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The firm

With the experience and capabilities of Open Chance and Andrews Kurth law firms combined, Open Chance & Associates is one of the leading law firms in Egypt. Through the two law firms’ combined capabilities, Open Chance is able to serve clients’ requirements across a range of disciplines and market sectors, allowing the firm to offer a service level previously unavailable in Egypt.

Areas of practice

Oil and gas: Open Chance collaborates with Andrews Kurth, a multi-national law firm, ‘the only law firm in Egypt with a full-size energy practice’, a premier, top-four energy firm in Houston and one of the top energy firms in the United States with five international hubs. They have Represented EP Energy in the $25m sale of its two primary onshore blocks in Egypt’s western desert.

Projects and infrastructure: The US News Best Law Firms edition has given Andrews Kurth Tier 1 rankings in energy. The firm offers developers, financial institutions, contractors and others in the renewable business some of the most sophisticated international renewable power advice available in the world. Hadir Helal has worked with Mark Thurber and Vera Rechsteiner in the development of a Power Purchase Agreement for the New and Renewable Energy Authority.

IT and communication projects: Dr Helal has extensive and deep knowledge in ICT. He has advised CIT MOBIDIV and a number of the international mobile manufacturers globally. Dr Helal also concluded the teaming agreement between Huawei Company and CIT Company. Dr Helal also advised Jeraisy Computer Services Co. on its SAR 40m project with Gematronikfor the Supply and Installation of Weather Radars system for the Saudi government.

Commercial, corporate and M&A transactions: Open Chance is a leading law firm in the corporate field in Egypt, representing a wide number of local and multinational entities in Egypt. Dr Helal Farghaly advised Namaa on its EGP 750m Deal with Al-Futtaim for building three big community centres in Egypt. Dr Helal Farghaly and Hadir Helal, have negotiated, drafted, commented on and concluded more than 700 commercial agency, distribution, alliances, franchising, licensing and business partner, agreements between Gulf and Middle Eastern companies and international companies, including, Japan, china, UK, USA, Germany, France and Italy.

Real estate and PPP projects: Open chance law firm offers a comprehensive range of real estate property-related legal services. The firm regularly provides strategic advice on complex and high value property acquisitions, sales, concessions and financing transactions.

Dr Helal Farghaly has represented Mountain View Company, a leading top real estate developer in the market, for over 10 years starting from the company’s first project in handling and concluding the full deals including land and companies acquisitions, construction agreements and units sale agreements. Dr Helal Farghaly also represented and advised its holding company, Dar El MimarGroup and all its 12 subsidiaries, working on construction, landscaping, design, hardware, marketing, facility management, food industry, and others.

The firm has negotiated, drafted and finalised the construction agreement (FIDIC agreement) made between Jeraisy Group Company in Saudi Arabia and Philipp-Holzmann for the construction of the headquarters of Jeraisy Group in Riyadh


Business mergers, acquisitions and stock market: Strong sector knowledge built up from years of working with clients across all sectors, the firm has negotiated and finalized the funding agreement and two acquisition agreements between Silk Trust Private Equity Co and RMD Trading SAE. The firm has advised and worked on several mergers and acquisitions, as well as companies splitting.

Dispute settlement; mediation, arbitration and litigation: the firm has a diverse and unique expertise in arbitration. The team of partners and associates represent global businesses on litigation, arbitration and mediation matters. The firm has represented several clients on major arbitrations cases, and were successful in obtaining arbitral awards to the benefit of clients.


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Number of lawyers 400+

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Above material supplied by Open Chance & Associates (Dr.Helal Farghaly Law Firm) in Collaboration with Andrews Kurth.

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