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

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

Banking and finance Tier 1

MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP shows 'great understanding, knowledge and expertise in the banking and finance structures on local, regional and global levels'. The firm's Egyptian, English and US-qualified lawyers act for local and global corporates, financial institutions, government-related enterprises and government bodies in innovative and complex transactions. Philip Stopford, Ziad Gadalla, Tarek Mohanna and Sherief Rashed focus heavily on project finance, though their work also encompasses capital markets issuance, Islamic finance and cross-border lending.

Practice head(s):

Philip Stopford; Ziad Gadalla; Tarek Mohanna; Sherief Rashed

Testimonials

‘Great understanding, knowledge and expertise in the banking and finance structures on local, regional and global levels. MHR combines legal expertise with practice resulting in good understanding of the needs of their clients. Timely and profound responses is what to expect from the firm.’

‘Complex matters are not handled by one partner, but rather delegated to associates/senior associates, unlike other firms.’

‘Sherief Rashed is a well experienced and knowledgeable lawyer in the financing and banking sector, who is always able to assist on complex matters in a short time and provide proper advice and solutions to mitigate any complexities or misunderstandings.’

Key clients

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

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP moves up the ranking this year having built on the firm's 25-year involvement in Egyptian transactions with the development of an increasingly strong team in Cairo. The firm supports Egyptian companies in overseas investment transactions, as well as assisting local and global corporates, financial institutions, government-related enterprises and government bodies with innovative and complex transactions cross-border transactions. M&A and ECM specialists Said Hanafi and Walid El Daly lead a growing team of associates, among them transaction and regulatory specialist Mahmoud Ezz.

Practice head(s):

Said Hanafi; Walid El Daly

Other key lawyers:

Mahmoud Ezz

Key clients

ADES International Holding Ltd.

CI Capital

Cairo for Investment and Real Estate Development (CIRA)

Palm Hills Developments

BPE Partners

Hasan Allam Holdings

Orascom Development Holding

SODIC

ADM Medsofts

Falcon Group

RAMW for Tourism and Hotels S.A.E.

Elaj Medical Services Company

IGI Holding

Namaa for Development & Real Estate Investment S.A.E

Travelways Egypt for Tourism S.A.E

AXA

Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd.

Basco Engineering & Trading

El Sewedy Electric S.A.E

European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

Niel Natural Resources Investments S.A.

A15

Tartoussieh Engineering & Trading Co.

Paymob

Development Partners International LLP

Energy Tier 1

With four partners in its project development and finance group, MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP has one of the largest practices in Cairo with a focus on the energy sector. The firm, which climbs the ranking, is involved in major projects for the development of offshore gas fields. It is also a key adviser to major players in the oil and renewable energy sectors, with consolidation transactions in the power sector among its recent work. Energy sector expert Ziad Gadalla co-leads the practice with global oil and gas co-head Philip Stopford and finance specialists Sherief Rashed and Tarek Mohanna.

Practice head(s):

Philip Stopford; Ziad Gadalla; Tarek Mohanna; Sherief Rashed

Other key lawyers:

Said Hanafi

Testimonials

‘The team is very experienced in various sectors validated by the partners’ extensive presence on both the national and international fronts. What makes the team unique is their creative problem solving abilities.’

‘Ziad Gadallah and corporate partner Said Hanafi are two seasoned partners who are quite exceptional in this field. Covering a wide range of sectors and well-equipped with extensive experience, their discipline, knowledge depth, keenness to assist, responsiveness, discipline and friendliness is what separates them from others.’

Key clients

Carbon Holdings

Tahrir Petrochemicals Company

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar)

Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (Ethydco)

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)

Suez Methanol Derivatives Company (SMD)

China State Construction and Engineering Company (CSCEC)

Energean Oil & Gas plc

Wood Technologies Company

ADES International Holding Ltd.

Sixth of October for Real Estate and Development (SODIC)

HSBC

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Projects and infrastructure Tier 1

The project development and finance group at MHR & Partners in association with White & Case LLP is involved in some of the most complex and high-value projects in Egypt, often working for domestic and global corporates, financial institutions and government entities, and climbs the ranking this year. With Egyptian, English and US qualified lawyers on-the-ground in Cairo, the firm is uniquely well placed to handle all of the elements of cross-border project development, especially project finance. Philip Stopford, who splits his time between London and Cairo, finance specialist Ziad Gadalla, Tarek Mohanna and Sherief Rashed are the main contacts.

Practice head(s):

Philip Stopford; Ziad Gadalla; Tarek Mohanna; Sherief Rashed

Key clients

Carbon Holdings

Tahrir Petrochemicals Company

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar)

Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (Ethydco)

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)

Suez Methanol Derivatives Company (SMD)

China State Construction and Engineering Company (CSCEC)

Energean Oil & Gas plc

Wood Technologies Company

ADES International Holding Ltd.

Sixth of October for Real Estate and Development (SODIC)

HSBC

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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