Hafez and Partners > Cairo, Egypt > Firm Profile

Hafez and Partners
Villa Hafez, 6 Ibn Maysar Street

Egypt > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

The 'very dedicated' team at Hafez and Partners is adept at handling contentious work for clients in a broad range of sectors, including telecoms and oil and gas. Practice head Ahmed Hafez is 'a well rounded individual with extensive litigation knowledge', and counsel Karim Ghorab acts for individuals, states and state-owned entities in court proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Ahmed Hafez; Karim Ghorab


‘The lawyers I worked with are competent, diligent and experienced, on top of having commercial and market knowledge to steer clients towards appropriate recovery strategies.

‘Karim Ghorab is a very dedicated professional, who inspires confidence. He has been successful in the pursuit of the strategy agreed with us and for that, he should be commended.’

‘The team is very dedicated and outstanding performance’

‘Ahmed Hafez is a well rounded individual with extensive litigation knowledge.’

Key clients

Integrated Diagnostics Holding

ALSAADA for Agriculture Development and Real Estate Investment

The Basement Records

SMG Group

Amwaj Co.

Fiber Misr ICT (Benya Capital)

Bianchi for Tourism and Real Estate Investment

Bunge Egypt

Global Surveys

Food House

Engineering Task Group (ENTAG)

Elsafa Grains

Elsahl Group

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Premier League

SAS Middle East

Vodafone Telecommunication Egypt

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the WORLD BANK)

Airwork Ireland Limited

J.Walter Thompson (JWT)

Work highlights

  • Representing a client before the Egyptian State Council regarding a claim for the restitution of a plot of land, which was allegedly unlawfully withdrawn based on a breach of contract.
  • Represented a company in criminal proceedings in the fintech sector concerning alleged embezzlement of e-assets.

Egypt > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Hafez and Partners has established a ‘solid, professional and knowledgeable’ corporate and commercial team, with a recognisable strength in corporate restructuring and investments. Practice head Hadir Elhakim is well known for her expertise in M&A and commercial agreements in heavily regulated industries, including telecoms, energy, infrastructure and ICT. Another key contact is Ahmed Hafez, who has negotiated a number of high-stake settlements between government authorities and large corporations.

Practice head(s):

Hadir Elhakim

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is solid, professional and knowledgeable about various aspects of business law, especially corporate restructuring, litigation and investment. Their ability to use English and Arabic is quite useful to foreign investors and clients.’

‘Ahmed Hafez is a leader – an expert and problem-solving professional. I enjoy working with him at strategic and tactical levels on various subjects.’

‘During my extensive interactions with this firm, the main highlight I noticed was their amazing client service. The team is extremely friendly and available and always manages to give practical solutions, keeping the client in mind. If I ever have a query, I know they’re easily available for a call with the entire team to clear any questions I may have.’

‘I had the privilege of working with Ahmed Hafez and Hadir Elhakim, and I couldn’t be more satisfied with our partnership. Their deep understanding of our business needs and their strategic guidance have been invaluable. They have consistently demonstrated exceptional expertise, professionalism and dedication in handling our legal matters.’

‘Ahmed Hafez and Hadir Elhakim are very responsive, diligent in their work, business oriented and handle complex matters and landmark projects perfectly.’

‘An excellent team.’

‘Great team players, very knowledgeable and always there. The follow up they have and the speed of work is remarkable.’

‘Great team effort. The transaction wouldn’t have gone smoothly without their professional and expert input.’

Key clients

ALSAADA for Agriculture Development & Real Estate Investment

Integrated Diagnostics Holding

Fiber Misr – Benya Capital

SMG Group

Bianchi for Tourism & Real Estate

Bunge Egypt

Cotectna Inspection Egypt

East Gas Company E.A.S.

Egyptian Company for Solid Wate Recycling (ECARU)

The World Bank

Rolls Royce Solutions GmbH

Karma Group

The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)

Elsahl Group

Elsafa Grains

Engineering Task Group (ENTAG)

SAS Middle East

Vodafone Egypt


The Sovereign Fund of Egypt

J. Walter Thompson (JWT)



Careem Deliveries



Jacob Cohen

Standard Chartered



SLR Consulting

Harren Shipping Services GmbH & Co. KG

ElManar for Investment & Development

ACIRFA Capital

Tiba Raneen for Trade and Industry

General Electric

RTP Global

Rosen Group

Edvoy Educational Services Egypt




Dietmar Gunz

Arabella Egypt for Medical Technologies LLC

Work highlights

  • Acted as local counsel for Azelis, together with DLA Piper as international counsel, on the potential acquisition of two local entities in Egypt under the Chemical Partners Group which are operating in the specialty chemicals sector.
  • Acted as local counsel for SLR Consultancy, together with DLA Piper Advisory Services Proprietary Limited, on its potential acquisition of a premier emerging market sustainability consultancy company.
  • Acted as local counsel, together with Hadef and Partners, to Benya Technologies on its joint venture with Khazna Data in the UAE, as well as advising on the local operation companies in Egypt.