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Mohamed Kamel and Rasheed Kamel at Al Kamel Law Office are specialists in energy infrastructure finance and development. They advised Bayerische Landesbank on a $200m 50MW solar power plant under Egypt’s feed-in-tariff (FiT) programme.

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International) advises a broad spectrum of project finance clients including sponsors, commercial banks, funds, export credit agencies and development finance institutions. ‘Project finance expertMohamed Ghannam advised Ethydco on a $75m loan from Afreximbank. Ziad Gadalla and Ahmed Omar are ones to watch.

Shahid Law Firm’s team is ‘one of the best’ in the market. Girgis Abd El-Shahidstands out in every way for his competence and experience’ and ‘talented partnerDonia El-Mazghouny is ‘highly knowledgeable’. Clients include Edison International and Scatec Solar.

At Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law, head of projects Mohammed Gomaa and litigator Shaaban Gaballa are highly regarded. Yasir Elakhdar is one to watch. The team advised China Fortune Land Development Co on establishing a new administrative capital in New Cairo.

At MHR & Partners in association with White & Case, Sherief Rashed and Tarek Mohanna are active in major energy and infrastructure projects. Highlights included acting for Al Nowais Investments on a 2,640MW power plant development.

Matouk Bassiouny’s Mahmoud Bassiouny is a project finance specialist who advises local and foreign lenders and sponsors on energy and transportation projects. He advised Aqualia Infraestructuras on the construction of a water desalination plant in Al Alamein.

Shalakany Law Office’s team ‘provides an excellent service and can hold its own against firms operating in Europe’. Aly El Shalakany assisted the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company with its transition into an independent system operator.

Michael Lacey heads the team at Dentons Egypt LLC, which counts Sany and First Solar Electric among its clients. Frédérique Léger has considerable project finance expertise.

At Ibrachy Legal Consultancy, banking and projects expert Sara Hinton worked with an international law firm to facilitate sovereign borrowing for the new capital project in Cairo. The team is also a leading name for energy projects.

Fatma Salah and Heba El Kady at Riad & Riad are highly active in energy projects and routinely act for developers on the fiT programme. Salah also assisted a gold mining company with concession rights and exploration agreements.

Sharkawy & Sarhan’s Ahmed El Sharkawy advised numerous international financial institutions on the development of 30 power projects as part of a first-of-its-kind solar energy park in Upper Egypt. Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa and Karim Sarhan are also noted.

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