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The firm

The Firm was established in 1990 as a high quality Law Firm specializing in various litigation and arbitration matters. In 2009, the Firm was restructured with a new vision of providing premium quality legal services to a broad base of multinational and regional clients.

As we quickly approach towards a new decade the firm looks to go beyond opening doors, by working alongside our clients to help navigate challenging markets, solve problems and implement strategies to manage risk.

These standards are seen in the many successfully completed projects, major transactions, mergers and acquisitions executed in Egypt on behalf of sellers or buyers, as well as negotiating major concession contracts ( BOT, BOO, or PPP ) on behalf of the Egyptian Government or the private sector. The Firm has also successfully reached settlements of major disputes between investors and government, as well as acting as a deal maker between different market players reaching agreements that left both sides in a win-win situation.

The Firm has created 2 new dynamic divisions to work with Tahoun law office ( All 3 now come under the corporate brand of Tahoun) to not only prevail but move ahead in the fast paced and changing demands of the modern world. Under the umbrella of Tahoun there are now 3 separate entities working independently but in a cohesive and symbiotic way, Tahoun Law Office (TLO), Tahoun Consultancy (TC) and T Smart, these three branches will continue to maintain the Firms high standards of excellence and meet with the different needs of investors, in the region.

The Firm is proud to have won various awards in Legal Services provision such as "Awarded the best Oil and Gas Firm in Egypt for the Year 2014" by "Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine" and the "Full Service Law Firm of the Year in Egypt" by "Corporate International Magazine".

Areas of practice

  • Executing license agreement by Courier Service companies (ACTED ON BEHALF OF DHL, Aramex, UPS, TNT and Middle East Courier) and Postal Authority,
  • Executing Machines acquisition agreement between Eastern Company and Philip Morris,
  • Executing IPR project finance agreements with HSBC for a facility of 10,000,000 US$ (Ten million United States Dollars),
  • Winning IPR arbitration claim versus Transocean before London Court of International Arbitration,
  • Executing Airbus Aircraft lease transaction agreements between Karthago Airlines, Nouvelair, Koral Blue and A320MSN937 Leasing Limited and PK Air finance S.a.r.l,
  • Executing and registration of Airbus Aircraft lease and sublease agreements between Celestial Aviation Trading 42 Limited, Karthago Airlines, Nouvelair and Koral Blue,
  • Executing Public Private Partnership Agreement for the New Cairo wastewater treatment plant, direct agreement and reaching successful financial closure through our managing partner who was nominated as Legal Affairs Manager of PPP Central Unit,
  • Executing Network International ( NI ) license agreement with Diners Club International in Egypt,
  • Closing successfully the transaction documents and agreement between National Processing Company ( NPC ) acquisition of 100% shares of Diners Club Egypt,
  • Executing the license agreement between Diners Club International and NI in Jordan and Lebanon,
  • Executing agency agreement between BM Egypt and J&J,
  • Executing TAQA power project agreements for the implementation of power generation plant at the Egyptian Industrial Zone,
  • Executing TAQA Joint venture agreement with Yemen Government,
  • Executing IPP Contracts for power projects in Rwanda by TAQA,
  • Executing Acquisition of Al Oyoun International hospital shares including new joint ventures,
  • Executing distribution agreement between Roche and BM Egypt,
  • Reviewing and advising on Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement and other tender documents of Abou Rawash waste water treatment plant to Kharafi International,
  • Executing Polaris International and Polaris Al-Zamil contracts with investors at Industrial Zones,
  • Executing settlements between Polaris and departing investors and IDA,
  • Executing Cairo Parking concession agreement between Cairo governorate and ECC,
  • Executing the settlement agreement for the termination of Accor hotel management agreement with owners,
  • Executing the acquisition of ElBorg Laboratory shares,
  • Finalization of the official legal English translation of the Egyptian social insurance law,
  • Executing the settlement agreement for ElHamra Terminal and pipeline in ElAlamein between Egyptian General Petroleum Company (EGPC) and IPR,
  • Primary drafter of PPP school projects agreement on behalf of the Egyptian government,
  • Restructuring Accor employment affairs in its hotels and affiliates in Egypt,
  • Executing all agreements for AJE Group (BIG COLA owner), having their successful field of business in Egypt.

Languages English

Number of lawyers20

Member Association of International Petroleum Negotiations (AIPN)
American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham)
Egyptian Private Equity Association (EPEA)
International Bar Association (IBA)
Egypt's International Economic Forum
Egyptian Bar Association
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Swiss Egyptian Business Association (SEBA)

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