Biography

Alia has a diverse legal background in multiple areas of law, including corporate and commercial matters, arbitration, aviation, and investment and banking matters. She focuses on advising multinational companies on corporate matters such as incorporation of local entities, corporate formalities and capital increases, as well as liquidation procedures and entity closures. On daily basis, Alia advises on and prepares all documentation necessary for corporate secretarial work for corporations in Egypt (such as board meetings and general assemblies). Alia has also advised multinational companies on employment laws and policies, such as employment contracts, hiring requirements for foreign nationals, and concluding amicable settlement to employment terminations.

Alia is experienced in preparing due diligence reports and the executive summaries thereof, and has supported global banks in post-acquisition restructuring processes under Egyptian laws and regulations, and in the preparation of the required facility and security documents.

Alia has experience in acting as an Egyptian counsel in multiple arbitration and litigation cases in various sectors, including investment arbitration. She has also acted an Egyptian Counsel in aircraft leasing transactions by performing multiple legal formalities such as preparation of mortgage registration on aircraft and security documents. She has also prepared jurisdictional questionnaires for foreign aircraft financing and leasing companies covering all legal and procedural aspects of civil aviation transactions in Egypt.

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Language(s)

  • Arabic
  • English

Education

LL.B. (License en droit), Ain Shams University, Egypt

PGD (Postgraduate Diploma), International Commercial Law, University of Nottingham, UK

Admission

Egyptian Bar Association

Practice(s)