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Egypt

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

β€˜Ethical standards are high’ at Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law, which β€˜handles the biggest deals’. Of counsel Ragia Omran leads the banking team with oversight from leading light Ziad Bahaa El Din. Omran acted for the lenders, including Deutsche Bank, on a €2.3bn facility for Egyptian Electricity Holding Company to fund a new power plant. Managing partner Yasser Hashem advised Corporate Leasing Company Egypt on its EGP802m securitisation.

Leading individuals

Yasser Hashem - Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

Ziad Bahaa El Din - Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

Next generation lawyers

Sameh Kamal - Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law is β€˜a trustworthy partner’ and has a deep bench that includes Yasser Hashem and Hala Hashem. Arig Ali and Achraf El Chazly are also recommended and recently advised private equity firm Actis on the $350m sale of its stake in Emerging Market Payment, which included the negotiation of licensing requirements. Misr Cement Qena, Austrian company ALPLA and Beltone Financial Holding are also clients.

Leading individuals

Yasser Hashem - Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

Next generation lawyers

Heba El Naggar - Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

The dispute resolution team at Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law is β€˜prompt and detailed in its analysis’, and has β€˜some of the best arbitration lawyers in the country’; one client describes it as β€˜the best firm in litigation’. Head of litigation Youssef Abou Zeid defended The Arab Bank against an EGP630m compensation claim. Other clients include Alstom Egypt and Cargill. Omar Abou Elenain is also recommended along with β€˜excellent’ head of arbitration Mohamed Gomaa. Tewfik Shehata left to start his own firm.

Leading individuals

Youssef Abou Zeid - Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

β€˜A leading firm for collective labour agreements’, Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law is β€˜very prompt, professional and precise’. It is active in the hotel sector and represented Hilton Hotels International in dismissing a case alleging the withholding of employee remuneration. Regulatory and compliance expert Hala Hashem is a name to note along with senior partner Youssef Abou Zeid, who leads the litigation and employment teams.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law is known for its β€˜consistency in providing high-class services and sound legal advice’. Nazih Megally, whose β€˜advice reflects his experience and knowledge’, defended Vodafone Egypt in an IP contract dispute. Shaaban Gaballa is recommended for contentious matters.

Leading individuals

Nazih Megally - Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

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Oil and gas
Oil and gas - ranked: tier 1

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law has a reputation as a leader in the oil and gas space that goes back decades. Senior partner Sameh Khodeir, who β€˜has deep experience in the oil business’, and senior associate Essam Taha recently assisted Merlon Petroleum with amendments to an E&P concession agreement, to enable additional projects in the El Fayum area. They also advised HBS International Egypt on acquiring $38m worth of concessions for projects in the Western Desert.

Leading individuals

Sameh Khodeir - Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 1

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

β€˜Strong in finance and infrastructure deals’, Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law shows β€˜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.

Next generation lawyers

Yasir Elakhdar - Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

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Telecoms
Telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law has a strong track record of negotiating first-of-kind contracts in the telecoms sector. β€˜We have seen consistency of performance over many years and the most remarkable thing is the firm’s wide spectrum of knowledge’, says one client. Managing partner Yasser Hashem advised Global Peering Exchange on obtaining Egypt’s first data centre licence based on a ring redundancy dark fibre cable model.

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