Al Kamel Law Office frequently advises oil and gas companies on exploration, joint ventures, off-take agreements, disputes and new project development. Mohamed Kamel and Rasheed Kamel worked in conjunction with Mayer Brown International LLP on the development of an $11bn petrochemical project.
Energy in Egypt
Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International) continues to advise sponsors, investors, lenders, acquirers, governments and contractors on major energy projects. Leading light Mohamed Ghannam, Lamyaa Gadelhak (who handled three solar projects for Acciona Energy) and Ziad Gadalla are the key contacts.
Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy frequently handles oil & gas, power, gas pipeline, transmission and distribution projects. Head of project finance Mahmoud Bassiouny recently assisted Access Building Energy Solar One with the development of a new 50MW solar power plant. Project company ARC for Renewable Energy is also a key client.
The energy and projects practice at Shahid Law Firm focuses heavily on the development, structuring and financing of solar and wind power projects. The team acted for Scatec Solar on the development of a new solar plant. Girgis Abd El-Shahid is recommended. Donia El-Mazghouny and César R. Ternieden left the firm in 2020.
Clients of Shalakany Law Office recommend 'great communicator and strategic adviser' Aly El Shalakany and partner Mariam Fahmy for their 'sound and clear advice'. The practice acted for Arab petroleum pipelines company Sumed on major developments in the oil and gas sector. It also handled oil refinery projects for Sace and Simest.
Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law has a vastly experienced partner team in practice head Sameh Khodeir, Essam Taha and Sameh Kamal. The practice advised BNP Paribas on financing agreements with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, and assisted Engie with a wind farm project in the Gulf of Suez.
Dentons Egypt LLC
MHR & Partners in association with White & Case has built on the wider firm's 20-year experience of energy projects in Egypt and its young local office acts for high-profile clients such as Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation and Carbon Holdings. For Al Nowais Investments, Philip Stopford and Sherief Rashed handled a 2,640MW coal-fired power plant project.
At Sharkawy & Sarhan, key partner Karim Sarhan played a pivotal role in an unprecedented mandate for the firm, in which it advised 17 international financial institutions, including IFC and EBRD, on the financing of 30 solar power projects as part of the Benban renewable energy complex. EDF and KarmSolar are also among the firm's clients.
Ibrachy Legal Consultancy has a key role in major financings for energy sector projects. Ashraf Elibrachy acted for the lenders to Sonker Bunkering Company concerning the development of a gasoil, LPG and LNG storage terminal in Sokhna Port. The firm also counts a Middle Eastern oil company among its clients.
Tarek Riad – Legal Consultants and Attorneys at Law has an active oil and gas practice led by Tarek F Riad, who is a former member of the Supreme Arbitration Committee of the Ministry of Oil and Gas. The firm counts Vienco, BP, Marathon Oil, Elf Oil Deutschland and Trafigura among its clients. Energy disputes specialist Ahmed El Kosheri is also recommended.
Riad & Riad counts FAS Energy, Maersk Drilling and the energy arm of Indian conglomerate Shaprooji Pallonji among its clients. Fatma Salah assisted GS Engineering & Construction Corporation with the finance and restructuring of Egypt's largest oil refinery. The firm also handles renewable energy projects.