Zulficar & Partners

Egypt

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Zulficar & Partners is a corporate law firm in Egypt established in 2009. The firm is based in Cairo and has 11 partners and more than 65 lawyers.  

   

Focusses / specialisms  

The firm has a strong practice in Banking, capital markets and M&A work where the firm is in the top tier of firms in Egypt. Within these areas the firm is a specialist in working with service sector clients.  

   

Key clients  

In banking and project finance key clients include Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait, Arab African International Bank, Arab Banking Corporation, African Export-Import Bank, Audi Bank, Banque Misr, Sky Finance, Suez Canal Bank, The United Bank, The Bank of New York Mellon, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, and The World Bank.  

In capital markets the firm’s key clients include Ahli United Bank, Egypt, Bank of Egypt, Arab African International Bank, Arab Banking Corporation, Merrill Lynch, Orascom Construction Industries, SODIC, Suez Cement Company, Suez Gulf Power Generating Company, Taqa Arabia, and Torah Portland Cement Company.  

In M&A the firm has developed relationships with Ahli United Bank, Egypt, Arab Banking Corporation, Bank Audi Egypt, Banque Misr, Sidi Krir Generating Company, SODIC, Suez Cement Company, Suez Gulf Power Generating Company, Taqa Arabia, and Torah Portland Cement Company.  

   

Research period review: 33rd edition (2023/2024) 

During the research period, the firm was active in banking, debt and equity capital markets, M&A, project development and finance.  

In banking the firm worked on loans and financings for clients across the banking and financial services sectors.   

In capital markets the firm worked on both debt and equity transactions for issuers in financial services.  

In M&A the firm worked on acquisitions and joint ventures for a mix of acquirers, joint venture partners and sellers connected with the in the banking, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, consumer goods & services, and real estate sectors.  

In project work the firm worked on both the development and financing of projects for clients. 

   

Deal highlights: 33rd edition (2023/2024) 

Benban solar energy project  

CapitalMed EGP 4 billion sukuk issue 

Orange Energy $110 million loan facility  

  

Client Feedback: 33rd edition (2023/2024) 

Capital markets 

“Diligence in reviewing contracts. They advise on the best interest of their clients.” 

 

M&A 

“The key attribute in ZFP team is their "partnership" approach vs a vendor/adviser relationship. ZFP's team acts as an integral core member of the transaction team, extending their advice and support well beyond any contractual scope. Their commitment to supporting us as a client is unparalleled and their efforts extend well beyond their contractual obligations and allow us to navigate complex situations and meet critical and often difficult timelines.” 

 

Ingy Badawy 

“Diligent, meets tough deadlines, and provides negotiations support (well beyond legal).” 

 

Anwar Zeidan 

“Diligence, focus on details and deep legal knowledge of evolving legal regimes and regulatory practices.”