Environmental law

Youssry Saleh & Partners is currently serving several clients in the field of Environmental Law ‎providing consultancy on law provisions related to natural resources and their exploitation

Specialized team of environmental attorneys in Egypt ‎navigate the client through provisions of Environmental Law No. 4 of 1994 as well as Law No. 9 of the year 2009. Our vast experience ‎and connections allow us to resolve clients’ matters with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs ‎Agency (EEAA) in an efficient and effective manner.

Deep knowledge of general policies, ‎decrees and regulations applicable to the protection and promotion of the environment, ‎reviews and assessments allows Youssry Saleh Law Firm in Egypt to assist clients throughout approval ‎process for their proposed projects, obtain licenses and resolve matters evolving in the course ‎of their business activity. Specialized attorneys in Egypt deal with the matters related to hazardous ‎waste and materials, air pollution, marine environment, license and approval obtainment. In ‎addition to the focus on the Egyptian Law provisions, internationally trained attorneys hold ‎expertise in The Environmental Modification Convention, The African Convention on the ‎Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the ‎Ozone Layer, The Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, The Barcelona ‎Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution; The Brussels Convention ‎on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, The Moscow Treaty for Nuclear Weapon Tests in the ‎Atmosphere which Egypt is a signatory to.

Furthermore, in order to provide our clients with the integrated procedure and process that combines legal and technical expertise, Youssry Saleh Law Firm has partnered with a certified entity in the field of environment, established in 2010 with the aspiration to create a better engineered industrial working environment. With more than 50 years collective experience in the engineering and environmental consulting business which is designed to offer clients qualified engineering solutions

  1. Areas of Expertise:
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Studies
  • Compliance Action Plans (CAP)
  • Site Characterization
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Remediation of Contaminated Sites
  • Pollution Control Systems Design and Technical Specifications
  • Environmental Management Plans
  • Integrated Sustainable Solutions:
  • Project Management
  • Feasibility Studies and Concept selection
  • Energy Management Services
  • Energy conservation plans
  • Energy audits & performance monitoring
  • Buildings energy management systems
  • Environmental Services
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Environmental audits
  • Compliance Action Plans (CAP)
  • Remediation services
  • Clean development mechanism services
  • Environmental Management System (EMS)
  • Engineering Services
  • Engineering supervision of projects installation
  • HSE Studies (Process Safety Review, HAZID, HAZOP) Studies
  • Process, Instrumentation and Electrical Studies
  • Technical specifications assessment & benchmarking
  • Independent technical evaluations & audits simulation
  • Systems Installation verification & commissioning supervision
  • Green Buildings
  • Waste Reduction and Management
  • Alternative Energy Solutions
  • HSE Competence Development and Training


  1. Certified as House of Experience in Environmental Consultancies from the Ministry of Environment;
  2. Accredited consultant registered in the Industrial Development Authority IDA;
  3. Accredited consultant for Resources Efficiency and Cleaner Production RECP Projects from UNIDO;

Team and Experience

Founding partners and advisors have a collective experience of more than 50 years in the energy, environment and engineering sectors.

The team is comprised of engineers, engineering consultants and business professionals who with their solid technical knowledge, local and international experience create diversified knowledge base with recognized previous contributions in implementation of  Cleaner Production  Measures  and Energy Saving Programs, remediation of contaminated sites, hazardous Waste Management, Design Methodologies of Low Energy Buildings, Utilization of Agricultural Waste and Sewage, Oil and Gas Projects from Design to Operate, Industrial Projects from Design to Operate, Opportunity Identification, Assessment and Development, Feasibility and Concept Selection Studies, Project and Risk Management, HSE Competence Development and Training.

Prof. Fatheya A. Soliman

Founder and General Manager

Member of the BAT4 MED Team

Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. Besides her academic position, she has significant experience in the environmental domain through her work as a consultant and her delegation from the Faculty of Engineering to projects funded by external donors such as the USAID, the UNIDO, World Bank, and other European funding agencies. She is also an accredited consultant by the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) affiliated to the Ministry of Environmental affairs.

Her contribution was with:

  • The Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs
  • United Nations Industrial Development Program (UNIDO)
  • The Egypt National Cleaner Production (ENCPC)
  • The Life Income from Environment – the Lead Project (LIFE – Lead)
  • The Cairo Air Improvement Project (CAIP)
  • The Egyptian Pollution Abatement Project (EPAP) Dr Soliman has a vast experience in:
  • Environmental studies leading to compliance
  • Environmental impact assessment (EIA) studies and public hearing
  • Solid waste management
  • Remediation services
  • Design of pollution control equipment
  • Technical specifications  and  tender  documents  preparation  for projects in accordance with international norms (FIDIC, WORLDBANK, USAID, etc.)
  • Implementation of cleaner production measure
  • Energy saving programs and bench marking
  • Engineering supervision for projects execution

Prof. Ali Khattab

Professor of Mechanical Design and Engineering Tribology. Besides his academic position, Dr. Khattab has a renowned industrial and environmental experience in the design and specifications of the state of art pollution abatement equipment through:

  • Engineering supervision of environmental projects
  • Design & Supervision of manufacturing of pollution control systems for several industrial sectors
  • Upgrading of production facilities to attain compliance
  • Khattab has a long list of patents and publications in pollution abatement equipment.

Dr. Mohamed Merdan

Dr. Mohamed Merdan is a Lecturer at the production Engineering & Manufacturing  Technology  Department, Modern  Academy  for Engineering and Technology in El-Maadi. Since 1982 he has more than 29 years of teaching experience for the undergraduate students and postgraduate. He supervised many undergraduate projects and many master and diploma theses at the Military Technical College (M.T.C) and other universities.  He has judging a number of research papers prior to publications, sharing in the examination committees for number of M.Sc and Diploma thesis.

Dr. Merdan has good record in the industrial experience such as “Feasibility study for Al and Cu smelter – Design of a workshop to maintain and overhaul trucks and agricultural equipment for The Sixth of October Company for Agricultural Projects   – Production Manager of High Technology Production Facility – Quality Control Manager in High Technology Production Facility – Industrial Facilities Planning – Design and Layout of Secondary Lead Smelting Facility Using the State-of-the-Art Technology –  Design of Workshop to maintain and overhaul light and heavy duty trucks for Cairo Cleaning and Beautification Authority – Design and Layout of a Reinforcing Steel Mill – Evaluation of Fresh Company for Natural Juice and Jam, and United Technology and Engineering Company for Dies, Moulds and Spare Parts Design and Manufacturing – Upgrading the Production Lines of Medium Size Facilities – The design of Engineering Documents and the manufacture of a vast number of Stocked Spare Parts for the Ministry of irrigation and water resources”.

Assoc. Prof. Tamer M. Abdel Aziz

Associated Professor of Architectural Design. Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Architectural Department Besides his academic position, Dr. Abdel Aziz has a renowned experience in architectural design and master planning through a lot of projects includes:

  • Urban Expert with the Ministry of State for Environment Affairs (MSEA), to development the land (720 Feddan) on Obour/ Belbeis Road, Sharkia Governorate, for solid waste segregation and management as well as related industries management; with relocation of Traditional Charcoal Pits to apply modern available techniques for charcoal produc
  • Design of a solid waste landfill area for Qalyubia Governmen
  • Design of a solid waste landfill area for Cairo Government
  • Obour ar
  • Putting the strategic plan for waste management for Qalyubia Governmen
  • Putting the strategic plan for waste management for Red sea Governmen
  • Putting the strategic plan for waste management for South Sinai Government.
  • Putting the  strategic  plan  for  waste  management  for  ElWaddi  El  gaded Governmen
  • Planning and designing  of  700feddan,  SAMA-Elkheir  Residential  district, Faihaa Area, on New Jeddah Mecca high way, Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Full Designing Package (Architectural, Structural, Electromechanical Drawings)
  • of AZIZIA Residential, Commercial and Administrative Towers, 4 towers with
  • total Built up area 270,000m2, South Azizia Street, Mecca, KSA.
  • Full Designing Package (Architectural, Structural, Electromechanical Drawings)
  • of SEHEM Office Building, with total Built up area 25,000m2, Bathaa Koreish, Mecca, KSA.

Eng. Mohamed Sherif

Eng. Sherif is a chemical engineer graduated from faculty of engineering at Cairo University and held a diploma degree in “Design and Installation of Solar Energy System” from SOLEDA Program which funded by TEMPUS.

Eng. Sherif was involved in various trainings, workshops and scientific missions. Seemingly he was also involved in various environmental, energy and solid waste management project.

His experience includes:

  • Participating in  preparation  of  more  than  50  Environmental  Impact
    • Assessment Studies EIAs.
  • Participating in the preparation of many Environmental Registers and
    • Compliance Action Plans C
  • Working as a project coordinator and trainer in project funded by Gef which aims to develop training modules aimed at raising awareness and building capacities of Customs and other relevant officers on “hazardous chemicals and waste with special focus on Electronic waste (E-waste) and Medical waste under Stockholm, Basel, and Rotterdam conven
  • Working as project coordinator and environmental specialist in project funded by National Solid Waste Management Program NSWMP aims to prepare the Master Plan of Solid Waste Management for Qalyoubia, New- Valley, Red-Sea and South-Sinai Governorate
  • Supervising the Construction of Solid waste management factory at El Minya Governorate with capacity (300 t/day).
  • Participating in Engineering Supervision Services for the Construction of the Integrated Resource and Recovery Centre (Solid Waste Management) and Solid Waste Transfer Stati
  • Participating in engineering design of Solid waste management factory at
  • El Minya Governorate with capacity (300 t/day).
  • Supervising many environmental  designs  for  hazard  materials,  hazard waste stores.
  • Supervising many of environmental design for coal storage and handling areas.
  • Supervising the work of installation of industrial wastewater treatment plant
  • Working as Assistant Engineer for DFatheya Soliman “Project Leader” for UNIDO- IEE (Project for benchmarking of the Ceramics sector in Egypt through sector review, survey, analysis and developing Benchmarking Report of the ceramics sector in Egypt).
  • Working as Assistant Engineer for DFatheya Soliman “Project Leader” for UNIDO- IEE (Project for benchmarking of the Fertilizer sector in Egypt through sector review, survey, analysis and developing Benchmarking Report of the fertilizer sector in Egypt).

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