Jacqueline Saad, who has been with Shahid Law for more than two decades and handles client relations in addition to the Firm’s daily internal affairs has been recently promoted to Executive Partner. Jacqueline advises pharmaceutical and healthcare clients on matters relating to their business, and acts for clients in the IT, industrial, and insurance sectors.
Jacqueline specializes in investment, corporate, legal due diligence, competition law, banking, intellectual property, real estate and labor matters. She also leads the pro-bono legal services of the firm; and provides extensive legal advice to the Swiss Egyptian Business Association (SEBA).
Jacqueline holds an LL.M. in International and European Law (PILC) from Vrije Universiteit Brussel with a focus on the enforcement of EC Competition Law within the EU, an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from the American University in Cairo, an LL.B. from Ain Shams University and a B.A. in Business Administration from Helwan University.
She is noted in the Legal500 as being “skillful, responsive with good business sense”.
Jacqueline is fluent in Arabic and English.
- Acted as counsel for SAIF S.p.A. on the licensing of trading charcoal in Egypt, and establishing a subsidiary for the trade, distribution and export of charcoal and related raw material.
- Assisted a major US publicly listed real estate group following the acquiring of a chain of hotels in Egypt; and handles day-to-day legal matters in relation to their business activities in Egypt.
- Acted as local counsel for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in its multi-billion dollars’ asset trading deal with Novartis, considered to have reshaped the pharmaceutical industry globally.
- Represented Yahoo! in the amicable termination of 110 employees’ employment contracts as part of Yahoo!’s ceasing its activities in Egypt.
Dispute Resolution Experience
- Provided RINA with legal advice on aspects of Egyptian law in regards to portions of the matter handled before the Italian courts concerning a complex cluster of five separate quasi-class action lawsuits with respect to the validity and enforceability of settlements.
Jacqueline published a dissertation in 2006 titled “Vicious Circle: Coptic Divorce between Positive Law and Canon Law” in partial fulfillment of her LL.M. from the American University in Cairo. Jacqueline’s research has substantially contributed to the enrichment of the existing literature on the History of Coptic Personal Status Law. She has been quoted in publications of universities such as Harvard and Berkeley; and copies of her dissertation are placed in universities in Germany and Australia.