Senior Counsel
  Cairo, Egypt
+202 2269 0881
Areas of Practice
Knowledge Management
Employment Law
General Corporate
NGOs & Civil Society
SMEs
Publications & Speaking Engagements

Co-authoring the Chapter for Egypt in “Climate Change Legal Liability: Transnational Law and Practice, edited by Richard Lord, Silke Goldberg, Lavanya Rajamani, Jutta Brunnée”, a book published by Cambridge University Press.

Conducted two studies on Social Investment in Egypt and on the Legal Framework governing Social Investment and Social Enterprising for Brookings Institution, a Washington D.C. based think tank.

Education

LLM, International & Comparative Law, American University in Cairo.

LLB, Cairo University, Faculty of Law, English Section, and qualified in 2000.

Languages
Arabic
English

Lamiaa has 15 years of experience in various roles in the legal profession.  Her practice spans around 10 years of corporate law experience; several years of pro bono legal aid; and she is currently the Head of Knowledge Management at the firm.  Lamiaa joined Sharkawy & Sarhan in 2007.

In her capacity as the Head of Knowledge Management, Lamiaa lead the firm’s initiative to standardize the firm’s employment and general corporate practice.  In addition, Lamiaa provides legal advice to various clients on employment and general corporate matters.  Lamiaa is also responsible for knowledge sharing and various initiatives relating to the firm’s use of technology in legal services.

Lamiaa set up the pro bono department of the firm in 2007.  Within the Pro Bono Department, Lamiaa advised various non-governmental organizations, individuals and groups in setting up legal structures and in legal compliance, such as Acumen Fund, AMERA, PlaNet Finance, Nahdet Al-Mahrousa, and the winners of the Yahoo! Maktoob Social Innovation Competition.  She conducted various public interest research projects, for Brookings Institution and Cambridge University Press.  Lamiaa also founded the first online legal database to cater for the Egyptian citizen (www.lawforall.info).

Prior to that, Lamiaa worked for one year at El-Ghatit Law Firm (a law firm that undertook a lot of public interest work), then she joined Ibrachy & Dermarkar Law Firm in Cairo, in which she worked for six years as a corporate/commercial attorney.  During this period, she advised on a wide range of legal issues, including issues relating to employment, general corporate, contracts and companies.  She also advised on issues related to corporate governance, M&A, minority rights, and participated in several arbitration and international litigation procedures, in the capacity of lead counsel, co-counsel, assistant to the arbitrator, or as expert witnesses on matters pertaining to Egyptian Law.

Publications

  • Co-authoring the Chapter for Egypt in “Climate Change Legal Liability: Transnational Law and Practice, edited by Richard Lord, Silke Goldberg, Lavanya Rajamani, Jutta Brunnée”, a book published by Cambridge University Press.
  • Conducted two studies on Social Investment in Egypt and on the Legal Framework governing Social Investment and Social Enterprising for Brookings Institution, a Washington D.C. based think tank.