Mohamed Al Rafie is the founder and senior partner at Alliance Law Firm, heading the Dispute Resolution Department since 2013. He previously joined the Egyptian Ministry of Justice in 1995 where he contributed to the establishment of Egypt’s Economic court and served as an Assistant Public Prosecutor, as well as a Chief Judge in the Commercial Circuit. His unique, in-depth expertise of the criminal court system gives him an edge across a diversity of areas, including civil, business, commercial, administrative, labor & tax disputes, in addition to white collar, bankruptcy & money laundering cases.
He has noticeable experience and expertise in Dispute resolution including Arbitration, and Litigation. Al Rafie’s track record allowed him to represent several companies in various sectors. He represented the Egyptian cement producers in a WTO case which was related to a safeguard action imposed by the kingdom on all cement imports. He handled many arbitration cases in front of several international and regional arbitration institutions like ICSID, ICC, GAFTA, CAS, and CRCICA, where he also represented his clients as a council. As a former chief judge and member at the committee in establishment of economic courts in Egypt thus allowed him to successfully represent many clients.
Al Rafie holds a PhD on protection of minority shareholders in Capital Market and was able to teach in many reputable universities such as Cairo, Helwan, BUE Universities. After receiving his graduate Diplomas in civil law & criminal law from Cairo University, he also obtained his PhD in Capital Markets. Subsequently, he attended the University of Indiana, earning a master’s in international Trade Law.