Legal Director, Oracle | UAE
Mr. El Helaly is an Egyptian national and senior legal consel with Oracle. His main fields of specialization are corporate commercial, intellectual property, and technology transfer with a particular focus on technology-based industries. His scope of work involves counseling, licensing, enforcement and management of IP assets. Mr. El Helaly completed his general certificate of education in Science from the University of London in 1990. In 1995 he received his L.L.B. from the University of Cairo, faculty of Law, and admitted to the Egyptian Bar in since 1995. In 1998, Mr. El Helaly obtained his L.L.M with specialization in IP and technology at Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH, USA. He completed his internship at Colgate-Palmolive Trademark Department of the Global Legal Function in New York. Mr. El Helaly started his legal career as a junior associate at Baker and McKenzie Cairo office, then he was appointed as public prosecutor and assistant to the Attorney General Office. From 2000 until 2005, Mr. El Helaly was the head of the IP and licensing department at the law firm of Zaki Hashem & Partners in Cairo, Egypt. His work with the firm mainly focused on assisting the Government of Egypt (“GOE”) towards its accession to the World Trade Organization in terms of negotiating, drafting and implementing adequate intellectual property legislations. In addition, he assists the GOE in establishing a reliable intellectual property system that complies with Egypt’s international obligations and strengthens the environment for investment, trade, and innovation. His work involves the strengthening of the legal and regulatory framework for intellectual property and to promote IP-public awareness. He works extensively with Egypt’s intellectual property offices (Patent, Trademark, and Plant Variety Offices) and advising on implementation of the intellectual property system, including international best practices and successful strategies adopted by other countries. Also, he provides training of personnel who are responsible for implementation of Egypt’s intellectual property laws. Mr. El Helaly is a certified mediator for commercial and intellectual property disputes and is an active member of the Licensing Executive Society USA-Canada (“LES”), the International Association for the protection of Intellectual Property (“AIPPI”), and is an associate member of the American Bar Association for the division of Intellectual Property, Franchise and Law practice management.