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Dentons Egypt LLC

Egypt > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Utilising its extensive international network, Dentons Egypt LLC has a well-established reputation in Egypt and the broader MENA region for its corporate and M&A capabilities. The firm’s in-depth transactional expertise spans a number of key economic sectors, including energy, defence, TMT, healthcare and real estate. Debt restructuring and finance specialist Frédérique Léger leads the team alongside Ahmed Kamal, who has a proven track record of handling private, government and corporate investments.

Practice head(s):

Frédérique Léger; Ahmed Kamal

Key clients

M H Alshaya Co W L L

British Council

American Eagle Outfitters

Vitro Arquitectonico España S.L.U

Lorama Group Inc

Plasser theurer beteiligungs– und finanzierungs–AG

Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen Financial Services AG and Renault s.a.s.

Work highlights

  • Advised Sumitomo Corporation psc on its investment in Amunet Wind Power Company SAE, a 500MW onshore wind power project in the Red Sea.
  • Advising Trafagura, a Singapore-based multinational commodity trading company that trades in base metals and energy, on a legal due diligence report in connection with a potential acquisition.
  • Representing Vidriera Monterrey, S.A. de C.V, the largest glass producer in Mexico and one of the world’s largest organizations in the glass industry located in Monterrey, on the due diligence for a potential acquisition.

Egypt > Banking and finance Tier 3

Egypt > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

Dentons Egypt LLC's team is well known for advising on a wide range of cross-border disputes, often for clients in the pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, telecoms, construction and finance sectors. Amal Afifi Dawood and Michael Lacey co-head the practice; Dawood bring extensive expertise in civil, commercial, insurance and labour disputes.

Practice head(s):

Amal Afifi; Michael Lacey

Key clients

DuPont Nutrition USA Inc. (IFF company)



National Westminster Bank

Doosan Industrial Vehicles


Kraft Heinz



Egyptian Liquefied Natural Gas (ELNG)

British Council

Barclays Bank PLC

American International Group (AIG)

SPIG (Babcock & Wilcox Company)

America-Mideast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST)

Johnson & Johnson Middle East Inc.

Hungarian Export-Import Bank (EXIM Bank)

Work highlights

  • Representing a client in an ongoing lawsuit filed by an ex-agent and distributor, involving a claim for alleged compensation of US$3 million.

Dentons is the largest law firm in the world with more than 175 locations in more than 78 countries. The historic combination between Dentons and 大成 brings together more than 9000 lawyers and professionals and is the first combination of a Chinese firm and a polycentric global firm. Dentons Egypt established a business presence in 1964, and is the oldest international law firm in Egypt. The office is run in association with the Afifi Law Office, an Egyptian law firm founded by the late Counsellor Ahmed Safaa El Din El Oteifi, the former vice president of the Court of Cassation (Egypt’s highest court), and Mr Amal Afifi Dawood, a renowned litigator and legal specialist, as well as 12 senior/assistant Egyptian attorneys. Dentons provides a comprehensive range of services to multinational groups, private companies and investors in a wide variety of businesses and industries, financial institutions and funds, as well as governments and international organizations doing, or looking to do, business in Egypt. The association is experienced in practice areas including arbitration and litigation, asset finance, aviation, banking and financial markets, corporate and commercial, construction, employment, energy and natural resources, infrastructure projects, intellectual property, media and technology, mergers and acquisitions, privatization, project finance, property and telecommunications.

With 30 legal staff, Dentons works closely with the Afifi Law Office to provide a comprehensive range of services including domestic and international legal advising and consulting.

At present, the Cairo office employs lawyers with Egyptian and American qualification, law degrees and training.

The office is in good standing before the main tribunals dealing with commercial matters, the economic ministries and authorities, the Central Bank of Egypt, the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority, and other regulatory bodies.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Michael Lacey +(202) 27350574
Photo Name Position Profile
Ahmed Kamal photo Ahmed Kamal Ahmed Kamal is a qualified and resourceful professional attorney with diverse experience…
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New York Bar Association
American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham)
British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA)
Egyptian Bar Association