ELGHATIT LAW FIRM was first founded in 1932 by the late Honourable Mtre Mohammed Aly ELGHATIT, the Lead Barrister before the National & Mixed Courts in Egypt.
Since 1978 the Firm is led by Prof. Dr. Aly Hamed ELGHATIT.


Prof. Dr. ALY HAMED ELGHATIT, Vice-President of the Egyptian Society of International Law (1991), member of the Board of Directors of the International Commission of Arbitration in Paris. National / International Arbitrator and Counsel, and Solicitor / Barrister of the Egyptian Supreme courts, is both educated at the Cairo Law School (Cairo University LL.B., 1961 LL.M., 1964) and later at the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall Law School (LL.M., Juris Doctor 1972). At Berkeley, he taught comparative law, conflict of laws, and comparative jurisprudence with Professors Albert EHRENZWIEG, Stan RIESENFIELD and Richard BUXBAUM; being also a specialist of transnational and comparative economic law which he has been teaching at Cairo University, the Institut de Droit des Affaires, and Ein Shams University Law Schools at graduate level.
33 years ago, he was appointed Senior Deputy Attorney General in Cairo, few years later he became International and U.S. Counsel for IBM in New York and afterwards for IBM Europe.
Till today, Prof. ELGHATIT is a member of EGYPT's Presidential Specialized Advisory Council. Professor ELGHATIT is intimately involved in the legislative process of fundamental Acts such as the Fiscal and Economic Legislation Egyptian Tax Law, the Companies Law, and the International Arbitration Law for Egypt in 1994 and 1997.
Moreover, his broad range of activities included a membership in the standing Committee on Arab Comparative and Sharia Law as well as Founding Member and Chairman of the Mediterranean and Middle East Institute of Arbitration (Cyprus), regional representative for Arab countries to IBA Business Law Section and IBA committee on International construction Law.