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Ahmed Abo Zeid

Senior Fellow – Egypt

Ahmed Abo Zeid is the Vice President of the Court of Cassation, the highest appellate Court in Egypt and serves as head of the International Relations office at the Court.

About Ahmed Abo Zeid

Justice Abo Zeid has extensive experience in the fields of Criminal Justice, trial advocacy, and commercial disputes as a public prosecutor and judge. In 2006, he was appointed a chief prosecutor at the commercial division of the Court of Cassation. He holds a Bachelor of Law and LL.M. in Criminal Justice from Ain- Shams University. He received an LL.M. on Commercial Law from EL-MANSOURA University.

He is the official instructor for mediation of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative in Egypt. He leads a serious of workshops designed for Egyptian judges at the National Center for Judicial studies, in cooperation with judges and mediators from the U.S.

Judicial and Litigation Experience

  • Vice President of the Court of Cassation (2016- Present)
  • Judge at the Court of Cassation (2014-2016)
  • General Attorney, Court of Cassation (2011- 2014)
  • Chief Prosecutor, Court of Cassation (2006 – 2011)
  • Chief Magistrate, South Cairo Court of First Instance (2005 – 2006)
  • Chief Magistrate, Suez Court of First Instance (2004 – 2005)
  • Judge, Suez Court of First Instance (2001 – 2004)
  • Chief Prosecutor, Giza Public Prosecutor Office for Family Status (2000 – 2001)
  • Public Prosecutor Deputy, Nozha Public Prosecutor, East Cairo Office (1998 –2000)
  • Public Prosecutor Deputy, Nasr City Public Prosecutor, East Cairo Office (1996 –1998)
  • Public Prosecutor Deputy, Moharum Bek Public Prosecutor, East Alexandria Office (1994 1996)

Professional Activities

  • Sitting Judge at the Court of Cassation – reviews Economic and Commercial cases
  • One of the General Attorneys at the Prosecution of Court of Cassation, Commercial Division (2011)
  • Head of the International Relations office at the Court of Cassation – previously one of the founders, and a member of this office (since 2009)
  • Appointed Chief Prosecutor at the Commercial Division of the Court of Cassation (2006)
  • Judge and Chief Magistrate at the Egyptian Court of Instance for several years, before that, worked as Public Prosecutor Deputy
  • Many years of experience in the fields of criminal justice, trial advocacy and commercial disputes as a Public Prosecutor and Judge
  • Conducted research on the Egyptian Legislation in accordance with Bankruptcy Laws. This research was presented to the Faculty of Law- EL-Mansora University (2011).
  • Conducted research on the Egyptian Legislation in accordance with the new Environmental Laws. This research was presented to the National Center for
  • Criminal & Social Research (1997).
  • Conducted research on the Role of Shoura Assembly in the Egyptian Constitutional Law. This research was presented to the Faculty of Law- Ain Shams University (1994).
  • Conducted research on Terrorism in Criminal Law & its amendments. This research was presented to the Faculty of Law- Ain Shams University (1993).
ADR Achievements and Training

  • Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship (2013)
  • Mastering the Fundamentals of Mediation,” U.C Hastings CNDR Summer Legal Institute (2013)
  • Envisioning, Designing, Implementing” Court ADR, U.C Hastings CNDR, Summer Legal Institute (2013)
  • Mediating the Litigated Case, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School (2013)
  • Mediated, co-mediated and observed many cases at the LA Superior Court, Santa Monica Court, JAMS San Francesco

ADR Teaching and Mentoring

  • Justice Abo Zeid has served as a mediation trainer for the last 4 years and conducted numerous mediation trainings and workshops for Senior Judges of the Supreme Court and Lawyers at the National Center For Judicial Studies in Cairo.
  • Conducts the “Training of Trainers” programs for The Mediation Project of the ABA Initiative Role of Law, Egypt

Publications and Education

Educational Qualifications

  • Master of Laws (LL.M) in Commercial Law, EL-MANSOURA University, Egypt (2011)
  • LL.M., Ain- Shams University, Egypt (1993)
  • Bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice, Ain- Shams University, Egypt (1992)

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