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Egypt: Banking and finance
Within Banking and finance, Shalakany Law Office is a second tier firm,
Shalakany Law Office provides ‘an excellent level of service’ and ‘deals with matters in a timely and efficient manner’. It advised African Export-Import Bank on a $500m notes issuance under its $1.5bn EMTN programme. Aly El Shalakany is ‘very responsive and understands the needs of the client’. Of counsel Amina El Oteify recently re-joined the firm having worked as an adviser to the FSA.
Egypt: Corporate and M&A
Within Corporate and M&A, Shalakany Law Office is a second tier firm,
Emad El Shalakany and Aly El Shalakany jointly head Shalakany Law Office’s M&A practice, which advised Living Social on its acquisition of GoNabit; and on National Petroleum Company’s sale of its interests under the oil concession agreement to Sea Dragon. The team is advising Siemens on its $30m acquisition of NEM’s shares.
Egypt: Dispute resolution
Within Dispute resolution, Shalakany Law Office is a first tier firm,
Shalakany Law Office’s practice is led by Khaled El Shalakany and includes senior associate Mohamed Ahmed Kamal. The firm acted for Sonut in a major dispute with Coca-Cola, which won a judgement to enforce a bottling agreement. It is representing Millennium Hotels and Resorts in two arbitrations concerning operating and management agreements regarding its hotels in Sharm El Sheikh.
Egypt: IT and telecoms
Within IT and telecoms, Shalakany Law Office is a second tier firm,
Shalakany Law Office advises telecoms clients on regulatory, commercial and financing aspects of acquisitions and projects, as well as licensing schemes. Clients include Yahoo!, Facebook, Google, AT&T, France Telecom, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, and MobiNil. IT contracts specialist Sharif Shihata, Ossama Abdel Aziz and Noha Sherif are recommended.
Egypt: Intellectual property
Within Intellectual property, Shalakany Law Office is a first tier firm,
Shalakany Law Office’s broad IP practice spans trade marks, patents and industrial designs, and copyright and software protection, litigation and unfair competition, technology transfer, franchising, and licensing. It has good working relationships with government agencies and the IP authorities, and its corporate clients include General Motors, Novartis, MobiNil, L’Oréal, Unilever, Panasonic, and the Supreme Council of Antiquities. Sharif Shihata is recommended.
Egypt: Oil and gas
Within Oil and gas, Shalakany Law Office is a first tier firm,
Shalakany Law Office is an ‘excellent firm’ and its lawyers have ‘good industry knowledge’. The team recently advised Apache on its oil concession agreements in Egypt; Naftogaz on establishing operations in Egypt; Vitol and Helios on acquiring Shell’s Egyptian midstream and downstream oil businesses; and EGAS on negotiating the concession agreement for the Jordanian gas transmission pipeline project. Aly El Shalakany ‘always meets clients’ needs’.
Egypt: Projects and infrastructure
Within Projects and infrastructure, Shalakany Law Office is a first tier firm,
Shalakany Law Office is advising Emaar Misr for Development SAE on a 20-year concession project to provide electrical power for a large real estate project in Cairo, and is assisting two consortia with the Gulf of Suez 250MW build-own-operate renewable energy project. It is also advising the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development on the Rod El Farag Axis PPP project. Department head Aly El Shalakany and senior associate Bassam Moussa are recommended.
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- Dispute resolution : Dispute resolution
- IT and telecoms : IT and telecoms
- Intellectual property : Intellectual property
- Oil and gas : Oil and gas
- Projects and infrastructure : Projects and infrastructure