Projects and infrastructure in Egypt

Al Kamel Law Office

Al Kamel Law Office frequently works with international law firms including Slaughter and May on major projects. Mohamed Kamel and Rasheed Kamel worked alongside Mayer Brown International LLP to advise Export-Import Bank of the United States and UK Export Finance on the development of an $11bn petrochemical plant.

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie Interna

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International) assists sponsors, commercial banks, funds, export credit agencies and development finance institutions with major projects. Head of energy, mining and infrastructure Mohamed Ghannam is a key name in the market and he advised Al Nowais Investments on a $4bn coal-fired power plant project. Ziad Gadalla and Ahmed Omar are other names to note.

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy frequently advises local and foreign lenders and sponsors on large energy and transportation projects. Project finance specialist Mahmoud Bassiouny assisted Access Building Energy Solar One with the development of a 50MW solar plant. ARC for Renewable Energy is another key client.

Shahid Law Firm

At Shahid Law Firm, the experienced Girgis Abd El-Shahid advised Scatec Solar on a major new solar power plant project. He also assisted EDF Energies Nouvelles with a 100MW solar project. Donia El-Mazghouny left the firm in 2020.

Shalakany Law Office

At Shalakany Law Office, Aly El Shalakany and project finance partner Mariam Fahmy often work with major US and European law firms on conventional and renewable energy projects. They acted for lenders including Société Générale on a 250MW build-own-operate wind power project in the Gulf of Suez area.

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

Senior partner and head of projects and infrastructure Mohammed Gomaa at Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law is highly regarded in the market. For China State Construction Engineering Corporation, he handled contractual matters pertaining to the development of Egypt's new administrative capital. Litigator Shaaban Gaballah also plays a key role in the practice.

Dentons Egypt LLC

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.

MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP

MHR & Partners in association with White & Case fields a team of experienced partners in global oil projects. Practice head Philip Stopford, who works between London and Cairo, Sherief Rashed and Tarek Mohanna are key names. The group acted for Al Nowais on the development of a large coal-fired power plant in Ayoun Moussa.

Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm

Sharkawy & Sarhan handles major oil and gas, power and renewable energy projects for development finance institutions. It advised IFC, EBRD and others on the financing of 30 solar power projects under Egypt's feed-in tariff programme. Ahmed El Sharkawy , Karim Sarhan and Mohamed Hazzaa are the key contacts.

Ibrachy Legal Consultancy

The finance practice at Ibrachy Legal Consultancy continued to be involved in high-value project finance transactions last year. Ashraf Elibrachy advised lenders including EBRD on a $500m bulk liquids terminal project in Sokhna Port. Banking and projects partner Sara Hinton is also recommended.

Riad & Riad

At Riad & RiadFatma Salah handles high-profile project finance transactions. Highlights included advising a consortium on the $1.2bn 10th of Ramadan Railway Project. Salah and associate Heba El Kady also acted for GS Engineering & Construction on a $500m refinery project financing.