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Al Kamel Law Office is a leading firm for telecoms matters including licensing and regulatory compliance. Mohamed Kamel, who handles high-profile arbitration matters for multinational telecoms companies, and Sayed Ammar count Telecom Italia and Mobinil among their clients. Omar Abdelsalam is another name to note.

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International) not only has a strong pedigree in the telecoms sector, but also advises technology start-ups and multinationals on areas such as financial services, electronics, pharmaceutical and retail. Hatem Soliman advised a leading online retail platform on establishing a local entity in Egypt.

Shalakany Law Office 'has strong capability in the TMT area' and played a role in drafting Egypt's telecoms regulations. Senior partner Sharif Shihata and associate Khaled Sherif advised a leading social media platform on data security matters, and assisted Sharm Dreams with its new home delivery mobile app.

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law led the development of Egypt's telecoms market in the 1990s and continues to dominate that space. The highly regarded Yasser Hashem and 'highly capable' senior associate Dina Kamel 'strike the difficult balance between deep legal technical expertise and  highly developed business acumen'. Clients include Actel Egypt, AT&T and Vodafone Egypt.

The corporate and litigation practices at Dentons Egypt LLC frequently handle regulatory and transactional matters for clients in the media and telecoms sectors. For Nokia, Michael Lacey and Amal Afifi Dawood handled a $3m dispute with an Egyptian distributor.

Marghany Advocates has a strong roster of clients in the telecoms sector and recently worked with an international law firm on a spectrum allocation survey for 5G mobile technology for a global mobile network operator. Amir Marghany and Mohga Morsy are the main contacts.

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy is 'a relatively young firm with good people and a broad TMT practice'. Corporate partner Ahmed Abd El Gawad is currently advising one of the three mobile operators in Egypt on its dealings with the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.

Shahid Law Firm advises technology and telecoms companies on corporate transactions, litigation and regulatory matters. Girgis Abd El-Shahid, Sameh Attia and international business partner Tarek Badawy are recommended. The practice handled a large defamation claim for a regional television network.

TMS Law Firm ‚Äď Taha, Moussa & Sabahi¬†is 'strong in the media sector', according to one source.¬†Ehab Taha,¬†Khaled Moussa¬†and¬†Amr El Sabahi¬†are the key contacts. The practice advised Helios Investment Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in payments service provider T-Pay.

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