Salma Abdelaziz
Senior Associate

Salma Abdelaziz is a senior associate with Meysan. She specializes in international disputes resolution, where she maintains a broad international arbitration practice, having handled cases under various institutional rules. In addition, Salma has extensive experience in the TMT industry, where she represents leading sports federations and media outlets before the COMESA Competition Commission in investigations involving the sponsorship and broadcasting of sports events within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa. Further, she actively advises multinational IT, telecommunications and pharmaceutical companies on all matters involving regulatory and licensing obligations, local and regional competition legislation, and compliance with cybersecurity and data privacy laws.

Prior to joining Meysan, Salma worked in the arbitration and TMT departments of leading Egyptian law firms. She also acted as tribunal secretary in arbitrations under the CRCICA and DIAC Rules and interned with the arbitration department of a leading Swiss firm.

Salma is recognized as a “Rising Star” in TMT in the Legal 500 (Legalease)’s 2023 edition. Further, was recognized as a “Key Lawyer” in The Legal 500 (Legalease)’s 2021 edition in the Dispute Resolution (Arbitration and Litigation categories).

Dispute Resolution
Competition & Regulatory

Ain Shams University, LLB, 2009.
Université de Fribourg, Master in International Contracts and Arbitration, 2023.

The Egyptian Bar Association, 2010



Defended the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in a precedent-setting investigation before the COMESA Competition Appeals Board; and in an ICC Emergency Arbitration under Swiss law concerning the alleged unlawful termination of a one-billion-dollar sports broadcasting and marketing contract.

Acted for a European sports marketing company before the COMESA Competition Commission with respect to its alleged breach of COMESA Competition Regulations following its execution of a multi-million-dollar sports broadcasting contract with a European-based international sports association.

Advising leading technology companies, sports federations and media outlets on matters relating to data privacy, compliance and media.

Once again, Meysan international disputes team secures closure of investigation by regional competition regulator
Once again, Meysan international dispute...
June 24, 2024

This success will ensure the uninterrupted French language broadcast of CAF tournaments on Pay-TV platforms in 13 sub-Saharan jurisdictions until 2028.  The investigation, which commenced in 2017, concluded with the COMESA Competition Commission’s recommendation that the exclusive broadcasting agreement between CAF and Canal+ be terminated at the end of 2024,… Read more

An Eye on Egypt – New Merger Control Regime Finally in Place
An Eye on Egypt – New Merger Contr...
April 8, 2024

After much anticipation, Egypt’s Prime Minister issued Decree No. 1120 of 2024 (Decree) revealing the long-awaited amendments to the Competition Act’ executive regulations (Regulations). By way of background, in December 2022, the Egyptian Competition Act underwent a major overhaul with the introduction of a pre-merger control regime that grants the… Read more

Meysan’s Cairo Office Secures Moustafa El Sirty’s Immediate Return to Squash After Overturning ITA’s Two-Year Suspension
Meysan’s Cairo Office Secures Mous...
January 15, 2024

The Cairo office of Meysan successfully represented professional squash player, Moustafa El Sirty, resulting in his return to the courts with immediate effect after the International Testing Agency (ITA) had sought to impose a two-year suspension. In January of 2023, the ITA informed El Sirty that he had triggered an… Read more

The Egyptian Competition Authority Sharpens its Teeth in Light of Government Strategy
The Egyptian Competition Authority Sharp...
December 20, 2023

The Egyptian Competition Authority (the “ECA”) has traditionally been known for its aggressive stance towards historically tolerated anti- competitive acts. To live up to its slogan, “a stronger economy…for a better life”, it recently began shifting its focus to awareness-raising (in parallel with enforcement), a much-needed step in a market… Read more

Meysan partners secures the immediate return of high-ranking Egyptian squash player and rising star to the squash courts
Meysan partners secures the immediate re...
November 2, 2023

Following an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for a prohibited substance commonly found in cough medicine, the International Testing Agency (ITA) – the entity that prosecutes doping cases for various sports federations – called for the imposition of a two-year suspension on the athlete pursuant to the WSF Anti-Doping Rules. Through… Read more

Fawry completes its internal investigation: “No financial data was leaked”
Fawry completes its internal investigati...
October 19, 2023

Earlier this month, Fawry, Egypt’s leading e-payments solutions provider found itself under heavy fire for being the subject of a cyberattack. On 8 November, Fawry denied the claims of a cyberattack and issued a statement refuting the allegations. Fawry stated that it “categorically denies all reports on social media platforms… Read more