Mr Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa > Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm > Cairo, Egypt > Lawyer Profile

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

Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa is a partner at Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm. Mohamed’s Practice focuses on capital market, M&A and infrastructure projects. Mohamed is leading Sharkawy & Sarhan’s M&A practice as well as its prolific power and utilities practice and regularly regarded in directories of law firms. Mohamed was also selected by IFLR1000 Chambers & Partners as a leading/highly regarded lawyer. Mohamed Started his career as a junior associate with Sharkawy & Sarhan and was seconded to the magic circle law firm Allen & Overy LLP in the Dubai office during 2014. Throughout his career, he has been the legal advisor on some of ground-breaking M&A transactions including advising on the sale of majority stakes in two major Egyptian banking units (BNP Paribas and NSGB) and purchase of majority stake in Barclays Bank Egypt, in addition to advising on potential purchase of Piraeus Bank Egypt by Standard Chartered Bank and the acquisition by Fairfax of a minority stake in CIB from Actis. He has also advised several financial institutions and regulatory bodies in connection with wide spectrum of capital market aspects, including Fairfax, Blakeney, Morgan Stanley and Goldmansachs. In addition, Mohamed regularly advises EFG Hermes and its assets management, investment banking, private equity and stock-brokerage arms on a wide variety of capital market issues relating to assets management, custody, stock-brokerage and general regulatory and compliance aspects relating to financial services activities. Mohamed has also in-depth focus on power & renewables and utilities advising clients on all regulatory aspects relating to power and utilities projects. In particular, he has advised CGN on acquisition of of 1Malaysia Development Berhad involving the only three IPPs in the Egyptian market. In addition, he has an outstanding footprint in the Egyptian renewable energy sector having advised all financial institutions involved in the second round of the feed-in tariff program program as well as advising on several utility scale BOO projects and the first ever distributed generation projects to be financed by DFIs.

Career

1. Advising IFC, EBRD, Proparco and fifteen (15) other international financial institutions (including AIIB, CDC, AfDB and others) on the USD1.8 billion financing of 30 simultaneous solar projects under round II of the feed-in tariff program.
2. Advising Vodafone Group on the potential sale of its entire stake in Vodaphone Egypt to STC.
3. Advising Attijariwafa Bank on the acquisition of a global financial services group (Egypt) headquartered in Cairo and present in 18 Egyptian cities with 56 branches. This transaction represents a first of this scale from a Moroccan financial operator on the Egyptian market.
4. Advising Société Générale on the sale of its stake in National Société Générale Bank to Qatar National Bank Group, the largest financial institution in the MENA region, for a consideration of EUR1.5bn. The transaction was the largest bank M&A transaction in the MENA region after the financial crisis.
5. Advising Molinari Rail AG, Winterthur, Switzerland on negotiating a consultancy agreement with the National Authority for Tunnels in relation to a to the provision of certain consulting services relating to train sets for the greater Cairo Metro Line No. 1 (Helwan to New El – Marge).
6. Advising Mitsubishi on its acquisition of Metito. Our work included extensive due diligence on all Metito contracts in Egypt (including JVs, EPC and water supply contracts ).
7. Advising Americana Group on the bidding process of selling its 100% stake in Greenland Group to Dairy Distributors for Distribution S.A.E. (a venture between Halawa and French dairy group Lactalis).
8. Advising World Bank and the Egyptian Government on a potential PPP project in the transportation sector.

Languages

- English
- Arabic

Education

  • LLB, Cairo University, Faculty of Law, English Section, and qualified in 1999.
  • LLM, International Banking and Financial Law, Faculty of Law, Boston University, USA.