Firm Profile > Ibrachy Legal Consultancy > Cairo, Egypt
Ibrachy Legal Consultancy Offices
4 ELSAD ELALY STREET
Ibrachy Legal Consultancy > The Legal 500 Rankings
Ibrachy Legal Consultancy has a solid track record in dealing with multinational corporations, investment banks, private equity funds and other key player participants in the M&A market. The firm's work for buyers, sellers, financial advisors, minority shareholders and joint venture partners includes public and private transactions, demergers, spin-offs, joint ventures, leverage and management buy-outs, cash and stock acquisitions and corporate restructuring. Senior partners Sara Hinton and Ashraf Elibrachy, along with partner Mostafa Elshafei, are the lead practitioners. Senior associate Salma El Bassoussy is also recommended.
Sara Hinton; Ashraf Elibrachy; Mostafa El Shafei
Other key lawyers:
Salma El Bassoussy
‘Sara Hinton, being a qualified English lawyer and having practised in England for many years, ensures she has an understanding of the expectations of UK-based clients. Living and working in Egypt gives her a deep understanding of Egyptian culture and insight as to the red tape you will encounter when doing business in Egypt. The team works well together – if an individual isn’t available to deal with my issue, it will be quickly dealt with by someone else who has been allocated to my account.’
‘Sara Hinton is an outstanding lawyer. She gives concise advice, has a very good understanding of the Egyptian market, is calm and is very solution-oriented. Having practised in both the UK and Egypt gives her an edge over competitors as she understands a UK client’s expectations but is also very switched on to issues which are specific to Egypt. Sara is also very well connected with other professional services in Egypt.’
‘Salma El Bassoussy is a new senior associate who has been allocated to our account and she seems very capable and is one to watch.’
Saudi Egyptian Industrial Investment Company
Vantage Drilling international
Kngine Software S.A.E
Orascom Telecom Media & Technology S.A.E.
Orascom Telecom Ventures SAE
Egyptian Propylene & Polypropylene Company
British University in Egypt (BUE)
National Oilwell Varco
Malvern College Enterprises Limited
Silk Road Fund
Banking and finance Tier 3
The banking and finance practice at Ibrachy Legal Consultancy is 'always available when needed and delivers fast and professional responses'. The firm is best known for project finance, though it is also frequently involved in multi-jurisdictional structured and syndicated financing transactions. Its work also encompasses Islamic finance, corporate and sovereign bonds, and cross-border syndicated lending. Lead partner Ashraf Elibrachy is 'very professional, logical and always available'. Sara Hinton plays a central role in the practice.
Other key lawyers:
‘Always available when needed and delivering fast and professional response.’
‘I have been dealing with Mr. Ashraf Elibrachy, the senior partner, for many years and I am completely satisfied. He is very professional, logical and always available.’
Commercial International Bank
International Finance Corporation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Audi Bank Egypt
Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E.
Bank of Baroda
Egyptian Propylene & Polypropylene Company
Bank of China Shenzhen Branch
Arab International Bank
Ibrachy Legal Consultancy joins the ranking having rebuilt its practice around the hire of senior partner and head of arbitration Abdallah El Shehaby in 2019 from Rizkana & Partners to lead the 'honest, positive and efficient' practice. The firm's six-lawyer team acts in domestic and international arbitration proceedings involving both Egyptian and foreign laws, and it handles matters relating to the financial services, competition, construction, energy and natural resources, insurance, entertainment and sports sectors.
Abdallah El Shehaby
‘The firm has a very homogenous team. They work great together and think outside of the box.’
‘It has a great team that is proactive, target-oriented and has a good work ethic.’
‘I appreciated their broad knowledge in terms of international law.’
‘The team is honest, positive and efficient.’
‘I have been working with Abdallah El Shehaby for many years and he always exceeded my expectations. I appreciate the diligence in planning and putting a legal strategy and framework, as well as the relationship management and care.’
‘The firm shows strategic thinking and long-term orientation. It puts strategy into practice.’
Ibrachy Legal Consultancy > Firm Profile
The firm: Ibrachy Legal Consultancy – I&P (formerly Ibrachy & Partners) was founded by Ashraf Elibrachy in 2006 as a de-merger from one of Egypt’s oldest law firms established in 1932.
I&P started as a boutique firm aiming to provide premium-quality service in its chosen specialist areas. In less than a year from its inception, the firm has become recognised as a powerhouse that regularly represents leading international and domestic clients in complex high-value and cross-border transactions.
Now, I&P has spanned into a full-fledged law firm with four partners specialising in a wide variety of fields ranging from banking and finance, project finance and capital markets to mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, employment and PPP.
The firm’s lawyers are fluent in English, Arabic and French and include an English-qualified lawyer at senior partner level. I&P has acted on some of the largest and most complex transactions in the region and has a large, well-established international and Egyptian client base including corporations, individual investors, international financial institutions, private equity firms, NGOs, leading foreign law firms and governmental organisations.
Areas of practice
Arbitration: the firm is committed to delivering innovative, creative and cost-effective solutions through arbitration and mediation. The team has significant experience in handling complex and high-value cases and has represented international and domestic clients, and governments in international investment and commercial disputes including public international law disputes involving expropriation, discrimination and investment protection arbitration under investment treaties.
Banking and finance: the firm has extensive experience and in-depth market knowledge across a full spectrum of financing transactions ranging from traditional financing, conventional and Islamic finance, to highly leveraged and complex transactions. It offers legal services to commercial banks, financial institutions and borrowers covering the full range of financings including bilateral and syndicated loans, mezzanine lending, acquisition and bid finance, asset finance, project finance, PPP finance, real estate finance, debt restructuring and refinancing, multicurrency and cross-border financing, in addition to securities and collateral issues.
M&A and capital markets: the firm advises buyers, sellers, financial advisors, minority shareholders and joint venture partners across a wide range of sectors. Its experience includes domestic and cross-border, public and private transactions, demergers, spin-offs, joint ventures, leveraged and management buy-outs, cash and stock acquisitions and corporate restructuring. The firm also advises on a wide range of equity capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), pre-IPO private placements, privatisation, secondary offerings, mandatory and voluntary tender offers and stock splits.
Trade and services: the firm provides clients with a wide range of legal services including incorporation of companies, obtaining licences and regulatory approvals, employment and stock option programmes, and corporate governance, in addition to drafting and negotiating all types of commercial agreements such as agency, distribution, manufacturing, trade mark licensing, franchise, technology transfer, supply, franchise, advisory, management, lease, usufruct, trade and service agreements.
Projects, infrastructure and construction: the firm has a track record of advising on landmark projects involving both the public and private sector. Its experience extends to most sectors including energy, ports, petrochemicals, real estate, telecoms and industry. In respect of PPP projects, its team members have advised in relation to every project launched to date under the Ministry of Finance’s public-private partnership (PPP) programme. Having advised the government, bidders, including a successful bidder, and lenders itd experience in Egypt is second to none. Also, the firm regularly advises in relation to EPC and other construction-related contracts, financing, security issues, permits, environmental and other regulatory matters.
Energy and natural resources: the firm has extensive experience advising in relation to both upstream and downstream projects in Egypt. Its clients include, IOCs, oil field service companies, investors, lenders and state sector entities. It advises on a variety of matters including concession agreements, PSAs, joint ventures, finance, acquisitions, farm-outs, as well as general contracting and operational issues. Its experience encompasses, oil and gas, mining, nuclear and petrochemicals projects.
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