Nezar Raees Associates
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Mustafa El Ghonaimi
Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolutionl


Spoken and written languages:

LLB (Hons)

Year qualified:
Republic of Egypt – 1983
Areas of practice:

Commercial, civil and criminal litigation and dispute resolution; general practice including civil law, insurance law, commercial law, banking law and commercial companies law.


With over 25 years experience, Mustafa Elghonaimi has developed a broad practice covering international commercial disputes, construction and engineering disputes, banking and finance disputes and real estate disputes. Major actions that Mustafa has defended include the ongoing Blue City dispute in the Sultanate of Oman and very recently, cases involving the International Banking Corporation in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Mustafa has represented or advised private parties under a variety of arbitral rules including the ICC and UNCITRAL rules, in a range of sectors such as banking, construction and real estate.

Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Mustafa practised in the Sultanate of Oman for seven years and in the Republic of Egypt for 18 years.

Mustafa has rights of audience at the Court of Cassation, the Administrative Court and the High Constitutional Court in the Republic of Egypt.