Firm Profile > Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm > Cairo, Egypt

Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm
Arabella Plaza
Building 2, P.O. 11835
New Cairo
Egypt

Banking and finance Tier 2

'I have no doubt that the end result will meet the needs of the ultimate client without fail', says a client of Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm. Finance is one of the firm's core practices and it advises developmental financial institutions, international investment and commercial banks, and major international corporations. IT frequently assists EBRD and IFC with the financing of a range of infrastructure, energy and FMCG projects. Ahmed Haggag leads the practice and he 'delivers high-quality, clear advice, taking account of commercial needs and practical complexities'. Clients also praise managing associate Heba Raslan and associate Noha Eissa.

Practice head(s):

Ahmed Haggag

Other key lawyers:

Noha Eissa; Heba Raslan

Testimonials

‘The team is excellent. I have worked with them ever since my first deal in Egypt over a decade ago. They are thorough and I have no doubt that, despite the challenging jurisdiction, the end result will meet the needs of the ultimate client without fail.’

‘Their approach to billing is simple, but one that suits me and my clients – to charge a fair rate, to cap sensibly when required and to stick to any cap.’

‘Associate Noha Eissa and partner Ahmed Haggag are both excellent – receptive to comments and prompt in delivery of the required product. A pleasure to work with.’

‘Very responsive, commercially-oriented and cost-efficient.’

‘They can advise on Egyptian law by taking account of the practical needs of the project and the complexity of dealing with G2G deals. They are very active in liaising with the counterparties and suggesting solutions.’

‘Ahmed Haggag is very active and quick to respond to queries, and delivering high quality, clear advice, taking account of commercial needs and practical complexities.’

Key clients

Majid Al Futtaim Properties S.A.E

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm is a a sector-based firm that handles high-value transactions in the banking, infrastructure, energy, natural resources, TMT, healthcare, retail and consumer goods industries. It acts for development financial institutions, international investment and commercial banks, and major domestic and international companies, with recent work including the sale of a stake in Hassab Labs Egypt on behalf of Meden Healthcare. Mohamed Hazzaa and Ahmed El Sharkawy are the partners in the five-lawyer practice. Senior associate Esraa Abdelmoniem is also recommended for public and private M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Hazzaa; Ahmed El Sharkawy

Other key lawyers:

Esraa Abdelmoniem

Key clients

Kuwait Food Company (Americana) K.S.C.P

PROPARCO

Saham Sante

Employment Tier 2

Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm joins the ranking this year and clients note that it provides 'advice that is straight to the point, and accurate information which is always up-to-date'. Lamiaa Youssef, who joined from software company TechnifyLaw, has more than 15 years' experience and leads the firm's dedicated employment group, which frequently handles matters associated with large M&A transactions including the transfer of employees. The firm also provides day-to-day advice on employment, immigration and social insurance laws, as well as working with the litigation group on contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Lamiaa Youssef

Testimonials

‘The team in Egypt is very responsive and assists with our matters on an urgent basis if needed. They key capabilities are quick turnaround, advice that is straight to the point, and accurate information which is always up-to-date.’

‘Lamiaa Youssef is a great partner in the law firm and so helpful. Lamiaa is always meeting our clients’ expectation in terms of fees and professional knowledge.’

Key clients

Google

STMicroelectronics

Clyde & Co Dubai

Littler Mendelson P.C.

BP

Allen & Overy UK

Energy Tier 2

Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm has an extensive client base among developmental financial institutions, international investment and commercial banks, and major international corporations. Frequently involved in corporate and M&A transactions in the energy sector, the firm also advises on the financing of new projects. Managing associate Heba Raslan leads the energy practice, with support from corporate, project finance and oil and gas partner Ahmed Haggag, who recently acted for United Oil & Gas in a major acquisition.

Practice head(s):

Heba Raslan

Other key lawyers:

Ahmed Haggag

Key clients

United Oil & Gas Plc (UOG)

JSC Zarubezhneft

Projects and infrastructure Tier 3

Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm focuses predominantly on the energy sector, playing a role in the development of oil and gas, power and renewable energy projects. It frequently acts for development finance institutions and multinational oil majors. Head of energy, managing associate Heba Raslan, is the main contact and she has 15 years' experience in cross-border transactions. She works closely with corporate and finance partner Mohamed Hazzaa.

Practice head(s):

Heba Raslan

Other key lawyers:

Mohamed Hazzaa

Key clients

United Oil & Gas Plc

JSC Zarubezhneft

Sharkawy and Sarhan is focused on the timely delivery of high-quality legal advice. We take a solution-driven approach, and we have a deep understanding of the issues for governmental authorities, financiers, and developers. We appreciate the risks in cross-border transactions, as well as the solutions to best mitigate them. Sharkawy & Sarhan have acted on some of the largest and most complex transactions in the Egyptian market. As an independent law firm, we work with leading international law firms, without a presence in Egypt, to represent clients in different sectors. Through our excellent working relationships with leading local players and international law firms, we provide seamlessly an integrated legal service to our clients. This is complemented by the international mindset of our lawyers, many of whom have benefited from training in international firms. For over a decade, our sector-focused teams have been involved in most big-ticket M&A, power, infrastructure, oil & gas, and banking & finance transactions in Egypt, developing focused expertise while maintaining a strong reputation for efficiency and high standards.

Sharkawy & Sarhan also act as the trusted advisors of the firm’s strategic clients across all corporate, and commercial work. The firm supports its clients on data privacy, cybersecurity, general company law, and corporate procedure, commercial contracts, compliance, and regulatory issues, employment, corporate restructuring, and high-profile disputes.

Department Name Email Telephone
Technology, Media & Telecommunication Ahmed El Sharkawy a.sharkawy@sharkawylaw.com (+202) 23 22 54 00 Ext:101
Infrastructure & Power Naila Ramsay n.ramsay@sharkawylaw.com +44 7342 882 466
Financial Institutions Ahmed Haggag a.haggag@sharkawylaw.com (+202) 23 22 54 00 Ext:113
Employment Lamiaa Youssef l.youssef@sharkawylaw.com (+202) 23 22 54 00 Ext:115
Power & Renewables Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa m.hazzaa@sharkawylaw.com (+202) 23 22 54 00 Ext:124
Oil & Gas and Mineral Resources Heba Anwar Raslan h.raslan@sharkawylaw.com (+202) 23 22 54 00 Ext:108
Mergers & Acquisitions Esraa Abdelmoniem e.abdelmoniem@sharkawylaw.com (+202) 23 22 54 00 Ext:126
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Ahmed  El Sharkawy  photo Mr Ahmed  El Sharkawy Ahmed is the head of Sharkawy & Sarhan’s TMT and Retail &…
Mr Ahmed Haggag photo Mr Ahmed Haggag Ahmed started his career as a junior associate with Sharkawy & Sarhan…
Mr Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa  photo Mr Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa is a partner at Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm.…
Mrs Lamiaa Youssef photo Mrs Lamiaa Youssef Lamiaa has more than 20 years of experience in various fields and…
Parters : 6
Fee Earners : 31
Support Staff : 20
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