Prof. Dr. Nour Shehata

Senior Partner

Prof. Dr. Nour Shehata

Dr. Nour Shehata has 40 years of experience spanning several parts of the MENA region and has been trained in civil law jurisdictions such as Egypt, France and the UAE.

Dr. Shehata has been teaching procedural law for the last 30 years in both Egyptian and Emirati universities while working for 6 years in an esteemed law firm in Dubai, and 3 years at Shalkany law office in Egypt. In 1996, Dr. Shehata founded Shehata & Partners law firm to fill a gap he perceived in the Egyptian market.

Capitalizing on his academic excellence and practical experience, Dr. Shehata developed a niche experience in high profile, complex disputes, leading several Egyptian and foreign entities in multimillion dollar disputes before Egyptian courts and arbitral tribunals.

Most notably, Dr. Shehata was the team leader in the Dream Land Group Banking Saga amongst many other major successes.

Practice Areas
Arbitration, Litigation

Recent Experience

  1. Successfully representing a Medical Appliances Company in one of the highest-profile antitrust litigation cases in recent Egyptian history.
  2. Successfully representing Europe 2000 in successfully annulling its CRCICA award against an Egyptian administrative authority. View Case Study
  3. Successfully representing Omaz in securing its USD 1.5 Million debt vis-à-vis a local agricultural company in Egypt via an amicable settlement within a period of (6) months only.
  4. Successfully representing Hochdorf Swiss Nutrition in a USD 3.5 million documentary collection case against three Egyptian banks. View Case Study
  5. Successfully representing a Swiss-Based Climate Change Fund in a USD 3 million litigation case concerning a loan agreement disbursed to one of its portfolio companies in Egypt.
  6. Successfully representing BNP Paribas along with Norton Rose Fulbright in the enforcement of its assignment of rights against a shipping company located in Egypt.
  7. Successfully representing Tatweer Misr in a complex litigation case concerning a shareholders’ dispute.
  8. Successfully representing Dream Land Group in a complex Real Estate Development CRCICA Arbitration and following litigation lawsuits concerning a dispute of USD 300 million seated in Cairo. View Case Study
  9. Successfully representing Antrados Syria in a complex Real Estate Development CRCICA Arbitration and following litigation lawsuits concerning a dispute of USD 250 million seated in Cairo. View Case Study
  10. Representing El-Nahar TV in a multi-million-dollar arbitration before CRCICA seated in Cairo.


LL.B Cairo University, Egypt
LL.M Cairo University, Egypt
Ph.D. Limoges University, France

Select Publications

“Egyptian Civil and Commercial Procedural Law Treatise”
Dar El-Nahda Al-Arabia, (2014)
“Third-Parties in International Commercial Arbitration”
Dar El-Nahda Al-Arabia, (1996)