BonelliErede in cooperation with Bahaa-Eldin Law Office > Cairo, Egypt > Firm Profile

BonelliErede in cooperation with Bahaa-Eldin Law Office
ICONIA BUILDING
16 MOHAMED TRAQEB STREET ZAMALEK
CAIRO
Egypt

Egypt > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

BonelliErede in cooperation with Bahaa-Eldin Law Office regularly advises clients on high-profile cross-border deals in Africa as well as on other corporate and commercial matters, such as contracts and restructurings. A client describes the department as an ‘extremely professional team’ which is led by former deputy prime minister Ziad Bahaa Eldin. Corporate law, capital market and corporate restructuring expert Mostafa Moussa and Mohamed El Ehwany, whose focus lies on energy, finance, and mergers and acquisitions, are also recommended.  

Practice head(s):

Ziad Bahaa Eldin

Testimonials

‘Attentive to detail, always available, response rate very decent and extremely professional team.’

Key clients

DEME International

Egypt > Energy Tier 3

Having joined forces with local Egyptian legacy firm Bahaa-Eldin in 2018, BonelliErede in cooperation with Bahaa-Eldin Law Office enters the ranking with an integrated approach that assists international and domestic oil, gas, and energy clients with corporate matters, project finance, transactions, and international arbitration. Particular strengths lie within cross-border work that covers both Italian end Egyptian jurisdictions. The practice is led by of counsel and finance expert Ziad Bahaa Eldin, while partner Mohamed El Ehwany has extensive experience in the energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Ziad Bahaa Eldin

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

DEME International

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BonelliErede is one of the largest independent law firms in Italy, with offices in Milan, Rome, Genoa, Brussels, London, Cairo (in cooperation with Bahaa-Eldin Law Office), Addis Ababa (in cooperation with Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office), and Dubai.

In addition, thanks to a cooperation agreement with Zahaf & Partners, the firm is also present in Tripoli.

It offers a full range of commercial legal services, combining business acumen with academic excellence. BonelliErede is not only a leading law firm in Italy but also a successful independent international law firm; an essential part of its international strategy is to forge relationships with a wide number of other distinguished independent law firms worldwide.

BonelliErede is a founding member of the Best Friends network, which is made up of leading firms around the world including: Bredin Prat in France, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in the Netherlands, Hengeler Mueller in Germany, Slaughter and May in the UK and Uría Menéndez in Spain.

To better respond to clients’ needs, BonelliErede offers support through a number of specialised focus teams, which bring together the legal expertise of its professionals from various practice areas (administrative law, banking and finance, capital markets, commercial litigation, competition, corporate and M&A, criminal law, employment, EU law, IP, project finance, restructuring, structured finance and tax). The focus teams are organised by sector and practice area and pool their individual legal expertise and in-depth sector knowledge to offer clients assistance with all aspects of their businesses.

In October 2020, BonelliErede launched its first alternative legal services provider: beLab S.p.A. This company exploits legal digital technologies to provide services and solutions in collaboration with select partners based on a co-evolution approach.

BonelliErede comprises 88 partners, 6 local partners, 22 of counsels, more than 400 associates – bringing the total, including staff, to over 800 people. Among its lawyers, it boasts 20 university professors.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Stefano Simontacchi, Presidentstefano.simontacchi@belex.com+39 02771131
Number of professionals : over 400
Amharic
Arabic
Chinese
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Best Friends
International Offices : Addis Ababa, Brussels, Cairo, Dubai, Genoa, London, Milan

BonelliErede is one of the largest independent law firms in Italy, with offices in Milan, Rome, Genoa, Brussels, London, Cairo (in cooperation with Bahaa-Eldin Law Office), Addis Ababa (in cooperation with Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office), and Dubai.

In addition, thanks to a cooperation agreement with Zahaf & Partners, the firm is also present in Tripoli.

It offers a full range of commercial legal services, combining business acumen with academic excellence. BonelliErede is not only a leading law firm in Italy but also a successful independent international law firm; an essential part of its international strategy is to forge relationships with a wide number of other distinguished independent law firms worldwide.

BonelliErede is a founding member of the Best Friends network, which is made up of leading firms around the world including: Bredin Prat in France, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in the Netherlands, Hengeler Mueller in Germany, Slaughter and May in the UK and Uría Menéndez in Spain.

To better respond to clients’ needs, BonelliErede offers support through a number of specialised focus teams, which bring together the legal expertise of its professionals from various practice areas (administrative law, banking and finance, capital markets, commercial litigation, competition, corporate and M&A, criminal law, employment, EU law, IP, project finance, restructuring, structured finance and tax). The focus teams are organised by sector and practice area and pool their individual legal expertise and in-depth sector knowledge to offer clients assistance with all aspects of their businesses.

In October 2020, BonelliErede launched its first alternative legal services provider: beLab S.p.A. This company exploits legal digital technologies to provide services and solutions in collaboration with select partners based on a co-evolution approach.

BonelliErede comprises 88 partners, 6 local partners, 24 of counsels, more than 400 associates – bringing the total, including staff, to over 800 people. Among its lawyers, it boasts 20 university professors.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Stefano Simontacchistefano.simontacchi@belex.com+39 02771131
Number of professionals : over 400
Amharic
Arabic
Chinese
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Best Friends network
International Offices : Addis Ababa, Brussels, Cairo, Dubai, Genoa, London, Milan, Rome

Since the firm’s founding, BonelliErede has always had the interest of its people at heart, regardless of one’s gender, ethnicity, religion, etc. In BonelliErede, 43% of professionals are women and in 2021 women made up 50% of new joiners at the firm. Also in 2021, the partners approved the introduction of pink quotas within the Board of Directors which will ensure the presence of at least one woman on the Board. Today, the Board is made up of 9 professionals of which 3 are women.

BonelliErede has also established a Diversity & Inclusion committee with the aim to make the firm a better and more inclusive place to work. In 2019, the firm launched a new parental policy for everyone across EMEA through its livebetter program. The policy harmonised the maternity/paternity leave policies for all soon-to-be parents to allow them to spend some quality time with their newborns.

BonelliErede puts its skills and expertise at the service of the community. It invests time, energy and resources in the world’s most precious asset: children. The firm believes that supporting children means being by their side at all stages of their childhood – so that each can have the opportunity to become a free-thinking, educated, financially independent adult with access to healthcare.

The UN sets out 17 sustainable development goals in its 2030 agenda – a universal call to action to protect the planet and the well-being of its inhabitants. BonelliErede has chosen 6 to pursue through partnerships and initiatives: no poverty, good health and well-being, quality education, decent work and economic growth, sustainable cities and communities and responsible consumption and production.


Besides Cairo, BonelliErede has strategic outposts in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), in cooperation with Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office, and Dubai (UAE).

Cairo and Addis Ababa were the first outposts established, back in 2016, and are the hub for BonelliErede’s development in Africa. The Dubai office was opened in 2017 to serve the entire Gulf area and support international investment in Africa.

Beyond Egypt, Ethiopia and the UAE, the firm continues to strengthen its network of highly reputed African and Middle Eastern law firms to respond to its clients’ needs across the regions.