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Dentons Egypt LLC

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Michael Lacey

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Head of Dentons Cairo Office


Managing Partner


He is experienced in international construction projects, with a particular focus on privatizations. He has worked on many of the major BOT projects and his experience includes road, port, hospital, airport, power, bridge and airport privatizations. Michael also works with aviation, corporate, energy and environmental projects, including several major dispute adjudications for multinational clients in the areas of construction insurance, finance, warranties and procurement fraud.




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Master of European Law, Stockholm University, 1996

Juris Doctor, Saint Louis University, 1995

Bachelor of Arts (History and International Relations), University of San Diego, 1990


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Managing partner Michael Lacey, senior associate Ahmed Kamal and banking and asset finance consultant Frederique Leger at Dentons Egypt LLC frequently advise multinational lenders and borrowers including ABN Amro and Natixis. For Standard Chartered Bank, the trio handled a $60m facility agreement with Afreximbank.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Dentons Egypt LLC is known for its international standard of service for blue-chip clients such as Noble Group and Thales. Practice head Michael Lacey and senior associate Ahmed Kamal acted for Gemstar Holdings on the establishment of its Cairo office. Consultant Frederique Leger is also recommended.

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Dispute resolution: arbitration

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration

At Dentons Egypt LLC, the dispute resolution practice is led by managing partner Michael Lacey and includes experienced arbitration partner Amal Afifi Dawood. The duo acted for an overseas client in the engineering and construction sector in an ICC arbitration against an Egyptian company concerning an EPC contract.

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Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

Senior legal consultant Amal Afifi Dawood at Dentons Egypt LLC has more than 30 years' experience in civil, commercial, bankruptcy, labour and insurance law disputes. With managing partner Michael Lacey, he achieved the dismissal of an EGP12m claim against Veolia's subsidiary OTV.

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Within: Energy

Dentons Egypt LLC counts Noble Energy and Engie among its clients. For Sany Group, managing partner Michael Lacey, consultant Frederique Leger and associate Ahmed Kamal handled due diligence on three wind farm projects in Egypt, including two 50MW plants developed by Bareeq Capital.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Dentons Egypt LLC has been involved in a number of landmark new projects. The practice, which is led by managing partner Michael Lacey, counts Samsung Engineering and the Babcock & Wilcox Company among its clients. Lacey advised Engie on the development of a district cooling project for the new capital city near Cairo.

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Within: TMT

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.

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