Mohamed El Hawawy has wide litigation experience before the courts in the Middle East handling civil, commercial and criminal cases. His focus is on the shipping, insurance and aviation sectors.

Mohamed advises on both contentious and transactional shipping matters. On the contentious side he advises clients on carriage of goods by sea, ship arrests, bunkers, pollution, general average, salvage, grounding and insurance claims. His transactional shipping advice to clients covers charterparties, bills of lading, ship finance, registration, mortgage and hire purchase. Mohamed advises insurers, reinsurers and brokers on a range of insurance claims in sectors including life, property, liability, marine and energy insurance. In the aviation sector, Mohamed advises on air carriage disputes, including passenger and cargo carriage; and aircraft lease, mortgage and registration.