Loay El-Shawarby is currently Of-Counsel with Zaki Hashem & Partners, practicing in the areas of international trade and competition laws.
In 2004-2005, Mr. El-Shawarby was a visiting fellow with the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. His research interests at CSIS focused on World Trade Organization (WTO) accession and post compliance issues for Middle Eastern countries, as well as U.S. Free Trade Agreements in the region. Mr. El-Shawarby’s earlier legal career (2000-2004) included advising on investment issues in the Middle East, contracts, and international commercial arbitration.
Mr. El-Shawarby maintains ties to the business community through serving on advisory boards and/or boards of directors and acting as angel investor through the Cairo Angels Network. Currently he sits on the board of directors of Nebras Technology, Abu Erdan Agri, and El-Shawarby Trading Company – Cairo, Egypt.