Firm Profile > Al Kamel Law Office > Giza, Egypt

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

Banking and finance Tier 1

'The team is responsive, diligent and knowledgeable', says a client of Al Kamel Law Office, which has played a key role in many of Egypt's market-leading finance transactions for more than 20 years. Practice heads Mohamed Kamel and Rasheed Kamel, along with up-and-coming partner Shahira Khaled, frequently act as local counsel for international law firms including Slaughter and May. They advise international banks and large domestic borrowers on cross-border financings and are particularly strong in project finance.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Rasheed Kamel

Other key lawyers:

Shahira Khaled

Testimonials

‘The AK team is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable. They consistently deliver commercially-sound advice and understand the needs of international counsel and foreign clients. They rank equivalent to other first-tier firms in the market.’

‘Rasheed Kamel has a calm and thorough style, and is deeply experienced and practical in applying local law to the needs of international transactions.’

‘Shahira Khaled is an outstanding young partner with an incredible work ethic and a range of knowledge that more senior partners would envy. She is a rising star of the Egyptian Bar.’

‘The team is responsive, diligent and knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Export-Import Bank of the United States

UK Export Finance and Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Lactalis – Halawa Group

Bayerische Landesbank

DEG-Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft

Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG

Nordea Bank

Palm Hills Developments

Arab African International Bank

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

'It possesses a team of experienced lawyers with good international exposure and knowledge in Egyptian law', says a client of Al Kamel Law Office. With a track record spanning more than 20 years, the firm maintains a presence in major M&A transactions, frequently working closely as local counsel with major international law firms. It also advises on corporate governance, shareholder agreements and a range of commercial matters. The 'very thorough, responsive and dedicated' practice is led by Mohamed Kamel, Rasheed Kamel and Shahira Khaled who count Chevron and Procter & Gamble among their clients. Associate Linda Azmy is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Rasheed Kamel; Shahira Khaled

Other key lawyers:

Linda Azmy

Testimonials

‘They have decent knowledge of the Egyptian market throughout years of progression of the legal system and are one of the law firms that serve domestic, national and international clients.’

‘The lawyers are well versed in all aspects of laws and procedures covering the whole spectrum of industry sectors.’

‘It possesses a team of experienced lawyers with good international exposure and knowledge in Egyptian law.’

‘The Al Kamel team were very thorough, responsive and dedicated. They were reachable at all times and worked long hours to meet the set deadlines. They negotiated hard on our behalf. They were true partners and worked with a lot of heart and for that I am utterly grateful.’

‘Their practice, communication and team were reliable and professional.’

‘We worked primarily with Ms. Linda Azmy. She was absolutely fantastic throughout the negotiation. She has put in lots of hours, was always reachable, was very professional, approachable and friendly throughout the transaction. She was also an aggressive negotiator on our behalf. She always provided clear feedback, demonstrating solid knowledge of applicable law and practices and allowed me and the rest of shareholders to make informed decisions.’

‘Rasheed Kamel occasionally weighed in with his expertise and presence, but overall Linda Azmy was a standout performer throughout the long acquisition transaction.’

‘The team is very responsive and capable. I truly enjoy working with the team!’

‘I experienced that people are working as a team and I can rely on everybody if I need something. I believe that this is the power and strength of Al Kamel.’

‘I have worked over the years with Rasheed Kamel who is very efficient and to the point. I love to work with him!’

‘I worked a lot with Linda Azmy who is very hard-working and responsive.’

‘I am very grateful to work with this great team and I am looking forward to working together with them on more projects!’

Key clients

Securemisr S.A.E.

Lactalis Halawa Group

Johnson & Johnson

Procter & Gamble

Spinneys Egypt

YKK Egypt

Chevron

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

Al Kamel Law Office has a large litigation group that handles civil, commercial and maritime disputes, and also has an active debt collection practice. It has particular expertise in IP and employment litigation, as well as disputes in the oil and gas sector. A significant proportion of its work is for multinational clients, though it also acts for large Egyptian companies in domestic matters. Managing partner Mohamed Kamel, partners Rasheed Kamel and Shahira Khaled, and head of litigation Joseph Morcos are the main practitioners. Associate Ahmed Hassib is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Rasheed Kamel; Shahira Khaled; Joseph Morcos

Other key lawyers:

Ahmed Hassib

Key clients

DUTCH OPHTHALMIC RESEARCH CENTER (INTERNATIONAL) B.V. (“DORC”)

DANAOS SHIPPING

QATAR NATIONAL BANK

Energy Tier 1

'The team is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable', says a client of Al Kamel Law Office, noting that the lawyers 'consistently deliver commercially sound advice and understand the needs of international counsel and foreign clients'. Lead partners Mohamed Kamel and Rasheed Kamel, along with newly promoted partner Shahira Khaled, advise oil and gas companies on their exploration activities, disputes, corporate matters, off-take agreements, pipeline facilities and the marketing of their products. The firm is also heavily involved in renewable energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Rasheed Kamel

Other key lawyers:

Shahira Khaled

Testimonials

‘The team is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable. They consistently deliver commercially sound advice and understand the needs of international counsel and foreign clients.’

‘Rasheed Kamel has a calm and thorough style, deeply experienced and practical in applying local law to the needs of international transactions.’

‘Shahira Khaled is an outstanding young partner with an incredible work ethic and a range of knowledge that more senior partners would envy. She is as good as any partner in an international firm and a rising star of the Egyptian bar. When you work with her, you are meeting the future of legal practice in Egypt.’

Key clients

Export-Import Bank of the United States

Export Finance and Overseas Private Investment Corporation

DEG-Deutsche Investitions Bank

Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG

International Finance Corporation

Bayerische Landesbank

Projects and infrastructure Tier 1

The projects and infrastructure group at Al Kamel Law Office is 'responsive and knowledgeable, consistently delivering commercially-sound advice'. The firm focuses heavily on large infrastructure projects for multinational clients and is frequently involved in major developments in the power, water, petroleum, natural gas, telecoms, construction and mining sectors. It recently acted as local counsel in collaboration with Mayer Brown International LLP on the $11bn financing of a petrochemical plant. Managing partner Mohamed Kamel and the 'calm and thorough' Rasheed Kamel lead the practice.  Up-and-coming partner Shahira Khaled and associate Youssef Nassef are also in the firm's key matters.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Rasheed Kamel

Other key lawyers:

Shahira Khaled; Youssef Nassef

Testimonials

‘The Al Kamel team is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable. They consistently deliver commercially-sound advice and understand the needs of international counsel and foreign clients.’

‘Rasheed Kamel has a calm and thorough style, deeply experienced and practical in applying local law to the needs of international transactions.’

‘Shahira Khaled is an outstanding young partner with an incredible work ethic and a range of knowledge that more senior partners would envy. She is as good as any partner in an international firm and a rising star of the Egyptian Bar. When you work with her, you are meeting the future of legal practice in Egypt.’

Key clients

Export-Import Bank of the United States

UK Export Finance and Overseas Private Investment Corporation

DEG-Deutsche Investitions Bank

Bayerische Landesbank

Nordea Bank Abp

Shipping Tier 1

Al Kamel Law Office has extensive experience across the full spectrum of Egyptian laws governing maritime matters. The practice, led by managing partner Mohamed Kamel, assists maritime agencies with corporate matters, as well as advising on the establishment of shipping businesses, anchor handling, platform supply vessel activities, and litigation matters related to lifting and preventing seizure of vessels. It also handles matters relating to investment bids put to port authorities. Litigation partner Joseph Morcos is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel

Other key lawyers:

Joseph Morcos

Key clients

Danaos Shipping Limited & Fast Carrier

Tidewater Marine/Pan Marine

TMT Tier 1

Al Kamel Law Office is among the leading firms in the telecoms sector, where its work spans licensing and corporate acquisitions, regulatory compliance, corporate structuring, due diligence and advice on contractual protection. Among its notable clients are Telecom Italia, Mobinil, Microsoft and Etisalat Egypt. The firm is increasingly involved in the technology sector and among its recent work is advising on VoIP networks and IT solutions for data centres. Mohamed Kamel and Sayed Ammar are the lead partners, with senior associate Omar Abdelsalam also active in high-profile matters.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Sayed Ammar

Other key lawyers:

Omar Abdelsalam

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 east broadcasting networks Inc. (mbn)

The World Bank

Windsor Business Center

Chevron

Jones Day

Baker Hughes Limited

Employment Tier 2

Al Kamel Law Office has a close relationship with a US-based specialist immigration law firm, through which it provides local law advice to a number of large multinational companies. It also works directly for high-profile employers in sectors such as energy, education and technology. Its work also spans the termination of senior employees, redundancy programmes and contentious matters. Managing partner Mohamed Kamel leads the practice, in which senior associate Ahmed Ismail is the employment specialist.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel

Other key lawyers:

Ahmed Ismail

Intellectual property Tier 2

'The team is very knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to providing the best expertise', says a client of Al Kamel Law Office. One of the leading firms in trade mark  registration, in which it has a track record spanning more than 25 years, the firm also handles litigation, commercial IP and the management of IP rights and industrial designs. Mohamed Kamel and patent attorney Sayed Ammar are the lead partners in a practice that increasingly advises on licensing, franchising and distribution agreements, as well as technology transfer contracts. Senior attorney Ayman Khatib is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Sayed Ammar

Other key lawyers:

Ayman Khatib; Omar Abd El Salam

Testimonials

‘The team is very knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to providing the best expertise on multiple sectors. Also, they are always available and close to their clients, especially when really needed.’

‘Their choice of associates is perfect and they are always innovative.’

‘When I am dealing with Sayed Amaar and Omar Abd El Salam they provide best-in-town advice based on their extensive experience with local laws. They are always backing their clients and available for their clients 24/7.’

Key clients

Franklin Covey

CYCLOFEM

Kiss Nail Production

Babcock and Wilcox

Papadopoulos

UB Group

Basic Net

IFC

Er- lac

Back Greener

American Engineering

City Stars

Palm Hills

Worckhardt Europe Limited

Tayas Chocolate Confectionery Inc

Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C

Chemplex Automotive Group, Inc.

Yellow Pages

Cicero Hellas SA

Ted Lepidus

Valantino

Bavaria

Proctor & Gamble

Saint Gobain

Ferrero

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

Al Kamel Law Office is frequently chosen by international law firms to act as local counsel in both litigation and arbitration matters. Mohamed Kamel and head of litigation Joseph Morcos handle most of the firm's arbitration work, which includes high-stakes disputes in the energy, shipping and, more recently, education sectors.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kamel; Rasheed Kamel; Joseph Morcos; Shahira Khaled

Key clients

Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center (International) B.V.

Danaos Shipping

Qatar National Bank

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner Rasheed Kamel r.kamel@kamelaw.com +2 02 3761 5271
Partner Shahira Khaled s.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.