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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In Europe, Middle East and Africa, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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Al Kamel Law Office β€˜operates at a high level’ and recently advised on the purchase of a large stake in National Drilling Company. Rasheed Kamel is β€˜responsive and diligent’. Mohamed Kamel, Mahmoud Wahba and Shahira Khaled are also noted. Mohamed El Ehwany is now an associate at BonelliErede.

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International) stands out for its β€˜high standards and in-depth knowledge’. Mohamad Talaat, Mohamed Ghannam and Hatem Soliman are the key names. Ghannam advised Caravan Marketing Company on its EGP615m sale to NestlΓ©. Mohamed Elfar is also noted.

Ibrachy Legal Consultancy has β€˜strong business acumen’ and provides β€˜fast responses and a high quality of work’. Ashraf Elibrachy, Tarek Gadallah and energy sector specialist Sara Hinton are key names. Elibrachy advised Orascom on the sale of its MENA holdings. Alia Monieb is one to watch.

Matouk Bassiouny is β€˜a young and growing firm with many talented lawyers and a very reputable standing in the M&A market’. Team head Omar Bassiouny advised Amazon on its acquisition of Tamer El Hennawy is also noted.

Nour & Selim in association with Al Tamimi & Company is the local office of the largest law firm in the Middle East. Experienced M&A head Mohamed Gabr advised high-net-worth investors on purchasing a EGP710m stake in CI Capital. Zeinab Shohdy is also recommended.

Shahid Law Firm β€˜meets international standards and provides personalised attention that is unmatched by other local firms’. The β€˜practical and solution-oriented’ Girgis Abd El-Shahid, Nabil Rizkalla and the β€˜dedicated and thorough’ CΓ©sar Ternieden are noted.

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law’s team is β€˜among the best in the market’. Practice head Yasser Hashem recently handled a deal for Bharti International (Singapore). Hala Hashem and the β€˜responsive and dedicated’ Arig Ali are other key names. Heba El Naggar is a rising star.

Zulficar & Partners Law Firm is β€˜one of the most prestigious for international transactions’. β€˜Very responsive’ M&A head Ingy Badawy, Anwar Zeidan and Firas El Samad β€˜provide appropriate, detailed and accurate advice’. Clients include Abraaj Group.

Dentons Egypt LLC’s team includes the highly regarded Michael Lacey and Islam Maklad, who assist international businesses such as Samsung Engineering, and Sany Group with due diligence and corporate transactions.

Karim Adel Kamel at Karim Adel Law Office has more than 25 years’ experience and advises a growing list of international companies. Adel and German-qualified Christian Ule assisted Steag Energy Services with establishing local operations.

MHR & Partners in association with White & Case’s strong team includes Said Hanafi, Walid El Daly and Tarek Mohanna, who handle high-value cross-border transactions. Hanafi acted for Ades International on its $243m IPO.

Marghany Advocates β€˜provides the most effective and direct solution to any issue’. The β€˜exceptional’ Amir Marghany provides β€˜invaluable advice’ and, together with Hend El Hakim, advised Elmenus on a EGP20m investment from Algebra Ventures.

Shalakany Law Office has been kept busy handling deals in the retail and energy sectors. Emad El Shalakany, who advised El Dahan on its acquisition of Modern Engineering Company, and Aly El Shalakany have β€˜vast technical and practical knowledge’. Omar Sherif is a rising star.

At Sharkawy & Sarhan, β€˜quick response times allow for fast and smooth transactions’. Ahmed Haggag, Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa and Heba Raslan, who β€˜provide precise, practical advice’, advised Attijariwafa Bank on its acquisition of Barclays Bank Egypt.

At Alliance Law Firm - Egypt, Ahmed Hafez leads an increasingly active M&A and projects team. The group acted for Ahli United Bank on the sale of a local business to Unilever Group.

At Ibrachy & Dermarkar, Mohamed Ramadan and managing partner Bahieldin Elibrachy advise multinationals and large domestic companies on corporate matters and contracts in sectors such as automotive and pharmaceutical.

Levari in association with Pitmans LLP’s business law services handle every aspect of corporate and commercial law from incorporation to M&A, covering MBOs to franchising agreements. Sherif Hefni is a highly respected practitioner.

MM Law Firm has built up a strong following and provides β€˜an impressive overall level of service’. Mahmoud Mostafa and Mohamed Salah are β€˜extremely professional and courteous’.

Managing partner Nermien Al-Ali at NAL & Partners has a strong track record in transactions and advisory work. She assisted numerous start-ups with due diligence to attract venture capital investment.

Riad & Riad’s team is β€˜very good, quick to respond and reliable’. Fatma Salah, Eman Riad and Heba El Kady are the key lawyers. The team handled the purchase of two wind power projects in Egypt.

Soliman, Hashish & Partners’ team is β€˜highly efficient and professional – the overall service is outstanding’. It advised Alstom on the sale of assets to General Electric. Mohamed Hashish is β€˜professional and knowledgeable’ and FrΓ©dΓ©ric Soliman is β€˜an excellent lawyer’.

Sultans Law provides β€˜a very good and reliable service’. Samer Sultan and senior associate Serene Almaleh are β€˜always responsive and have good knowledge’. Sultan advised Bidco International on setting up a $50m textile manufacturing business.

TMS Law Firm – Taha, Moussa & Sabahi is a relatively new entrant in the market but fields highly experienced partners who β€˜provide tailored advice and outstanding value to clients’. Ehab Taha and Khaled Moussa advise numerous large domestic and multinational companies, investment banks and private equity managers.

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