Form of Government: Presidential Republic
Official Language: Arabic
Currency: Egyptian pound
Time Zone: UTC +2
Santaniello & Partners in Egypt
Egypt is the most important country in North Africa. Its cities are authentic open-air museums and have ancient history and culture. Independent since 1936, Egypt suffered, over the centuries, different dominations and military occupations by foreign empires and armies, last in order of time, France of Napoleon Bonaparte and United Kingdom, which transformed the country in a British Protectorate. Even Suez Canal's construction was influenced by France and England.
For these reasons, even if Arabic is the official language of the country, English and French are spoken by many Egyptians and the legal system is inspired by modern European ones. We can describe the Egyptian Law as a civil law system, except for family matters and person's status, where some religious rules apply.
However, the last political and social events have undermined the stability of the country causing uncertainty about the safeguard of civil and political rights, the respect of trade agreements, the protection of property and more.
At Santaniello & Partners, through our main office of Giza (20 km from Cairo) and a wide network of partners in other cities across the country, we are able to offer a full support to foreigners that need legal assistance in Egypt.
Our Egyptian offices are always in contact with the Italian ones. In fact, we are very careful about the issues related to the high migration from Egypt to Europe. The presence of Egyptian citizens is very strong in many European countries. According to recent estimates, there are 326,000 Egyptians residing in Europe and Italy hosts the highest number, 90,000 (the estimates don't take into account Egyptians entered in Europe illegally).
Our services include legal assistance in all matters relating to residence permits, naturalization and citizenship, family law, child protection and criminal law. We can speak in Arabic, English, Italian and French.
Our areas of practice in Egypt:
Navigation and Transport
Trademarks, Patents and Intellectual Property
Real Estate and Construction Law
Enforcement of foreign judgments in Egypt
Arbitration and ADR
Immigration and Emigration
Residence permits in EU Countries
Santaniello & Partners
Address: El rassoole el khatemee, n. 4, Talbya & Red Sea, Hurghada, Giza, Egypt