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Thursday, 25 February 2021


Egyptian scientist Salah Obbaya has been awarded the African Union’s Kwame Nkrumah award for Scientific Excellence, according to a cabinet statement. Obbaya is director of the Center of Photonics and Smart Materials at the Zewail City of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Chambers Global names top Egyptian arbitration litigators: Chambers and Partners has released its 2021 list of top-ranked Egyptian arbitration firms and lawyers. Top arbitration litigators listed in this year’s ranking include: Karim A. Youssef (Youssef & Partners) and Mohamed S Abdel Wahab (Zulficar & Partners), who were named as Star Individuals. In Band 1, Khaled El Shalakany (Shalakany Law Office) and Girgis Abdel Shahid (Shahid Law Firm); in Band 2, Amr Abbas (Matouk Bassiouny), Ashraf Yehia (Yehia Associates), Hazem Rizkana (Rizkana & Partners), and Tarek Fouad Riad (Tarek Riad — Leg. Consultants); in Band 3, Abdallah El Shehaby (I&P), Ahmed Kotb (Khodeir & Partners), Cesar Ternieden (Youssef & Partners), John Matouk (Matouk Bassiouny), and Tarek Badawy (Shahid Law).

FRA hands out Women Leadership Awards: The Financial Regulatory Authority recognized women in senior and executive-level positions across several industries with its Women Leadership Awards. The recipients include: Iman Ismail (EgyLease) in the financial leasing category, Reham Farouk (Al Tadamun Microfinance) in the microfinancing category, Ghada Hammouda (Qalaa Holdings) for financial markets, Ghada Shams (Egypt Factors) for factoring, Mervat Amer for real estate funding, Hadeel AbdelKader (Axa) for ins., and Yasmine Negm (Rameda) for listed companies.

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