ESQUIRE International Legal Advisors

Dr. Refaat Aboul Assaad


Dr. Aboul Assaad is Partner in Charge of Esquire ILA's Cairo office and Chairman of our Egyptian law practice.

A deeply experienced Egyptian litigator, Dr. Aboul Assaad's practices covers most aspects of Egyptian law including commercial, civil, administrative, and criminal law. With particular expertise in public law and regulatory practice, Dr. Aboul Assaad is particularly adept to representing clients before Egyptian courts, administrative tribunals, and governmental agencies. He regularly represents multinational clients in connection with cross-border matters as well as on Egyptian administrative proceedings. In addition to his practice, Dr. Aboul Assaad is regularly called upon by regional governmental agencies as a legal expert and trainer.

Dr. Aboul Assaad holds a PhD. in public law, a Bachelor of Law, and Diplomas in public law and criminal science, all from Cairo University Faculty of Law. He is admitted by the Egyptian Bar Association and may represent clients at all level of litigation including before the Court of Cassation and the Supreme Constitutional Court.

His experience includes:


Cairo: +20.2.2461.8863


Bar Admission

Egypt, Court of Cassation


Cairo University, PhD

Cairo University, MA

Cairo University, LLB

* Representing Saudi investors in Arab Investment Court proceedings, governed by public international law and the Arab Investment Convention, against the Arab Republic of Egypt.

* Representing the majority shareholder of one of the region's largest textiles and weaving manufacturers in connection with multiple shareholder and labor disputes involving approximately 530 workers, including incidental winding up and dissolution proceedings.

* Representing the majority shareholder of an Egyptian electronic appliances manufacturer in winding up and dissolution proceedings as well as related labor disputes.

* Representing some of Egypt's and the UAE's largest apparel manufacturers, distributors, and franchisees on various transactional, corporate, and disputes matters.

* Representing one of Saudi Arabia's largest petroleum transportation services companies on various transactional, corporate, and disputes matter.

* Representing various mid-size companies in Egypt, UAE, and Saudi Arabia on corporate and commercial transactions, as well as compliance with regulatory standards.

* Representing various Egyptian clients in litigation before economic and commercial courts as well as in administrative, criminal, and family proceedings

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