Mahmoud Shaltout

Founding Partner - Head of Litigation Group

Mahmoud Shaltout is a founding partner and head of the Firm’s Litigation Department. He specializes in prosecuting complex litigation disputes across the legal spectrum, especially in relation to intellectual property rights, commercial law, taxation, penal sanctions, corporate crimes, civil matters and environment before Egyptian ordinary, economic, and Conseil d’Etat (administrative) courts. He represents clients in different proceedings before judiciary, experts of the Egyptian ministry of justice, ministerial committees on settlement of investment disputes, public funds authorities, and tax committees.

He is an able and well versed court litigator, whose successful track records spans the litigation spectrum.

He represented major multinational and local companies and banks, including HSBC, NSGB, CIB, NBE, British American Tobacco, Suez Cement Group, Apache Corporation, Cemex, Ciment Français, Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (“EGAS”), EMethanex, SAE, Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding (“ECHEM”), General Cable Egypt, SAE, IBM Middle East, MobiNil, SAE, Port Said East Power Generating Company, Sidi Krir Generating Company, SAE, SODIC, SAE, Suez Canal Container Terminals, SAE, Suez Cement Company, SAE, Suez Gulf Power Generating Company, SAE, Taqa Arabia, SAE, Titan Cement Egypt, SAE, Torah Portland Cement Company, SAE, Total E&P Egypte, Amer Group, KELLOGG, Givaudan, HZPC Holland, PHILLIP MORRIS, MARAKE and many others. He also assisted in several multi-million dollars arbitration cases handled by the Firm.

Mahmoud Shaltout obtained his law degree from Cairo University and a member of the Egyptian Bar Association, licensed before the Egyptian Court of Cassation, the Supreme Administrative Court, and the High Constitutional Court. He has about 30 years’ litigation experience with a proven track record of successful litigation in hundreds of court cases, significant contributions to major arbitration cases, dispute settlements and land mark mergers and acquisitions in Egypt.

In 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023 Mahmoud Shaltout was granted the BAND1 Lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Litigation in the Chambers and Partners Global Guide Rankings, where clients called him “he’s smart, good on his feet and very engaged” and that “the quality of his work is very, very strong.”

Mahmoud Shaltout was also granted TIER 1 ‘Leading Individual’ in Dispute Resolution: Litigation, by the Legal500 EMEA 2023.

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