Prof. Tarek F. Riad is the Managing Partner of Kosheri, Rashed and Riad Law Firm (Cairo) and Professor and Head of the Department of Commercial and Business Law at the German University in Cairo (GUC). Prof. Riad has more than 32 years experience in International Arbitration, Litigation and Corporate Law. He has acted as counsel, co-arbitrator, Chairman or sole arbitrator in numerous arbitrations, whether ad hoc or through institutions including the Abu Dhabi Arbitration Center, the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Prof. Riad has acted as counsel for numerous domestic and multinational corporations such as Four Seasons, Caterpillar, Colgate, Samsung and Lockheed Martin.
Prof. Riad is an Alternate Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Member of the Scientific Council of the ICC World Business Law Institute, in addition to being Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and a Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA).
Prof. Riad is a graduate of the Cairo Law School (LLB 1980) and Harvard Law School (LLM 1982 and SJD 1985). A member of the Egyptian Bar since 1980, and the New York Bar since 1985, he worked at Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York (1983-1984).
Prof. Riad has written numerous publications including two books entitled The Applicable Law in Transnational Arbitration and the Egyptian Companies Law, in addition to many articles about arbitration and litigation in Egypt in addition to the legal aspects of doing business in Egypt.