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Mahmoud Mesbah

Founder of ICO

He is Egyptian qualified lawyer before Cassation Court and Constitutional Court. Mahmoud has been practicing law in Cairo for almost 20 years and is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in Egypt.

Mahmoud Mesbah was the Head of litigation and arbitration Department at Etisalat Misr; the third Mobile operator in Egypt. Prior to establishment of ICO and appointment as the Head of litigation and arbitration at Etisalat Misr, he has been working for many of reputable law offices and firms in Egypt ended this stage with Ibrachy & Dermarkar law firm in Cairo.

During his work at multinational law firms, he got an impressive work experience in advising and representing multinational companies, major airline operators, oil & gas companies, construction companies, and sovereigns in international commercial litigation and arbitration as well as in a wide range of corporate and business law issues.

Practice Focus

Mahmoud disputes work encompasses a large and varied practice all over Egyptian law branches. He has a wide range of experience advising over disputes before all the local courts, and over arbitration panels under major arbitral institutions specially the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA).
His recent experience includes successfully representing multinational companies in a variety of international and commercial disputes.

Representative Legal Matters

Arbitration before CRCICA
  • Successful representation of a major telecommunication operator in international connection arbitration for more than EGP400 million before CRCICA.
  • Successful representation for a reputable ISPs “internet service providers” in a major arbitration regarding shareholder agreement before CRCICA.
  • Successful representation of a major multinational corporation in outstanding real estate arbitration before CRCICA.
  • Successful representation of a major ISP company before Egyptian courts to retrieve its land –which has been taken by force by the landlord.
  • Successful representation in defending client against claims in Egyptian courts exceeding EGP 500 Million in complex litigation involving procedural and substantive arguments relating to the validity and enforceability of arbitration clause within the context of international interconnection rates dispute in Egypt.
  • Successful representation of chairman and CEO of major multinational companies and defend them before Egyptian Criminal Courts in many criminal lawsuit filed by Governmental Authorities, like Egyptian Environment Authority, Egyptian Municipality or taxation Authority.
  • Successful representation major Telecommunication Operator in international connection arbitration for more than 1 Billion and 200 million EGP before Egyptian Economic Court.
  • Successful representation of a major Oil & Gas company before Egyptian Criminal courts to prove the innocence of its chairman from the prosecution accusing of oil ingredients.
  • Successful representation of one of the major foreign Embassy in Egypt before Egyptian Court of Cassation to retrieve the embassy’s money which has been taken by Egyptian tourism company without legal ground.
  • Successful representation of multi-national companies in multi-million EGP disputes before Egyptian courts relating to the construction and establishment of Smart village.



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