Providing Excellence and Expertise since 1983. KRR was founded by three of the most prominent arbitrators and corporate lawyers in the region, Dr. Ahmed El Kosheri, Dr. Samia Rashed and Dr. Tarek Riad. The leaders in their fields both in practice and in an academic context.

Founders

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri

He has participated in around 100 arbitration cases over the last four decades, including Aminoil’s case against Kuwait, SPP Middle East/Egypt, Taba’s case against Israel, the sovereignty over the Islands and the delimitation of the maritime boundary between Eritrea and Yemen;  former judge ad hoc at the ICJ (1992-2003);

 former professor of law and president of Senghor University at Alexandria (1997-2003); member of the UN Redesign Panel for the Reform of the internal judicial system (2006); Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (1998-2009); member of the International Law Institute (since 1987); member of the World Bank’s Presidential list of ICSID Arbitrators (until 15 September 2011); Chairman of the steering committee of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (since 2009). He is also a judge at the World Bank Administrative Tribunal (since January 2010). Winner of the GAR live achievement Award, (Feburary.2014)

Prof. Dr. Tarek Fouad A. Riad

Managing Partner, Kosheri, Rashed & Riad, Egypt; Chairman of the Executive Committee, Dubai International Arbitration Center; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law Tarek Riad is the Managing Partner of Kosheri, Rashed and Riad since 2001, one of the leading practitioners in commercial law and arbitration in Egypt and Prof. of Commercial Law and head of the Commercial Law Department at the German University in Cairo. 

Professor Riad has an LLB from Cairo Law School in addition to an LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School. He has been a member of the Egyptian Bar since 1980 and a member of New York Bar since 1985. He speaks Arabic, English and French. Professor Riad has acted as Counsel, Co-arbitrator, Sole Arbitrator and Chairman in numerous commercial arbitration proceedings under the rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, DIAC , Abu Dhabi Arbitration Center and Cairo Regional Center For International Commercial Arbitration. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Dubai International Arbitration Centre. He is also a Council Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law and Alternate member of the ICC Court of Arbitration. Professor Riad has written numerous publications including two books entitled The Applicable Law in Transnational Arbitration and Egyptian Companies Law, in addition to many articles about arbitration and the legal aspects of doing business in Egypt. He has acted as counsel for a number of multinational corporations such as Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, Four Seasons, Philips, and AT&T.

Our Team

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri

Admitted to Bar, 1952, Egypt. Education and Professional Activities: Cairo University (LL.B., 1952); D.E.S. in Islamic Law, 1954; D.E.S. in Private Law, 1955; D.E.S. in Public Law, 1956; Paris University (D.E.S. in Political Science, 1957; D.E.S. in Comparative Law, 1956); Rennes University (D.E.S. in Philosophy of Law, 1960);

 Doctorat d’Etat, France 1962. Member of Council of State, 1952 – 1958. Member of Faculty Staff, Ain Shams University Law School, 1958 – 1973. Legal Advisor for the Ministry of Finance and Oil, Kuwait 1969 – 1970. Founding General Counselor, Arab Fund for Economic & Social Development in Kuwait, 1973 – 1974. Of Counsel, Baker & Mackenzie, Chicago, Illinois, 1975. Secretary General, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1977 – 1978. Adjunct Professor of International Economic Law, Ain Shams University Law School, 1983. Professor of Law at Senghor University (Alexandria) (1986 to present). Vice President of Senghor University (Alexandria) (1986 – 1997). Adhoc Judge in the International Court of Justice in the Hague (1992 to present). Vice President of the ICC Institut for International Commercial Arbitration (1994 to present). Member of the Supreme Legislation Committee of the President of Egypt (1996 to present). President of Senghor University (Alexandria) (1997 to present). Judge of the Administrative Tribunal of the African Development Bank (1998 to present). Vice Chairman of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (1998 to 2008). Judge at the Administrative Tribunal of the World Bank (2010 to present). Memberships: The Bar Association of Egypt; Council of Commercial International Arbitration; Council of Euro-Arab Arbitration Systems; Institut De Droit International; Egyptian Society of International Law; Scientific Council of the ICC Institut for International Business Law and Practice. Languages: Arabic, English and French.

Dr. Tarek Fouad A. Riad

Admitted to Bar, 1980, Egypt; 1985, New York. Education and Professional Activities: Trainee, Crocker National Bank – London Branch (June – November 1976); Trainee, Wells Fargo Bank – San Fransisco (June – November 1977); Cairo University (LL.B., 1980); Harvard University Law School (LL.M., 1982; S.J.D., 1985). Member of Council of State, 1981. 

Lecturer in Private International Law, Cairo University Law School, Beni Suef Branch, 1982 – 1988; Associate, Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (New York, 1983 – 1984). Special Legal Counsel to the Speaker of the Egyptian People’s Assembly (1994 – 2000). Member of the Egyptian Government Legislative Committee of the Ministry of Economy (1997-2000). Member of the Ministry of Economy’s Egyptian Government Committee in charge of reforming the legal regime of the Capital Market (1997-2000); Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the Centre René-Jean Dupuy pour le Droit et le Développement of Senghor University (Université Internationale de Langue Française au Service du Développement Africain, Alexandria – Egypt (1999 – 2003); Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrations (London). Registered as Arbitrator and Panelist in the special Roster of the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization. Member of legislative Committee of the Ministry of Justice responsible for amending the Investment Law (2003) Member of the Economic Committee of the Supreme Policy Council and Chairman of the two subcommittees responsible for drafting the Companies Law and the Economic Courts Law (2002-2006). Member of the Scientific Council of the ICC World Business Law Institution (2005 to present). Professor of Commercial and Business Law and head of the Business Law Department at the German University in Cairo (2003 to present). Member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) (2012 to present). Managing Partner, Kosheri, Rashed & Riad (1990 to present). Memberships: The Bar Association of Egypt; American Bar Association; American Arbitration Association; American Society of International Law; Egyptian Society of International Law; The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London). Languages: Arabic, English and French. Dr. Tarek Fouad A. Riad Admitted to Bar, 1982, Egypt; 1990, New York; 1990, U.S. District Court, Southern District. Education and Professional Activities: Cairo University Law School (LL.B., 1982); Université de Bourgogne, France (D.E.A., 1983); Academy of International Law, The Hague Netherlands 1983 and Yale University (LL.M., 1984). Memberships: The Bar Association of Egypt; American Bar Association; International Bar Association; Egyptian Society of Economics and Legislation; Egyptian Society of International Law. Languages: Arabic, English and French. Mrs. Hala Fouad A. Riad Admitted to Bar, 1978, Egypt Education and Professional Activities: Cairo Law School (LL.B 1978) Associate at Kosheri, Rashed & Riad (1978 – 1984). Partner at Kosheri, Rashed & Riad (1984 – up-to-date) Languages: Arabic and English.

Prof. Samia Sadek Rashed

Admitted to Bar, 1956, Egypt. Education and Professional Activities: Cairo University (LL.B., 1956; D.E.S. 

in Private Law; 1957 D.E.S. in Public Law, 1958; Ph.D., 1966); Yale University Law School (1961); Academy International Law, the Hague (1966). Member of Faculty Staff, Cairo University Law School, (1956 – 1997). Professor and Chairman of Private International Law Department, Cairo University Law School.

Dr. Wagdi Rageb Fahmy

Admitted to Bar, 1979, Egypt. Education and Professional Activities: Cairo University (LL.B., 1952; D.E.S. in Private Law, 1953;

D.E.S. in Public Law, 1954); Ain Shams University (Ph.D., 1967). Member of Council of State, 1952 – 1953. Member of Faculty Staff, Ain Shams University Law School, 1954. Visiting Professor, Kuwait University Law School, 1977 – 1982. Chairman, Civil and Commercial Procedure Department, Ain Shams University Law School, 1982.

Dr. Hatem Gabr

Admitted to Bar, 1956, Egypt. Education and Professional Activities: Cairo University (LL.B., 1956; D.E.S. in Private Law;

1957 D.E.S. in Public Law, 1958; Ph.D., 1966); Yale University Law School (1961); Academy International Law, the Hague (1966). Member of Faculty Staff, Cairo University Law School, (1956 – 1997). Professor and Chairman of Private International Law Department, Cairo University Law School.

Our Clients

Akzo Nobel

Aero Lloyd

ATL Ultrasound

Arab Monetary Fund

Al Chark Insurance Company

Bank of America (London Branch)