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Al Tamimi & Company
STAR CAPITAL TOWER, BUILDING NO. 5 & 7, 9TH AND 10TH FLOORS
GEZIRET EL ARAB STREET, MOHANDSEEN, GIZA
12654, AGOUZA, CAIRO
Egypt

Egypt > Banking and finance Tier 1

Al Tamimi & Company’s services run the whole gamut of banking & finance matters, starting from banking regulation and supervision to Islamic finance, sovereign bonds issuance, and asset finance. Clients from industries such as construction, real estate, as well as gas and oil rely on the team’s national and international expertise. Practice head Ehab Taha regularly advises on project finance, while Senior Associate Zeinab Shohdy  is experienced in financing transactions in a variety of sectors, including energy and railways.

Practice head(s):

Ehab Taha

Other key lawyers:

Zeinab Shohdy

Key clients

First Abu Dhabi Bank Fab (UAE)

Cairo 3A for Poultry

Telecom Egypt

Standard Chartered Bank UAE

The Egyptian American Enterprise Fund

The Ministry of Finance

Dana Gas PJSC/ Dana Gas Egypt Ltd.

Goldman Sachs

Arab African International Bank

ResposnAibility Investment EG

Bonyan for Development and Trade S.A.E

Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (IDH)

Work highlights

  • Acting as a local counsel and advising the Arabic Republic of Egypt represented by the Ministry of Finance, on Egyptian law matters relating to the first sovereign green bonds issuance in the MENA region.
  • Advising Bonyan for Development and Trade S.A.E on all legal aspects of the IslamicMusharakah Tripartite Agreement, Financial Lease Agreement with Banque Misr and BM Lease securing an Islamicfinance of up to EGP 700 Million.
  • Acting as a local counsel and advising the Arabic Republic of Egypt represented by the Ministry of Financne, on Egyptian law matters relating to the first sovereign green bonds issuance in the MENA region.

Egypt > Employment Tier 1

The Employment & Incentives team at Al Tamimi & Company has ‘in-depth knowledge of how Egyptian regulators actually implement local law on the ground’, remarks a client. The firm advises clients on recruitments and dismissals, regulatory aspects, risk management, and bonus and incentive schemes, amongst others. Lead partner Ayman Nour is an expert in labour law as well as incentives and has advised numerous high-profile clients on covid-19 related employment issues. Senior associate Nadine Khaled has experience in drafting employment contracts, preparing exit strategies, and advising on social insurance law.

Practice head(s):

Ayman Nour

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is very responsive and committed. Whenever a legal advice was requested/needed, they studied the case well, and provided complete legal feedback that helped us.’

‘Both are very committed, responsive, helpful, and hardworking.’

‘Good knowledge and pragmatic advice.’

‘The team are very talented, fast response and support.’

‘In-depth knowledge of how Egyptian regulators actually implement local law on the ground.’

‘A highlight is Nadine Khaled for her prompt and pragmatic advice and excellent account management.’

Key clients

IBM

Oracle Egypt Ltd

Johnson & Johnson

Beiersdorf Middle East

Red Bull GmbH

Bridgestone

Kanoo Group

AkzoNobel

Udacity Inc.

Didi Global

System Ceramics

Astellas Pharma

Acino Pharma Egypt

Dana Gas

Work highlights

  • Advising Didi Global in relation to several employment queries related to the incorporation of a new entity in Egypt and advising on Employee Stock Ownership Plan “ESOP”.
  • Advising Johnson & Johnson relation to several employment matters, including demotion of an employee, legal advice on JNJ’s Performance Improvement Plan PIP and Performance Managing Program.
  • Preparing advice regarding right to work checks in Egypt in relation to two types of potential employees: (a) local nationals; and (b) other foreign nationals. Advice included required documents and procedures for foreigners work permits, residency visas and relevant timeframes.

Egypt > Shipping Tier 1

Al Tamimi & Company joins the ranking having launched a new office in Port Said in 2021 that specialises in maritime matters. The firm advises on a number of contentious and non-contentious matters for high-profile clients in the industry. The practice is led by Omar Omar, who regularly advises on all aspects of shipping, including collisions, sales and purchases, and arbitration. Senior Counsel Hany Maamoon heads the Port Said office and has extensive expertise in dealing with claims and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Omar Omar

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Hany Maamoon is an outstanding lawyer and is our number one choice in any shipping-related matter. He has been assisting our Company and its members for many years and has obtained many notable judgments over the years canceling enormous governmental claims. We also lean on Hany with respect to commenting on the local legislations addressing the activities of the parties involved in the maritime transport industry.’

‘High knowledge of latest communication ways.’

‘Al Tamimi is one of the best integrated law firms providing legal services in Egypt and the MENA region. They operate in a professional way with a very skilled crew covering all the areas of legal practice.’

‘Hany Maamoon, the legal counsel at Al Tamimi is in our opinion, the best Maritime Lawyer in Egypt and we can always rely on his extensive knowledge and experience in case of need, especially when facing atypical claims or situations. He assisted us and other major liners in all types of claims instigated by the Customs Administration, the Suez Canal Authority as well as the various Port Authorities in Egypt. In short, just having Hany involved in any matter gives us a relieve that our interests are being fully protected.’

‘Al-Tamimi office provides a distinguished and valuable service as they have required legal experience related to the nature of shipping companies activities and they have a professional team that is quick to respond in emergency cases and provides various legal advice according to the circumstances of each case in terms of legal intervention whether through settlements or raise cases as the sovereign decisions of the state may interfere with the imposition of some decisions that require some friendly concessions to maintain strong relations with the state at times.’

‘Thy have a strong team, for example Mr. Hany Maamoon, I have a long and very good relationship with him among years of mutual cooperation as he played a very important role in solving a lot of serious issues as he was involved in tough negotiation with the authorities for cases related to our fleet and cases related to cargo in several Egyptian ports. Adding to that he has very wide experiences and he is a very talented person. We consider him on of the most important experts in the marine filed same as in the rest of shipping.’

‘The great thing about Al-Tamimi is that they are the only team among other peers who have a great experience in shipping various procedures and Navigation rules that they are well qualified as consultants not only as lawyers, which eases the communications and assures us that our interests are well protected at court as well as in our day-to-day activities.’

Key clients

Maersk Egypt

West of England Insurance Services (Luxembourg) S.A

Malik Supply A/S

Gard P&I Club

Pan Marine Group

The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Europe UK Branch

Work highlights

  • Advising Maersk Egypt in relation to smuggling cases before the Egyptian Customs Administration.
  • Advising Lenovo Limited on the legal options available in order to lift the arrest applied against their Cargos composed of 17 containers which were loaded on the M/V Ever Given.

Egypt > TMT Tier 1

Al Tamimi & Company’s TMT practice handles a wide range of matters, including transactions, technology procurement and infrastructure, electronic and mobile commerce, as well as business process and IT outsourcing. ‘They are more than responsive, and have rich experience working with TMT giants’, says a client about the team. Ayman Nour often handles work for multinational corporations, and senior associate Hadia El Beshry is experienced in data protection matters, compliance, and licensing, amongst others.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They are more than responsive, and have rich experience working with TMT giants.’

‘Hadia El Beshry is a star associate, with expertise in the TMT practice.’

‘Knowledgeable, reliable and pragmatic Egyptian expertise.’

 

Key clients

Facebook

Didi Global

Netflix

Red Bull GMBH

Cisco Systems

Twitter

Toyota Motor Corporation

Idemia

Butterfly Network

Biersdorf

ByteDance LTD

Riot Games

Sound Cloud

Wabi Casa

SpeedCast

Work highlights

  • Advising Toyota on the introduction of a fingerprint authentication system to vehicles sold in Egypt in light of relevant local privacy laws.
  • Preparing a general summary of content related considerations that reflect topics that have potential to cause issues from a content regulatory perspective in Egypt.
  • Advising Riot Games on matters related to the potential authorisations/notifications which may be required because of the competitions it may organize in Egypt.

Egypt > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Al Tamimi & Company operates an extensive network of commercial, corporate, and M&A teams throughout the MENA region, which is also the case for its Cairo offices. Clients such as Telecom Egypt are advised on shareholder agreements, joint ventures, acquisitions, and investments, amongst others. Ehab Taha is key partner whose expertise includes capital markets, commercial work, corporate & restructuring matters, as well as M&A-deals. Senior Counsel  Zeinab Shohdy and Senior Associate  Ingy Darwish are also heavily involved in the firm’s corporate and commercial practice.

Practice head(s):

Ehab Taha

Other key lawyers:

Zeinab Shohdy, Ahmed Adib, Ingy Darwish

Key clients

Telecom Egypt

Abu Dhabi Development Holding ADQ

Anchorage Investments

Gems Egypt for Education Services S.A.E.

Al Tayseer International Hospital S.A.E

The Egyptian American Enterprise Fund

SPE

Ezdehar Egypt Mid-Cap Fund Coöperatief

Catalyst Partners

EFG Finance

El Sewedy Capital Holding

Work highlights

  • Advising Telecom Egypt in renegotiating and amending the shareholders agreement with Vodafone BV in relation to Vodafone Egypt for Telecommunications.
  • Advising Al Tayseer International Hospital S.A.E in relation to the acquisition of up to 100% of the issued capital of Mansoura Medical Center Company S.A.E. (the “Target”) through a mandatory tender offer.
  • Advising Intro Waste Management and Material Recovery Holding Ltd in relation to acquiring 100% of the shares of Bariq for Techno and Advanced Industries S.A.E (a subsidiary of Raya Holding).

Egypt > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

Regional reach and cross-sectoral expertise are part of the arbitration practice at Al Tamimi & Company. With 17 offices in the MENA region, the firm is well-equipped to handle cross-border disputes for multinational clients and domestic companies operating internationally. Khaled Attia is the leading partner whose expertise spans litigation and arbitration with particular strengths in the areas of PPP and competition matters. Senior Associate Muhammad El Haggan frequently handles arbitration cases in construction and engineering and white-collar crimes including bribery and money laundering.

Practice head(s):

Khaled Attia

Other key lawyers:

Work highlights

  • Advising a leading chemical distributor across the Middle East and Africa in an arbitration matter concerning a construction dispute of multimillion USD.
  • Advising a global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas industry in a circa USD 10 million arbitration against an Egyptian company, under Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.

Egypt > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

Al Tamimi & Company’s litigation department is experienced in advising national and international corporations across a broad range of industry sectors, with special expertise in maritime and IP litigation. The firm is also able to handle cross-border disputes thanks to its strong presence in the MENA region and advises on parallel proceedings in multiple jurisdictions. Khaled Attia leads the team, while Senior Associate Abdelrahman Gomaa is recommended for his experience in a number of high-profile litigation matters.

Practice head(s):

Khaled Attia

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Telecom Egypt

National Automotive Company NATCO

IBM

Daltex

ExxonMobil

Abo Zaabal Fertilizer

Trans Business for Trading & Distribution

Uniliver

EgyBev

Pharco Pharmaceuticals

Egypt > Intellectual property Tier 2

Al Tamimi & Company’s IT department offers clients extensive services in IP, acting for high-profile companies in multiple jurisdictions in contentious and non-contentious matters. Specialisations include managing complex trademark portfolios and assisting in enforcements and anti-counterfeiting processes. While the practice is led from the UAE, senior associate Abdelrahman Helmi  is based in the firm's Cairo office. Helmi is experienced in infringement cases, trademark disputes and setting IP protection strategies.

Other key lawyers:

Abdelrahman Helmi

Key clients

Amazon

Netflix

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (“FIFA”)

Car Freshener Corp

Dassault Systems

Lenovo PC HK

3M Inc.

Benefex

TCT Telecommunication

Al Futaim Group

Beiersdorf AG

MBC Group

Work highlights

  • Advising 3M Inc. on conducting investigations on a retailer that sells counterfeit products branded with the 3M Inc. trademark.
  • Representing MBC IP FZ LLC and handling their trademark and copyright portfolio in Egypt.
  • Representing Okhtein Holding, the leading Egyptian brand in relation to trademarks and designs registration for the company and carrying out assignment of IP in Egypt.

Egypt > Projects and infrastructure Tier 3

With particular strengths in project finance, Al Tamimi & Company handles a number of major deals on domestic and international level. Real estate, railway, and renewable energy are part of the portfolio of sectors the firm advises its clients on. Lead partner Ehab Taha has strengths in corporate and property development financing transactions, having worked with regulators, borrowers, government bodies, and financial institutions.

Practice head(s):

Ehab Taha

Key clients

Cairo 3A Poultry

Bonyan for Development and Trade S.A.E

Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (IDH)

The firm: Al Tamimi & Company is the largest law firm in the Middle East with 17 offices across nine countries. Established in 1989, we are a full service commercial firm combining knowledge, experience and expertise to ensure our clients have access to the best legal solutions that are commercially sound and cost effective.

Our clients are at the centre of everything that we do – their business is our business.
Our strength comes from our clients’ trust that we will provide them the quality of service that they deserve. Therefore, we make it our business to find creative and commercial legal solutions whilst focusing on making the law work for them. Over the years, we have acted for a wide variety of clients, including: government bodies; government or semi-government owned entities; local, regional and international companies; banks and financial institutions; along with both international and regional law firms.

We’re not like everyone else.
As a firm, we have the ability to practice local law in each of the nine jurisdictions where we have a presence. This means that each of our licensed litigators have rights of audience before local courts. We are proud of this unique strength, which truly sets us apart from the competition.

Doing Business in the Middle East?
So are we! Our regional footprint means that wherever our clients are doing business in the region, we are there to support them. Our expansion has been strategic and client driven. Our values define who we are and what is important to us. As a firm, we have grown based on a set of core values, which are integral to all that we do.

Areas of practice: As the Middle East’s largest law firm Al Tamimi & Company has vast experience acting for clients across many jurisdictions in the region. Through our full service offering we are able to provide legal advice with a one-stop-shop for all your legal requirements. We offer specialist legal advice in the following practice areas: arbitration; aviation; automotive; banking and finance; capital markets; commercial; construction and infrastructure; corporate services; education; employment and incentives; Expo 2020; family business and private wealth; financial crime; FMCG; healthcare; hotels and leisure; mergers and acquisitions; projects; rail; regulatory; shipping; sports and events management; transport and logistics.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Chairman Essam Al Tamimie.tamimi@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Senior Partner Husam Houranih.hourani@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Managing Partner Samer Qudahs.qudah@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Deputy Managing Partner Mohamed Al Marzouqim.almarzouqi@tamimi.com+971 2 813 0444
Deputy Managing Partner Jody Waughj.waugh@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Arbitration Thomas Snidert.snider@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Arbitration Hassan Arabh.arab@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Aviation Yazan Saoudiy.saoudi@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Banking & Finance Husam Houranih.hourani@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Banking & Finance Jody Waughj.waugh@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Capital Markets Andrew Tarbucka.tarbuck@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Commercial advisory Willem Steenkampw.steenkamp@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Competition law Omar Obeidato.obeidat@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Construction & Infrastructure Euan Lloyde.lloyd@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Corporate governance Andrea Tithecotta.tithecott@tamimi.com+971 2 813 0444
Corporate structuring Samer Qudahs.qudah@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Corporate structuring Omer Khano.khan@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Corporate Structuring Izabella Szadkowskai.szadkowska@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Debt capital markets Andrew Tarbucka.tarbuck@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Debt capital markets Rafiq Jafferr.jaffer@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Corporate Services Izabella Szadkowskai.szadkowska@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Education Ivor McGettigani.mcgettigan@tamimi.com+971 2 813 0444
Education Ahmad Salehah.saleh@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Employment & Incentives Samir Kantarias.kantaria@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Employment & Incentives Gordon Barrg.barr@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Family Business & Private Wealth Richard Catlingr.catling@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Financial Crime Khalid Al Hamranik.alhamrani@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Financial Crime Ibtissem Lassouedi.lassoued@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Financial services regulation and enforcement Jody Waughj.waugh@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Financial services regulation and enforcement Rita Jaballahr.jaballah@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Healthcare Andrea Tithecotta.tithecott@tamimi.com+971 2 813 0444
Hotels & Leisure Tara Marlowt.marlow@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Insurance Yazan Saoudiy.saoudi@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
IP Omar Obeidato.obeidat@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
IP Ahmad Salehah.saleh@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Legislative drafting Mohammed Al Marzouqim.almarzouqi@tamimi.com+971 2 813 0444
Legislative drafting Hassan ElTahirh.eltahir@tamimi.com+971 2 813 0444
Litigation Hussein Eisa Al Shirih.shiri@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Litigation Ahmed Allouza.allouz@tamimi.com+974 4 364 1641
Litigation Hassan Arabh.arab@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Maritime and shipping Omar Omaro.omar@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Maritime and shipping Yazan Saoudiy.saoudi@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Mergers & Acquisitions Abdullah Mutawia.mutawi@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Private client services Essam Al Tamimie.tamimi@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Private equity Richard Catlingr.catling@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Private equity Abdullah Mutawia.mutawi@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Private Notary Taiba Al Safart.alsafar@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Projects Mark Brownm.brown@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Real estate Tara Marlowt.marlow@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Real estate Mohammed Kawasmim.kawasmi@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Rail Foutoun Hajjarf.hajjar@tamimi.com+973 1710 8933
Regulatory Andrea Tithecotta.tithecott@tamimi.com+971 2 813 0444
Sports & events management Steve Bainbridges.bainbridge@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Tax law Shiraz Khans.khan@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Technology, media and telecommunications Martin Haywardm.hayward@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Technology, media and telecommunications Fiona Robertsonf.robertson@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Transport & Logistics Yazan Saoudiy.saoudi@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Transport & Logistics Omar Omaro.omar@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Automotive Samir Kantarias.kantaria@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Aviation Yazan Saoudiy.saoudi@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
Education Ivor McGettigani.mcgettigan@tamimi.com+971 2 813 0444
Expo 2020 Steve Bainbridges.bainbridge@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
FMCG Samer Qudahs.qudah@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship Ahmad Salehah.saleh@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
China Group Jody Waughj.waugh@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
India Group Samir Kantarias.kantaria@tamimi.com+971 4 331 7161
Korea Group Omar Omaro.omar@tamimi.com+971 4 364 1641
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Khaled Attia photo Khaled AttiaPartner, Head of Dispute Resolution, Egypt
Mohamed Gabr photoMr Mohamed GabrPartner & Head of Corporate Commercial – Egypt
Hossam Gramon photo Hossam GramonPartner, Head of Banking & Finance
Ayman Nour photoMr Ayman NourPartner , Head of Office – Egypt
Number of lawyers worldwide : 370
:
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
Australian Business Group
ABA (American Bar Association)
British Business Group
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Employment Lawyers Association
Energy Institute
International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI)
GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre
International Council for Commercial Arbitration

Diversity and Inclusion at Al Tamimi & Company


Al Tamimi & Company is committed to maintaining its high levels of diversity.  With over 50 different nationalities and cultural backgrounds amongst our people, we celebrate diversity.  This is one law firm where there is no stereotype, enabling our people to be who they are and value the differences in one another.


The Firm is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and respectful work environment which recognises and values the diversity of all its employees, stakeholders and clients. We acknowledge that every employee, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or cultural background, disability, religious belief, political affiliation, socioeconomic origin, or family responsibilities can make a valuable contribution to achieving the business outcomes. Moreover, we strongly believe outcomes are strengthened with a diverse team.


The Firm promotes an environment where equity and inclusion is encouraged and supported and where all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying are eliminated. 


We will achieve this objective by: 

  • Raising awareness of and promoting workplace diversity within the Firm.
  • Integrating the principles of workplace diversity into business and human resource management policies, practices and systems.
  • Encouraging employees to identify and maximise use of their life skills and experiences in the workplace.
  • Encouraging managers to recognise and draw on the diversity of their employees.
  • Ensuring employees are not subjected to discrimination or unfair treatment in the workplace on grounds such as, ethnicity, race, gender, age, physical or mental disability or personal responsibilities.
  • Upholding and promote the Al Tamimi & Company Values, Employment Principles and Code of Conduct

Ensuring employees and those seeking employment with the Firm receive fair and equitable treatment in accessing employment opportunities, employees selection processes, career development and mobility arrangements