An overview of Egypt’s new Sports Law

Published 09 June 2017 By: Laila El Shentenawi, Farah Ramzy, Youssef Salam

Egyptian flag on compass pointing towards sports

On 31 May 2017, law number 71 for the year 2017 promulgating the Egyptian Sports Law was issued in the Egyptian Gazette, Vol. 21 bis (b) (the “Law”).  This long awaited Law was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives. It is the first of its kind to regulate all sports related matters in Egypt, removing significant discretionary power from the Ministry of Youth and Sports (the “Ministry”) and repealing the sports related section in Law number 77 for the year 1975 and all other contradictory provisions.

This article highlights some key points introduced by the Law. Specifically, it looks at:

  • The scope of the law

  • Sports dispute resolution

  • Investing in sports services

  • Fan conduct

  • Revisions and general provisions

  • Comment

 

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Laila El Shentenawi

Laila El Shentenawi is a qualified Lawyer in Egypt and a Senior Associate at Al Tamimi in the Arbitration & Dispute Resolution team. Laila's practice focuses on international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, mediation and sports dispute resolution. Her clients include governments, regional organisations, international organisations, multi-national companies, banks, investors, international athletes and sports bodies.

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Farah Ramzy

Farah Ramzy

Farah Ramzy is an Associate at Al Tamimi & Company in Egypt with their Corporate Structuring Practice and a member of Al Tamimi’s dedicated Sports & Events Management practice. Farah has experience in inland companies and partnerships, advising clients on matters of incorporation, structuring, maintenance, and liquidation . Along with her legal career, Farah is also professional volleyball player who recently took her team to the African Championship finals.

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Youssef Sallam

Youssef Salam

Youssef Sallam is a paralegal at Al Tamimi & Company in Egypt with their Corporate Structuring Practice. Youssef focuses on incorporations onshore and offshore, company maintenance, and legal research. He also occasionally assists the Arbitration Practice as well as the Corporate Commercial Practice.

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