Dr. Radwa Elsaman is an Assistant Professor of Commercial Law at Cairo University’s Faculty of Law. Dr. Elsaman’s area of research and scholarship includes Commercial and Corporate Law; International Law and Development; and Gender Equality. She is well known for her empirical analysis of controversial legal issues in these fields. Dr. Elsaman also held visiting positions at major other universities inside and outside Egypt, including including the Central European University in Budapest (2020), Boston University School of Law in the United States (2019), the UNIDROIT (International Institute for Unification of Private Law) in Italy (2018), the German University in Egypt (2018), and others. Further, Dr. Elsaman was a fellow of Kogod Business School in Washington DC (2010), and the American University’s Academy on Human Rights in Washington DC (2009).
An accomplished and well-established practitioner, Dr. Elsaman works as a senior legal advisor, legal trainer, and institutional development professional. She has been assisting governments and private sector entities with legal and institutional reform, legislative drafting, and capacity building, including the IDLO in Italy; the Agence Française de Développement in France; the European Union–Euromed Justice Project in Spain, the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internaionale Zusammenarbeit) in Germany; and the World Bank Group in Washington DC. In addition, Dr. Elsaman has represented international clients in regulatory and transactional matters through engagement with the international law firm of Dentons and DLA Piper. Currently, Dr. Elsaman is Acting as the Legal Expert for the fully-funded European Investment Bank Project promoting AlexBank's lending and advising activities in SMEs sector in Egypt. She is also contributing to the current USAID-funded Judicial Reform Project aiming to improve Economic Courts in Egypt.