Short Profile in the Field of Dispute Resolution (Arbitration)

Tarek Riad & Partners – Legal Consultants & Attorneys at Law (TR & P) (previously Kosheri, Rashed & Riad) is one of the leading arbitration law firms in the region. Since its establishment in 1974, it has been able to ensure that arbitration is constantly an attractive alternative mechanism of dispute resolution instead of protracted litigation.

The three founders of TR & P Dr. Riad, the late Dr. Kosheri, and the late Dr. Rashed have been notable names in the field of arbitration. They have acted as arbitrators (chairmen of arbitral tribunals and co-arbitrators), counsels, and experts on Egyptian Law in numerous commercial, construction, investment, and oil & gas arbitrations.

TR & P is the perfect destination for the clients and disputing parties pursuing arbitral proceedings due to the blend of first-rate quality services that it provides in this regard.

TR & P handles a plethora of high-profile arbitration cases annually either as a part of the arbitral tribunal or counsel on behalf of its clients. Over nearly fifty years of expertise in arbitration, TR & P has been capable of being a credible law firm in the arbitration market which can be attributed to the following:

In-Depth Exposure to Ad Hoc and Institutional Arbitrations

Dr. Riad, Dr. Kosheri and Dr. Rashed have partaken in extensive range of ad hoc and institutional arbitrations.

They have enrolled in ad hoc arbitrations under various rules of arbitration including – inter alia – the rules of:

  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
  • London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA)
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)

In addition to the above, they have appeared before renowned regional and international arbitration centres that are:

  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)
  • Dubai International Finance Centre – London Court of Arbitration (DIFC-LCIA)
  • Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC)
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC)
  • Oman Arbitration Centre (OAC)
  • Swiss Chamber’s Arbitration Institution (SCAI)
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Commercial Arbitration Centre
  • The Egyptian Centre for Arbitration and Settlement of Non-Banking Financial Disputes (ECAS)

Familiarity with In-Person, Virtual and Hybrid Arbitrations

TR & P is conversant with the different forms of arbitral proceedings whether in-person, virtual or hybrid taking into consideration the demands of the disputing parties and the clients that it acts on their behalf in addition to the circumstances of each case. It always keeps pace with the needs of the legal market and the unforeseen events that may arise from time to time such as the Covid-19 pandemic that disturbed the world in early 2020.

It is worth mentioning that the Covid-19 lockdown was not an impediment to TR & P in furnishing its services since it was able to trace complex arbitration cases virtually ensuring its dedication to secure the interests of the disputing parties and its clients at all times and under any circumstances and tackle their disputes in an expeditious and efficient manner.

Exceptional Handling of Arbitration Cases

While acting as a part of the arbitral tribunal, the highly-skilled team of TR & P provides an unparalleled tackling of arbitration cases. It endeavors to strictly ensure that the arbitration process is fair, professional, timely and cost-effective.

TR & P’s team is always eager to further its arbitral awards by showcasing its in-depth understanding of the arbitration cases and providing thorough analysis of the disputed issues between the parties in addition to well-founded reasoning upon efficient arbitral proceedings where the disputing parties were granted an equal treatment and opportunity to be heard.

Excellence in Multi-Jurisdictional and Multi-Lingual Arbitrations

TR & P prides itself on handling international landmark arbitration cases in distinguished jurisdictions, under various laws, and in different languages (English, French and Arabic) due to the well-informed backgrounds of TR & P’s team and its extensive expertise of both Civil Law and Common Law systems.

In this regard, it is pertinent to note that Dr. Riad had an LLB from the Faculty of Law, Cairo University in 1980 and an LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School in 1982 and 1985 respectively. He has also been a member of the Egyptian Bar since 1982 and New York Bar since 1985.

Additionally, Dr. Rashed had an LLB from the Faculty of Law, Cairo University in 1956 and a PhD in Public Law and Private Law from the same in 1966. She progressed, thereafter, to become the Professor and Chairperson of the Private International Law Department at the Faculty of Law, Cairo University and remained the same till her death. What is more, she was a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School in 1961 and a Research Fellow at the Academy of International Law at the Hague in 1966.

TR & P has a track record in cooperating with a diverse array of clients ranging from blue-chip corporates and investors, financial institutions, governments, states and state-owned entities.

It has numerous international clients such as Caterpillar, Four Seasons, BP, Arab African International Bank, Siemens, TUI, Bank of America, Time Warner, Lockheed Martin, Cotecna Inspection S.A., Moon Capital, Saudi Telecommunication Company, Krüger Engineering A/S, Flag Corporation, J-power Systems, Petroleum Geo-Services ASA, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd and Philips, United States of America, Siemens, etc.

TR & P has represented various clients in the field of arbitration including Siemens, the Egyptian Government, the Government of Kuwait, Transocean, Josef Meissner GmbH, Misr Insurance, Nicholson Manufacturing Company (Seattle), Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company, Telemedia Egypt, Organization for Industrial and Mining Projects, Engineering Consulting Office, Egyptian Media Production City, Morrison Knudsen International Inc, Contrack International Inc, Alexandria University, etc.


Notably, TR & P represented the Kuwaiti Government in Arbitration between the Kuwaiti Government and the Aminoil Company. The value of said dispute was USD 2.5 billion.

Dr. Raid, Dr. Kosheri and Dr. Rashed have served distinguished positions in major regional and international arbitration centres for a lengthy period of time in addition to numerous arbitral institutions and committees entrusted with drafting important laws in Egypt.

Dr. Riad is currently a member of the Emeritus Council of the ICC Institute since 2021, member of the ICSID panel of conciliators since 2018, designated member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators since 2017, member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration since 2012, and member of International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) since 2012.

Moreover, Dr. Raid is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrations (London) and registered as Arbitrator and Panelist in the Special Roster of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

In 2014, Dr Riad was appointed as a member of the Investment Dispute Settlement Technical Committee chaired by the Prime Minister of Egypt from January 2014 to December 2014. Among of his duties in said committee was understanding the different disputes in which Egypt is involved including the disputes in relation to the pipeline and the supply of gas from Israel.

Furthermore, Dr. Riad was a member of the Board of Trustees of DIAC from 2013 until 2019 and the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the same from 2008 to 2019. He was also an alternate member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2012 to 2018, and member of the Scientific Council of the ICC World Business Law Institution from 2005 to 2021.

Additionally, Dr. Riad was a member of the Supreme Arbitration Committee of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. In 2011, he was appointed as a member of the Consultative Council responsible for preparing draft laws for the Egyptian Cabinet of Ministries until June 2012.

What is more, Dr. Raid was the special legal advisor to the speaker of the Egyptian Parliament from 1992 to 2000. Among of his responsibilities in this regard was the review of investment laws and related regulations.

Recently, Dr. Riad has been nominated as a member of the committee responsible for discussing and amending the Egyptian Arbitration Law No. 27/1994 in accordance with the decision of the Minister of Justice No. 6/2022.

As for Dr. Kosheri, he was on the honor list of ICSID for more than 20 years. He was granted the lifelong achievement award by the Global Arbitration Review in 2014 being the first Arab jurist and lawyer to be granted said award by the prestigious International Publication Global Arbitration Review.

Moreover, Dr. Kosheri was the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of CRCICA from 2012 until 2017 and member of its Board of Trustees in addition to being a member of ICCA. He was also the Vice Chairman of the ICC Court of Arbitration from 1998 until 2009.


It is noteworthy that Dr. Kosheri along with Dr. Rashed were members of the Committee that drafted the first and current Egyptian Arbitration Law No. 27/1994.

Dr. Riad, Dr. Kosheri, and Dr. Rashed have played a vital role in promoting the legal community in Egypt and in the Region and leveraging its knowledge about arbitration. That is why, they have had a very active presence in the field of authorship and lecturing.

In this regard, Dr. Riad has written various publications about arbitration including his books entitled “The Applicable Law in Oil & Gas Arbitrations” and “The Applicable Law in Transnational Arbitration”. He has also given numerous lectures in Egypt about Upstream and Downstream Gas operations at the CRCICA conferences.

It is pertinent to note that Dr. Raid has recently been invited as a speaker and lecturer at four major conferences regarding arbitration. Three of these conferences have been organized by the Egyptian State Lawsuits Authority and one of which has been organized by ECAS.

With regard to Dr. Kosheri and Dr. Rashed, they have also left a number of valuable publications about fascinating topics in the field of arbitration. Among of these publications were “Some Practical Aspects of Egyptian Official Attitudes towards International Commercial Arbitration” and “ICSID Arbitration and Developing Countries” by Dr. Kosheri, and “Arbitration within the Framework of Cairo Regional Centre” by Dr. Rashed.

Additionally, in the light of TR & P being always abreast of the most recent developments that take place in the arbitration field and its interest in keeping the legal community posted with the same, it should be highlighted that TR & P team have recently translated the new DIAC Arbitration Rules launched in the early of 2022 from English to Arabic to assist the legal practitioners pursuing bilingual choices and contribute to the progress and prosperity of arbitration and its understanding in the region.

TR & P has attained several awards in the field of Dispute Resolution (Arbitration) which are as follows:

  • Top Tier Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year” by the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East, and Africa – 2022
  • The Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year” by Global Law Experts Legal Awards – 2022
  • Leading Firm in Dispute Resolution Band 1” by Chambers & Partners – 2018
  • The Law Firm of the Year in Arbitration in Egypt” by The Lawyer International Global Awards – 2017
  • The Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in Egypt” by Global Law Experts – 2017
  • The Egyptian Arbitration Law Firm of the Year” by Lawyer International – Legal 100 – 2017
  • The Arbitration Law Firm of the Year in Egypt” by Corporate INTL – Legal Awards – 2017
  • The Leading Firm in Dispute Resolution Band 1” by Chambers & Partners – 2016
  • The Arbitration Law Firm of the Year in Egypt” by Corporate INTL Legal Awards – 2015
  • The Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in Egypt” by Global Law Experts Legal Awards – 2015

Tarek Riad & Partners provides a comprehensive range of legal services for a plethora of domestic and international clients.

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