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At leading telecoms firm Al Kamel Law Office, clients include Telecom Italia and Orange Egypt. Key contacts Sayed Ammar and Mohamed Kamel handle a broad range of disputes, regulatory matters, licensing and corporate transactions. Omar Abdelsalam is a rising star.

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International) advises several leading Egyptian telecoms companies, as well as international technology businesses. Hatem Soliman assisted a leading US-based online retailer with e-publishing regulations, and assisted Telepin Software with setting up a new Egyptian entity.

Shalakany Law Office’s team ‘provides thorough and timely services’ and regularly contributes to the drafting of Egypt’s telecoms laws. Sharif Shihata worked with Osborne Clarke LLP to advise Vodafone on encryption and regulatory matters.

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law has ‘strong technical knowledge, an excellent understanding of business and a strong sense of urgency’. Head of telecoms Yasser Hashem’s team provides ‘a high-quality service and strong experience’. The group advised Finland’s NxtVn on a new data centre development.

Dentons Egypt LLC’s team recently handled regulatory and transactional matters for clients such as Vuclip (Singapore), Nokia Corporation and Alshaya Egypt. Michael Lacey is the key name.

Amir Marghany at Marghany Advocates has a strong base of telecoms clients and is advising Orange Egypt on mobile licensing regulations. He also acted for Balsamee Egypt on the launch of an online service in the UK.

Matouk Bassiouny handles transactional matters and disputes for technology and telecoms companies including Amazon.com and Agilent Technologies. John Matouk and Ahmed Abd El Gawad are noted.

According to one client of TMS Law Firm – Taha, Moussa & Sabahi, ‘TMT is one of the firm’s specialist areas and it builds good relationships with in-house lawyers’. Ehab Taha, Khaled Moussa and Amr El Sabahi provide ‘a good standard of service and commitment’.

Zulficar & Partners Law Firm’s Mona Zulficar is ‘one of the top banking and telecoms lawyers in the country’. Managing partner Firas El Samad ‘has very good negotiating skills’ and leads the telecoms team.

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