Ahmed Y. Zohny: Lawyer with Zohny & Associates International Business and Trade Firm, PLLC

Ahmed Y. Zohny


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Practice Areas

  • Comparative Laws of Egypt and Arab countries
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Patent
  • International Arbitration
  • Right of Publicity/Right of Privacy
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Employment and Social Security Laws with Egypt and Arab countries
  • Corruption
  • Compliance with Customs Regulations
  • Negotiating Business Agreements (Agency, Franchising, and Distributorship)
  • Immigration Laws
  • Antitrust Laws
  • Tax and Tariff Laws
  • Commercial Investment and Banking Law
  • Merger and Acquisition Laws
  • Corporate and Securities Laws
University Bloomsburg University, M.A., Political Science; University of Pittsburgh, Graduated School of Public & International Affairs, Ph.D.
Law SchoolAin Shams University, Faculty of Law, Cairo, Egypt, LL.B.; The American University, Washington College of Law, LL.M.
Admitted1999, Egypt; 2004, District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Egyptian Court of Appeals; France; registered to practice before the Egyptian Ministry Patent and Trademark Office
Memberships District of Columbia Bar; Egyptian Bar (plead before First Instance courts); Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (Commercial Arbitrator, 2007); International Chamber of Commerce, France (International Arbitrator); International Court of Arbitration, Egypt (Arbitrator, 2007).
LanguagesArabic and English

Public Service: Currently serving on the Editorial Boards of Review of Business Journal, Journal of Current Research in Global Business and Journal of Global Commerce, published by the Academy of International Business in the USA and served on the following sub committees of the Egyptian Committee for International Chamber of Commerce in 2007; Banking and Insurance; Investment; Intellectual Property Rights; Electronic Commerce & Information Technology and Curbing Corruption.

Employment: Professor Zohny taught Law, Political Science, and Business Management at the following institutions during his 25 year teaching career: John Hopkins University, the American university, and the University of Maryland. (Also at Cairo, Egypt Office)

Transactions Dr. Zohny's project experience and clients included: the United States Department of State/Agency for International Development/BearingPoint's international public service practice, emerging market division, (TAPRII "Technical Assistance For Policy Reform II Project" in Egypt related to Law Schools reform, Legal training for Egyptians lawyers, Accreditation of Egyptian Law Schools, Comparative Law, reforming Commercial law, Intellectual Property Laws, Patent Laws, Trademark Laws, Copyright Laws and Foreign Direct Investment Laws, and Bilateral Education Agreements, 2005-2006); World Bank (in technical assistance projects related to: Institutional and Legal Reforms, Public/Private Sector Interface, Privatization, Finance of International Development Projects, Micro Finance Project Development, and Evaluation of Education Programs, 1993 to present); the International Institute of the United States Department of Agriculture's Graduate School (Negotiation and Preparation of a Joint Venture Agreement with the Institute of Agricultural Economic Research of Cairo University, 1999-2000); the Government of Saudi Arabia (Negotiation and Preparation of Bilateral Educational Agreements and Technology Transfer Protocols with USA Universities and Research Institutes, 1985-1986); International Business and Technical Consultants Inc. (Reviewing contracts of Technical Assistance with the Egyptian Government, 1999); Shindy & Associates in Egypt (in case related to International Arbitration, Comparative law, Foreign Direct Investment, Agency, Franchising, and Distributorship, 1996-2003); Piper & Marbury Law Firm in Washington, DC (International Development/Technology Agreements for the Telecommunication Government's Sector in Egypt, 2000); National Counselors and Advocated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (in case related to comparative Law, preparation and negotiation of Foreign Direct Investment agreements and occupancies contracts in the Free Zone Area, 2007); Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, Los Angels, California, USA, (in case related to Comparative Laws, Infringement of Copyright and Entertaining Law, 2010 to present).
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Ahmed Y. Zohny

1629 K Street N.W., Suite 300
WashingtonDC 20006


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