MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP > Cairo, Egypt > Firm Profile

MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP
Nile City Office Building
South Tower, 11th Floor
2005A Corniche El Nile
Egypt

Egypt > Banking and finance Tier 1

MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP advises domestic companies on overseas investments and multinational corporates in their endeavours on the Egyptian market. Financial institutions, government-related enterprises, and government bodies are also part of the firm’s client roster. The department handles matters under English, Egytpian and US law and can leverage a global network for complex cross-border matters. Philip Stopford, Ziad Gadalla, Tarek Mohanna and Sherief Rashed jointly lead the practice and are involved in project finance and Islamic finance, amongst others.

Practice head(s):

Philip Stopford; Ziad Gadalla; Tarek Mohanna; Sherief Rashed

Testimonials

‘W&C has a group of extremely knowledgeable and professional calibers. we work with them on various very complicated deals, including syndications and other equity projects.’

‘Sherief Rashed and his team, they delivered everything we requested from them. they are extremely professional. they worked on very complicated transactions and very tight timelines and never let us down. they provide us with reasonable fees compared to the scope of work.’

Key clients

National Authority for Tunnels (NAT)

Carbon Holdings

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

ADES International Holding Ltd.

CI Capital

NI Capital

EFG Hermes

Tahrir Petrochemicals Company

Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation (EHC)

Sixth of October for Real Estate and Development (Sodic)

Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (Ethydco)

HSBC

Commercial International Bank

Banque Misr

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Arab Petroleum Investments Cooperation

Egypt Propylene and Polypropylene

Work highlights

  • Represented the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), an entity affiliated to the Ministry of Transportation of Egypt, on the €1.886 billion financing for the development of the Cairo Monorail project in Egypt.
  • Advising on all aspects of the proposed US$multi-billion Tahrir petrochemical complex in Egypt.
  • Advised Bank of Baroda, London Branch as global facility agent and other lenders in connection with the restructuring of their existing indebtedness of the chemical plant of TCI Sanmar Chemicals S.A.E.

Egypt > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The corporate, commercial and M&A practice at MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP advises domestic companies on overseas business as well as multinational clients on their ventures on the Egyptian market. The global White & Case network allows the team to seamlessly assist clients with matters under English, US and Egyptian law. Transaction specialists Said Hanafi and Walid El Daly are the key contacts. Bryan Cory joined the firm’s Cairo office in June 2021 from White & Case LLP Houston and has extensive experience in transactions within the energy industry and construction as well as joint ventures, supply and off-take agreements and M&A-deals.

Practice head(s):

Said Hanafi; Walid El Daly

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

CI Capital

ADES International Holding Ltd.

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar)

AfricInvest

Tokio Marine

Hasan Allam Holdings

Orascom Development Holding

Elaj Medical Services Company

Cairo for Investment and Real Estate Development (CIRA)

EFG Hermes

Palm Hills Developments

BPE Partners

SODIC

ADM Medsofts

Falcon Group

AXA

El Sewedy Electric S.A.E

European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

Paymob

Development Partners International LLP

Work highlights

  • Represented CI Capital Holding for Financial Investments, Egypt’s leading diversified financial services and investment group, on the indirect acquisition with a group of co-investors of a sixty percent (60%) interest in Taaleem Management Services Company SAE, a leading higher education platform in Egypt which controls and operates Nahda University in Beni Suef (NUB).
  • Represented Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar (Masdar), a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, in its acquisition from ib vogt GmbH (ib vogt) of a fifty percent (50%) interest in Infinity 50 for Renewable Energy SAE, an Egyptian company that develops, constructs and operates solar projects under the feed-in-tariff program launched by the Egyptian government.
  • Represented AfricInvest, a leading pan-African mid-cap-focused private equity firm with USD 1.5 billion of assets under management, in its acquisition of a forty percent (40%) stake in MSS Holding, the holding company owning Masria Digital Payments – Africa’s leading smart card solutions provider based in Cairo, Egypt with a regional presence spanning 35 countries and 3 continents.

Egypt > Energy Tier 1

MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP is a key player in the energy sector having advised on large-scale and landmark energy project for both domestic clients and global companies acting in Egypt. The team is ‘exceptional in its client engagement and advocacy’ and has strengths in areas such as offshore gas fields, petrochemicals, and renewable energy, where it particularly excels in cross-border matters. The practice is led by a team of five partners consisting of Philip Stopford, Ziad Gadalla, Tarek Mohanna, Sherief Rashed and Bryan Cory; the latter joined the Cairo office from White & Case’s Houston location in June 2021.

Practice head(s):

Philip Stopford; Ziad Gadalla; Tarek Mohanna; Sherief Rashed; Bryan Cory

Testimonials

‘The White & Case team is exceptional in its client engagement and advocacy. They are consistently able to provide excellent guidance and support to any subject matter thrown their way. The leverage internal expertise and global partners to ensure the client is provided the most holistic and comprehensive legal support possible.’

‘Bryan Cory is an exceptional lawyer who has worked on myriad projects and agreements. He is knowledgeable, thinks strategically, leverages connections throughout the firm to provide the most current and best information. Bryan really delves into the situation and topic to ensure he is fully informed and can thus provide the best guidance. As projects have progressed, he has proven to be extremely agile in pivoting focus as the needs change.’

Key clients

Carbon Holdings

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar)

Tahrir Petrochemicals Company

Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation (EHC)

Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (Ethydco)

Energean Oil & Gas plc

Arab Petroleum Investments Cooperation

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

ADES International Holding Ltd.

Angola LNG

Egypt Propylene and Polypropylene

Work highlights

  • We are advising on all aspects of the proposed USD multi-billion Tahrir petrochemical complex in Egypt.
  • We advised Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, in its acquisition from ib vogt GmbH of a fifty percent interest in Infinity 50 for Renewable Energy SAE, an Egyptian company that develops, constructs and operates.

Egypt > Projects and infrastructure Tier 1

MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP’s practice in projects and infrastructure is characterised by the firm’s ability to advise both Egyptian players in overseas matters, and local as well as global companies in national projects. Recent highlights include advising the National Authority for Tunnels in the financing of its Cairo Monorail project. Bryan Cory joined the Cairo office in June 2021 from White & Case Houston and has extensive experience in advising on transactions in the energy industry. The team is led jointly by all partners, consisting of Cory, Ziad Gadalla, Philip Stopford, Tarek Mohanna, and Islamic finance expert Sherief Rashed.

Practice head(s):

Philip Stopford; Ziad Gadalla; Tarek Mohanna; Sherief Rashed; Bryan Cory

Key clients

National Authority for Tunnels (NAT)

Carbon Holdings

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

ADES International Holding Ltd.

CI Capital

NI Capital

EFG Hermes

Tahrir Petrochemicals Company

Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation (EHC)

Sixth of October for Real Estate and Development (Sodic)

Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (Ethydco)

HSBC

Commercial International Bank

Banque Misr

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Arab Petroleum Investments Cooperation

Arab African International Bank

Egypt Gulf Bank

United Real Estate Company

Canal Sugar Company

Angola LNG

Egypt Propylene and Polypropylene

Work highlights

  • Represented the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), an entity affiliated to the Ministry of Transportation of Egypt, on the €1.886 billion financing for the development of the Cairo Monorail project in Egypt.
  • Advising on all aspects of the proposed USD multi-billion Tahrir petrochemical complex in Egypt.
  • Advised Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar (Masdar), a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, in its acquisition from ib vogt GmbH (ib vogt) of a fifty percent interest in Infinity 50 for Renewable Energy SAE, an Egyptian company that develops, constructs and operates
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PhotoNamePositionProfile
Walid El Daly photo Walid El DalyAssociation Partner
Mahmoud Ezz photo Mahmoud EzzLocal Partner
Ziad Gadalla photo Ziad GadallaAssociation Partner
Said Hanafi photo Said HanafiPartner
Tarek Mohanna photo Tarek MohannaPartner
Sherief Rashed photo Sherief RashedAssociation Partner