Mr Ahmed Haggag > 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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Work Department

- Financial Institutions 
- Banking & Finance 

Position

Ahmed started his career as a junior associate with Sharkawy & Sarhan in 2007 and became a partner on 1 January 2015.

He was seconded to Clifford Chance Dubai for a period of six months during 2011. Ahmed’s Practice focuses on project finance, M&A and oil & gas. Ahmed was also selected by Chambers Global 2018 for his experience in Banking & Finance and by the IFLR1000 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 as a leading/highly regarded lawyer.

Career

1. Sharkawy & Sarhan advised the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) on the financing of Edita including conducting a limited due diligence on Edita and its subsidiaries in Egypt, reviewing a draft of the loan agreement and the guarantee agreements prepared by IFC, advising on local issues, and issuing an opinion confirming that the transaction documents are valid and enforceable in Egypt.
2. Advising the European Investment Bank (“EIB”) on matters of Egyptian law in relation to the EUR 15,000,000 Investment Grant Agreement and the EUR 16,876,000 Grant Agreement (the “Grant Agreements”) granted to the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Ministry of Housing Utilities and Urban Communities, the Holding Company for Water and Kafr El-Sheikh Water Supply and Sanitation Company for technical assistance and investment in infrastructure through the wastewater treatment project in Kafr El-Sheikh governorate.
3. Advising the European Investment Bank (“EIB”) on matters of Egyptian law in relation to the EUR 15,000,000 Investment Grant Agreement and the EUR 16,876,000 Grant Agreement (the “Grant Agreements”) granted to the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Ministry of Housing Utilities and Urban Communities, the Holding Company for Water and Kafr El-Sheikh Water Supply and Sanitation Company for technical assistance and investment in infrastructure through the wastewater treatment project in Kafr El-Sheikh governorate.
4. Sharkawy & Sarhan advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”) on matters of Egyptian law in relation to a session secured loan of up GBP 2.3 Million granted to El Roda Company for Agricultural Development S.A.E.
5. Advising China Development Bank (“CDB”) on matters of Egyptian law in relation to the USD 800,000,000 term facility granted to NBE.
6. Sharkawy & Sarhan advised Banque Misr on matters of Egypt law in relation to the Revolving Credit agreement and issuing bank agreement concluded with EBRD.

Languages

- English
- Arabic

Education

  • LLB, Cairo University, Faculty of Law, English Section.

Lawyer Rankings

Egypt > Energy

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.

Egypt > Banking and finance

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.