Dalia Farouk

Dalia Farouk

Pro Bono Senior Associate
Cairo, Egypt+202 2269 0881Download VCard
Get to know Dalia
  • Dalia has been an incredible support to myself and to the Foundation. We feel very privileged to have her onboard, she certainly feels like part of the team, and I am very appreciative of the time and effort she dedicates to our requests. -Clients’ evaluations 2014

  • Dalia is always a great communicator of her timeframes. She will promptly respond informing me of her having received my email and she then proceeds to provide a date for a response which is most helpful. -Clients’ evaluations 2014

  • Dalia’s work is always very clear, well written and well researched. I trust her work without doubt. -Clients’ evaluations 2014

About Dalia

Dalia joined the Pro Bono Department of Sharkawy & Sarhan in 2009.

Her practice focuses on providing legal advice to Egyptian NGOs, foreign NGOs who are working to the benefit of the Egyptian community, social ventures and eligible financially-lacking individuals on various subjects of the law such as NGOs regulations, employment laws, legal compliance, setting up small and medium enterprises, contract and commercial laws.

Dalia also works on developing and operating an Arabic online database in simple Q&A and How-to formats to cater for Egyptian citizens who may not have adequate funds to refer to lawyer.

Dalia’s Experience

Dalia’s experience includes:

NGOs Laws and Regulations

  • Advising various clients on laws and regulations governing the general framework of NGOs in Egypt including Planet Finance, ECDL and AMERA.
  • Advising Harass Map, one of Egypt’s most brilliant initiatives on sexual harassment, in relation to legal incorporation and compliance;
  • Advising on a habitual basis Samusocial International Egypte, a branch of a French NGO on legal compliance, laws governing shelters, and on criminal and procedural liability of volunteers and doctors working in the mobile units.
  • Advising Magrabi Foundation on rules governing fundraising, and required procedures for getting an exemption from customs duties on the imports of medical equipment.

Employment Law

  • Advising various clients including Ashoka, Magrabi Foundation, Samusocial International and Planet Finance on numerous aspects of labour and social insurance laws & regulations.
  • Advising and drafting employment contracts and the termination thereof.

General Corporate and Commercial

  • Advising various clients including Magrabi Foundation, Harass Map, Samusocial International, Planet Finance, Thomson Reuters Foundation, and ICE Cairo on various general corporate issues, legal compliance and structuring issues.
  • Drafting and advising on various types of commercial agreements including service contracts, consultancy agreements and shareholders agreements.

Family and Child Law

  • Contributing to the Women, Business and the Law 2016 Report issued by the World Bank Group through research on laws and regulations influencing women’s capacities and decisions to participate in the workforce and start businesses. The research included labor laws, family laws, personal status laws, criminal laws;
  • Contributing to the Women, Business and the Law 2016 Report issued by the World Bank Group through research on family laws and legislation governing birth registration.
  • Conducting a research on sexual abuse of minors under Egyptian Law for Touche pas à mon enfants (a Moroccan NGO) to strengthen laws protecting young people against sexual abuse.
  • Contributing in a research project regarding sexual violence for Equality Now, an international organization that advocates for the human rights of women and girls, and the International Bar Association (IBA) to be presented at the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York.

Publications & Trainings Engagements

  • Co-authoring the Chapter for Egypt in “Climate Change Legal Liability” book published by Cambridge University Press.
  • Conducting a training session on the rights of female employees’ in the work place organized by the Egyptian Association for Educational Resources.
  • Conducting various training sessions organized by the Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the AUC and by Nahdet El Mahroussa on how to choose the best legal structure for your enterprise and the rules and regulations governing NGOs and commercial companies.


  • LLB, Faculty of Law, English Section – Ain Shams university


  • Arabic
  • English


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Dalia Farouk

Pro Bono Senior Associate