Firms To Watch: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Led by Mohamed Barakat, Barakat, Maher & Partners in association with Clyde & Co is a collaboration established in February 2023, with a practice spanning capital markets, corporate and M&A, and commercial disputes.
Led by Hussein Marei and Khaled El Dardiry, Marei Fayez Dardiry & Partners continues to develop its reputation in the Egyptian legal market, acting for both local and multinational companies.
Syria-based Sultans Law has expanded into the Egyptian market, with Samer Sultan and Mohammed Abdulkuddus assisting international clients with their entry into Egypt.

Commercial, corporate and M&A in Egypt

ADSERO-Ragy Soliman & Partners

The corporate and commercial practice at ADSERO-Ragy Soliman & Partners includes specialists in the full spectrum of complex matters, including M&A, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, disposals and restructurings. Managing partner and M&A and capital markets expert Ragy Soliman co-heads the team, along with Ahmed Abdelgawad, who also brings extensive experience of high-profile private equity transactions, and Mohamed Abdelgawad, who focuses on corporate, commercial and regulatory matters. Banking and finance specialist Hossam Gramon is also a key presence.

Practice head(s):

Ragy Soliman; Ahmed Abdelgawad; Mohamed Abdelgawad

Other key lawyers:

Hossam Gramon


‘The team has diverse members who have expertise in various sectors and practices, which makes the firm capable of handling different kind of work and particularly strong in complex projects and assignments.’

‘Ragy Soliman is a great leader and both Ahmed and Mohamed Abdelgawad are very capable partners.’

‘Adsero’s M&A team are skilled in providing a legal advice to their clients that is practical. They are not the kind of team that objects to a proposal without taking any action. When they object, they make sure to come back with a balanced recommendation or a solution. So they are not really the kind of lawyers that would obstruct a deal, they always manage to find a solution.’

‘Ragy Soliman is a great lawyer. I always feel confident when I have him on my side as a legal advisor.

Work highlights

  • Advised Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, on acquiring a 34% minority stake in consumer electronics and household appliances retailer B.TECH from Africa-focused investment firm Development Partners International (DPI).
  • Advised Chimera Capital on acquiring 20% of MNT Investments B.V, MNT- Halan, Egypt’s leading and fastest-growing fintech ecosystem.
  • Advised Chimera Investment on acquiring 45% of GB Lease, a subsidiary of GB Auto, for EGP 855 MN.

Al Kamel Law Firm

Al Kamel Law Firm remains highly active across the full range of corporate matters in Egypt, including corporate governance, company formation, shareholder agreements, securities and funding arrangements. Rasheed Kamel has a proven track record of handling high-value acquisitions, while Mohamed Kamel is well regarded for his commercial law expertise. Shahira Khaled is also a key presence in the practice, having recently handled a number of complex minority stake investments.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Rasheed Kamel; Shahira Khaled

Key clients










Neveen El Tahri




Nalco Egypt

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International)

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International)’s corporate and commercial team is ‘one of the strongest in the Egyptian market’, and is active across a diverse range of key economic sectors including financial services, real estate, TMT, pharmaceuticals, construction and renewable energy. Managing partner Mohamed Ghannam and the ‘superbHani Nassef, who oversees the M&A practice, have a broad span of expertise, with public and private M&A, joint ventures, carve-outs and divestitures, and commercial contracts considered key areas of strength. Ghada El Ehwany heads the corporate and commercial offering and has a particular prowess in the healthcare and TMT sectors.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Ghannam; Hani Nassef; Ghada El Ehwany


‘The team is great at providing reliable, tailored advice, and also at seeing the bigger picture in light of instructions and also the local legislative requirements, current and future. Another great thing is that you are never left waiting if someone is absent. The team works collaboratively to ensure that there is always someone to pick up your query when your point of contact is not available.’

‘This team is one of the strongest in the Egyptian market. They provide high-quality advice and bring international expertise as well local knowledge.’

‘Hani Nassef is a superb partner and particularly strong.’

‘One of the leading M&A practices in Egypt.’

‘Hani Nassef stands out as he brings to the Egyptian market his deep experience of international law firm experience.’

‘Strong junior team, high level of responsiveness to client needs, strong knowledge of market and industry dynamics.’

Key clients

SPE Capital

Smith & Nephew FZE

Toyota Tsusho Corporation




Aibel Holding Limited

Airbnb, Inc.

Al Faisaliah Group Holding Company

Al Nouran Financial Investments Hol.

Al Rajhi International for Investments

Al-Babtain Power & Telecommunication

AlWatania Information Systems (WiSys)

Al-Watania Poultry

Amethis Fund

AMEX (Middle East) B.S.C.

Aquatherm GmbH

Arabia For Investment & Development

ArcelorMittal International FZE

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

Banque Misr SAE

Banque Du Caire

Emirates NBD

Barminco Egypt Underground Mining

Baxter International Inc.

Bechtel Limited


Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Boston Scientific Corporation

British American Tobacco Co., Egypt

Edita Food Industries SAE

Egypt Kuwait Holding Co., SAE

Fluence Corporation LLC

Fluor Corporation

H.B. Fuller Adhesives S.A.E.

Haier Appliances Group

Halliburton Overseas Ltd.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc

Iberdrola Ingenieria Y Construccion

Indorama Ventures

J.P. Morgan Trust Company (Bahamas)

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Jones Apparel Group Inc.

McKinsey & Company Inc.


Shell International Ltd.


Shibaura Machine Co., Ltd.

Shoura Chemicals

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Sinopec International Petroleum

SK Plasma Co., Ltd.

Societe Generale

Sojitz Corporation


Sovereign Fund of Egypt

Spartan Energy Partners

Special Olympics, Inc.

Spectrum Brands, Inc.

SpeedCast Limited

Spotify AB

Starbucks Corporation

STG Partners, LLC

Storytel Sweden AB

Suez Methanol Derivatives Company

Suez Water Technologies & Solution

Swvl for Smart Transport Application

Takeda Pharmaceuticals FZE

Talaat Moustafa Group Holding

Wrigley Candy Uk

Work highlights

  • Acted for Banque Misr in establishing the first REIT in Egypt, Egyptian Real Estate Fund, that aims at investing in income-generating portfolios of commercial real estate such as shopping malls, office buildings, and medical and educational centres within Greater Cairo.
  • Advised Sika AG, a Swiss specialty chemicals company, in relation to the acquisition of Master Builders Construction Chemicals (MBCC Group), a global supplier of construction chemicals, for EUR 5.3 billion.
  • Acting for Forescout Technologies on the divestment of its cybersecurity company in Egypt to Liquid Technologies.

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Described by one client as ‘the best law firm in Egypt’, Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy is consistently involved in high-value and complex corporate transactions across a broad range of sectors. Founding partner and practice co-head Omar Bassiouny is highly sought after by local and international clients to advise on public and private M&A, capital markets and private equity transactions. Co-head Tamer El Hennawy is a ‘first-class lawyer’ who regularly handles high-value acquisitions in the energy, manufacturing and real estate sectors.

Practice head(s):

Omar Bassiouny; Tamer El Hennawy


‘Best law firm in Egypt. Highly knowledgeable and engaged. They act as partners to our firm and not just service providers.’

‘Competent with extensive experience. Able to come up with good solutions.’

‘The advice and support provided to our business and group entities by Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy has been of a high quality, relevant to our requirements and more importantly helped us to make the appropriate decisions that have contributed to the success of our group entities.’

‘I would strongly recommend MBH as a trusted partner for providing expert advice and support on a wide range of legal and compliance matters. This is complemented by their wide range of services, making them highly ideal for any corporate looking to appoint a single trusted source for legal compliance expert advice and support.

‘They have exceptional lawyers and legal advisors. Tamer El Hennawy is first-class lawyer and legal advisor, having unique experience in commercial, corporate, and M&A. Very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and articulate. Very transparent and able to handle complex issues.’

‘I have been using Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy for many years, and they are by far the most reliable, efficient, and customer-focused legal firm in Egypt. They hire highly skilled lawyers, are focused on the customer’s needs, are commercially balanced, are willing to work hard to deliver on time, and deliver excellent advice and documentation.’

‘A very strong team. Outstanding partners and associates.’

Key clients

National Paints

Edita Foods


MNT Halan

Saint Gobain

Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power

GB Auto

AD Ports

Zahran Marekt

Beltone Financial Holding

Work highlights

  • Advised Agthia Group PJSC in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Abu Auf Group.
  • Advised Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for Distribution PJSC in connection with the acquisition of a 50% stake in TotalEnergies Marketing Egypt LLC.
  • Advised AD Ports Group in connection with its USD 140 million acquisition of a 70% equity stake in International Associated Cargo Carrier B.V., which wholly owns two Egypt-based maritime companies, Transmar International Shipping Company and Transcargo International S.A.E.

MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP

MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP continues to handle a steady stream of complex transactions for a diverse variety of local and global corporates, financial institutions and government entities. Said Hanafi has a proven track record in M&A and equity capital markets transactions. Tarek Mohanna brings particularly strong expertise in the energy and infrastructure sectors, while Walid El Daly’s practice focuses on capital market transactions, covering the full range of securitisations, repackaging programmes and restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Said Hanafi; Walid El Daly; Tarek Mohanna


‘Great teamwork. Deep understanding of client needs. Pragmatic with actionable recommendations.’

‘Always available. Diligent with a high level of attention to detail. Have great ownership of matters. They get stuff done.’

‘The firm has solid knowledge of the Egyptian legal market, a large network of contacts in the market and a strong commercial sense. Their international network also allows them to be able to provide advice across all jurisdictions seamlessly.’

‘Said Hanafi is very responsive, has a strong commercial sense and will fast-track appropriate solutions.’

Key clients

A15 Holding Netherlands B.V.

Gemini Global Development Egypt S.A.E

Hayah International Academy

Nilus Holdings Ltd.

Accelero Capital

Integrated Diagnostics Holdings plc

Affirma Capital and StonePine ACE Partners Limited

Mayan Ventures


Arabian Food Industries Co (Domty)

Work highlights

  • Advised private equity firm BPE Partners and Saudi businessman Abdel Moneim Al-Rashed on the complex sale of 89% of the share capital of Giza Systems S.A.E., a leading digital transformation enabler and systems integrator across the Middle East and Africa, to Solutions by STC, a subsidiary of the Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC), at a total equity valuation of US$139 million.
  • Advised Energean Oil & Gas plc, a FTSE 250 independent oil and gas exploration and production company, on its US$850 million acquisition of the upstream oil and gas business of Edison S.p.A.
  • Advised International Associated Cargo Carrier BV on its sale of a 70% stake in Transmar International Shipping SAE and Transcargo International SAE, which is a leading shipping and container-handling group in Egypt, to AD Ports.

Shahid Law Firm

Shahid Law Firm’s commercial, corporate and M&A team is made up of 'highly skilled professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise’. The team caters to a number of multinational corporations, industrial conglomerates, insurance companies, start-ups and high-net-worth individuals. Jacqueline Saad (who is admitted before the Court of Cassation) has particular strength in the pharmaceuticals, healthcare, tourism and transportation sectors. Michael Boutros has a proven track record in high-value acquisitions, restructurings and divestitures, while Rehan El-Bashary is highly regarded for cross-border transactions in the tech, e-commerce and real estate sectors.

Practice head(s):

Jacqueline Saad; Michael Boutros; Rehan El-Bashary


‘To start with, the team is very professional and capable, available immediately for all inquiries, very dedicated and committed to great service. Super knowledgeable about all commercial, financial and of course legal aspects.’

‘The team is very much up to date on all aspects of the deals we’re working on. Whenever anything is needed, one can clearly see the great communication between them as they are all up to date on whatever situation we are dealing with.’

‘At Shahid Law Firm, their unique approach to legal practice is centred on legal excellence with a personal touch. What sets the firm apart is its unwavering commitment to understanding each client’s individual needs and crafting legal solutions tailored precisely to those needs. Their partners are driven by a deep sense of empathy, thereby prioritising building lasting client relationships.’

‘The commercial, corporate and M&A team consists of highly skilled professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Each team member brings unique strengths and capabilities to the table, allowing them to provide comprehensive and tailored solutions. When compared to other firms, their practice stands out for its client-centric approach. They prioritise understanding our unique needs and goals, and they tailor their services accordingly.’

‘Jacqueline Saad is a seasoned attorney who boasts a remarkable blend of experience and expertise. Her dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes reflects her responsiveness, depth of expertise, and ability to exceed expectations.’

‘As a foreign company, we needed a significant amount of hand-holding. The team at Shahid were phenomenal throughout. Not only did they provide the essential legal advice but also provided equally essential local business intelligence and introductions.’

‘We chose Shahid not just because of the evident quality and professionalism but particularly because of the manner in which Rehan El-Bashary dealt with us.’

‘Shahid Law Firm’s commercial, corporate, and M&A practice stands out for its exceptional team and their profound capabilities. The team showcases a remarkable depth of knowledge, combined with a practical and innovative approach to legal challenges. Their ability to understand complex business needs and provide tailored legal solutions is truly commendable.

Key clients

Abbott Laboratories USA

ABC Bank



Business Boomers for E-Commerce LLC

Cairo Oils and Soap Co.

Cartona for Information Technology

Ceva Santé Animale S.A. and its Egyptian Affiliates

E-Finance for Digital and Financial Investments

Etisalat Egypt

EVER Neuro Pharma and EVER Valinject GmbH

Gemini Enterprises Africa

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Group of Companies

Hala Ventures

Johnson & Johnson

Lobby Capital L.P.

Longulf Trading UK Limited


Mine Safety Appliances

Mountain View

NI Capital

Pladis Global/Yildiz Holding

Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital

Sawari Ventures

Speakol DMCC

Total Energies



Xiaomi HK Limited

Zoetis Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Etisalat Misr in connection with the joint venture with the Sovereign Fund of Egypt.
  • Advising Lotus for Agriculture Development and Investment on the listing of its shares on the Egyptian Exchange.
  • Advising Innovative International Acquisition Corp. on its merger with Zoomcar to be publicly listed on NASDAQ.

Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm

Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm has an ‘excellent corporate team’. In addition to a steady stream of high-value M&A mandates, the team regularly assists clients with restructurings, data privacy issues, commercial contracts and disputes. Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa has a strong niche in the telecoms infrastructure sector and has handled complex transactions in this space, including joint ventures. Ahmed El Sharkawy heads the TMT offering and is well versed in M&A within the sector. Esraa Abdelmoniem, who was promoted to partner in January 2023, focuses on capital markets and M&A within the life sciences, telecoms and banking sectors.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa; Esraa Abdelmoniem; Ahmed El Sharkawy


‘Excellent corporate team. Knowledgable, reliable and commercially astute. We have come to rely on their sound and reliable legal advice in the Egyptian market.’

‘Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa is extremely sharp, reliable and commercially minded.’

‘Very knowledgeable and approchable.’

Key clients

Vodafone Group Plc

Allianz SE


Softline group

Euclid Transactional

Jahez Company for Information System Technology

European PE Fund Bridgepoint

Infinigate Holding GmbH

Growth Capital Partners

GIC Private Limited

Wren House Infrastructure Management Ltd.

OMERS Infrastructure

Viterra Limited


Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC)

Work highlights

  • Acting as Egyptian counsel to the Vodafone Group Plc in relation to the transfer of its 55% shareholding in Vodafone Egypt for Telecommunications S.A.E to Vodacom Group Limited.
  • Advising Allianz SE on the Egyptian law aspects and restructuring of its agreement with Sanlam, the largest non-banking financial services company in Africa, to combine their current and future operations across Africa.

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

The commercial and corporate practice at Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law advises on setting up local companies and the subsidiaries of international companies, as well as restructurings, splits and M&A. Managing partner and practice head Yasser Hashem is a corporate law specialist and has been heavily involved in the privatisation programme of public sector entities throughout Egypt. Capital markets and M&A expert Arig Ali has a proven track record of handling deals in the healthcare, telecoms and construction sectors, while Hossam Hafez is especially adept at advising on complex cross-border transactions. Heba El Naggar is also a significant presence, regularly assisting with acquisitions and commercial contracts.

Practice head(s):

Yasser Hashem

Other key lawyers:

Arig Ali; Hossam Hafez; Heba El Naggar


‘The team is set up in a manner which ensures that all areas of the law are covered by an expert who has the experience to advise the client professionally and holistically.

‘The team my organization works with at ZH&P (Hossam Hafez and his team) have proven to have the ability to deliver on all areas required, be flexible with timing and always go the extra mile to ensure the client’s risks are mitigated and rights protected. Irrespective of volume of work or diversity of subject matter, Hossam’s team always delivers as expected and very often well beyond expectations.’

‘They are always available, are well connected with government entities and are practical in their advice. They also have a number of dual qualified lawyers (e.g. in Egypt and the US).’

‘Yasser Hashem is an excellent lawyer, and is always available and responsive.’

‘Arig Ali is practical, engaging and responsive, with good technical understanding in the corporate/M&A space.’

‘An amazing team that is always intact and organised. They were always keeping us up to date and ready to answer any enquiries quickly and very clearly. We will definitely continue working with Zaki Hashem on many more transactions to come.’

Key clients

AAA Trade

Abdul Latif Jameel Group

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Accor Hotels

Afridi & Angell Legal Consultants

Agricultural Bank of Egypt

AgroGate-Holdings Inc.

AIG Egypt Insurance Company & AIG MEA Limited

AI Fintech Investments

Al Ghanim Group

Al Ismaelia Real Estate Investment

All for One Group SE

Al Safat Investment Company KSC

AL Sagheer Group

Algebra Ventures

Ali Pay

Alitalia– Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A



Alpla Taba Plastics SAE and Alpla for Import & Export

Alstom Egypt

Amandus Kahl

Arab Co. for Asset Management and Development

Arab Federation of Petroleum Mining & Chemical Workers

Arabia Cotton Ginning Company

Arabian Food Industries (Domty)

Assuit Entrepreneurs Association

Aswaq Misr Express for Development and Management

Atlas Copco

Attijariwafa Bank Egypt

Australian Embassy

Austrian Archaeological Institute (Austrian Embassy)

Ayady For Investment & Development

Avanz Capital Egypt for Formation and Management of Securities’ Portfolios and Investment Funds SAE

Barceló Cairo Pyramids Hotel

BASF Construction Chemicals Egypt SAE & BASF Trading Egypt SAE



BP Egypt East Delta Deep Marine

BPE Partners


Bridge Legal Group

British Embassy

Blue Aviation

British Petroleum Egypt (BP)

Bupa Egypt Insurance SAE

Buy & Go for Commercial Agencies

Canal Sugar Company

Capital Group Properties

Capstone Fund

Cargill Misr & Cargill Trading Egypt

Cegedim (Aliott)

CFA Society Egypt

China Telecom (Africa and Middle East) Limited

CIH International LLC

Citibank NV

Club Mediterranee

Commercial International Bank Egypt (CIB Egypt)

Commonwealth Wargraves

Conrad Cairo Hotel

Creative Media ventures (Ebda3)

CVentures Capital (affliate of the Commercial International Bank Egypt CIB)

DAL Group

Dahua Technology (HK) Limited Representative Office in Egypt

Damietta Furniture City

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI)

Dar Al-Handasah

Dehydro Foods SAE

Diners Club Egypt

Distribution Casino France

Domiatec Holding


Eagle Chemicals

Ebtikar Holding for Financial Investments SAE

Education Development Trust

Egyptian Cotton Hub SAE

Egypt Capital Partners

Egypt Factors

Egypt Foods SAE

Egypt Health Partners for Medical Services SAE

Egypt Learning Group for Educational Services SAE

Egypt Venture Capital Company SAE

Egypt World Trade

Egyptian Countryside Development Company

Egyptian Engineering Agencies SAE (EEA)

Egyptian Leadership Academy

Ekuity Holding

El Cairo Seamless Company

El Gezirah Hotels & Tourism Company SAE (EGHTC)

El Nasr Company for Coke and Chemicals

El Sewedy Electric

Embassy of Finland

Embassy of Switzerland

EMC Corporation (Dell)

Emerging Markets Payments Africa SAE & Network International Egypt, SAE (among other companies within the Group)

Emerson Egypt LLC


Fawry Group of Companies

FCC Aqualia, S.A.


General Electric Group

Genting Casinos

Geofizyka International MSR

Geofizyka Torun S.A.


Gold Net

Goods Mart Ltd

Grand Nile Tower

Grome Free Zone Marketing (Cairo) Ltd (GROHE)

Hebeish Group

HengShan Investment Limited

Horus Real Estate Investments Company SAE

Hyde Park Properties for Developments SAE (HPD)

I2 Itisalat

ICC Group

Iconix Luxembourg Holdings SÀRL

IEC Medical Systems SAE


Interlink Services LLC


Kamco Investment Company K.S.C

Kandil Industries

Kasrawy Group

Kerten Hospitality

Key Developments

Kimberly-Clark MENA

Klipsch Group Inc.

Le Meredien Heliopolis

Leoni AG

LG Electronics Egypt SAE

Liwwa for Trading SAE

LimeVest Partners Health Care LLC


London International Patient Services (LIPS)

Maadi Sporting and Yacht Club

Mabany Edris

Madinet Nasr for Housing and Development

Makshaff- Egypt Investment Company “Makvest”, SAE

Mayar Holding Company

Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF)

Mediterraneo Egypt

Mediterrania Capital Partners

Mena Health Partners

Mena Real Estate Investment

Merck Limited

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Middle East Communication Network – MCN

Ministry of Public Business Sector in Egypt

Misr El Nour for Marble and Mineral Industries

Misr Insurance Holding

Misr Life Insurance

Mitsubishi Corporation, Cairo Liaison Office

Mitsui & Co. Ltd.

Modern Bakeries SAE

Modern Waterproofing

Mondi Group

Mota Group

Mouwasat Medical Services

M&G Tecnosoluciones SA De Cv

Myginny Infotech

NBK Capital Partners

Neptune Energy Egypt B.V. (Previously Engie)

Niederer Kraft & Frey

NI Consumer Finance

Nile Wood SAE

Nissan Motor Egypt SAE

Noqood Finance

Norwegian Embassy in Cairo

Novartis Pharma

Novo Nordisk Egypt


Oberthur Technologies

Otis Elevators

Paste and Juice Company

Pepsi Cola Egypt

Petroleum and Energy Logistics and Services Company (Petrogistix)

Philips Egypt LLC

Pinsent Masons LLP – Transaction Network Services (TNS)

Power Sports & Fitness

President Hotel

Project Hope – Egypt

Pyravision Trading and Consultancy

Qual Pro LTD.

RAKTA (The General Company for Paper Industry)

Ras Ghareb Wind Energy


Red Bull

Red Cross International Committee

Red Sea Resort SAE

Resolute Egypt Limited

Rixos Hospitality Egypt SAE

Rocco Forte

Rofayda for Women & Child Health

Royal Group


Sanita Group

Sanofi Egypt

Savoy Sharm El Sheikh

Sawari Ventures

Securitas Egypt

Seha Scan & Lab

Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo Hotel

Sinai Cement


Smart Fintech 4U Pte. Ltd (SHAREit)

Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A

Solidere Egypt

Soltius ME – Division of YASH Technologies

Spanish Embassy

Swiss Pharma

TA Telecom

Tabuk Pharmaceuticals

Tamweely Microfinance SAE

Tanmeya Micro Enterprise Services

TBO Tek Limited

The Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Tokio Marine Egypt General Takaful SAE

Tradecorp. Egypt

Travco Propoerties

UmrahHolidays International

United Oils and Foods Co. (UNI OIL)

UPC Group

Upper Egypt Investment Company

Upstream Systems Egypt SAE

Vinmar Group

Vitas Egypt for Microfinance

VOG Consorzio delle Cooperative

Wadi Group

Wayak Pharma


Weatherford Oil Tool Middle East Ltd

Welcare Hospital SAE

William Russell


Zaldi Investments

Work highlights

  • Advising Ali Al Ghanim on acquiring 50% of Auto Mobility LLC and advising the latter in relation to automotive industry.
  • Advising the Commercial International Bank on entering into a share purchase agreement with the founding shareholders of Mayfair CIB Bank Limited to purchase the remaining stake of the bank, representing 49% of its share capital.
  • Acted as sole legal counsel for B Investments Holding SAE in relation to the investment of the Sovereign Fund of Egypt, through its healthcare and pharmaceutical sub-fund, in B Healthcare Investments SAE.

Zulficar & Partners Law Firm

The corporate group at Zulficar & Partners Law Firm is highly skilled in the fields of corporate, M&A and capital markets, and is especially strong in a number of key economic sectors, including banking, education, healthcare, renewables and real estate. Founding partner Ingy Badawy heads the corporate and M&A side of the practice, bringing a particularly solid reputation for cross-border restructurings, IPOs and private equity funding transactions, while fellow founding partner Anwar Zeidan leads the capital markets and procedures offering.

Practice head(s):

Ingy Badawy; Anwar Zeidan

Key clients

ABC Bank Egypt

Apache Corporation


Al –Ahli Bank of Kuwait Egypt

Banque Misr


Cairo for Investment & Real Estate Development

Camel Flour Mills-Moatabar Group

Cleopatra Hospitals Group

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

Credit Agricole


EFG Hermes


Fawry for Banking Technology and Electronic Payment

Guardian Egypt – Egyptian Glass S.A.E

Gourmet Egypt

Sika Egypt


The Sovereign Fund of Egypt

Taqa Arabia

Telecom Egypt

Qalaa Holding

Khaled Khoshala for Industry and Trading

Lighthouse Education Company

Work highlights

  • Advised the Sovereign Fund of Egypt on a landmark transaction covering its joint investment with B Investments and El Ezaby Pharma in EZ International.
  • Advised Sika Group on its acquisition of 50% of MBS Construction Chemicals Egypt S.A.E and 4% of MBS Construction Chemicals Trading S.A.E from United Holding Company S.A.E and Middle East Sealants & Adhesives (MESA) S.A.E (both indirect subsidiaries of Orascom Construction PLC).
  • Advised Camel Flour Mills S.A.E, a principal player in the grain milling industry, on its acquisition of Five Star Group of companies.

Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company combines ‘local expertise’ with ‘regional support’ to provide a comprehensive corporate and commercial offering, with M&A, corporate structuring, capital markets, venture capital and commercial advisory work coming within this remit. Egypt office head Ayman Nour is a ‘true leader’ and key contact within the practice, well regarded for his expertise in restructuring, governance and FDI-related matters. Senior counsel Amr Hamdy and senior associate Seifeldin Nour are also well regarded.

Practice head(s):

Ayman Nour

Other key lawyers:

Amr Hamdy; Seifeldin Nour


‘This team brings local expertise and regional support as well as excellent relations with local authorities.’

‘Ayman Nour is a true leader and has excellent relations with clients and local authorities.’

‘They are very professional, helpful and always ready to help you with anything. Also, they keep us updated and finish the work on time. We are happy to work with them.’

Key clients

EFG Hermes

The Sovereign Fund of Egypt

Standard Chartered Bank

Gems Egypt for Education Services S.A.E

Al Futtaim

The British University in Egypt (BUE)


Mubadala Energy UAE

Misr Insurance Holding Company

Didi Global

Tanmeya Capital Ventures

The Intro Group



Compass Capital

Hitachi Ltd.



Amlak Finance

Auf Egypt S.A.E

SPE Capital





Work highlights

  • Advising the sellers/sponsors on the sale of approximately 30% of the share capital of the British University in Egypt to Africainvest Fund IV, a pan-African private equity fund manager.
  • Advising the Sovereign Fund of Egypt’s healthcare and pharma subfund on the investment in a minority stake in B Healthcare Investments.
  • Advising the selling shareholders of Selah El Telmeez on the sale of 56% of the share capital of the company to Egypt Education Platform S.A.E and the Sovereign Fund of Egypt.

Alliance Law Firm - Egypt

The corporate, commercial and M&A practice at Alliance Law Firm - Egypt is well known for its capacity to handle restructurings, joint ventures, privatisations and share redemptions, as well as complex capital market transactions. Founding partner Ashraf Abou Elkheir is a key contact in a practice that has diversified its sector expertise, acting for significant clients in the industrial, insurance, fintech, manufacturing and real estate fields. Omar Farid is also a highly experienced lawyer who assists various local and multinational clients with capital markets and M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ashraf Abou Elkheir; Omar Farid

Key clients

Titan Egypt

Acrow Misr

Industrial Engineering Company For Construction And Developments Icon


Alturki Holding

Lord International


Spice Kingdom

Intercement Group

Mashreq Trading

Alsara Investment Group

Ezz Elarab Motors

Bupa Global

Lafarge Group

Kellogg’s Middle East

Ezz Steel

Seha Tech


Pirelli Egypt


Hanburg Sud Egypt & Tabadol Shipping Company


Grand Circle


Tatweer Misr

Samir And Aly

Pharma Overseas

Glint Consulting

Aura Egypt



Abco Group


Mansoura For Resins And Chemical Industries

Aboughaly Motors



Catalyst Partners

Tbs – The Bakery Shop

Work highlights

  • Advised the winning US consortium (Global Ventures Group, Oxford Capital Group, LLC and Al Otaiba Investment Company) on its negotiations with the Sovereign Fund of Egypt to develop and repurpose the Tahrir Complex.
  • Advised Amlak Finance Egypt (a group company of Amlak Finance PJSC), the leading UAE Islamic finance firm, in relation to the divestment of real estate assets for a transaction value of EGP 1.28 billion.
  • Advised Alsara Investment Group on partnering with CVC Capital Partners for the acquisition of Unilever’s tea business Ekaterra (Lipton Tea), valued at €4.5 Billion.

Dentons Egypt LLC

Utilising its extensive international network, Dentons Egypt LLC has a well-established reputation in Egypt and the broader MENA region for its corporate and M&A capabilities. The firm’s in-depth transactional expertise spans a number of key economic sectors, including energy, defence, TMT, healthcare and real estate. Debt restructuring and finance specialist Frédérique Léger leads the team alongside Ahmed Kamal, who has a proven track record of handling private, government and corporate investments.

Practice head(s):

Frédérique Léger; Ahmed Kamal

Key clients

M H Alshaya Co W L L

British Council

American Eagle Outfitters

Vitro Arquitectonico España S.L.U

Lorama Group Inc

Plasser theurer beteiligungs– und finanzierungs–AG

Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen Financial Services AG and Renault s.a.s.

Work highlights

  • Advised Sumitomo Corporation psc on its investment in Amunet Wind Power Company SAE, a 500MW onshore wind power project in the Red Sea.
  • Advising Trafagura, a Singapore-based multinational commodity trading company that trades in base metals and energy, on a legal due diligence report in connection with a potential acquisition.
  • Representing Vidriera Monterrey, S.A. de C.V, the largest glass producer in Mexico and one of the world’s largest organizations in the glass industry located in Monterrey, on the due diligence for a potential acquisition.


Levari is a ‘remarkable legal practice’ that combines ‘wide experience regionally’ with a strong track record of managing significant foreign investments and cross-border transactions. The team’s expertise covers the full spectrum of corporate and commercial areas, spanning corporate restructurings, M&A, fundraisings, joint ventures and commercial contracts. Co-founder and managing partner Sherif Hefni leads the practice alongside Mohamed Raslan, who has extensive experience in commercial law, capital markets and litigation. Senior associate Amr Hareedy continues to develop his reputation across a broad range of transactions, including strategic ventures, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Sherif Hefni; Mohamed Raslan

Other key lawyers:

Amr Hareedy


‘The team is highly professional, responsive, and helpful. What I find exceptional is their fast response with professional answers to my queries. Their wide experience regionally and internationally is another unique quality that I receive from Levari that I did not find in different firms.’

‘Fast responses with professional, valuable answers.’

‘They always manage to put the right person in place so as a client you always feel safe because they have your back. Very helpful associates and partners; they don’t only help with making the right decision, but they always try to explain and showcase all available solutions so as a client you fully understand the situation.’

‘Amr Hareedy is the best. He calls to check up if anything is needed or there is anything he can help with, even if it’s not within the scope of the matter. He makes you feel that he is always there for you. Which makes me, as a client, trust him even more and builds credibility between us.’

‘The team are well organised and they listen well.’

‘Helpful, responsive and diverse team. Aware of local, regional and global regulations and laws.’

‘Very responsive, reachable, friendly and professional.’

‘Levari is a remarkable legal practice distinguished by its unique blend of expertise and innovation. Their team’s strengths lie in their extensive legal knowledge and a collaborative approach that ensures comprehensive and effective solutions.’

Key clients



Boost Technology



Blom Bank


Elite Valet

Le Kareem

Spectrum LT





Innovate Quality Solutions

Salem Food





Impactyn BV



Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)


Migrate World

Kailo Labs/GameBall



Compete System

M&W Group for Food Production


Ten for Production

Travelstart Egypt

International Data Corporation

Azulejous y Pavimentos


Noon Academy


Andela Egypt LLC

Careem Egypt for Smart Networks




Start Egypt, powdered by Flat6Labs

StartMashreq, powdered by Flat6Labs



Iqraaly Inc.


Sudo Rox

Moove Africa

Teleindia Networks




Musala Soft


Arab Therapy


Bloomit Incorporated

Dispatch Egypt LLC

Rainmaking Innovation

Thompsons Solicitors

Smart Med Storage

Digital Marts, Inc.


Africa Innovation and Healthcare Fund VCC – AAIC

Kamco Invest




Work highlights

  • Advising Flutterwave regarding compliance with fintech regulations.
  • Assisted Careem with its restructuring process of Careem and with closing a 400 million dollar acquisition deal with E&.
  • Advising Tide Africa on the due diligence process for a target company.

Riad & Riad

Riad & Riad’s corporate and M&A team consists of specialists across a broad spectrum of areas, with high-value M&A, joint ventures, regulatory affairs, corporate governance, and commercial contracts considered to be key strengths. Fatma Salah brings strong private equity experience, while Eman Riad and Mohamed Riad have been involved in numerous cross-border M&A transactions. The practice is active in a wide variety of high-growth sectors, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals and TMT.

Practice head(s):

Fatma Salah; Eman Riad; Mohamed Riad


‘Eman Riad is very good in legal and tax matters.’

‘Very responsive and professional.’

‘High-quality and prompt responses.’

‘Very responsive and attentive to the details. They are also very helpful about extending their scope of services when required to meet the client’s need.’

Key clients

NORINCO International Cooperation Ltd

Sunshine Law Firm

GOPA Infra

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC)

Syneos Health

VFS Global Egypt

Hosoda Egypt


Tahweel Holding

CMS Law Firm Dubai

Paramount Bid

Maersk & RAED Ventures

Eni, S.P.A

ABC Bank

Haier Group



Yantian International Container Terminals

Kelloggs Tolaram Noodles Egypt

Haier Raya Electric for Manufacturing


K2 Partners IV L.P

Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars

Tolaram Singapore

Acos (Pedon SPA)

CMS Law Firm


Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation


China Railway Group Limited & AVIC International Holding Corporation

Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO)

Itochu Corporation

Beijing Emirates Construction Group BEC

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)

Indo British Garments Egypt Co.

Maersk Drilling



Fawaz Al-Hokair Group


Stepan Europe S.A.S


Legal Solutions

Work highlights

  • Advising UAE group CICLO in relation to its joint venture with Hassan Allam Group to implement a water desalination project in Egypt.
  • Advising the buyer, SPIC Huanghe Hydropower Development Co., Ltd, on the potential acquisition of a majority share in a target company that holds the development rights of 500MW PV project in Egypt.
  • Advising Chinese giant CSCEC China State Construction Engineering Corporations Ltd (CSCEC) on compliance with laws and regulations in Egypt.

Shalakany Law Office

Shalakany Law Officeprovides excellent quality commercial legal advice’ and continues to be highly sought after by first-time investors and multinational corporations, especially in the high-growth healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. Emad El Shalakany is significantly experienced in the areas of M&A, corporate reorganisations and dispute resolution. He leads the practice with Omar Sherif, who is ‘extremely experienced’, and Moataz El Mahdy, who has established a particularly strong reputation in the hotel, real estate and tourism sectors. Other notable contacts include Aly El Shalakany.

Practice head(s):

Emad El Shalakany; Moataz El Mahdy; Omar Sherif

Other key lawyers:

Aly El Shalakany


‘Omar Sherif’s team provides excellent quality commercial legal advice. I wouldn’t go to anyone else in Egypt.’

‘Omar Sherif is extremely experienced: he deftly manages European clients’ expectations (based on his experience working in private practice in London) with local knowledge.’

‘The key differentiator in today’s world is service – the Shalakany team are super efficient, keep promises and are dependable, not to mention knowledgeable.’

‘Decent, down-to-earth with no egos.’

Key clients

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)

Liquid Telecommunications Group

Soliman, Hashish & Partners

The corporate team at Soliman, Hashish & Partners is made up of ‘experts in their field’, providing comprehensive transactional advice, ‘particularly for needs arising in Middle Eastern countries’. Mohamed Hashish jointly leads the practice and has accumulated two decades of experience representing large multinationals in M&A, corporate restructuring and procurement matters. Co-head Frederic Soliman is ‘very pragmatic and hands-on’, bringing extensive contentious and advisory experience.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Hashish; Frederic Soliman


‘I have been dealing with Soliman, Hashish & Partners for many years and they have a hands-on approach and are experts in their field, providing business-oriented advice at reasonable cost. It is a mid-size law firm which in my opinion is a great advantage as you get special attention as a client.’

‘Mohamed Hashish is responsive and pragmatic and understands clients’ requirements and the Egyptian legal landscape very well.’

‘Fantastic, professional and ethical team.’

‘Mohamed Hashish has been one of the most professional individuals I have met in my career.’

‘The Soliman, Hashish & Partners team has proven to be an excellent resource for legal services – particularly for needs arising in Middle Eastern countries. Their legal advice and guidance has been top quality.’

‘Frederic Soliman is very pragmatic, hands-on, with a good network and fast execution.’

‘The team is available and provides timely responses on all business and corporate topics.’

‘Mohamed Hashish is available for phone calls and has in-depth knowledge of business law in Egypt.’

Key clients

Vicat Egypt for Cement Industry

Babcock & Wilcox







London Institute of Banking & Finance

Tencent Cloud


Work highlights

  • Acting as local legal counsel to Kellogg with respect to all legal matters in Egypt, including an ongoing major restructuring of its business in Egypt.
  • Advising PwC on the legal framework in Egypt with respect to whether compliance with certain US requirements would conflict with, and constitute a violation in respect of, Egyptian law.
  • Acting as legal counsel to Vicat Egypt for Cement Industry with respect to the tender offer on 12,393,866 shares in Sinai Cement Company and with respect to its restructuring and obtaining an exception to the mandatory public offering to purchase 21,502,347 shares in Sinai Cement Company.

ALC Alieldean Weshahi & Partners

ALC Alieldean Weshahi & Partners’ corporate and commercial team offers a ‘depth of experience and connections in the market’. Amr Namek leads the practice and is an expert in private equity and debt restructuring transactions, especially the oil and gas, transportation, agriculture, mining and financial services.

Practice head(s):

Amr Namek


‘Access, depth of experience and connections in the market are truly unique.’

‘The partners are really engaged and involved in every single detail in a deal as opposed to many other practices where partners delegate drafting and only appear when there are important issues. The clarity of advice and breadth of experience is second to none.’

Key clients

Dalla El Baraka (AMIC)

Ahly Capital Holding

AUR Capital

Ahly Capital

Ahly Pharos Investment Banking

Work highlights

  • Acted as the legal counsel to Ahly Capital, a subsidiary of National Bank of Egypt, with respect to the acquisition of Cairo West Medical Services (Nada Hospital), a state-of-the-art medical facility located in Sheikh Zayed City.
  • Represented El Sewedy Electric with respect to the acquisition of International Cables Company.
  • Acted as the legal counsel to AID, a subsidiary of National Bank of Egypt, with respect to the sale of a minority stake to Orascom Industrial Parks, a subsidiary of Orascom Industries, as part of a larger project development of a state-of-the-art industrial park in Egypt.

BonelliErede in cooperation with Bahaa-Eldin Law Office

BonelliErede in cooperation with Bahaa-Eldin Law Office provides ‘uniquely tailored’ legal advice regarding complex cross-border deals in Africa. Practice head Ziad Bahaa-Eldin has ‘unrivalled experience in the public and private sectors’, and the ‘very professional and competentMohamed El Ehwany is also a leading presence in the practice, especially for M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ziad Bahaa-Eldin

Other key lawyers:

Mohamed El Ehwany


‘Excellent legal services.’

‘Mohamed El Ehwany is very professional and competent, and always available on calls, even at the last minute. He has great negotiation and drafting skills.’

‘Mohamed El Ehwany is pleasant to work with and very responsive.’

‘As a client, I find their services to be uniquely tailored to our needs and marked by several standout qualities. What sets them apart is their exceptional commitment to client service. They consistently go above and beyond to ensure that we’re well-informed, our concerns are addressed promptly, and we feel supported throughout the legal process. One of their notable strengths is their team’s expertise in our specific area of legal needs.’

‘Needless to say, Ziad Bahaa-Eldin is very well aware of corporate law in Egypt, with unrivalled experience in the public and private sector.’

‘One of the great personal qualities of Mohamed El Ehwany is being a good listener. From our first session onwards, he provides all the space necessary to present the background of our case, most importantly without interruption.

‘The firm distinguishes itself through its proactive approach, deep understanding of the critical issues, and its ability to provide practical, actionable solutions. What sets the firm apart is the hands-on support in implementing these solutions.

‘Ziad Bahaa-Eldin is a charismatic figure; he excels in active listening and offers solutions with tact and relevance, making interactions highly productive. Mohamed El Ehwany is an outstanding jurist renowned for his corporate expertise and extensive understanding of both local laws and practices. Their combined strengths set the firm apart, ensuring that clients receive not only legal guidance but also strategic and nuanced advice tailored to the Egyptian business landscape.’

Key clients

DEME Group

Almaviva SpA

Ligabue S.p.A.

GKSD Healthcare

Azza Fahmy Jewellery


Philip Morris


SIG Combibloc Egypt



Wafa Life insurance

Egyptian IVF Centre

Work highlights

  • Advised the founders of the Azza Fahmy brand in connection with an investment by Bidayat Group.
  • Advised Almaviva regarding a transportation system project with the Egyptian Ministry of Transportation.
  • Advised GKSD in connection with a potential partnership with the Ministry of Health and Population for the management of the Sheikh Zayed specialised hospital.

Eldib & Co

Eldib & Co is ‘one of the oldest and most prestigious law firms in Egypt‘, offering a corporate practice comprised of ‘attorneys with commercial minds who tailor their services to match the business needs of their clients. Amr Eldib is a trusted advisor to multinational corporations on M&A and corporate governance matters, while Mohamed Eldib brings extensive experience in the areas of company incorporation and restructuring, contract revision and general due diligence.

Practice head(s):

Amr Eldib; Mohamed Eldib


‘They are very professional. They know what they are doing and care about their clients’ requirements.’

‘The most important point here is the good experience of the team that makes them able to solve problems and legal cases professionally.’

‘Collaborative team that always understand the situation.’

‘Eldib is one of the oldest and most prestigious law firms in Egypt. They are responsive, enthusiastic and diligent.’

‘Amr Eldib has great experience. Mohamed Eldib is keen to grow the company and make it more international.’

‘I found the team flexible and nimble. The firm has a great network of partner firms around the world that allowed us to execute a multi-jurisdictional transaction quite easily.’

‘The team was always very quick and responsive and gave me a senior client feel despite it being a small transaction. I got a lot of partner time and they were always available to me and helpful.’

‘Eldib & Co has attorneys with commercial minds who tailor their services to match the business needs of their clients.’

Key clients

Samsung Electronics Co.

Egyptian International Motors (EIM)

Egyptian International Trading & Agencies Co. (EIT)


Gold Wind

Alkan Group




Jade Textile



Arrow Foods

Work highlights

  • Advised Samsung Electronics Egypt regarding the company restructuring in Egypt.
  • Advised iNova and conducted a due diligence on the Mundipharma acquisition in Egypt.
  • Advised Odeon Tours on its company restructuring.

Hafez and Partners

Hafez and Partners has established a ‘solid, professional and knowledgeable’ corporate and commercial team, with a recognisable strength in corporate restructuring and investments. Practice head Hadir Elhakim is well known for her expertise in M&A and commercial agreements in heavily regulated industries, including telecoms, energy, infrastructure and ICT. Another key contact is Ahmed Hafez, who has negotiated a number of high-stake settlements between government authorities and large corporations.

Practice head(s):

Hadir Elhakim

Other key lawyers:

Ahmed Hafez


‘The team is solid, professional and knowledgeable about various aspects of business law, especially corporate restructuring, litigation and investment. Their ability to use English and Arabic is quite useful to foreign investors and clients.’

‘Ahmed Hafez is a leader – an expert and problem-solving professional. I enjoy working with him at strategic and tactical levels on various subjects.’

‘During my extensive interactions with this firm, the main highlight I noticed was their amazing client service. The team is extremely friendly and available and always manages to give practical solutions, keeping the client in mind. If I ever have a query, I know they’re easily available for a call with the entire team to clear any questions I may have.’

‘I had the privilege of working with Ahmed Hafez and Hadir Elhakim, and I couldn’t be more satisfied with our partnership. Their deep understanding of our business needs and their strategic guidance have been invaluable. They have consistently demonstrated exceptional expertise, professionalism and dedication in handling our legal matters.’

‘Ahmed Hafez and Hadir Elhakim are very responsive, diligent in their work, business oriented and handle complex matters and landmark projects perfectly.’

‘An excellent team.’

‘Great team players, very knowledgeable and always there. The follow up they have and the speed of work is remarkable.’

‘Great team effort. The transaction wouldn’t have gone smoothly without their professional and expert input.’

Key clients

ALSAADA for Agriculture Development & Real Estate Investment

Integrated Diagnostics Holding

Fiber Misr – Benya Capital

SMG Group

Bianchi for Tourism & Real Estate

Bunge Egypt

Cotectna Inspection Egypt

East Gas Company E.A.S.

Egyptian Company for Solid Wate Recycling (ECARU)

The World Bank

Rolls Royce Solutions GmbH

Karma Group

The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)

Elsahl Group

Elsafa Grains

Engineering Task Group (ENTAG)

SAS Middle East

Vodafone Egypt


The Sovereign Fund of Egypt

J. Walter Thompson (JWT)



Careem Deliveries



Jacob Cohen

Standard Chartered



SLR Consulting

Harren Shipping Services GmbH & Co. KG

ElManar for Investment & Development

ACIRFA Capital

Tiba Raneen for Trade and Industry

General Electric

RTP Global

Rosen Group

Edvoy Educational Services Egypt




Dietmar Gunz

Arabella Egypt for Medical Technologies LLC

Work highlights

  • Acted as local counsel for Azelis, together with DLA Piper as international counsel, on the potential acquisition of two local entities in Egypt under the Chemical Partners Group which are operating in the specialty chemicals sector.
  • Acted as local counsel for SLR Consultancy, together with DLA Piper Advisory Services Proprietary Limited, on its potential acquisition of a premier emerging market sustainability consultancy company.
  • Acted as local counsel, together with Hadef and Partners, to Benya Technologies on its joint venture with Khazna Data in the UAE, as well as advising on the local operation companies in Egypt.

Ibrachy Legal Consultancy

Jointly led by Ashraf Elibrachy and Sara Hinton, Ibrachy Legal Consultancy's corporate team is considered by its diverse client list of multinationals, investment funds, and venture capital and private equity firms to be ‘a reliable partner with diverse experience in different disciplines‘. Managing partner Mostafa Elshafei is a leading presence within the practice and specialises in M&A, capital market transactions and the provision of general corporate advice. Sara El Shaarawy is also a key contact, with strong expertise in the negotiating and drafting of civil and commercial contracts.

Practice head(s):

Ashraf Elibrachy; Sara Hinton

Other key lawyers:

Mostafa Elshafei; Sara El Shaarawy


‘The team offers high-quality services led by knowledgeable individuals in various fields and reasonable pricing. The teams are also always available and responsive to their clients’ enquiries.’

‘Sara Hinton and Sara El Shaarawy provide us with timely advice whenever needed and the quality of the advice provided is always high end.’

‘The business we entrust Ibrachy with is sensitive and needs to meet a specific closing time and the team at Ibrachy have never failed to meet the required scope/timeline.’

‘We find Ibrachy Legal Consultancy to be a reliable partner with diverse experience in different disciplines and wide range of experienced lawyers. They always make us feel that they’re giving us their full attention and make us a priority. They provide superb value for money.’

‘Mostafa Elshafei is an exceptional legal consultant. He manages to identify risks and issues from the very beginning of any engagement. He provides an exceptional customer experience.’

Key clients

Sawari Ventures North Africa Fund I Coöperatief U.A.

Dawi Holding

Dril Quip (Europe) Limited

Flat6Labs for Incubators SAE

ADVantage for Petroleum Services SAE

Oriental Weavers

Global Telecom Holding


Partech Partners

National Oilwell Varco LP

Khodeir & Partners

The ‘well-resourced, communicative and efficient’ corporate team at Khodeir & Partners handles transactions including equity capital markets matters and M&A. Managing partner Mohamed Khodeir has ‘huge experience and can lead clients safely through corporate law issues’, while Hanan El Dib provides experience of handling commercial disputes. Hani Zahran heads the corporate transactions offering and regularly provides advice to major local and international companies throughout North Africa and the Middle East.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Khodeir; Hani Zahran; Hanan El Dib


‘Mohamed Khodeir has huge experience and can lead clients safely through corporate law issues.’

‘The team is well resourced, communicative and efficient. The work on the corporate transaction they carried out for us was to a high standard and we were impressed with the speed in which they turned around their due diligence to meet tight deadlines.’

‘Hani Zahran was highly responsive throughout the transaction.’

Work highlights

  • Advised an Egyptian energy company on the subscription of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 20% of its shares with a value of USD 60,000,000, as well as on the implementation of the rights issue.
  • Advising a regional fund on the project finance to be awarded to a local Egyptian entity of in excess of US$ 300,000,000.

Marghany Advocates

Led by the vastly experienced Amir Marghany and Hend El-Hakim, who was recently promoted to partner, Marghany Advocates has a strong presence in transactional matters in Egypt, as well as a solid offering in corporate disputes. They are supported by senior associate Mahmoud Hazzaa.

Practice head(s):

Amir Marghany; Hend El-Hakim

Other key lawyers:

Mahmood Hazzaa

Key clients



Amr El Serafy


G+D Egypt


El Fath

El Coach




El Araby

Den Capital

Arizona State University

CRRC Sifnag



Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Global Conference Management (GCM)

Work highlights

  • Advised TicketsMarche on its Jordanian JV for the development and licensing of its software.
  • Advised Decathlon on corporate and compliance matters, as well as on a major toll manufacturing agreement, and licensing and permitting for all its branches in Egypt.
  • Advised GCM on the organisation and management of COP 27 and Africa Health ExCon for the second year in a row in addition to day-to-day corporate and compliance work.

MENA Associates in association with Amereller Rechtsanwälte

MENA Associates in association with Amereller Rechtsanwälte‘s team is highlighted for its ‘highly skilled lawyers‘. The experienced pairing of Khaled Ragheb and Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed oversees a particularly broad offering that spans complex areas such as M&A, cross-border joint ventures and restructurings, corporate governance and commercial agency agreements.

Practice head(s):

Khaled Ragheb; Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed


‘The team were excellent, very approachable, very speedy in their responses and knowledgeable about the local market.’

‘Mena Associates in association with Amereller Rechtsanwälte boasts an exceptional team of legal professionals who are not only highly skilled but also deeply committed to delivering exceptional service with great leadership. The team’s strengths and key capabilities are truly remarkable and set them apart from their peers.’

‘Very attentive and followed up on all the matters I had mentioned to them. I was well informed of each process that was taking place, in addition to the team helping with matters that we did not know how to navigate due to different international laws.’

‘Trust was built was due to the constant attentiveness and the team’s making us aware of matters we did not know were important.’

‘The team is knowledgeable with an excellent grasp of the intricacies of the law. They respond rapidly and clearly.’

‘A boutique law office that employs very skilled local and foreign lawyers with experience in dealing with various parties in the MENA region.’

‘The firm has people who are experienced and skilled, with knowledge not only of the local laws but also of the European and common law system. The key strength is the knowledge exchange between the team members, which makes Mena Associates different from other firms.’

Mohamed Nasser Law Firm

Working in close conjunction with its IP, tax and bankruptcy teams, Mohamed Nasser Law Firm's corporate practice assists clients with the full spectrum of transactional, governance, franchising and licensing matters. Founding and managing partner Mohamed Nasser, who specialises in high-value M&A, public and private corporate law and commercial issues, heads the practice with senior associate Eslam Magdy.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Nasser; Eslam Magdy


‘We received comprehensive information about our matter, including the expected operating costs. All our questions were answered in a short time and the answers were complete – if anything needed to be added, it was added without prolonged discussion.’

Key clients

Magnom Saudi Properties

Rawabi Holding

Rawabi for contracting and services

Pan Marine Petroleum Services

Rijk Zwaan


Rising Star LLC (Park View)


Alex Food Products Complex LLC

Alex Fish Fish Processing LLC

GWP Capital

Egyptian Swiss for the manufacture of plastics


Interior In Company


Industrial Group for Plastic Solutions and Technology SAE (DAUF)

Denkai Digital

GuldZon JSC

Equity Gold LLC


VFly Air

Work highlights

  • Advised GWP Group on an acquisition and conducted due diligence processes in this regard.
  • Advised Rising Star LLC in all matters related to the Park View project, including reviewing and drafting all commercial contracts in this respect.
  • Advised Magnom Saudi Properties regarding all corporate governance matters and drafted the required shareholder loan agreements.

Rizkana & Partners

Rizkana & Partners provides ‘broad knowledge of Egyptian commercial and corporate laws’ and caters to significant clients across a diverse range of sectors, including manufacturing, banking and finance, aviation, telecoms and construction. Managing partner Hazim Rizkana co-leads the practice and has extensive experience in high-stakes commercial and investment disputes. Founding partner and co-head Sherif El Hosseny is also a key presence, overseeing a particularly broad range of advisory work, from corporate restructurings and spin-offs to regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Hazim Rizkana; Sherif El Hosseny


‘Rizkana & Partners has broad knowledge of Egyptian commercial and corporate laws. They are able to deliver clear and practical legal advice and communicate with clients effectively. They are responsive with great attention to detail. They are able to pick up the background and relevant information quickly so as to provide the most suitable legal advice in the particular circumstance, with good commercial sense and practical mindset.’

‘Hazim Rizkana is helpful and very responsive. He is willing to listen in so as to understand more about the commercial background of a transaction and address each party’s concerns. He is able to provide professional legal services with a great personal touch. It is a real pleasure working with him.’

‘They are commercially savvy and focus on finding a viable solution to the problem.’

‘Hazim Rizkana is always sharp and gives detailed attention to the assignment.’

Shehata & Partners Law Firm

Shehata & Partners Law Firm have ‘a distinctive edge in Egypt for commercial, corporate and M&A law’, with a broad practice that ‘caters to a wide spectrum of legal needs', including advising on company incorporation, corporate governance and local regulations. Practice head Ibrahim Shehata has a proven track record of acting for major multinational companies. He is supported by senior associate Aya Rashwan.

Practice head(s):

Ibrahim Shehata


‘Shehata & Partners Law Firm has an excellent team of expert members. Each associate has managed to demonstrate their commercial expertise in the various cases in which we have sought the help of the firm.’

‘Shehata and Partners is an outstanding law firm to work with. What stands out is their teamwork.

‘Shehata & Partners have a distinctive edge in Egypt in commercial, corporate, and M&A law. Their key strengths lie in their adaptability and innovation.’

‘My experiences have been particularly enriched by Ibrahim Shehata. His acumen for understanding the intricacies of both domestic and international law is incomparable.

‘S&P demonstrate a very high level of professionalism and experience dealing with foreign investors. They know exactly what kind of help they may need and they act accordingly.’

‘Shehata & Partners caters to a wide spectrum of legal needs.’

‘High-quality legal experts. Partners are available and easy to contact. They are professional and efficient in delivering legal advice.’

‘Super friendly, responsive and they follow up. Efficient and to the point.’

Key clients

Nova Plastik



Avanz Capital







FinTech Galaxy

TSEBO Solutions

Hempel Coatings Egypt (LLC)


GazProm Bank

Numu Market




Work highlights

  • Acting for Yazaki Europe as its sole legal adviser on its multi-million-dollar private free zone project in Egypt for the creation of an automotive parts factory in which 100% of its production will be exported.
  • Advising CrossBoundary Energy on establishing a corporate entity in the Suez Canal Economic Zone.
  • Advised Nova Plastik on the main issues pertaining to its entry into the Egyptian market.