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Mohamed Nasser Law Firm
31A/33 AHMED HESHMAT ST. FIRST FLOOR, APT. NO.11
ZAMALEK
CAIRO
Egypt

Egypt > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The corporate and commercial department at Mohamed Nasser Law Firm advises clients on a range of matters relating to transactions and day-to-day-business of clients from sectors such as real estate, agriculture, and tourism. The firm which joins the ranking this year regularly supports companies in questions of corporate governments, contracts, as well as due diligences. Multinational companies, medium scale business, regulatory bodies, and governments form part of the team’s client roster. Associate Amr Azzam leads the department having joined the firm in 2021. Managing Partner Mohamed Nasser focuses on corporate issues, for instance restructurings and incorporations of foreign companies.

Practice head(s):

Amr Azzam

Other key lawyers:

Mohammed Nasser

Key clients

Aqua Group

ByGanz

Nabat Farms for Agricultural Investment

Integrated Company

Alchemy

G’N’K Hospitality

London Offshore for Consultancy Services

Procomon Egypt

Rijk Zwaan Egypt

Pan Marine Group Egypt

Aton Holding

Speed Medical

Pharos Group

In-Shape Clinics

Rawabi Contracting Egypt

El-Nasr Film Productions

Karim Mikhtigian Design Studio

Work highlights

  • Advised Aton Holding on the acquisition of Pharos securities.
  • Drafting a memorandum of understanding between the client Procomon Egypt and a local partner to execute the plan of garbage collection, recycling, and waste management of the East Cairo region with a contract worth one billion Egyptian pounds.
  • Advised Alchemy for Decorations & Furniture on various due diligence matters, including reviewing commercial contracts and drafting agreements.

Egypt > Intellectual property Tier 3

Mohamed Nasser Law Firm  advises clients in IP matters relating to enforcement, litigation, licensing, and registering of trademarks. Specialisations within the team include circuit design rights, supplementary protection certificates for pharmaceutical products, and database rights. Amr  Azzam heads the team, with managing partner Mohamed Nasser also being a key contact in this area.

Practice head(s):

Amr Azzam

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

In Shape Medical Services S.A.E

Work highlights

  • Advising In Shape Medical Services S.A.E on the registration of trademarks before the Ministry of Commerce.

Egypt > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

The litigation practice at Mohamed Nasser Law Firm possesses strong expertise in both civil and commercial lawsuits in a variety of sectors covering real estate, military, and entertainment, amongst others. Practice head Ahmed Ragab has acted for clients in matters pertaining to employment and criminal law, while managing partner Mohamed Nasser is focused on all aspects of corporate law. Ahmed Nasser is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ahmed Ragab

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Ahmed El Ganzoury

Mounira Saber

Al-Ahram Real Estate and Tourism Development Company

Sherif Ramzy

Pan Marine Petroleum Services FZ

Pan Marine Shipping Company

Signe Furniture

G’N’K Hospitality

Aqua Top for Trading and Distribution

Al-Alia’ Waheed

MARAFIQ Company

Ahmed El-Sawy

Mohamed Abdel Hafaz

Walid Al-Kafrawy

Rijk Zwaan EG

The International Co. For Touristic & Hotels Services

Khaled Salem

Tariq Muneeb

Germine Hassanein

Iman El Nashar

Work highlights

  • Advised Marafeq Co on a series of annulment lawsuits.
  • Advised Al-Ahram Real Estate and Tourism Development Company on a lawsuit for the validity and enforcement of a plot of land.
  • Advised Mr. Sherif Ramzy on a lawsuit to be appointed as the Chairman of El Nasr Film Company.

Mohamed Nasser Law Firm is one of the largest full-fledged corporate law firms in Egypt and the Middle East. It was established by Mr Mohamed Mostafa Nasser in 2008. We aim to provide our clients with distinctive quality services and innovative legal services and solutions in a wide range of fields such individuals, corporations, and registrations. We have extensive expertise and a proven track record in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, business law, firm specializing, and intellectual property.

Our clients range from multinationals to new startups. Whether you are a foreign investor who wishes to establish, acquire, or merge with a business in Egypt, we are able to handle the legal procedures and give you proper legal consultancy. Our practice areas extend to the MENA region and Europe as well, as we have a team experienced with international business laws.

With the rising trend of young executives creating their own startups, we also adapted to the market and created a department dedicated for startups, that offers legal consultancy packages customized to their needs to be able to have successful ventures in the markets of their choice.

We have been registered in the record of Agents of Founders of Companies operating in non-banking activities in the register of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority.

Our values
Quality: Understanding the clients’ needs and providing practical and expedient solutions through a partner-led service. We put our clients’ interest at heart because we aim to build strong and fruitful long-term client relationships. We share their vision and work with each and every client to ensure they reach their long-term goals, not only provide temporary solutions.

Dedication: Our clients are our main priority. We dedicate our utmost efforts and resources to ensure achieving our client’s best interests. We have an experienced team of 22 topnotch lawyers to ensure every client has a team member available to fulfill their needs in a timely and efficient manner.

Commitment: Advancing your business goals is always our top priority. We supported and helped many companies to deliver numerous high-profile projects through giving professional and effective legal consultations during their lifecycle. With our new startups’ dedicated program, we are committed to ensuring your business kicks off with the correct legal frame to avoid any obstacles that may arise for a new business.

Precision: Our approach is being efficient and effective to achieve the best results of satisfaction of our clients.

Confidentiality: Our main value is to keep the confidentiality of any information concerning our clients, their work or any related information that comes to our knowledge whether through the client or any other method.

Prompt: We provide prompt responses, giving our clients our full attention and awareness, keeping them fully informed with latest updates at all times. We take pride in being a very fast-paced team, without compromising nor the quality nor the precision of our services.

Integrity: We always ensure showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to high ethical standards and values without compromising integrity.

Our team
Mr Mohamed Nasser

Founding partner and  head of intellectual property department
Mr Nasser manages the firm’s portfolio of all the clients from different jurisdictions and is the advisor of a large number of multi-national clients. He has extensive expertise in all legal sectors with a focus on the area of corporate law. He is involved in hundreds of restructurings, incorporation of foreign and domestic companies and advising foreign and local investors on the most efficient vehicles and structures for implementing their investments in Egypt as well as continuing to provide the clients with advice on all aspects of doing business in Egypt.

He obtained his law degree from Cairo University, with a diploma in International Arbitration, Patent of Invention Agent and Trademark Registration, and in process of a Masters degree in Private International Law. Mr Nasser was admitted before the Egyptian Appeal Court and is also a member of the Egyptian Bar Association.

Our team consists of 15 top notch lawyers with different areas of expertise and specializations, enabling the firm to offer our clients impeccable timely services no matter what area of practice they require.

We, as a firm, believe in equality; offering equal opportunities for both men and women with equal pay.

We believe in diversity, we have no preference or prejudice against any race, religion or ethnicity. Our only criteria is experience and professionalism.

For more details about each member of our team, you can visit our website that includes details about each member, their degrees, areas of expertise, and their association memberships.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Founder Mohamed Nassermohamed.nasser@mnasserlaw.com+201001926002
Corporate & Commercial Mahmoud El Sherifmahmoud.elsherif@mnasserlaw.com+201007002389
Corporate& Commercial Amr Azzamamr.azzam@mnasserlaw.com+201023113312
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Mohamed Nasser, Managing Partner, Mohamed Nasser Law Firm

Egypt has been the top destination for Foreign Direct Investments in the Middle East during the last 5 years, harvesting an impressive $124.5 billion worth of projects between January 2015 and December 2019.  The country accounted for 35.2% of the $340 Billion invested in the region throughout this period. In total, 476 new projects, or 10.9 percent of total foreign projects, in the Arab world, were launched in Egypt during this period of time. Mr. Mohamed Nasser, founder of Mohamed Nasser & Partners Law Firm in Egypt, shed light on the legal aspects which are encouraging foreign investors to direct their investments to his home country.

What has changed in the laws in Egypt to encourage foreign investments?

2017 witnessed massive changes in investments laws in Egypt which made investment in Egypt more lucrative and profitable for businesses, multinationals, and investors from all over the world. According to the new regulations, a foreign investor can now, under the name of his company, own real estate such as lands, factories, and buildings. Additional incentives and tax exemptions are now granted for most investment sectors. In addition, the management now can be comprised of 100% foreign professionals without the requirement of having an Egyptian partner or manager on board. As an example, one of my clients is a Dutch agricultural company called Rjik Zwaan, they are the third largest producer of agricultural seeds in the world. Upon the change of the law, and their enablement to buy land, I recommended they buy a big plot of land to use as their experimental greenhouse, where they test new seeds. It has become their hub that serves the GCC and the Middle East.

Which sectors are offered better incentives and tax exemptions?

 All sectors are benefiting from the new law, each with its unique set of terms and conditions, yet there is no industry that has not witnessed a positive change in its laws. As an example, there are tax exemptions for food related industries such as poultry, livestock, and fish up till 10 years. The establishments of malls, residential projects, education such as the establishment of schools and universities, tourism related industries such as hotels and restaurants, power and energy and technology and communications each has its own set of incentives and exemptions, which are a positive step to facilitate investments in these sectors.

Has the Egyptian market witnessed a rise in mergers and acquisitions?

There has been a rise in the number of successful Egyptian startups in addition to the already established businesses, this created a larger number of mergers and acquisitions in the market which also led to further regulations that protect the benefits, stocks, and transition of power between companies. Egypt’s merger and acquisition transaction value have witnessed an outstanding increase of %400 in the first half of 2021, despite the pandemic. This number was from 111 deals totaling more than 4 billion dollars in value, putting Egypt right on top as the most popular country in the Middle East for inbound M&A from foreign investors.

 How can a company benefit from investing in Egypt?

The manpower in Egypt is affordable in comparison with its counterparts in other countries. The new laws facilitated the establishment of companies and even if foreign personnel are needed, their residency and work permits have become a very simple task. There are two free zones as well, that can be of great value to specific industries. As a very small example, one of my clients, a Saudi oil and gas corporation; were seeking to cut labor costs. I recommended they simply relocate only two of their departments, the IT and finance, to be based in Egypt, which eventually saved them millions of dollars.

What are the advantages of the free zones?

Egypt has two special economic zones, the Suez Canal Economic Zone and the Golden Triangle Economic Zone.

Their system includes incentives and guarantees, including a standard personal income tax tariff of 5%.  Characterized by integrated customs management, tax administration, investor dispute resolution unit, project licensing center, in addition to public services for investors, projects established within the economic zones benefit from Egyptian certificates of origin for exporters, allowing them to take advantage of international trade agreements signed with Egypt and access to several foreign markets. Additional privileges, subject to terms and conditions, can be obtained such as the country bearing part of the cost of technical training for employees, a refund of half of the value of land allocated to industrial projects if production begins within two years of the date of delivery of the land, and allocation of free land for some strategic industries.

What is the correct procedure for investors to start a business in Egypt?

Of course after they have decided on the industry they want to venture in, they should get a law firm that would handle their procedures and give them the correct and sound advice on the best way to benefit from exemptions and incentives the laws offer to their industry. The law firm will handle the process starting from the establishment procedures of their company, choosing the appropriate type of company that best suits their needs, due diligence when required for mergers and acquisitions, work permits and residencies for foreign employees, registration of land and other forms of real estate, employee contracts and benefiting from labor law.