Firm Profile > Al Kamel Law Office > Giza, Egypt
Al Kamel Law Office Offices
17 NABIL EL WAKAD STREET
Al Kamel Law Office > The Legal 500 Rankings
Banking and finance Tier 1
Al Kamel Law Office fields 'a capable banking and finance practice in Cairo' and clients praise its 'first-class expertise and commercial as well as legal judgement'. Key partners Mohamed Kamel and Rasheed Kamel, along with newly promoted partner Shahira Khaled, work closely with international law firms to advise leading development finance institutions and banks on large project and corporate finance transactions.
‘Rasheed Kamel is a very experienced, calm and sensible adviser on complex issues.‘
‘Shahira Khaled is an outstanding young lawyer with great skills and judgement.‘
‘The Al Kamel team is full-service and pragmatic, and is a great partner to have in Egypt.‘
‘Shahira Khaled is knowledgeable and smart and extremely responsive. She knows how to resolve issues and understands the big picture of a deal.‘
‘The AKLO team is excellent and there is first-class expertise and commercial as well as legal judgment in their advice.‘
‘The firm has a capable bank and finance practice in Cairo.‘
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Lactalis – Halawa Group
DEG-Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft
Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG
Nordea Bank ABP
Palm Hills Developments
Arab African International Bank
National Bank of Egypt
Al Kamel Law Office fields a team of 'very personal, on the ball and knowledgeable lawyers'. Key practitioners include practice heads Rasheed Kamel and Mohamed Kamel, along with associates Youssef Nassef and Shahira Khaled. The firm frequently plays a part in the largest M&A transactions in Egypt, as well as handling corporate governance, shareholder agreements and other matters for multinational companies.
‘Al Kamel have a strong team at all levels of qualification, and is able to mobilise its team at short notice to deal with urgent client queries. We found that they were not only responsive, but pragmatic and commercial in their approach. As external counsel, we rate them highly compared to other firms.‘
‘Rasheed Al Kamel was a standout lead lawyer on several matters – he understood clients’ legal issues and was able to arrange or provide commercially helpful legal advice. Being always responsive and available is a big plus.‘
LACTALIS HALAWA GROUP
INDORAMA VENTURES PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED
PALM HILLS DEVELOPMENTS
SOAPS & CHEMICALS INDUSTRIAL & TRADING CO
Mohamed Kamel, Rasheed Kamel and head of litigation Joseph Morcos are the key partners at Al Kamel Law Office, which handles civil, commercial, and maritime disputes. It frequently works alongside leading international law firms such as Slaughter and May. Among its clients are Danaos Shipping and Qatar National Bank. Associate Ahmed Hassib is also noted.
‘In addition to great expertise in both contract negotiation and litigation, the main qualities of the team are a real availability of all times and inter-disciplinarity to offer a wide range of solutions to the problems encountered.‘
‘It is very difficult to find a trusted law firm in Egypt. With Al Kamel and Shahira Khaled, we found it.‘
Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center (International) B.V. (“DORC”)
Alfred C. Toepfer International Company
Qatar National Bank
Energy Tier 1
Al Kamel Law Office's 'great team' has 'excellent industry and deal experience'. Mohamed Kamel and the 'very experienced and commercially savvy' Rasheed Kamel lead the practice, which frequently assists oil and gas companies with issues such as exploration activities, disputes, joint ventures, off-take agreements, pipeline facilities and concession agreements. It also handles large renewable energy projects. Associate Shahira Khaled has 'excellent skills and instincts for client service'.
‘It is a great firm to work with and it has lots of space for good faith discussions aimed at finding solutions.‘
‘A great team with excellent industry and deal experience.‘
‘Rasheed Kamel is a very experienced and commercially savvy lawyer.‘
‘Shahira Khaled has excellent skills and instincts for client service.’
EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES
UK EXPORT FINANCE
OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION
DEG-Deutsche Investitions Bank
Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG
International Finance Corporation
Projects and infrastructure Tier 1
Al Kamel Law Office has 'a great team with deep resources and expertise in all specialities needed in project and infrastructure finance'. Projects work is a core area for the firm and Mohamed Kamel and Rasheed Kamel are regarded as leading practitioners in the market. Senior attorney Shahira Khaled is another name to note. The firm frequently acts for international banks and development finance institutions.
‘Rasheed Kamel is a very experienced partner with great insights on commercial and legal solutions to complex issues.‘
‘Shahira Khaled is an outstanding rising star with superb client and legal skills.‘
‘A great team with a deep resource in direct expertise and all supplemental specialities needed in project and infrastructure finance.‘
Export-Import Bank of The United States, U.K. Export Finance and Overseas Private Investment Corporation
DEG-Deutsche Investitions Bank
Palm Hills Development
Nordea Bank Abp
Arab African International Bank
Shipping Tier 1
At Al Kamel Law Office, founding partner Mohamed Kamel and senior partner Joseph Morcos handle corporate matters for maritime clients and assist with the establishment of local businesses for maritime services, anchor handling and platform supply vessel activities. The duo also litigation, including vessel seizure, and dealings with port authorities. Clients include Inchcape Shipping and Gulf Marine Services.
DANAOS SHIPPING LIMITED & FAST CARRIER
INCHCAPE SHIPPING LIMITED (“ISS”)
DELTA CAPITAL INVESTMENT
CHINA SHIPPING / TERMINAL LINK
GULF MARINE SERVICES
MACOIL INTERNATIONAL & MACOIL EGYPT BUNKERING & TRADING COMPANY
FARSTAD SHIPPING ASA
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES
MARYVILLE MARITIME INC.
ROWAN EGYPT PETROLEUM SERVICES
BANK of NOVA SCOTIA, HALIFAX, CANADA
TIDEWATER MARINE/PAN MARINE
TMT Tier 1
Al Kamel Law Office is a leading firm in the telecoms sector, where it advises on regulatory compliance, corporate structuring, due diligence, licensing, disputes and contractual protection matters. Among its clients are leading international telecoms companies Telecom Italia and France Télécom, as well as technology providers including Microsoft. Mohamed Kamel and Sayed Ammar are the lead partners and attorney Omar Abdelsalam is also noted.
France Télécom and Orange
Sk c&c – affiliated computer services
Inc. (a Xerox company)
British telecom – middle east broadcasting networks Inc. (mbn)
The World Bank
Windsor Business Center
Baker Hughes Limited
Employment Tier 2
Al Kamel Law Office advises local and multinational clients on the termination of employment contracts, employee disputes and internal policies. The practice, which is led by Mohamed Kamel, also handles residence and work permits for expatriate employees. Associate Ahmed Ismail is an employment specialist and has focuses on employment litigation and contracts.
Intellectual property Tier 2
Al Kamel Law Office has handled trade mark registration for more than 25 years, but now also focuses on trade mark infringement, IP litigation, patent registration, industrial designs and commercial issues such as labelling, packaging, advertising and compliance with governmental regulations. Managing partner Mohamed Kamel and Sayed Ammar are the key contacts. Senior attorney Ayman Khatib is also noted.
‘The Al Kamel intellectual property team is very knowledgeable with respect to the nuances of Egyptian law, but they really shine in showing good commercial sense as to how to get a deal to the finish line.‘
Kiss Nail Production
Babcock and Wilcox
Worckhardt Europe Limited
Tayas Chocolate Confectionery Inc
Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C
Chemplex Automotive Group, Inc.
Cicero Hellas SA
Proctor & Gamble
Al Kamel Law Office is frequently instructed by international law firms such as Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and Slaughter and May in litigation and arbitration matters. Mohamed Kamel and Joseph Morcos are the key arbitration partners and their work includes high-value disputes in the energy and shipping sectors. The firm is currently involved in a CRCICA matter for a client in the education sector.
Al Kamel Law Office > Firm Profile
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.
Staff FiguresTotal number of lawyers : 42
LanguagesArabic English French
MembershipsWorld 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
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.