Shahid Law Firm

Egypt

Address:
20B Adly Street
Downtown
Cairo 11511
Egypt

+202 2393 5557

+202 2393 5447


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Office Manager: Hesham Eissa
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Number of lawyers: +80
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Languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian


Shahid Law Firm (“SLF”) was established in 1987 by Counselor Sarwat Abd El-Shahid after serving as a judge and State Counselor for nearly two decades. Since its inception, the firm has grown to include over 100 lawyers, fee earners, and support staff and has become one of the leading international law firms operating in Egypt and the region. Such credit, undoubtfully, is largely due to its lawyers’ vast experience, industry insight, and ability to combine their understanding of complex legal matters with a practical solution-oriented approach.

SLF’s strength lies in our understanding of our clients’ commercial needs which, coupled with our detailed knowledge of the legal systems in which we operate, longstanding experience in transactions and the resolution of disputes, as well as our close ties to other leading firms in the region and beyond, ensures that our clients can obtain the best services they need. We value people with a “client-first” mindset, excellent communication skills, appreciation for cultural differences, and an ability to work effectively as team players.

SLF has become the first major Egyptian law firm to expand into the East African market through the signing of an affiliation agreement with the leading and much respected counterparts, Meseret and Associates Law Office (Ethiopia) and Yousra Y. M. Elhassam Badi – Advocate (Sudan). Through its affiliate offices in Ethiopia and Sudan as well as its contacts in Western and Southern Africa, SLF began expanding its reach throughout the African continent.

  • Anti-trust, Competition & Anti-Corruption
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Market
  • Commercial, Corporate, and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution – Arbitration
  • Energy, Projects & Infrastructure
  • EPC & Real Estate
  • Insurance
  • IP, IT, Media & Telecom
  • Labor & Employment
  • Leisure & Tourism
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
  • Startups & Venture Capital

Anti-Trust, Anti-Corruption, & Competition

  • Representing large multinationals in merger filings and investigations before the Egyptian Competition Authority (“ECA”) and the COMESA Competition Commission.
  • Acting for a continental sports association in a multi-million-dollar arbitration involving a cross border contract.
  • Successfully defend a European Sports Marketing and Broadcasting Company in an anti-trust investigation by the COMESA Competition Commission relating to the broadcasting of a major international sporting event.
  • Advise several pharmaceutical, oil and gas, and finance companies on matters pertaining to disclosures and anti-trust investigations by the ECA.

Aviation

  • Acting for leading European banks and export credit agencies in the USD 130 Million cross-border refinancing of the purchase of three (3) Airbus 320 neo aircraft ultimately operated by Egypt’s national carrier. The transaction was the first of its kind in the Egyptian aviation market given its complex structure, as it involved the sale, leasing.
  • Representing Turkish Airlines in several litigation cases before courts of a wide range of instances and degrees.
  • Representing Qatar Airways in several litigation cases before courts of a wide range of instances and degrees.
  • Counseling an aviation company with regard to a multi-million-dollar insurance claim to which it was entitled following an aircraft accident in an African state.
  • Advising XL London Market Ltd, a subsidiary of XL Catalin including XL in relation to a total loo of an aircraft in the area of Sharm El-Sheikh.

Banking & Finance

  • Acting as Borrower’s local counsel to Banque Misr SAE in its largest-ever syndication to date worth approximately USD 1.2 Billion, involving 22 banks from 11 countries, including banks from the USA, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
  • Acting for a group of leading Spanish Banks in the cancellation and registration of a Euro 20 million pledge of shares owned in Arabian Cement Company, one of the leading cement companies operating in Egypt.
  • Advising China Development Bank with respect to the financing of the largest project with Egypt’s Suez Special Economic Zone, a zone created specifically to encourage investment under a special law.
  • Advising Voltalia on the implementation of the local security related to their PV power facility in Egypt, as well as on the engineering, procurement and construction regulatory and labour requirements of the project.

Capital Market

  • Advising Unilever on the merger of its 5 local entities into one surviving entity, our role included advising Unilever to take all the necessary procedures before the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (“GAFI”) and the other relevant authorities to implement this merger. This was an extremely complex merger process as it included dealings with various regulators and several entities in different governorates.
  • Acting for Egyptian Iron & Steel Company, an affiliate of Metallurgical Industries Holding Co., in relation to its demerger plan. The Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) approved, to publish the Disclosure Form related to EISC’s board demerger decision and to call for an extraordinary general meeting to approve the horizontal demerger of the Company’s mining and quarrying business from its other activities.
  • Acting for NI Capital in acquiring 100% of Alarabya online for brokerage (a company operating in the brokerage field – non-banking financial services).
  • Advising Heliopolis Company for Housing and Development on its successful EGP 222.51 million capital increase through the issuance of 890.05 million shares from retained earnings and obtaining all regulatory approvals including FRA, MCDR and the stock exchange and advising on all EGX disclosure requirements and other corporate governance rules related to listed companies.
  • Advising Hengtong, a Chinese power and fibre optic cable manufacturer, in connection with its corporate restructuring via complex capital increase procedures and debt restructuring before SCZone which should be one of the first debt restructuring deals before Suez Canal Economic Zone.
  • Representing Emaar Misr on several corporate and disclosure requirements and assisting with corporate governance rules related to listed companies.
  • Representing GSK Egypt (The target Company) owned by its majority shareholder on all disclosure requirements and procedures related to mandatory tender offer over GSK Egypt shares.
  • Advising Azura on a complex capital increase procedure via debt-to-equity conversion, while complying with all minority rights for the transaction and obtaining all required governmental approvals and publication in extremely tied deadline.
  • Acting as the buy-side legal advisor on the purchase of B Investments Holdings’s shares in Béard SA.

EPC & Real Estate

  • Advising various EPC contractors on the structuring and set up of their presence in Egypt, as well as on any required registration with the competent governmental bodies for carrying out EPC activities in the context of the First Regulatory Period 2015-2017 of the feed-in tariff (FiT) program launched by the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity.
  • Conducting a legal audit on one of the largest co-development projects located in East Cairo between one of the biggest publicly listed Egyptian real estate conglomerates and the largest real estate public enterprise company.
  • Advising the Egyptian Housing and Development Bank with respect to its recent investments in real estate projects.
  • Advising a Fortune 200 world leading power company on the construction, procurement, design, and financing under Egyptian law following the company’s pre-qualification by the Egyptian Electricity Authority to submit a proposal for the development of two BOOT 325 MW steam cycle units capable of firing natural gas and fuel oil in Sidi Krir, Egypt.
  • Advising a major Saudi developer on its development of one of Cairo’s biggest residential, commercial and leisure complexes.
  • Advising multiple regional Real Estate Developers, including Qatari Diar, Emaar and Ras El-Kheima Authority in all of the affairs associated with their real estate investments in Egypt.
  • Assisting various multinationals, including UNICHARM Corporation, GSK, and TKIS in matters related to their manufacturing facilities and their associated property (registration, allocation agreements, etc.) with various authorities.
  • Acting as co-counsel for Claimant in the matter between Hussain Sajwani, DAMAC Park Avenue for Real Estate Development S.A.E., and DAMAC Gamsha Bay for Development S.A.E. against Arab Republic of Egypt.

Dispute Resolution - Arbitration

  • Successfully defended the Confederation of African Football (“CAF”) against Lagardère Sports (“Lagardère”) in ICC Emergency Arbitration proceedings initiated by Lagardère in connection with the termination of a 28-year USD 1 Billion contract for the commercial exploitation of CAF Competitions.
  • Representing a major Saudi investor in two CRCICA arbitrations, filed against one of the biggest Egyptian publicly listed conglomerates providing financial services in the region related to cross-border major transactions involving acquisition of shares and debt equity agreements.
  • Acting as co-counsel for one of the biggest cement conglomerates against the Arab Republic of Egypt over the distortion of the cement market in Egypt, and unfair competition by state-owned enterprises.
  • Acting as co-counsel for a major investor in a mid-stream gas company with respect to an ICC dispute against the heirs of an Egyptian entrepreneur arising out of agreements related to share transactions.
  • Acting as counsel for a major regional media company in a multi-million-dollar dispute cluster involving arbitration and litigation under UAE law, concerning breaches of a number of licensing and broadcasting agreements.
  • Acting as co-counsel to Gesenu S.p.A against the Arab Republic of Egypt before ICSID over the expropriation (among other things) of its business in Egypt.
  • Representing investors before the Ministerial Committee for the Resolution of Investment Disputes in disputes concerning expropriation and rightful ownership of mass areas of lands.
  • Acting for Tantalum International Ltd and Emerge Gaming Ltd. (Australian) in arbitration is about the unlawful measures that the Egyptian State took against certain Australian investments in two mining projects: a gold exploration project at Wadi Allaqi and a tantalum/tin/feldspar mining project at Abu Dabbab. The investments were made by two Australian companies, Gippsland Ltd. (later re-named Arrowhead Resources Ltd) and its subsidiary Tantalum International Limited.
  • Acting for international investors, including CTIP Oil & Gas International Limited, DAMAC Properties, PTTER, EMG and their shareholders, against the Arab Republic of Egypt in the arbitration/litigation disputes before ICSID, UNCITRAL, and local courts under various bilateral investment treaties entered into by Egypt.
  • Advising the Egyptian General Co. For Tourism and Hotels “EGOTH” in its negotiation and eventual execution of EGP 1.4 billion co-development and financing agreement with the Saudi Al-Sharif Group Holding for the development of the historic Shepheard Hotel, bringing back to life one of Egypt’s iconic hotels following the suspension of its operations in 2013.
  • Representing a Canadian upstream Oil & Gas company in two CRCICA arbitrations arising out of contract for the provision of drilling and overwork rig.
  • Successfully representing Abbott in an arbitration filed against Egyptian International Medical Center E.I.M.C. and North Africa Holding Company. The arbitration is before the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, governed by Egyptian law, based on the breach of a Distributorship Agreement for certain medical products.
  • Successfully representing a leading video game developer, in connection with a CRCICA arbitration based on the breach of the Short Code Provision Agreement.
  • Representing a hotel owner in various arbitration cases relating toa number of construction contracts (FIDIC).
  • Acting as local co-counsel for a major Japanese trading company in disputes under the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) relating to a number of sale contracts.
  • Representing hotel owners or hotel management companies in various arbitration cases relating to various hotel management agreements.
  • Representing an Egyptian construction company against a container terminal of one of the Egyptian ports in an arbitration concerning the building of a commercial warehouse (FIDIC); successfully steering negotiations into a successful settlement.
  • Acting for a major Korean heavy industries company in all disputes associated with a contract (FIDIC) entered into with the international consortium responsible for the building and operation of one of the Egyptian ports. with successful enforcement of interim measures before the Egyptian courts.
  • Representing one of the leading companies in the construction industry in an arbitration under the CRCICA rules relating to a construction contract (“FIDIC”) regarding the renovation of an international school.
  • Representing an owner of a mega corporate and residential complex project in a construction arbitration concerning the completion of concrete works of the project’s first phase.
  • Acting as local co-counsel for a major Japanese trading company in disputes under the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) and the Grain and Feed Trade Association (“GAFTA”) relating to a number of sale contracts.

Dispute Resolution - Litigation

  • Acting for Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction, for what is believed to be the first time an Egyptian court has recognized and enforced an interim measures order issued by a foreign arbitral tribunal in an ICC dispute.
  • Representing PTT Energy Resources, a Thai company, in a USD Billion dispute involving the breach of a bilateral investment treaty in the first ever BIT claim brought before Egyptian courts. The case is part of a series of four arbitrations brought by the shareholders of East Mediterranean Gas (“EMG”), which were ultimately settled with the Egyptian government.
  • Representing MBC in a number of litigation cases before courts of a wide range of instances and degrees. Some of the latest successes include defending the client against multiple attempts of staying the airing of one of the most widely viewed television shows during the month of Ramadan.
  • Representing IATA in the dispute filed by Metro Tourism, Travel Agent (“Metro”), requesting review of accounts associated with the issuance of air travel tickets, which Metro defaulted in payment.
  • Representing certain Libyan banks in the dispute against other local banks, with respect to an imposed precautionary attachment on funds, shares and bonds of the Libyan banks, amounting to US$261,371,715.
  • Representing Qatari Diar’s subsidiary Bawabet Al Sharq against a fine of EGP 1.38 billion imposed by the New Urban Communities Authority allegedly identified as a “change of control fine”.
  • Representing GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”) in all of its tax claims against the Minister of Finance with respect to wrong practices applied by the Ministry of Finance on the pharma industry. Our representation and defenses set legal precedents that are now applied by the Ministry when dealing with the pharma sector.
  • Representing L’azurde Company for Jewelry in their criminal breach of trust complaints, resulting from failure by various trustees to honor their obligations.
  • Representing Bigo Technology Pte. Ltd. and its detained employees in the investigations conducted by the Public Prosecution due to the remarks of an internet celebrity, who has been suspected of organized human trafficking and other crimes, as well as representing Bigo and its detained employees before court in the consequent criminal proceedings.
  • Representing Nokia in several litigations in Egypt, ranging from labour, commercial, to civil matters.

Energy, Projects, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas

  • Acting as local legal advisor to EDF Renouvelables, ElSewedy Electric, Scatec Solar and Voltalia on the structuring and re-structuring of their project companies for the development of 425MW solar projects under Round 2 of the Egyptian Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program.
  • Acting for one of the potential bidders for the acquisition of Shell entire onshore Oil & Gas concessions, estimated at around USD 1 Billion.
  • Acting for a Global Renewable Energy Player in acquiring 100% shares and economic interest in 2 solar project companies operating under the Egyptian FIT program in Benban. The project is jointly financed by IFC, CDC & AIIB.
  • Advising an investment company on the acquisition of a dry bulk port in Egypt, structuring the acquisition transaction, and the financing of the project in a multi-million USD.
  • Advising EDF International Network on the potential Joint venture between Egyptian French Electricity Distribution Company and the New Administrative Capital for Urban Development (“ACUD”) for the distribution of electricity to the New Administrative Capital.
  • Acting for NASCO in the landmark “Electric Vehicles manufacturing and assembly project” in collaboration with the Chinese automobile manufacturer ‘Dongfeng’, which marks the country’s position as one of the first in the region introducing a battery-powered vehicles market.
  • Advising a leading independent power producer operating and developing power projects in Africa on the acquisition of two projects under the solar FIT programme with a capacity of 75MW with transaction documents governed by Egyptian, English, and Dutch laws.
  • Representing Engineering Automotive, Manufacturing Co. (“EAMCO”), an affiliate to the Ministry Public Business Sector, in signing a cooperation agreement with "Brightskies Company" to locally develop and manufacture primary components of electric vehicles. This agreement comes within the framework of Egyptian government direction to expand on using electric vehicles, and to localize this growing industry in Egypt. The aim is to boost the local production of power units, electrical control systems and the installation of vehicles engines. The produced systems shall serve all market needs of different models, varying from private cars to mass transit buses.
  • Acting for Globeleq in this multiple-layered transaction structure, which involved the acquisition of the entire shares and economic rights of ARC, on the onshore level, and its parent company on the offshore level. The project, developed under a 25 year power purchase agreement with EETC as an offtaker, is financed by major financial institutions, including the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), CDC Group (“CDC”) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (“AIIB”).
  • Advising BG Group on the development of a new cross-border pipeline from Israel to Egypt to allow gas from the Leviathan field offshore Israel to be liquefied in an Egyptian LNG facility.
  • Acting as local co-counsel for one of the IOCs in connection with the acquisition of a substantial interest in the Al-Zohr Oil Field, which, if closed, would have possibly been the largest oil and gas-related acquisition in the region.
  • Advising a US Based Investment Fund on the contemplated bid process for the acquisition of Shell’s Divestment of its onshore assets/interests in fifteen (15) onshore Concession Agreements, and twenty-two (22) related Development Leases and Exploration Blocks in Western Desert (including the Badr El-Din and Obaiyed area).
  • Representing a Norwegian Oil and Gas company in the bidding process for the acquisition of a 50% share in an existing oil concession.
  • Advising Edison in relation to the unitisation of one of its producing oil fields in Egypt, and in the large midstream facilities’ sharing operation comprising the transfer by BG Group and Edison of the right of use of Rosetta onshore facilities to BP and RWE, as of mid- 2016; and also providing legal advice and continuing to represent client in the acquisition of additional concessional interests.
  • Advising the largest independent natural gas producer in Russia, on the acquisition of a well-established upstream petroleum company operating in the Western Desert of Egypt.
  • Advising Varel, an international company in the oil and gas sector, on Egyptian regulatory requirements related to its divestiture of the majority of Drilling and Completions. The transaction triggers a write-down of goodwill and other intangible assets in the estimated amount of USD 3,900 million SEK (USD 400 million).
  • Advising Halliburton on the divestment of part of its business in connection with its USD 28 billion merger with Baker Hughes, notably on the transfer of explosives and radioactive materials’ licenses. The deal was called off later as it encountered opposition from American regulators over anti-competition concerns.
  • Advising Seadrill on several questions of Egyptian law in relation to the bareboat charter of one of their rigs for a project in Egypt.
  • Advising Vegas Oil & Gas S.A. in the multi-million-dollar sale to a Chinese company of certain assets of the independent oil and gas exploration and production group in Egypt, particularly with respect to the unitization of oil and gas fields, the indirect assignment of rights under a concession agreement, matters of cost recovery and anti-trust notifications.

Insurance

  • Advising Bupa International on the application of Egyptian laws relating to the marketing and sale of international private medical insurance over the internet.
  • Representing a group of re-insurers in the context of their settlement of a multi-dollar insurance claim in the course of their negotiations with the Cairo Electricity Company and the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company.

IP, IT, Media & Telecoms

  • Acting as expert witness in a multi-million-dollar investor-state dispute [ICSID rules] involving a large media company.
  • Advising leading internet companies on compliance with Egyptian media and telecom regulations.
  • Representing the world’s leading news agency in multiple proceedings before various types of courts.
  • Advising various internet companies on the licensing and operational requirements for the installation of subsea cables in Egyptian territorial waters.
  • Handling the restructuring and the establishment of a tech start-up in the name of Minly for Technology Services. Minly presents a platform for fans to book personalized videos from their favourite celebrities in the Middle East.
  • Advising Nokia on Egyptian laws & regulations in relation to erecting and licensing telecom towers on behalf of its telecom customers; the supply of telecommunications equipment, and disputes relating to the supply of telecom equipment.
  • Advising a multinational consumer goods company on technology-related laws (electronic commerce, website licensing, and cybercrimes) and the newly promulgated Egyptian Personal Data Protection Law, while highlighting the significant differences between the Egyptian Personal Data Protection Law and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Assisting Vitabiotics Egypt with several counterfeit and misrepresentation complaints leading to the shutting down of several counterfeit pages on various social media platforms.
  • Advising a leading software and information technology service provider, in connection with providing certain services through its Egyptian subsidiary, hence it requested our assistance. We assisted the client in providing guidance and offering advice, under Egyptian law, for the Local Subsidiary which intends to offer its data center services, end-user tech support and day-to-day IT operational responsibility to customers in Egypt.

Labour and Employment

  • Advising various multinational companies on their day-to-day activities in relation to labour, employment and social insurance matters
  • Advising various multinational companies on labour matters concerning termination of employment, full and partial redundancy.

Leisure & Tourism

  • Representing a five-star hotel operator in relation to a tax dispute (SLF succeeded to resolve the dispute with the Tax Authority before the matter reached court).
  • Representing the Soma Bay Group of Companies in various arbitrations (five cases) against Kajima Corporation (all arbitrations were amicably settled through the efforts of our firm).
  • Assisting a hotel owner in obtaining a favorable arbitral award in a dispute over the termination of a management agreement in which damages claimed against our client exceed USD 10 million.
  • Representing a hotel operator in its dispute with the owner in an arbitration regulated by the ICC arbitration rules.
  • Representing a major US publicly listed real estate group following the acquisition of a chain of hotels in Egypt.

Manufacturing

  • Advising FourWinds Group of Companies on negotiations with the Egyptian Mineral Resources Authority with respect to the establishment of a joint venture for mining purposes including the drafting of a memorandum of understanding.
  • Advising a European Mining Company in its negotiations of a contract over the supply of mining equipment to the Egyptian Government.
  • Advising SAIF S.p.A. on the licensing of trading petcoke in Egypt, and establishing a subsidiary for the trade, distribution and export of petcoke and related raw material.
  • Assisting Chemtura – post acquisition of Platform – in changing the registration holder name with respect to a number of products registered at the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture.

Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

  • Acting as counsel for various Fortune 500 multinational pharma by providing guidance on all regulatory and legal requirements as well as undertaking all the necessary work for their presence in Egypt.
  • Advising various Fortune 500 multinational pharmaceuticals company on all laws, decrees and regulations addressing and governing clinical trials in Egypt.
  • Advising various multinational companies on IPR, compulsory licensing, and exclusive marketing rights issues.
  • Acting for various pharmaceutical companies with respect to the restructuring of their boards of directors and signatory powers of their legal entities in Egypt as well as advising them on all disclosure requirements and procedures.
  • Acting for various pharmaceutical and medical devices companies on all disputes arising from their relationships with their agents, distributors and manufacturers under license.

Startups and Venture Capital

  • Advising Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital (100% female-led SPAC) from an Egyptian law standpoint on its USD 1.5 billion combination with Swvl which is expected to be the first USD 1 billion plus unicorn from the Middle East to list on Nasdaq and only tech-enabled mass transit solutions company to list on any stock exchange.
  • Advising Lobby Capital LP on an Equity Funding Round in WaffarX.
  • Advising Cartona; a B2B E-Commerce platform on a USD 4.5 million Pre-Series A Equity Funding Round led by Global Ventures.
  • Handling the investment of Gemini Enterprises Africa LLC in the award-winning startups of the Uplift4GFF initiative.
  • Advising zVendo an Egyptian eCommerce SaaS solution provider on a Seed Equity Funding Round led by EFG EV FinTech.
  • Advising zVendo an Egyptian eCommerce SaaS solution provider on a seven figure Pre-Series A Equity Funding Round led by Mobica and Gratus Holding.

  • The litigation and arbitration practice at SLF is one of the largest in the Egyptian legal market and is active on the domestic, regional, and international levels.
  • Our Litigation practice has gained a reputation for protecting our clients’ legal interests and helping them overcome any challenges that their businesses may encounter. We represent clients of all sizes from a variety of industries including energy, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, construction, insurance, tourism and hospitality, technology and media, automotive and real estate. SLF has significant experience in enforcing foreign judgments in Egypt, with an acknowledged ability to pursue enforcement through using all available tools. SLF is known for being the go-to firm when it comes to complex disputes. We have handled some of the largest and most high-profile cases in the last years, setting precedents in the Egyptian legal market before all levels of court. Throughout the years, we have been recognized by leading global directories and ranked in Tier 1 in dispute resolution, among other practices.
  • SLF maintains an extensive energy practice, which covers both the conventional side of the business in oil and gas upstream, midstream and downstream projects, and the renewable and alternative energies, with a large focus on the latter.
  • Over the past three decades, we have been continuously providing legal services to numerous developers and projects’ sponsors/owners with respect to the set-up of their energy projects in Egypt and the acquisition and divestment of existing assets, both as primary legal advisor on local matters, and as co-counsel with Tier 1 global law firms on multi-jurisdiction mandates. Part of our arbitration team which focuses on energy disputes is also one of our firm’s greatest assets, as it combines the firm’s large experience in energy projects and the sharp dispute settlement skills both our litigation and arbitration teams are known for.
  • Our Energy team is generally highly regarded for its cross-border transactions and regulatory experience. We have been recognised by Legal500 for 2018 as a Tier 1 firm for Energy and the team has been described as focusing “heavily on the development, structuring and financing of solar and wind power projects”. Our clients include East Mediterranean Gas (EMG), EDF International Network, EDF Renouvelables, Eni, Engie, Globeleq, Marubeni, Oilibya, Scatec Solar, Seadrill, Vegas Oil & Gas and Voltalia, among other world leaders in the field of energy.
  • Our Technology, Media & Telecommunications (“TMT”) practice is unrivaled in the Egyptian legal market. Our firm provides support and comprehensive legal services to different types of companies across a wide range of industries, and on all aspects of IP, technology, media and telecommunications including privacy and data protection, licensing and copyrights and trademark protection. We have been ranked as Tier 1 by Legal 500 for 2020 and 2021. We also represent clients in all types of commercial transactions including licensing, joint ventures, R&D co-operations, technology transfer, and due diligence in M&A matters, as well as in litigation and arbitration. Moreover, we are active in the anti-trust bar with respect to matters relating to media and sports broadcasting and are the only Egyptian firm to have acted for clients in the only two sports broadcasting investigations conducted by the COMESA Competition Commission, achieving great successes to date.
  • In a volatile global market, matching business needs with available resources can be challenging as transactions and the financial instruments become more intricate. Investors are growing more cautious, increasing competition for available capital. Worldwide, regulators and other stakeholders demand more transparency and accountability. Helping clients navigate these complexities, raise funds and increase shareholder value, is the goal of our M&A and Capital Market Practice. Consistently ranked among the top corporate law firms and operating with the world’s largest capital market players, Shahid Law Firm has been a trusted advisor to major securities players for years.

  • SLF has become the first major Egyptian law firm to expand into the East African market through the signing of an affiliation agreement with the leading and much respected Ethiopian counterpart, Meseret and Associates Law Office. the In February 2021, the Firm also opened its first office in Sudan.

ETHIOPIA
in association with Meseret Seyoum & Associates
Emailethiopia@shahidlaw.com

SUDAN
in association with Yousra Y. M. Elhassan Badi
Emailsudan@shahidlaw.com