Termination of Contracts with the Egyptian State: What impact does the Prime Ministerial Decree No. 3218/2022 have on foreign investors?

27 April 2023 - Dr. Christian Ule

In September 2022, the Egyptian Prime Minister issued Decree No. 3218 (hereinafter referred to as the “Decree”), which reformed the powers of state-owned companies and government entities to terminate contracts containing an international arbitration clause.  To begin with, Egyptian law had previously established the Supreme Authority for Arbitration and International Disputes, (hereinafter referred to as …

New impetus for arbitration in Morocco

18 April 2023 - Dr Christian Steiner & Philipp Decker

International arbitral awards are also enforced in Morocco. Between Morocco and continental Europe, one should not resort to common law.

Arbitration in the Middle East and North Africa. Is it possible?

7 February 2023 - Dr. Christian Steiner

I. What you should know about arbitration in the Middle East and North Africa: It is every entrepreneur’s nightmare when quarrels with a business partner end up in court. The risk of this happening is greater when there is a clash of very different business cultures, and even more so in a volatile economic and political …

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) – Game Changer for Egypt? 

15 November 2022 - Dr. Christian Ule & Sophie Greiner

I. Change lies in trade  With 30.2 million km², around 1.3 billion inhabitants, and a total of 55 countries, Africa is the second largest continent in the world after Asia. Over 50 % of Africa’s population is under 20 years old1; by 2050, one in four new-borns is expected to come from Africa.2 The continent is …

Company, Subsidiary, Branch or Permanent Establishment – Which Legal Form for a Company in Algeria?

18 September 2022 - Dr. Christian Steiner & Sophie Greiner

Important tips and up-to-date information for foreign investors wishing to set up a company in Algeria.  A. Which legal form do I choose for my company in Algeria?  I. What legal forms are available for companies in Algeria?  There are essentially seven legal forms for companies in Algeria, which are similar to the constellations we …

Court proceedings in Morocco

31 March 2022 - Dr. Christian Steiner & Sophie Greiner

“Other countries, other customs”. This also applies to judicial proceedings in Morocco, which are similar to those in Europe according to the law, but in practice have some differences. In court and on the high seas, one is also in the hands of Allah in Morocco.   An overview of court rules, costs, the course and …