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Business law in Egypt

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
The Egyptian legal system is considered the most independent judicial system in the Arab world. However, the activities related to politics and national security are usually handled by special courts.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Foreign nationals can face certain difficulties during the course of their legal proceedings.
The Language of Justice
Egyptian Arabic.
Recourse to an Interpreter
It is possible to have recourse to an interpreter.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The primary source of the law is the Constitution of 1971. The legal system is highly influenced by the French law. It also has influences from the common law. In fact, Sharia is crucial to questions of civil status.
Checking National Laws Online
Egyptian laws on the Egyptian government website

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