Firms in the spotlight: Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International)

Out of firm presence, growth and impact in the Egyptian legal field, we are delighted to be named market leaders and the go-to firm in a range of key practice areas including Banking & Finance, Corporate, Commercial, M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, TMT, Energy and Projects & Infrastructure.

Each practice group shows extraordinary capabilities and consistency in the quality of the services provided over the years. Our history is enriched by multiple awards and recognitions that remind us of where we should be. Our most recent award is “Corporate and Finance Law Firm of the Year” at the Chambers Middle East Awards 2019, Chambers Global 2019, Egypt.

With more than 30 years’ of experience in the local market, we have advised clients on some of the most prominent transactions in the Middle East. Our notable deals include advising Arab Company for Projects and Urban Developments, a subsidiary of Talaat Moustafa Group Holding, on the first Sukuk issuance in Egypt with a value of EGP 2 billion, with final maturity at the end of 2024. We also advised BNP Paribas on the USD 469 million SACE-covered (Italian export credit agency) buyer credit term loan facility to the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company, named as Euromoney Trade Finance Journal’s “Deal of the Year.” Another notable deal was advising EFG Hermes as the sole global coordinator and joint bookrunner on the USD 170 million global offering by ADES International Holding Ltd., on the London Stock Exchange, named “Equity Deal of the Year” at the IFLR Middle East Awards. We were also advising various development consortia opposite International Finance Corporation (IFC) on five of the IFC’s 13 solar PV projects under Round 2 of the Egyptian Government’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) program named “Global Multilateral Deal of the Year” at the Project Finance Magazine Awards.

Our Egyptian lawyers have profound knowledge on the local legal, business, social and cultural environment, and work closely with colleagues across all of our offices to help clients navigate the intricacies of Egypt’s regulatory environment and achieve their global objectives.

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