Al Kamel Law Firm > Giza, Egypt > Firm Profile

Al Kamel Law Firm
17 NABIL EL WAKAD STREET
DOKKI
GIZA
Egypt

Egypt > Banking and finance Tier 1

Al Kamel Law Firm provides comprehensive banking and finance advice to major financial institutions, real estate developers, and capital market players, amongst others. Close ties to large international law firms allow the department to seamlessly handle complex cross-border matters while the firm’s longstanding history of involvement in major finance transactions makes it a go-to advisor for many high-profile clients. Managing partner and founder Mohamed Kamel and partner Rasheed Kamel jointly lead the practice. Shahira Khaled is also recommended for her expertise in project finance.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Rasheed Kamel

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Export-Import Bank of the United States

UK Export Finance

US International Development Corporation (DFC)

Lactalis – Halawa Group

Bayerische Landesbank

DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft

Österreichische Entwicklungsbank AG

Nordea Bank ABP

Palm Hills Development

Arab African International Bank

Egypt > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

M&A-heavyweight Al Kamel Law Firm is described by a client as a ‘very well-selected team of experienced lawyers, cooperative and willing to go the extra mile.’ The firm advises on the full range of corporate matters for a host of high-profile multinational corporations and often cooperates with leading international law firms. Corporate governance and shareholder agreements are among the areas of expertise offered to clients, which include Johnson & Johnson and Chevron. Mohamed Kamel and Rasheed Kamel jointly lead the practice and Shahira Khaled as well as associate Linda Azmy are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Rasheed Kamel

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very well-selected team of experienced lawyers, cooperative and willing to go the extra mile. I have been working with Al Kamel team for over 10 years and every time they exceeds the client’s expectations. The firm is capable to serve different client needs with wide range of legal expertise and exposure to several industry sectors.’

‘Al Kamel Law Firm provides very timely and sound advice. Very knowledgeable about the Egyptian laws and regulations as it relates to commercial and labor laws.’

‘I have interacted with 3 individuals from Al Kamal Law Firm. They are all very competent and very responsive. I particularly would like to mention and give credit to: Shahira Khaled, Partner – Nada Mohamed, Associate.’

‘Rasheed Kamel and Linda Azmy did an excellent job and provided us with the highest quality legal advice with a commercial mindset and helped us resolve many deadlocks throughout the process.’

‘The team is extremely dedicated and committed to deliver solid advice regarding transactions. They work around the clock (very responsive).Very familiar with the best practice of the law in Egypt as well as other jurisdictions with the different sectors and structures there is.’

‘The team is diverse and clearly well organised. I often reach out to the partner I am used to dealing with, but an appropriately qualified team is given responsibility for my matter and they keep each other well informed, ensuring regular updates and good responses. Top marks for collaboration and pragmatism in approach, without losing sight of legal issues.’

‘Rasheed Kamel has always been proactive, responsive, available and professional in his approach – ensuring he explains the law clearly, flagging where additional work may be required and following up on the more challenging legal matters efficiently.’

‘We have been working with Al Kamel Law as the main law firm for commercial, corporate and M&A legal support for the past 3 years. The team is very experienced in all three fields and they demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and punctuality.’

Key clients

Seucremiser S.A.E.

Lactalis Halawa Group

Johnson & Johnson

Procter & Gamble

Spinneys Egypt

YKK Egypt

Chevron

Egypt > Energy Tier 1

The energy practice at Al Kamel Law Firm advises clients on the full spectrum of related matters, ranging from exploration activities and joint ventures to disputes and concession agreements. Financing projects in the energy sector, especially in regard to renewable energy projects, is a particular strength of the team headed by Mohamed Kamel and Rasheed Kamel. The firm’s service portfolio also includes the establishment of fuel terminals and pipeline facilities, as well as the marketing of products and off-take agreements. Shahira Khaled is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Rasheed Kamel

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Export-Import Bank of the United States

U.K. Export Finance

DEG Deutsche Investitions Bank

Bayerisches Landesbank

Nordea Bank Abp

Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG

International Finance Corporation

Egypt > Projects and infrastructure Tier 1

Al Kamel Law Firm is well regarded for its high-profile work in projects and infrastructure and advises clients in industries such as water, petroleum, natural gas, telecoms, construction, and mining. The firm’s experience spans from project finance to exploration activities and disputes, with a strong track record of acting for multinational corporations. Managing partner Mohamed Kamel is co-leader of the practice and specialised in oil and gas, natural resources, and dispute resolution matters. Rasheed Kamel constitutes the other half of the practice lead, while Shahira Khaled is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Rasheed Kamel

Key clients

DEG – Deutsche Investment Bank

Bayerische Landesbank

Nordea Bank Abp

Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG

International Finance Corporation

Egypt > Shipping Tier 1

Al Kamel Law Firm is one of Egypt’s leading practices in the area of shipping. The firm’s portfolio includes corporate matters for maritime agency activities, advising Maritime Services on establishing business activities in Egypt, litigation work, and matters relating to potential arrests of ships. Financing, investments, and leasing of vessels are also part of the practice’s expertise. The team is jointly led by Mohamed Kamel and Joseph Morcos who are both experienced in the maritime sector. Associate Ahmed Hassib is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Joseph Morcos

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘This law team has been proved to find effective solutions in a challenging jurisdiction.’

Key clients

Danaos Shipping Limited & Fast Carrier

Tidewater Marine/Pan Marine

Egypt > TMT Tier 1

Al Kamel Law Firm’s telecoms practice runs the full spectrum of services, including regulatory compliance, corporate structuring, due diligence, licensing, and advice on contractual protection. The firm counts high-profile national and international TMT companies amongst its clients, such as Microsoft and Fox News. Acquisitions and transfer of shares are also part of the practice’s expertise. The two partners Mohamed Kamel and Sayed Ammar jointly head the team and both have extensive experience in advising global corporations on contentious and non-contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Sayed Ammar

Key clients

Telecom Italia

Mobinil

France Télécom and Orange

i2

Microsoft

Etisalat Egypt

Sk c&c – affiliated computer services

Inc. (a Xerox company)

British telecom – middle was broadcasting networks Inc. (mbn)

The World Bank

Windsor Business Center

Chevron

Jones Day

Baker Hughes Limited

Fox News

Egypt > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

Egypt > Employment Tier 2

Al Kamel Law Firm frequently acts for clients in relation to the termination of senior employees, redundancy programs, work permits and immigration issues, as well as labour law disputes. Assisting with the development of internal policies is also part of the portfolio, and the firm regularly collaborates with an American immigration law firm for high-profile international clients. Founder and managing partner Mohamed Kamel leads the practice, while senior associate Ahmed Ismail is recommended for his employment expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters alike.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel

Other key lawyers:

Egypt > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

The arbitration practice at Al Kamel Law Firm covers civil, commercial, and maritime dispute matters with specialisations in the areas of IP, oil and gas, and project finance. Clients include domestic and multinational companies from a variety of industries including sports, education, and energy. Four partners lead the department: Managing partner Mohamed Kamel, head of litigation Joseph Morcos as well as Rasheed Kamel and Shahira Khaled.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Rasheed Kamel; Joseph Morcos; Shahira Khaled

Key clients

Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center (International) B.V.

Qatar National Bank

Egypt > Intellectual property Tier 3

The firm: Al Kamel Law Firm was founded in 1978 by Dr Mohamed Kamel, having its headquarters in Cairo. Since its foundation, the firm has grown to be recognized as one of Egypt’s leading independent full-service commercial law firms, and has a reputation of integrity, professionalism and commitment to delivering the highest quality legal services.

Being acquainted with the Egyptian Market throughout years of progression of the legal system that the Egyptian market has witnessed; and enjoying the global experience has enabled us to become one of the few prestigious independent law firms that serve domestic, national and international clients. Our clients include many of the leading multinational corporations, banks, financial institutions, government agencies, NGOs and private enterprises operating in a vast range of industries and sectors. Al Kamel Law Firm has assisted other governments in the Middle East such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Oman in investment and commercial law reforms, in addition to working closely with the World Bank and USAID on different matters.

Al Kamel Law Firm is the preferred partner in Egypt for many law firms worldwide, including some of the world’s most prominent law firms as well as being widely recommended in a number of international directories. We have an open door policy and do not have exclusive arrangements with any firm.

Areas of practice: Our professional legal minds are well versed in all aspects of laws and procedures covering the full spectrum of industry sectors relating to corporate, commercial law, and finance, in addition to very considerable experience in negotiating, drafting and administrating virtually every kind of major contract including those relating to joint ventures, privatization, loans and other financing arrangements. We provide services in specialist areas such as tax, labor law, arbitration telecommunications and maritime law, adding to an extensive litigation experience. One of our strengths is our team of bilingual senior attorneys who are backed up by a large team of experienced lawyers who have significant international exposure and are well versed in Egyptian law, as well as a team of high caliber paralegals.

We treat our clients and staff as part of our extended family, and are committed to delivering the highest quality legal services and care to our large client base around the world, whether individuals or corporations. Key aspects of our commitment to our clients include:

  • Understanding our clients’ needs and offering the highest quality value for money legal services;
  • Providing value added services including:
  • Informing clients of any changes in law and compliance requirements;
  • Training in specialist areas such as tax and labor law.
  • Providing our cross-border clients with local knowledge management, supported by a solid network of public and private sector contacts.

Above all, our track record of success demonstrates that no effort is considered too great when it comes to protecting our clients’ interests.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Partner Rasheed Kamelr.kamel@kamelaw.com+2 02 3761 5271
Partner Shahira Khaleds.khaled@kamelaw.com+2 02 3761 5271
Total number of lawyers : 42
Arabic
English
French
World Services Group

CLIENT: Karim Hefzy, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
COMPANY/FIRM: El Karm for Solar Energy “KarmSolar”
TESTIMONIAL: We have recently concluded the largest M&A transaction for our company to date with Al Kamel Law “AKL” representing us opposite a major international player in the renewable energy industry. Throughout the transaction, AKL have consistently provided us with professional service, reliable advice, and excellent quality work. We have found them to be very responsive and able to meet time schedules that are quite often unreasonably short. From our experience, AKL have shown the ability to engage with foreign clients or counterparties and international counsel constructively in order to achieve the best possible outcome for us and for the transaction. While we have been very pleased with all the AKL lawyers who have been involved in the transaction, it is worth giving a special mention to Shahira Khaled, newly appointed Partner, who led the transaction from AKL’s side. We were most impressed with Shahira’s commercial sense and ability to always find reasonable solutions to keep the transaction moving forward. On many occasions, Shahira has gone above and beyond what would typically be expected of a legal counsel in order to support our company in achieving a successful outcome for the transaction. Shahira is an excellent lawyer familiar with both Egyptian and international legal matters and she is most definitely a rising star in the Egyptian legal sector. We intend to continue working closely with AKL on our future transactions and we would highly recommend them to both local and international clients.


CLIENT: Ahmed Zahran, CEO and Co-Founder
COMPANY/FIRM: El Karm for Solar Energy “KarmSolar”
TESTIMONIAL: Shahira is an exceptional lawyer with an outstanding ability to acquire the needed knowledge pertaining to a new industry. As our lawyer she was able to advise us on positions we should take during our negotiations based on her ability to quickly understand our business. In addition, Shahira is a team player who proved to be able to further improve our relationship with our partners through assisting them with their work during the negotiations. Her emotional intelligence and solid legal background made our work with her an experience to learn from.


CLIENT: Mohanad Adly, Chief Executive Officer
COMPANY/FIRM: Spinneys
TESTIMONIAL: I have been working with Al Kamel Law for more than a year now and have been extremely satisfied with the level of service the firm has been providing to Spinneys Egypt. Through working closely with AKL, I can attest that they have a professional team of very knowledgeable lawyers. The lawyers and staff always keep us continuously updated with legal developments and are tireless in their efforts to provide sound legal advice and representation.

Moreover, AKL has been instrumental in completing an acquisition transaction in which we were able to successfully bring in new majority private equity shareholders for the company.

I seize this opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation for the support they have been providing over the past period and I look forward to continue working with Al Kamel Law in the future. I would strongly recommend their services as a reliable and competent corporate law firm to anyone.