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Mohamed Kamel and Rasheed Kamel are prominent partners in the projects team at Al Kamel Law Office, which acts as local counsel to international companies such as Chevron. Highlights included advising Palm Hills Development and Rakeen Egypt for Investment on an EGP2.4bn syndicated project finance facility, as well as assisting Masdar Future Energy with establishing two renewable energy facilities with output totalling 6,000MW.

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International)understands what clients and the government require’. Mohamed Ghannam’s highlights included acting for AINowais Investments on the $4bn development of a 3,960MW coal-fired power plant. Acwa Power and Dufry Egypt are also clients. Ziad Gadalla and Ahmed Omar, who ‘brings good experience in projects’, are recommended senior associates.

Strong in finance and infrastructure deals’, Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law shows ‘unparalleled dedication’, according to one client. Of counsel Mohamed Gomaa and managing partner Yasser Hashem recently advised Engie on its EGP45m investment in renewable energy projects under the feed-in-tariff programme. Hashem also acted for Elf Energy Egypt on a new 50MW solar power plant.

Matouk Bassiouny’s Mahmoud Bassiouny is ‘a reliable partner with profound knowledge of Egyptian law and international financing structures’. He advised water processing specialist Aqualia Infraestructuras on its tender for the operation of Egypt’s largest desalination plant. Another highlight was assisting Wadi Degla Energy and MMID 50 with two separate 50MW solar power projects.

Shahid Law Firm’s highly skilled team has a strong track record in renewable energy, oil, gas and power projects. The firm advised Edison International on a joint venture agreement with Qalaa to build a combined-cycle power plant in Abu Qir. Abengoa Solar, Acciona and Canadian Solar are also clients. Girgis Abd El-Shahid and managing associate Donia El-Mazghouny are recommended.

At Shalakany Law Office, Aly El Shalakany advised Banque Misr and Arab African International Bank on restructuring the financing package of the National River Transport Nile Cargo Company. He is also advising the lenders on a 250MW BOO wind farm project in the Gulf of Suez and assisted a contractor with its role in the Dabaa nuclear power plant.

Practice head Michael Lacey’s team at Dentons Egypt LLC has strong capability in project finance through consultant Frédérique Léger.

Ibrachy & Partners’ finance expert Tarek El Gazzar advised Arab African International Bank on an EGP2.4bn syndicated loan to Palm Hills Development and Rakeen Egypt to finance real estate projects. Managing partner Ashraf Elibrachy has been advising international financial institutions on infrastructure financing transactions.

Riad & Riad advises lenders and borrowers on renewable energy, oil, gas, and infrastructure projects. Fatma Salah and Eman Riadshow great concern for the client’ and have ‘in-depth awareness of the latest rules and regulations’.

Ahmed El Sharkawy leads the team at Sharkawy & Sarhan, which has a long track record of acting for international financial institutions and government bodies on big-ticket projects. It advised CNNC China Zhongyuan Engineering Corporation on the legal framework for nuclear power projects.

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