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Dr. Tarek Riad

  • Firm: Tarek Riad & Partners Legal Consultants & Attorneys at Law
  • Practice Area: Dispute Resolution
  • Country: Egypt
  • Email: [email protected]
  • 11451 Egypt Road, Salem, Ohio 44460, United States

About Dr. Tarek Riad

Admitted to Bar, 1980, Egypt; 1985, New York. 
Education and Positions
  • Cairo University (LL.B., 1980); 
  • Harvard University Law School (LL.M., 1982; S.J.D., 1985);
  • Managing Partner, Tarek Riad & Partners – Legal Consultants & Attorneys at Law, the successor of Kosheri, Rashed and Riad (1990 to date);
  • Professor of Commercial and Business Law and head of the Business Law Department at the German University in Cairo (2003 to present);
  • Designated member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators from 2017 up to date and panel of conciliators from 2018 up to date;
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the ICC World Business Law Institution (2005 to 2021);
  • Member of the Emeritus Council of the ICC Institute (2021 up to date);
  • Member of the board of trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the chairman of the executive committee of DIAC (2008 to 2019);
  • Alternate member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2012 to 2018);
  • Trainee, Crocker National Bank – London Branch (June – November 1976); 
  • Trainee, Wells Fargo Bank – San Fransisco (June – November 1977); 
  • 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 – 2001).  
  • 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 a 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 (2002-2005). 
  • The Egyptian Bar Association
  • The New York Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Arbitration Association
  • American Society of International Law
  • Egyptian Society of International Law
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London). 
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French.

Q&A With Dr. Tarek Riad


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