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Corporate/M&A — Egypt


Baker McKenzie (Helmy, Hamza & Partners) - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Mohamad Talaat
- 5 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Heavyweight team advising on both transactional and regulatory matters. Its experienced bench offers deep knowledge of the market. Represents several notable financial institutions, as well as clients in the telecoms, pharmaceutical and energy sectors. Strong reputation for equity capital markets issuances, with significant experience handling Egyptian IPOs.

Strengths Clients value the fact that "they cover the full spectrum of activities" within this practice area. A source went on to highlight the team's "good-quality advice" and the speed of its responses.

This "well established" name is praised by a variety of commentators, who say: "They are very strong on local corporate governance."

Work highlights Assisted Domty with its EGP1.1 billion IPO on the Egyptian stock exchange.

Assisted IFC with its USD20 million acquisition of a minority stake in Hassan Allam Holding.

Significant clients Caravan Marketing Company, Egyptian Gulf Bank, Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings, Olayan Financing Company, Commercial International Bank.

Notable practitioners

The "very responsive" Mohamed Ghannam maintains his excellent reputation. Sources acclaim him as "a practical lawyer who focuses on the key issues and helps get transactions to a successful closing." Peers applaud his deep knowledge of the oil and gas sector, adding that he is "one of the best in the market in terms of his technical skills." In addition to his M&A work, he is also very well regarded for banking and finance and debt capital markets.

Sources say that Mohamad Talaat "brings a lot of experience to the table" and is "definitely an asset on any deal." He advises on a range of M&A, commercial contract and equity capital markets matters, as well as tax, competition and employment mandates. He is described as "very proactive and knowledgeable."

About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie (Helmy, Hamza & Partners))

We provide a whole range of corporate law advice, including the formation and structure of corporate entities, reorganization and merger of corporate groups, structuring the rights and obligations of shareholders and advising on various management structures
Cairo office lawyers have extensive transactional experience, we share the same high standards of quality and responsiveness, adhere to Baker McKenzie's world-class training program, and communicate and collaborate regularly across borders.
Our M&A lawyers have extensive knowledge of local regulations and transaction management procedures in a variety of deal contexts. Whether you are buying or selling, entering into a joint venture, or making a strategic investment, we approach each transaction with legal, sound and practical advice at every stage. Our M&A experience includes joint ventures, acquisitions, privatizations, divestitures, financings, mergers, reorganizations, spin-offs, strategic alliances and other business combinations. The experience of our M&A lawyers spans all aspects of these transactions, from the review of corporate, securities, environmental, intellectual property, labor and other relevant considerations to due diligence and negotiation of documentation, compliance with regulatory requirements and all other ancillary matters.


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Matouk Bassiouny - Corporate/M&A Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Omar Bassiouny and Tamer El Hennawy
- 5 partners
- 47 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Formidable market player with a stellar reputation across the commercial sphere. Recognised for its extensive resources and depth of expertise. Covers the full spectrum of corporate/M&A and capital markets work. A popular choice among regional banks and property development companies.

Strengths One client enthused: "They are our first port of call. They have the depth and the experience. On top of that they're also extremely responsive."

Observers regard it as a "top-notch firm" and "a strong competitor in the market."

Work highlights Advised United Industries for Development on its EGP330 million mandatory tender offer for the shares of MNS.

Advised NBK Capital - a subsidiary of National Bank of Kuwait - on its acquisition of Kaumeya School.

Significant clients Abraaj Group, Danone, AXA Group, Hilton, SP Capital.

Notable practitioners

John Matouk is identified as "quite an authority" on business issues in the country. He maintains an impressive market reputation and is noted for his ability to build and maintain successful client relationships.

The "very knowledgeable" Omar Bassiouny is "an excellent lawyer" who receives high praise for his commercial pragmatism. Fellow practitioners are quick to highlight his extensive experience of major Egyptian M&A deals and note him as a counterparty they are pleased to see on the other side. A co-founder of the firm, he frequently acts for major private equity houses on buyout transactions.

Mohamed Abdel Fattah heads the capital markets team and is widely recognised as "the name to go to" for this specialism. Sources note his "extensive experience with IPOs" and describe him as "extremely good at what he does."

According to a source, Tamer El Hennawy "has an unparalleled understanding of Egypt's administrative and political dynamics, making his advice highly effective." He has a wide range of experience that covers equity capital markets and M&A. He is the firm's managing partner.

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Zaki Hashem & Partners - Corporate/M&A Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Yasser Hashem
- 7 partners
- 39 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Outstanding team with a well-established profile in the market. Maintains a diverse practice, assisting with a wide range of acquisitions, IPOs and corporate reorganisations. Very experienced acting as buyer's counsel on high-value acquisitions. Sector expertise includes telecoms and oil and gas.

Strengths Commentators describe the team as "very diligent" and "very prompt with their answers."

Clients also value its "very thorough" approach and add: "They are very seasoned and very practical."

Work highlights Advised Raya Holdings on its acquisition of 19.39% of the share capital of Makaroni Polski for approximately EGP39 million.

Assisted Majid Al Futtaim Real Estate with a high-value corporate restructuring.

Significant clients Accelero, Acino Pharma, Actis, AIG Egypt.

Notable practitioners

Clients applaud managing partner Yasser Hashem as a "first-class lawyer" and "definitely a leader in the market." Sources go on to say: "He's very understated, but very effective in terms of devising and implementing a practical solution." He remains active across the M&A space and has significant experience in both regulatory and transactional matters.

About the Team (content provided by Zaki Hashem & Partners)

Matters governed by the Corporate and Commercial Law constitute one of the main practice areas of ZH&P through advising international and local clients on setting up local companies and their subsidiaries, branches and representative offices as well as on companies’ restructurings, acquisitions, splitting and mergers, etc. ZH&P caters to the different needs of each type of investor in light of the intended investment cycle or divestment strategy.

 ZH&P represents clients directly doing business in Egypt and clients acting through agency and distributorship agreements.  The Firm offers franchising, leasing, and licensing services. ZH&P established thousands of local entities under the Corporate Law, Capital Market Law, Investment Law, Banking Law, Insurance Law, etc. - some of them capitalized at billions of Egyptian Pounds. The Firm’s solid connections with all departments of the State have strengthened its position in the market and the corporate sector.

ZH&P also handles the day-to-day management of companies and maintains the legal status of its clients companies thus ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Selected examples of our clients: AIG Egypt Insurance Company, Alitalia, Alex Tire Company – Pirelli Egypt, Arab Bank, Cargill, Club Mediterranee, Commonwealth Wargraves, Carlson Wagonlit, GIZ, Electrolux, General Electric, GROHE, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Otis Elevators,  Vodafone Egypt Telecommunications - among others.

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Al Kamel Law Office - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Mohamed Kamel and Rasheed Kamel
- 2 partners
- 18 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected practice with an established roster of clients in the healthcare and financial services industries. Advises on a range of acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate governance matters. Regularly assists with cross-border mandates, notably representing clients from GCC countries.

Strengths The team earns praise for its "very rigorous and extremely hands-on" approach.

Work highlights Advised El Mansour & El Maghraby on the USD2.3 million sale of a non-controlling stake in a UAE-based company.

Assisted BSA International with the acquisition of a dairy company, including its manufacturing facilities.

Significant clients Project Taba For Packages, Digital Republic, Al Futtaim Carillion.

Notable practitioners

Rasheed Kamel remains a well-known name in the market. He is singled out by commentators as a "pragmatic, solution-oriented" adviser who "knows how to orchestrate a deal." Interviewees also applaud his responsiveness and deep knowledge of the issues that may impact a transaction.

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Ibrachy & Partners - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Ashraf Elibrachy
- 3 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Solid team advising on joint ventures and acquisitions as well as general corporate operational issues. The team also has experience advising on public procurement contracts and regulatory issues. Well placed to assist multinational corporations with transactions in the Egyptian market. Client list features well-known names from the telecoms and oil and gas industries.

Strengths This team earns recognition for its proactive approach and is described as "very knowledgeable."

Work highlights Assisted Dubai Financial Group with the EGP951 million partial sale of its shares in EFG-Hermes.

Acted for regional start-up Flat6labs regarding the shareholder agreement and licensing issues for its expansion into Bahrain.

Significant clients Philip Morris, Orascom, Global Telecom Holding, Holcibel, Oriental Weavers.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Ashraf Elibrachy regularly advises on cross-border M&A transactions. One client enthused: "He is excellent - proactive and offers impressive knowledge of investment law and how to solve problems." Peers also acknowledge him to be "a very tough negotiator."

Senior partner Sara Hinton is a respected name in Egypt, with a wide-ranging practice that covers banking and finance, corporate/M&A and capital markets. Interviewees praise her responsiveness and sensitivity to the intricacies of the local market.

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Sharkawy & Sarhan - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 29 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well versed in the M&A space, with complementary expertise in a range of other areas, including competition, tax and regulatory issues. Continues to represent a number of high-profile international clients in cross-border transactions in the oil and gas and healthcare industries.

Strengths Clients laud the team with praise, saying: "They are excellent - very responsive, very dedicated and they know the law very well."

Work highlights Advised Eni on its USD1.125 billion sale to Rosneft of a 30% participating stake in the Shorouk concession. The team also advised Eni on the approximately USD375 million sale of a 10% stake in the same concession to BP.

Assisted Nestlé with the negotiations for its acquisition of Caravan Marketing Company and Caravan Global Industries.

Significant clients Attijariwafa Bank, Adeptio AD Investments, CGN.

Notable practitioners

According to commentators, Ahmed El Sharkawy is "held in high esteem for projects work." In this field he is singled out for his expertise in renewable energy matters. He is valued highly by clients, one of whom said: "He put his finger on the points that were most important and helped us achieve what we wanted."

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Zulficar & Partners - Corporate/M&A Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly respected corporate practice with an active presence across the transactional space. Well placed to assist with a variety of matters, including corporate restructuring and acquisitions. Also noted for its expertise in equity capital markets.

Notable practitioners

Anwar Zeidan attracts a wealth of praise from commentators, who highlight his expanding market presence. Sources note that he is "very smart" and possesses significant transactional experience. He heads the firm's capital markets group.

Ingy Badawy is a "very capable" practitioner with a rising profile. She is well respected by her peers, who regard her as a "very good lawyer." Badawy heads the M&A department.

The "very prominent and brilliant" Mona Zulficar continues to be held in high esteem by the market. Her extensive experience covers the complete spectrum of transactional and regulatory issues. Sources praise her efficiency and state she is "very pleasant to deal with."

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Dentons - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 27 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Regularly advises on corporate restructuring and regulatory issues for a range of international clients. Also assists with corporate governance issues and joint venture agreements.

Work highlights Assisted Delivery Hero with its acquisition of foodpanda entities Otlob Reservation Services and Hellofood Egypt as part of the company's global acquisition of foodpanda.

Advised Crystal Lagoons on the formation of its Egyptian LLC.

Significant clients Chestnut Learning, Amazon, Esmaltes, Guangzhou Dayun Motorcycle.

Notable practitioners

Michael Lacey has an impressive breadth of experience and frequently assists with employment and tax-related issues.

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Sarie-Eldin & Partners - Legal Advisors - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Hani Sarie-Eldin
- 1 partner
- 1 other qualified lawyer

What the team is known for Established presence in the market offering advice on a wide array of corporate issues, including group restructuring and IPOs. Its diverse client base includes major players in the financial services and manufacturing industries.

Strengths Clients say: "The quality of work is very high." Sources add that the lawyers are "very available" and "very responsive."

Notable practitioners

Hani Sarie-Eldin is held in "very high regard" by a range of sources. He operates a broad corporate practice that covers inward investment, capital markets and construction. Market sources say he is "very smart" and particularly applaud his understanding of the construction sector.

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The ever-exciting and challenging corporate practice has raised special interest in the Firm. Since formation, the Firm was keen to engage seasoned counsels in the Corporate, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisition and Private Equity disciplines. Because our policy and invariable targets are to stand-out and be truly distinguished among other private practices in the Egyptian market, we immediately realized that we should be and remain in a position where we could effortlessly relate to the business and objectives of our Clients. Harboring the mind-set of a successful investment banker, furthering the “can do” attitude, while mastering the legal and regulatory framework within which we operate are the building blocks of our thriving corporate practice.

■ Advising on the regulations governing the EGP 200 billion sovereign wealth fund established by the Egyptian government represented by Ministry of Planning.


■ Advising on the incorporation of a joint venture between DP World and Suez Canal Economic Zone Authority with a value of USD 1 billion.


■ Advising on the restructuring of Thomson Reuters operations in Egypt Advising on the restructuring of Arabia Investments and Development


■ Advising on the purchase of the Omatra Group- the sole distributor of Fiat SpA and Iveco SpA products in the Middle East region- valued USD 134 million.


■ Providing legal services for Orascom Development Holding A.G on its USD 120MM capital increase. 


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Shahid Law Firm - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Nabil Rizkalla and Girgis Abd El-Shahid
- 5 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Growing profile in the market with a solid reputation for transactional work. Frequently assists with joint ventures, project acquisitions and labour-related issues.

Strengths This well-known team impresses clients, who say: "They are always willing to go the extra mile."

Clients appreciate this team's proactive approach and comment that "they are always informing us of the latest developments and changes to the local regulations."

Work highlights Assisted Louis Dreyfus Commodities with a range of matters, including structuring, licensing and employment-related issues.

Advised Abbott Laboratories on numerous regulatory compliance and labour-related issues.

Significant clients Lincoln Electric Holdings, Volaris Group, Takeda, Scatec Solar, China Ocean Shipping.

Notable practitioners

Sources say Girgis Abd El-Shahid is "highly incisive and extremely commercial," and go on to describe him as a strong technical lawyer. He advises on licensing, labour and corporate restructuring matters, in addition to M&A.

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Shalakany Law Office - Corporate/M&A Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known name with a long history in the market. Maintains a broad commercial focus acting for clients in the banking, construction and petrochemicals industries, among others. Singled out as a strong choice for high-profile Egyptian clients.

Strengths Sources report that the team has a "good name" in the local market and "punches above its weight" in relation to its size.

Notable practitioners

The "very articulate" Aly El Shalakany continues to build an impressive practice in the corporate space. Commentators state he is well versed in the complexities of M&A mandates.

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Hassouna & Abou Ali - Corporate/M&A Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A respected name in the market, recognised for its wealth of experience and long-standing relationships with notable Egyptian clients. Well regarded by fellow practitioners and noted for its emphasis on domestic matters.

Strengths Market commentators observe that the team remains prominent in the local market and that it is "very pleasant to work with them."

Notable practitioners

Ahmed Abou Ali is a key contact.

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Nour & Selim in association with Al Tamimi & Company - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Mohamed Gabr
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Continues to cement its position in the market following the acquisition of a team of lawyers from Matouk Bassiouny in 2016. Regularly engaged to assist with cross-border matters, leveraging its ongoing association with regional heavyweight Al Tamimi & Company.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's responsiveness as well as its familiarity with the challenges of cross-border transactions.

Work highlights Advised the founders of Macro Group on the sale of a stake in the business to two private equity investors.

Significant clients EFG-Hermes, Wadi Degla, Al Arafa Holding, Credence, Baraka Group.

Notable practitioners

Clients praise Mohamed Gabr's negotiation skills and ability "to draft agreements in a concise manner." Peers acknowledge his strong reputation and state: "It's a pleasure working with him."

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Eminent Practitioner

Matouk Bassiouny

From the Chambers Global guide

John Matouk is identified as "quite an authority" on business issues in the country. He maintains an impressive market reputation and is noted for his ability to build and maintain successful client relationships.

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Eminent Practitioner

Zulficar & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

The "very prominent and brilliant" Mona Zulficar continues to be held in high esteem by the market. Her extensive experience covers the complete spectrum of transactional and regulatory issues. Sources praise her efficiency and state she is "very pleasant to deal with."

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Matouk Bassiouny

From the Chambers Global guide

The "very knowledgeable" Omar Bassiouny is "an excellent lawyer" who receives high praise for his commercial pragmatism. Fellow practitioners are quick to highlight his extensive experience of major Egyptian M&A deals and note him as a counterparty they are pleased to see on the other side. A co-founder of the firm, he frequently acts for major private equity houses on buyout transactions.

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Band 1

Mohamed A Ghannam

Baker McKenzie (Helmy, Hamza & Partners)

From the Chambers Global guide

The "very responsive" Mohamed Ghannam maintains his excellent reputation. Sources acclaim him as "a practical lawyer who focuses on the key issues and helps get transactions to a successful closing." Peers applaud his deep knowledge of the oil and gas sector, adding that he is "one of the best in the market in terms of his technical skills." In addition to his M&A work, he is also very well regarded for banking and finance and debt capital markets.

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Band 1

Zaki Hashem & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients applaud managing partner Yasser Hashem as a "first-class lawyer" and "definitely a leader in the market." Sources go on to say: "He's very understated, but very effective in terms of devising and implementing a practical solution." He remains active across the M&A space and has significant experience in both regulatory and transactional matters.

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Band 2

Matouk Bassiouny

From the Chambers Global guide

According to a source, Tamer El Hennawy "has an unparalleled understanding of Egypt's administrative and political dynamics, making his advice highly effective." He has a wide range of experience that covers equity capital markets and M&A. He is the firm's managing partner.

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Ashraf H Z Elibrachy

Ibrachy & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Ashraf Elibrachy regularly advises on cross-border M&A transactions. One client enthused: "He is excellent - proactive and offers impressive knowledge of investment law and how to solve problems." Peers also acknowledge him to be "a very tough negotiator."

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Band 2

Mohamed Abdel Fattah

Matouk Bassiouny

From the Chambers Global guide

Mohamed Abdel Fattah heads the capital markets team and is widely recognised as "the name to go to" for this specialism. Sources note his "extensive experience with IPOs" and describe him as "extremely good at what he does."

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Band 2

Nour & Selim in association with Al Tamimi & Company

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients praise Mohamed Gabr's negotiation skills and ability "to draft agreements in a concise manner." Peers acknowledge his strong reputation and state: "It's a pleasure working with him."

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Band 2

Ibrachy & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior partner Sara Hinton is a respected name in Egypt, with a wide-ranging practice that covers banking and finance, corporate/M&A and capital markets. Interviewees praise her responsiveness and sensitivity to the intricacies of the local market.

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Band 2

Al Kamel Law Office

From the Chambers Global guide

Rasheed Kamel remains a well-known name in the market. He is singled out by commentators as a "pragmatic, solution-oriented" adviser who "knows how to orchestrate a deal." Interviewees also applaud his responsiveness and deep knowledge of the issues that may impact a transaction.

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Band 2

Sarie-Eldin & Partners - Legal Advisors

From the Chambers Global guide

Hani Sarie-Eldin is held in "very high regard" by a range of sources. He operates a broad corporate practice that covers inward investment, capital markets and construction. Market sources say he is "very smart" and particularly applaud his understanding of the construction sector. 

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Band 2

Zulficar & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Anwar Zeidan attracts a wealth of praise from commentators, who highlight his expanding market presence. Sources note that he is "very smart" and possesses significant transactional experience. He heads the firm's capital markets group.

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Band 3

Girgis Abd El-Shahid

Shahid Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources say Girgis Abd El-Shahid is "highly incisive and extremely commercial," and go on to describe him as a strong technical lawyer. He advises on licensing, labour and corporate restructuring matters, in addition to M&A.

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Band 3

Zulficar & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Ingy Badawy is a "very capable" practitioner with a rising profile. She is well respected by her peers, who regard her as a "very good lawyer." Badawy heads the M&A department.

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Band 3

Shalakany Law Office

From the Chambers Global guide

The "very articulate" Aly El Shalakany continues to build an impressive practice in the corporate space. Commentators state he is well versed in the complexities of M&A mandates.

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Band 3

Ahmed El Sharkawy

Sharkawy & Sarhan

From the Chambers Global guide

According to commentators, Ahmed El Sharkawy is "held in high esteem for projects work." In this field he is singled out for his expertise in renewable energy matters. He is valued highly by clients, one of whom said: "He put his finger on the points that were most important and helped us achieve what we wanted."

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MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Walid El-Daly of MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP is identified for his considerable capital markets expertise. He also demonstrates strengths across the regulatory and corporate governance spaces. Sources highlight his "very strong negotiation skills" and "good technical ability."

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Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Michael Lacey has an impressive breadth of experience and frequently assists with employment and tax-related issues.

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TMS Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Ehab Taha recently left Ibrachy & Partners to co-found TMS Law Firm. He possesses a breadth of experience across the corporate space. One peer commented: "He is an excellent lawyer. I really respect and admire him."

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Band 3

Baker McKenzie (Helmy, Hamza & Partners)

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources say that Mohamad Talaat "brings a lot of experience to the table" and is "definitely an asset on any deal." He advises on a range of M&A, commercial contract and equity capital markets matters, as well as tax, competition and employment mandates. He is described as "very proactive and knowledgeable."

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