The unequalled unique culture and composition of the Firm in the Egyptian professional market has made it possible for it to become the leading Law firm in Egypt on all matters of Public International Law. Past and present members of the Firm sit on main Public International Law-related committees or bodies, both locally or internationally and have and continue to advise the Government on various important matters.
Past and present members of the Firm have defended Egypt and several other States and international organizations before the International Court of Justice (“ICJ”) or sat on the Court as Judges. Among the cases they have entertained, before or with the ICJ, are the Advisory Opinion on the WHO Premises in Alexandria (1980), the Libya-Chad Territorial Dispute Case (1994), the Advisory Opinion on the “Legality of the Treat or Use of Nuclear Weapons” (1996), Cameroon-Nigeria Maritime boundary Case (2002) and the Advisory Opinion on the “Wall” (2004).
The Firm deals extensively with Diplomatic and Consular privileges and immunities and advises many foreign embassies and consulates in Egypt on a regular basis on many different matters relating to their assets, premises and staff. It advised many missions in purchasing their new premises during all the stages from negotiating with the seller up to the registration of the property in the name of the foreign mission.
Among the foreign missions that ZH&P has extended its services to are the missions of the Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, India, Germany, Japan, Latvia, The Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.