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Al Kamel Law Office’s Mohamed Kamel and Rasheed Kamel advise oil and gas companies on matters including exploration activities, disputes, joint ventures and off-take agreements. Highlights included advising on a 50MW solar development for Bayerische Landesbank. Mohamed El Ehwany is now an associate at BonelliErede.

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International) is, according to one client, ‘the best in Egypt for what it does’. Mohamed Ghannam, Ziad Gadalla and Lamyaa Gadelhak, who advised Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation on a $150m financing for Egypt General Petroleum Corporation, are noted.

Matouk Bassiouny has been highly active in the power sector. Project finance expert Mahmoud Bassiouny, who is backed by a ‘strong team of skilled associates’, advised Neptune Energy on its acquisition of Engie E&P.

At Shahid Law Firm, Girgis Abd El-Shahid, US-qualified César Ternieden and the ‘responsive and accurateDonia El-Mazghouny, who is ‘one of the best specialist partners in the energy sector’, are the key names. Clients include Vegas Oil & Gas.

Shalakany Law Office is ‘among the best in the region’. Aly El Shalakanyleads a strong team and gives excellent strategic advice in a timely manner’. The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company is a key client.

Senior partner Sameh Khodeir and head of projects Mohammed Gomaa are the key names at Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law. Gomaa advised Ras Gharib Wind Energy on a $500m build-own-operate renewable energy project. Sameh Kamal is also recommended.

At Dentons Egypt LLC, Frédérique Léger and Ahmed Kamal have notable expertise handling energy sector finance transactions. The team advised Sany Group on two 50MW wind power projects. Noble Energy is also a client.

Marghany Advocates’ team acts for clients including Enap Sipetrol and Pico Oil on upstream and downstream activities. Key contact Marwan Al Ashaal is assisting the Ministry of Petroleum with rerouting maritime pipelines.

Sharkawy & Sarhan is ‘a good boutique law firm that provides practical advice and makes deals happen’. Practice head Karim Sarhan advised Eni on selling a stake in the Shorouk Concession, where the Zohr gas field is located.

The team at Ibrachy Legal Consultancy advised the lenders on the development of an LNG storage terminal, and assisted a supplier to the energy industry with establishing its operations in Egypt. Banking and projects expert Sara Hinton is the key name.

Kosheri, Rashed & Riad’s oil and gas clients include leading names such as BP and Marathon Oil. Tarek Riad leads a small but highly competent team that includes energy disputes specialist Ahmed El-Kosheri.

Riad & Riad’s Fatma Salah has a growing roster of clients in the energy sector; she advised developer FAS Energy on power purchase agreements for the feed-in-tariff project in Benban.

Mohamed Hashish at Soliman, Hashish & Partners advised the Egyptian government on the review of its mineral resources law, and assisted Ansan Wikfs with production sharing agreements.

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