Mr. Bassem El Shahawy, Partner, is a member of the Litigation Department at ZH&P.  His areas of practice are Banking, Trade and Bankruptcy Law (litigation and procedures), Criminal Law and Labour Law.  He has a long track record of experience before courts of all degrees whereby he aptly drafted statements of claims, memos, appeals, cassations, procedures of execution of judgments, and legal opinions in the fields of Civil Code, bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Corporate, banking, and Social Insurance Law.  He is also well versed in preparing and drafting sale contracts, gratuity contracts, lease contracts, employment contracts, loans, mortgages (real estate and commercial) - as well as handling all procedures at the Real Estate and Authentication Department and preparing the needed studies on the legal aspects of companies and conducting legal due diligence.

Having joined ZH&P in 1997 and with over 24 years of experience, a selected example of the matters he has contributed includes representing Le Meridien Heliopolis Hotel in its defense against a request by a hotel employee to collect a percentage of the Hotel’s net profits.  The court refused the case in 2015.

Mr. El Shahawy is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association and was admitted to the Egyptian Court of Cassation in 2013.

He achieved the LL.B. from the Faculty of Law of Cairo University in 1994.