Khaled Attia is a partner and head of dispute resolution in the Cairo Office of Al Tamimi & Co. He has over 25 years of experience in the legal field. He is a registered arbitrator in the Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). He is also a registered mediator at the Investment Dispute Resolution Center in the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones in Egypt (GAFI).
Dr. Khaled Attia has 17 years of experience in the legal field. Dr. Attia was the Executive Director of the Egyptian Competition Authority. He assumed office in January 2006 until January 2010. During such period, he handled over forty competition cases and introduced over 10 research papers explaining the terms and provisions provided for under competition law. Dr. Attia is also a Commissioner in the COMESA Competition Commission since December 2007. Dr. Attia represented Egypt in several international occasions, including the meetings of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) concerning the drafting and adoption of regional competition rules and regulations. In addition he represented Egypt in the Euro-Med meetings on Competition Law and Policy. Competition is one of the priority areas under the Euro-Mediterranean Program aiming at enhancing and promoting trade between the Common Market and the ten Mediterranean countries members of the program. Before joining ECA, from the year 2000 throughout 2006, Dr. Attia had worked as a Chief prosecutor in the Office of the Prosecutor General of Egypt, Office for International Cooperation. During that time he worked as a part time legal advisor to the Minister of Trade (2000-2004) and then to the Minister of Finance (2004-2006). As a legal advisor, he participated in drafting several laws and regulations such as special economic zones law, the promotion of small enterprises law, the competition law, amendments to investment law, amendments to capital market law, the income tax law. Dr. Attia has many publications and working papers in the academic field, such as "The Law-Making process of Economic Laws in Egypt", "Towards a Regional Competition Policy : The COMESA Experience", "Capacity Building for Effective Implementation of Competition Policy". He is also a lecturer at Law School (English Section) Ain Shams University and in Helwan University.