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Rizkana & Partners
6 WEZARET EL ZERAA STREET
GIZA
Egypt

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Hazim A. Rizkana is the Managing Partner of Rizkana & Partners. Hazim focuses on litigation and arbitration, banking and finance, civil, commercial and private law, aircraft finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, trademarks and patents. Apart from assisting some of the biggest multinational companies execute high-value deals, he has also been called on to assist draft and review the new Banking Law, the Acquisition Rules under the Capital Market Law, the Mediation Law and the amendments to the Competition Law.

Languages

Arbaic & English

Memberships

Education

Graduated from Zagazig University in 1982 with a B.A. in law and received a Master of Law degree from the McGeorge School of Law (UOP) in 1986. He was admitted to the Egyptian Bar Association in 1982, and is currently admitted before the Court of Cassation in Egypt. In 1985 Hazim was registered as a patent and trademark agent.

Lawyer Rankings

Egypt > Dispute resolution: arbitration

(Leading individuals)

Hazim RizkanaRizkana & Partners

Rizkana & Partners has an experienced arbitration practice based around the senior partner Hazim Rizkana, who has almost 40 years’ experience in high-profile and high-value cases. He has frequently acted as chair and co-arbitrator in several local and international arbitrations under CRCICA, ICC, and UNICTRAL rule, as well as counsel in domestic and international matters. The firm’s work spans investment disputes in sectors as diverse as construction, telecoms, oil and gas and waste management. It also has a strong track record in challenging arbitral awards.

Egypt > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Leading individuals)

Hazim RizkanaRizkana & Partners

Rizkana & Partners has a reputation for success in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes, notably in the enforcement of arbitral awards won by the firm’s arbitration group. It also handles a diverse range of commercial and civil cases relating to banking and finance, construction, international trade, hospitality, tax and white-collar crime. Lead partner Hazim Rizkana, supported by senior associate Amr Ibrahim, is currently fighting a claim for Attijariwafa bank Egypt concerning the enforcement of a EGP300m arbitral award.

Egypt > Employment

Rizkana & Partners joins the ranking on the breadth of its work for household names in sectors such as e-commerce, education, agriculture and technology. Led by highly respected litigator and arbitrator Hazim Rizkana, the practice has extensive experience in negotiating contracts and settlements, as well as contract termination and contentious matters. It assists both Egyptian and multinational corporations with all aspects of local labour law and social insurance law.

Egypt > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Rizkana & Partners joins the ranking having expanded its range of corporate and commercial work. The firm frequently handles the incorporation of companies in Egypt, as well as matters of regulatory compliance, IPOs, corporate restructuring, commercial transactions and M&A deals. Its growing cross-border work recently included advising a telecoms company on its divestment to funds based in Europe. Practice head Hazim Rizkana is best known for litigation and arbitration, but he is also a key adviser to domestic clients on civil, commercial and private law, as well as M&A transactions.

Egypt > Banking and finance

Rizkana & Partners joins the ranking this year having become increasingly involved in high-value syndicated and bilateral facilities and loans, project finance, the settlement of debts and debt restructuring. Its project finance work derives from sectors including oil and gas, steel, cement, real estate, glass, airports and container terminals on behalf of both international and local institutions. Practice heads Hazim Rizkana and Sherif El Hosseny also handle aircraft financing, syndicated loans and EPC contracts.