Instructor Name Tarek Badawy
Category Dispute Resolution
Tarek Badawy is a distinguished Partner at Meysan Partners, specializing in litigation & international arbitration and serving as a key figure in the International Disputes and Regulatory & Government Affairs Groups. With over two decades of experience, Tarek has earned recognition for his exceptional legal acumen and leadership in navigating complex legal landscapes.

His expertise encompasses representing clients in a diverse array of disputes, including trade & competition, commercial, media, and investment matters before international tribunals, commissions, Egyptian courts, and administrative authorities. Tarek's proficiency extends to sitting as an arbitrator under various institutional rules, such as ICC, DIAC, and CRCICA, and providing expert witness testimony on Egyptian law in both domestic and international arenas.

In addition to his dispute resolution practice, Tarek offers strategic counsel to clients across various industries, including aviation, shipping & transportation, banking & finance, energy, oil & gas, insurance & financial services, pharmaceuticals, and TMT (Technology, Media, and Telecommunications). His clientele includes prominent global players in the TMT sector, sports associations, and marketing agencies, with a notable track record in navigating regulatory matters before the COMESA Competition Commission.

Tarek's professional journey has been marked by significant achievements and recognition. He is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association and holds licenses as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Court of Appeal in Ontario, Canada. His extensive experience includes tenure at Shahid Law Firm in Cairo and Baker McKenzie's Toronto office, as well as serving as a legal consultant at the Euro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research in International Migration (CARIM) in Florence, Italy.

Recognized as a leading practitioner in arbitration, TMT, and blockchain by esteemed legal directories, Tarek has been lauded by Chambers and Partners as one of Egypt's top lawyers, notably earning recognition as the "Lawyer of the Year Arbitration" in the MENA region by Legal Community MENA Awards. He has also been honored with rankings as a "Leading Individual" in both Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and TMT in Egypt, along with being acknowledged as a "Rising Star" by The Law Magazine.

Fluent in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, Tarek Badawy's unwavering commitment to excellence, coupled with his extensive experience and accolades, cements his reputation as a preeminent disputes lawyer in Africa and the Middle East.

Professional Memberships
Tarek is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association and is a licensed Barrister and Solicitor of the Court of Appeal for Ontario (non-practicing).

Peer-reviewed Law Journals/Book Chapters

“Egypt Chapter”, Aviation Finance & Leasing, Getting the Deal Through, April 2022.

“Egypt Chapter”, The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review (11th and 12th ed.) (with Salma Abdelaziz and Hoda El-Beheiry), Feb 2021 and Jan 2022

“Egypt Chapter”, The Aviation Law Review (6th to 10th ed), Sept 2018 – Aug 2022.

“Treading the Waters of Egyptian Commercial Agency Laws, and their Impact on Foreign-Based Tendering Investors” (2016) 2 Turkish Commercial Law Review 229 (with César Ternieden)

“Arbitrability and Choice of Law in Transfer of Technology Agreements Under Egyptian Law” (2017) 34(1) Journal of International Arbitration 55 (with César Ternieden and Counselor Sarwat Abd El-Shahid)

"Egyptian Citizenship Legislation, Private International Law, and their Impact on Individual Rights" (2014) 6 Middle East Law and Governance 272

“Canada Chapter” Baker & McKenzie Global Mobility Handbook 156 (2013) (with the Honorable Justice Alan Diner)

“The General Principles of Islamic Law as the Law Governing Investment Disputes in the Middle-East” (2012) 29(3) Journal of International Arbitration 255

“Employee Mobility in Europe and Canada”, (Fall 2010) 18(4) California International Law Journal 3 (with the Honorable Justice Alan Diner and Anikka Hammett)

“Towards a Contemporary View of Islamic Criminal Procedures: A Focus on the Testimony of Witnesses” (2009) 23(3) Arab Law Quarterly 269

“The Protection of Refugees between Obligations under Multilateral Conventions and Special Treaty Obligations: The Case of Egypt”, (2008) 16 African Yearbook of International Law 151

Blog Posts/Short Articles

On cybercrimes and administrative sanctions: Egypt’s highest court compels governmental authorities to rely on digital evidence before imposing administrative sanctions on civil servants for their misuse of social media; Lexology (with Hoda El-Beheiry)

High-Tech in International Arbitration; African Arbitration Association Blog

The Egyptian Competition Authority Opposes Major Healthcare Acquisition; Lexology (with Hoda El-Beheiry)

On Corruption and Human Rights: The CJEU Lifts the Sanctions Imposed on Former Egyptian President and His Family; Lexology (with Hoda El-Beheiry)

The Al-Kharafi v. Libya award and the jurisdictional limits of Egyptian courts; African Arbitration Association Blog

Egypt and Investor-State Dispute Settlement: The Russian roulette effect of domestic laws; African Arbitration Association Blog

Egypt: Hopeful Haven for Investment in Airlines; Law Today,18-19 (Q2 2018)

Egypt Section; Eversheds Global Sanctions Guide (2017-2021)

The Future of the Resolution of Sports Disputes in Light of Local Constitutional Limitations; Kluwer Arbitration Blog

In Egypt, Broadcasting Football is a Question of Sovereignty … for Now!; Asser Institute International Sports Law Blog (with Inji Fathalla and Nadim Magdy)

Egypt’s Special Investment Law and the Suez Canal Special Economic Zone: A Positive Prospect for Future Investment; Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Blog

Arbitration is a dispute resolution process in which the parties of the conflict select and appoint a neutral third party to resolve their claims.
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