Hall Of Fame

Projects and infrastructure in Egypt

Al Kamel Law Firm

Al Kamel Law Firm has extensive experience in acting for major oil and gas companies throughout Egypt and the broader MENA region on a broad range of complex matters, including disputes, exploration activities, concession agreements and the establishment of pipeline facilities. Project finance remains a core pillar of strength for the team, which is led by the duo of Mohamed Kamel and Rasheed Kamel; both practitioners are active in advising international banks on the financing of major construction and petrochemical projects. Shahira Khaled is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Rasheed Kamel

Other key lawyers:

Shahira Khaled

Key clients

International Finance Corporation

Infinity Group

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

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International)' team is well versed in advising public authorities, lenders and financial institutions on a wide spectrum of complex and high value transactions in the Egyptian market. Key areas of instruction for the group include project development and financing, energy, mining, infrastructure and renewables projects. Mohamed Ghannam has been kept busy handling matters involving the development and financing of major solar, wind and electricity projects; he co-heads the practice with Lamyaa Gadelhak, who has extensive experience in assisting with energy, mining and infrastructure projects. Mohamed Elharmy and Ghada El Ghairb are key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Ghannam; Lamyaa Gadelhak

Other key lawyers:

Mohamed Elharmy; Ghada El Gharib

Key clients

ACWA Power

African Development Bank

African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim Bank)

Ahli United Bank (Uk) Plc

Alsubh Solar Power S.A.E


Arab African International Bank (AAIB)

Arab Banking Corporation

Arab International Bank

Attijariwafa Bank

Bank Of America Merrill Lynch

Banque Du Caire

Banque Misr

Baraka For Trade & Investment

BayWa R.E. Solar Projects Gmbh

Bechtel Egypt S.A.E.

Bechtel Limited


Branch Of NJSC Naftogaz Of Ukraine

British American Tobacco Co., Egypt

Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation S.A.E

Egypt Kuwait Holding Co., S.A.E

Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC)


Hutchison Ports Europe Ltd

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Marakez Delta For Real Estate Projects

Mashreq Bank


National Bank Of Egypt

National Egyptian Railway Industries Company (NERIC)

National Service Projects Organization (NSPO)

New Renewable Energy Authority (NREA)

Orascom Development Egypt (ODE)

Rand Merchant Bank

Rawasy For Urban Development S.A.E

Rising Sun Energy S.A.E

Russian Industries Overseas Egypt Rio Llc

Sunrise Energy

The Egyptian Ministry Of Finance

The Sovereign Fund Of Egypt

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Regional managing partner Mahmoud Bassiouny heads up the finance and projects team at Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy, which has a solid track record in handling the project finance aspects of energy and utility projects. Energy, telecoms, transport and ports are key sector strengths for the department, and the group is increasingly active in the renewable energy and utilities sectors in the jurisdiction. Nadia Abdallah is singled out for her contributions.

Practice head(s):

Mahmoud Bassiouny

Other key lawyers:

Nadia Abdallah

Key clients

TSFE Infrastructure & Utilities Sub Fund

Red Sea Wind Energy S.A.E.

AD Ports Group

Groupe SEB

Lekela Egypt Wind Power BOO S.A.E.

El Moher Car Trading, Import and Commercial Agencies (Abou Ghaly Motors)

Sky Investment for the Ownership and Management of Projects S.A.E.

Deutsche Bahn International Operations GMBH

Sky Ports S.A.E.

Work highlights

  • Acted as Egyptian legal counsel to the TSFE Infrastructure & Utilities Sub Fund in connection with nine separate framework agreements with developers to develop renewable energy facilities.
  • Represented Red Sea Wind Energy S.A.E. – a consortium comprising ENGIE, Toyota Tsusho, and Orascom Construction – in connection with the development, design, construction, financing, operations and maintenance of a 500MW wind power plant project.
  • Acted as counsel to Sky Ports S.A.E. regarding the design, construction, management, operation, maintenance and re-delivery of a multi-purpose terminal located at East Port Said port.

MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP

MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP’s project development and finance team is lauded for its 'solid knowledge and deep understanding of the market practice'. The group regularly acts for a client base of leading Egyptian corporates, financial institutions and government entities. Project finance expert Ziad Gadalla is very experienced in assisting with matters in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors; he co-heads the practice with Sherief Rashed, who fields expertise in Islamic financing transactions, and Tarek Mohanna, who acts on projects in the petrochemical sector.

Practice head(s):

Ziad Gadalla; Tarek Mohanna; Sherief Rashed


‘Demonstrating a solid knowledge and deep understanding of the market practice, the team showed remarkable practicality to successfully close the transaction within a very tight timeframe. ’

Key clients

National Authority for Tunnels (NAT)

Zakher Marine International

ADES Group

Carbon Holdings

Tahrir Petrochemicals Company

Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation (EHC)

Sixth of October for Real Estate and Development (Sodic)

Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (Ethydco)

TCI Sanmar

African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

CI Capital

NI Capital

EFG Hermes


Commercial International Bank

Banque Misr

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Arab Petroleum Investments Cooperation

Arab African International Bank

Mediterranean Energy Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised the Egyptian government, represented by the National Authority for Tunnels, on the award of the contract for the operation and maintenance of Egypt’s first high-speed rail network to Deutsche Bahn and El Sewedy Electric.
  • Advised ZMI Holdings on its sale by Hassan El Ali to ADNOC, the Abu Dhabi government’s energy and petrochemicals holding company.

Riad & Riad

Riad & Riad has an excellent reputation for advising on project and infrastructure work in Egypt, with a particular focus on handling corporate structuring, authorisation, development and financing issues relating to major projects. Mohamed Riad co-heads the practice with Fatma Salah, who regularly advises on major projects in the energy and construction sectors.

Practice head(s):

Fatma Salah; Mohamed Riad


‘We have worked with Riad & Riad on upstream oil and gas work. They have good market knowledge, turn around times and up to date market know how.’

‘Fatma Salah is very good.’

Key clients

China State Construction Engineering Corporations Ltd. (CSCEC)

Dessert Technologies Industries

HiiROC Limited

Bombardier Alstom

Fawaz Al-Hokair Group


Eni, S.P.A

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC)

FAS Energy

ECS – Energy and Contracting Solutions


Kelloggs Tolaram Noodles Egypt




Taisei Corporation

Airport City Real Estate Co.

Golden Foods for Manufacturing of Pastry

NORINCO International Cooperation Ltd

Sunshine Law Firm



Legal Solutions Law Firm

Shalakany Law Office

At Shalakany Law Office, the group continues to act for international investors and multinational corporations across Egypt’s mining and renewable energy sectors. Practice head Mariam Fahmy is well versed in advising on PPP projects, and has a solid track record in handling high-value energy projects, including in the nuclear and wind sectors. Corporate specialist Mostafa El Zeky regularly represents commercial banks in major project financings.

Practice head(s):

Mariam Fahmy

Other key lawyers:

Mostafa El Zeky; Aly El Shalakany

Key clients

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

The Commercial International Bank (CIB)

Standard Chartered Bank

The International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Société Générale S.A.

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law provides legal advice on all stages of project development matters, and is well known for assisting with the preparations and contractual negotiations for power, water, infrastructure and port projects, especially relating to BOT and BOOT. Senior partner Sameh Khodeir leads the oil and gas group, and has an excellent track record in handling energy and mining projects. Yasser Hashem acts for international sponsors in large scale infrastructure projects. Sameh Kamal is a key practitioner to note.

Practice head(s):

Sameh Khodeir; Yasser Hashem

Other key lawyers:

Sameh Kamal


‘They are quick, efficient, personable and really care about their clients.’

‘Expertise and professionalism.’

‘They are very professional in what they do.’

Key clients

Abdel Warith Consulting Engineers

Al Babtain Group

AL Sagheer Group

Amiral Group


Arab Co. for Asset Management and Development

Arabian Capital Investment and Finance Company

Arabian International Company (AIC)

Attijariwafa Bank Egypt

A250 Ayady for Investment and Development

Beltone Capital Red Sea Venture for Solar Energy

British Embassy

China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd. (CSCEC)

Commercial International Bank Egypt (CIB)

Damietta Furniture City

Damietta Port Authority

Dar Al Fouad Hospital

DP World Sokhna SAE

Edisson International

The Egyptian Countryside Company (El Reef El Masry)

Egyptian Drilling Oil Services (EDOS)

Egyptian Kuwait Holding Company

El Sewedy Capital Holding

El Sewedy Electric



INVAP Argentina

Jarir Financial Leasing SAE

Kharafi National W.L.L.

M179 Mauritius Health Care Fund

Neptune Energy Egypt B.V. (Previously Engie)

NI Capital

Onyx Alexandria

Pepsi Cola Egypt


Ramw Group

Rapiscan Systems (Division of OSI Systems Group)

Ras Ghareb Wind Energy


Razel-Bec (Ismailia Tunnels)

SMG Group

Solariz Egypt

Suez Canal Container Terminal

Supco Canada Railway Supply Group

The World Bank

United Group for Highways Development

Wadi Group

ADSERO-Ragy Soliman & Partners

ADSERO-Ragy Soliman & Partners has experience in handling energy, water, waste and transport projects, often implemented by PPP and a traditional procurement basis. Project finance expert Hossam Gramon has a solid track record in representing major sponsors, lenders and government entities in transactions.

Practice head(s):

Hossam Gramon; Mohamed Abdelgawad; Malak Khalil

Work highlights

  • Advised Siemens Mobility on establishing two lines for the high-speed train project and the National Authority for Tunnels.
  • Representing The Sovereign Fund of Egypt in a matter involving a bidding process for the development and management of a multi-purpose facility by private investors.
  • Assisted Telecom Egypt (TE) with a commercial agreement with Orange Egypt for national roaming services.

Shahid Law Firm

Girgis Abd El-Shahid heads Shahid Law Firm's project finance offering, which is highly regarded for its expertise in advising on oil and gas and mineral resources projects. The group's workload includes assisting with drafting agreements, regulatory issues and administrative matters pertaining to major transactions. El-Shahid is well versed in acting for sponsors and lenders across the full life-cycle of projects.

Practice head(s):

Girgis Abd El-Shahid

Key clients

El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing Company (NASCO)

Engineering Automotive, Manufacturing Co. (EAMCO)

Globeleq Africa Limited

Hyundai Rotem Egypt

New & Renewable Energy Authority

Samsung C&T Corporation

The Egyptian National Railways Authority

Varel Egypt

Work highlights

  • Representing EDF in negotiations with Egypt’s state-run New Administrative Capital Company for Urban Development (ACUD) for the entry into a joint venture for electricity distribution.
  • Advising El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing Company (NASCO) on issues concerning the termination of a retrofit agreement for El Nasr cars concluded with a Brazilian supplier of automation systems.
  • Advising Engineering Automotive, Manufacturing Co. on a cooperation agreement for the development and manufacturing of primary components of electric vehicles.

Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm

The team at Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm is highly experienced in handling infrastructure and conventional and renewable energy projects, and is often instructed by sponsors and public sector companies to assist with major transactions in Egypt. Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa has a solid track record in advising on high-profile port terminal projects, while Heba Anwar Raslan has extensive expertise in handling oil and gas and mineral resources transactions.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa; Heba Anwar Raslan

Key clients

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Vodafone Egypt for Telecommunications

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OPEC Fund)

The African Development Bank (AfDB)

SCCT “Suez Canal Container Terminal”, a subsidiary of A.P. Moller-Maersk Group

Conshit Damietta Srl

Jaguar Land Rover

TransGlobe Energy

Ieoc Production, a unit of ENI

Qatar Energy (QP)

Selectchemie AG

Go Daddy

Delivery Hero


Work highlights

  • Acting for a number of banks and international financial institutions on the financing of a solar power project under a BOO scheme.
  • Assisting The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with the financing granted to October Dry Port Company.
  • Advising Vodafone Egypt on its initiative of sourcing all its electricity from renewable energy resources at its Egyptian sites.

ALC Alieldean Weshahi & Partners

ALC Alieldean Weshahi & Partners' projects and infrastructure team is particularly well regarded for its representation of state owned entities and foreign investors, operators and lenders in mandates, and has established capabilities in handling public procurement and administrative law issues pertaining to projects. Practice co-heads Ahmed Weshahi and Tarek Fouad have expertise in assisting with urban development, mining, and construction projects.

Practice head(s):

Ahmed Weshahi; Tarek Fouad


‘The work team is characterized by professionalism, rapid coordination, loyalty to the client’s interest, diligent follow-up of all activities entrusted to them, continuous research on everything related to the file entrusted to them, and the creation of highly intelligent and objective legal solutions.’

‘The people are distinguished by their friendliness, credibility, commitment, and investigation of the client’s issues. They make me think that I am their only client because I feel of great importance in all the files that I entrust to them, and I especially mention Ahmed Al-Washahi and Tariq Fouad.’

Key clients

Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities

New Urban Communities Authority

Administrative Capital for Urban Development

City Edge Developments

Saudi Egyptian Developers (SECON)

Dorra Group for Real Estate Development

Egyptian Refinery Company

IWAN for Development and Investments

Soliman, Hashish & Partners

The ‘very competent’ projects team at Soliman, Hashish & Partners is regularly instructed by multinational companies in the energy and electricity sectors, and is active on public procurement matters. Mohamed Hashish and Frederic Soliman co-head the practice; the duo have been kept busy advising on mega projects in the IT infrastructure and education spaces.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Hashish; Frederic Soliman


‘The SHP team is very competent and extremely good at managing the balance between the business requirement of their clients and the legal framework of the jurisdiction.’

‘The lawyers are very down to earth, highly competent and reliable in their responses.’

Key clients

Africa Crest Education Group



Arizona State University

Asia Innovation Group

Babcock & Wilcox



CSC Computer Sciences Egypt

Dedalus Italia S.p.A

DXC Technology



FOTON Motors

General Electric


Hazel Technologies



Hewlett Packard Enterprise




IMI Critical Engineering

L3 Technologies


London Institute of Banking and Finance


Mott MacDonald

NHL Holding

Polimeros Mexicanos




Radio Holland

Sinai Cement Company







Wabtec Inc.

World Bank Group





Sandvik Finance Services

Global Travel Scandinavia DAT Atlantic

Ion Beam Applications

Shenzhen Xunlei Networking Technologies Co