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Alzayat Law Firm

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Alzayat Law Firm is a leading international Law firm with Swiss standards, based in Egypt for almost 20 years, working with both national and international clients, including corporations as well as individuals, our firm provides various legal services, mainly but not limited to legal situations of international nature.

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Zulficar & Partners Law Firm

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Zulficar & Partners is an international arbitration and corporate law firm based in the Nile City Building in the heart of Cairo, Egypt. It mainly specializes in arbitration; banking and project finance; construction; M&A; capital markets; energy; IT and telecoms; competition; labor; tourism and leisure; and litigation. The Firm offers a comprehensive range of legal …

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

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Practicing in Egypt since 1986, our firm is deeply committed to furthering your business interests both within the Middle East and globally. Helmy, Hamza & Partners Baker McKenzie Cairo, is one of the first established international law firms in the Egyptian legal market. Combining in-depth knowledge of local laws with the experience of a global …

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Tahoun Law Office

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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.

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Shahid Law Firm

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Shahid Law Firm was established in 1987 by Counselor Sarwat Abd El-Shahid. The Firm has rapidly grown and has become one of the leading international law firms operating in Egypt and the region.

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Eldib Advocates

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Eldib Advocates is a renowned law firm with more than 145 years of experience in the various fields of law transportation, labour and commercial law, particularly maritime law. Our team of lawyers is exceptionally capable of handling all matters related to maritime law in Egypt, with the majority of our clients being international shipping lines, …

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Legal market overview in Egypt

In spite of the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis, Egypt has proved a resilient economy in 2021, fuelled by the country’s plenty macreconomic reforms. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s announcement of the end of the state of emergency, in place since 2017, speaks of increased stability. Firms also report businesses operating at full capacity again after a big slowdown in activity at the start of the pandemic.The New Administrative Capital being built close to Cairo is symptomatic of the country’s building boom when it comes to the development of new cities, including mega-project New Alamein. Described as ‘fourth-generation cities’, these developments are part of the country’s efforts to push eco-friendliness into everyday living.Energy remains a driving sector in the market, with renewable energy projects particularly in the field of solar energy constituting a major field of investment. Green hydrogen is also an emerging area of interest in this sector. Firms speak of particularly strong movements in finance for projects that have been delayed due to the pandemic and are now increasingly being picked up again. Oil and gas as well as petrochemicals remain busy areas of work for domestic law firms.The Sovereign Sukuk Law that was passed in 2021 is aimed at diversifying the country’s sources of funding and aligns Islamic Shariah principles with the issuances of sovereign bonds. After the launch of the first of its kind in an Arab country in 2020, green bonds now constitute a firm component of many banking and finance practices.The country’s growth is forecast to rebound by about 5% in 2022, which speaks to the domestic economy’s ability to handle crises. However, it remains to be seen how slow vaccination rates and the uncertainty about the recovery of the tourism sector might come into effect in the near future.Egypt’s legal market remains stable, having stayed away from major partner moves and mergers amid the pandemic. Founded in early 2020, Khodeir & Partners continues to make a name for itself, while ADSERO-Ragy Soliman & Partners demonstrates rapid growth in several practice areas including commercial, corporate and M&A as well as banking and finance. Constituting another promising young firm on the market, Mazghouny & Co has particular strengths in projects and infrastructure and energy, being led by former Shahid Law Firm partner Donia El-Mazghouny. Al Tamimi & Company has expanded its expertise into the maritime sector by opening a new office in Port Said in early 2021. Meanwhile, longstanding firms such as Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law, Shalakany Law Office, Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy, and Shahid Law Firm remain strong players in the market.