Complementing the series of legal culture seminars founded by Faculty of Law -British University in Egypt- under the slogan (ignorance of the law is no excuse), the fourteenth legal culture seminar was hosted on Sunday 18/11/2018 at 2:00 in the afternoon under the title of “income tax law (91) for the year 2005 and Amendments” seminar was conducted by Mr. Mohamed Maher Shehata undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance - Head of Major Funders of the Liberal Professions Center for The Egyptian Tax Authority. The seminar was attended by the Faculty Dean Professor Hassan Abdul Hamid, faculty members, number of guests from different and multiple domains and faculty students.

Seeking to fulfill its vision in becoming a center of excellency and in graduating a qualified student, who’s capable to enroll into the legal market the moment s/he graduates, the Faculty is pleased to announce that it signed a new cooperation protocol with Baker McKenzie Law Firm. This cooperation protocol is a part of Faculty of Law’s strong commitment to provide its students with an excellent legal education and legal training that will give them the necessary skills and practical experience.

Baker McKenzie, founded as Baker & McKenzie in 1949, is a multinational law firm. As of August 2018, it is ranked as the second-largest international law firm in the world by headcount with 13,000 employees including 6,076 fee earners and 4,700 lawyers on a full-time equivalent basis in 78 offices across 46 countries.

Baker McKenzie’s Cairo office offers a range of legal services with a specific focus on M&A, Banking & Finance and Capital Markets. It’s ranked one of the best law firms in Egypt in these areas, and its practical, tech-savvy approach to working with clients is fundamental to its success.

With the recent rise in cross-border transactions in Africa, its Antitrust & Competition group has become even more crucial to clients as they apply for clearance for transactions across multiple jurisdictions and need help responding to dawn raids and cartel investigations

In an attempt to help students explore various opportunities, the Faculty of law at the British University in Egypt co-hosted the TEDxYouth@EBIS event in the BUE auditorium, Saturday 1st of September 2018.   This was viewed as one of the biggest summits that were facilitated by the BUE, where over 400 International High School Students from all over Egypt were gathered in a one-day event under the name of TEDxYouth@EBIS.

The TEDxYouth@EBIS is a community-driven event that attracts millions of people worldwide, where its Programme is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals. It is organized by a group of local youth volunteers. The goal is to be a catalyst to get the community talking, dreaming, and growing together.  

BUE provided all of its resources and facilities for the students and helped in obtaining the perfect environment that made them more knowledgeable and aware during the event.  

Many influencers were introduced to the students, who shared their life experiences, to show them the difference between insistence and persistence, how to face their fears and be motivated. Speakers were:   - Mahynour El Okda: Regional Trainer at Emerald Publishing
- Dr Nourhan Kandil famous blogger and nutritionist
- Mohammed Saddek: author of best –selling book and movie Hepta, Taha El Gahareeb and other books.
- Nada El Ashoumy: founder of Elite female‘s community “Miss Basket ”
- Yasmine Yousri: Cancer Survivor who became one of the most reputable entrepreneurs in the Middle East.
- Mohamed Nagy: Mental Health Awareness
- Abdelrahman Moustafa: Teleportation and how a person should use this term in his daily life
. - Maya Ashraf. - Ahmed Magdy: a famous athlete who is on a mission to revolutionize the sports' industry in Egypt as a whole through the use of technology.
- Reham Medhat: a speech about the difference between selflessness and self-lessens
- Randa Samir: the first ever gamification experience in Egypt
- Mazen Kazem: History of intelligence
- Maria Maged - Yahya Ghobashy
- Mohamed Kilany: Famous athlete the first and Arab and Egyptian amputee to get all these achievements and medals since he lost his leg in a train - accident.  

Professor Hassan Abdelhamid, Faculty of Law Dean, attended part of the event, pointing out the importance for students to develop their skills to introduce them to real life, and emphasizing to continuous support of the BUE

The Faculty of Law at the BUE hosted a workshop entitled “Legal Challenges of Blockchain” on Monday, September 24, 2018. The workshop is one of the scientific programmes  launched  by the Faculty’s Centre for Law and Emerging Technologies (CLETs) which is one of a kind in the Middle East. It aims at studying the legal issues related to emerging technologies.

In the presence of a number of notable legal and technical experts, the workshop extensively discussed the organisational and legal complications of Blockchain in Egypt as well as Cryptocurrency being one of its applications. The workshop hosted eminent public figures from the Ministry of  Finance and the Ministry of Investment, besides others working in the Financial Institutions, the Blockchain and the legal field. The opening speech and the welcome speech were delivered by the Faculty Dean and the BUE President respectively.

The workshop tackled the status quo of the legal and economic issues providing effective suggestions and solutions. Professor Hassan Abdel-Hamid, the Faculty Dean, stated that this workshop is the third one held under the auspices of the Faculty’s Centre for Law and Emerging Technologies. The Dean affirmed that technology and globalisation are the fundamental reasons behind the change of the theory of law and the traditional concepts. The workshop has been an attempt to identify the legal and economic challenges facing the current emerging technologies.   

The Faculty of Law at the British University in Egypt (“BUE”) is pleased to announce that it will sign a cooperation protocol with Sharkawy and Sarhan Law Firm on Wednesday, 18th July 2018. This cooperation protocol is a part of Faculty of Law’s strong commitment to provide its students with an excellent legal education and legal training that will give them the necessary skills and practical experience before graduation.

The protocol will see both Faculty of Law and Sharkawy and Sarhan cooperating in several areas such as providing internship opportunities at Sharkawy and Sarhan for BUE students, participation of Sharkawy and Sarhan staff in workshops and seminars held at the BUE in their areas of expertise, providing advice to Faculty of Law in relation to the latest developments in the legal market to update curriculums accordingly, and coordination in relation to different moot court activities and other activities held at the Faculty of Law. The protocol also provides for collaboration between the two institutions with regard to academic research in general.  

Sharkawy and Sarhan is one of the leading law firms in Egypt working on some of the largest and most complex transactions in the Egyptian market. They work with leading international law firms, which do not have presence in Egypt, to represent and provide legal service for clients in trans-border transactions and matters. They also act as Egyptian legal counsel to major multinational companies. Furthermore, Sharkawy and Sarhan – as part of its corporate social responsibility - is committed to help legal education in Egypt and the professional development of Egyptian students and fresh graduates.

The protocol signing ceremony  held at the BUE Campus in Sherouk City and was concluded in the Presence of the University’s President , Dean of Faculty of Law, Faculty of Law staff, along with the senior partner and associates from Sharkawy and Sarhan Law firm.