial law.

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Farida Al Tarzi

Associate

Farida’s practice focuses on international and domestic arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. She also works on a range of transactional work and structuring advice. Farida was educated in London and has experience in finance, financial transactions and finance management.

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Farida Al Tarzi
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Nada Abou El Enin

Nada Abou El Enin

Associate

Nada’s practice focuses on international and domestic arbitration. She holds degrees from universities in England and Canada.

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Salma Abou-Taleb

Associate

Salma Abou-Taleb received her degrees from the Sorbonne and has practiced arbitration in Egypt for two years. Salma focuses on arbitration, complex litigation and some industry-specific transactions.

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Salma Abou-Taleb
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Alyaa Saleh

Alyaa Saleh

Associate

Alyaa Saleh focuses on commercial arbitration and general and complex litigation issues. She holds degrees from Cairo University.

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Nouran Salama

Associate

Nouran Salama focuses on commercial arbitration and general and complex litigation issues. She holds degrees from Cairo University.

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Nouran Salama
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Doha El Eshy

Doha El Eshy

Associate

Doha El Eshy focuses on domestic and international arbitration, litigation, and industry-specific transactional work. She holds degrees from Paris-1 University (Sorbonne) and Cairo University.

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Donia Khafagui

Associate

Donia Khafagui focuses on domestic and international arbitration and complex disputes. She also works on a range of transactional work and general strategic advice. She holds degrees from Paris-1 University (Sorbonne) and Cairo University.

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Donia Khafagui