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Aviation

Aviation

Egypt’s aviation sector has grown rapidly in the past decades. As a result, we have expanded our practice to include sale and purchase, leasing, finance leasing, registration, de-registration and deliveries of aircraft.

 

Our pervious transactions include:

  • Advising Midwest Airlines on the lease of one Boeing 737683- aircraft MSN 28303 and its delivery and registration at the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority.
  • Advising Midwest Airlines on the purchase of one Airbus A310300- aircraft MSN 652.
  • Advising Midwest Airlines on the agreement for the supply of crew members by C-Air Transport Services limited.
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Banking and Finance

Banking and Finance

Our banking and finance team advises banks and financial institutions on a variety of transactions including drafting and negotiating different types of facility agreements. Our services also include advice to borrowers on various aspects of finance as well as debt negotiations and re-scheduling.

 

Our pervious transactions include:

  • Advising Al Marasem International for Development, a subsidiary of Bin Laden Group, on a LE 900,000,000.00 syndicated Islamic bridge finance (Musharaka);
  • Part of a team advising Cheiron Finance limited on an up to USD 350,000,000.00 senior secured borrowing base facility with HSBC Bank Egypt SAE, HSBC Bank Plc and Natixis Bank acting as structuring mandated lead arrangers.
  • Advising Primesouth LLC, a South Carolina entity, on a revolving and medium term credit facility agreement in the amount of USD 30,000,000.00 granted by Fransabank SAL Lebanon.
  • Acting for Torsina Suez Petroleum Limited, a subsidiary of Cheiron Holdings, as borrower on an US$18,000,000.00 and a LE 300,000,000.00 revolving loan facility agreements with the Arab African International Bank.
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Corporate and Commercial

Corporate and Commercial

We provide a wide range of services in relation to local and offshore company incorporation and continued corporate compliance. Our team advises on commercial transactions extending from general aspects of Egyptian commercial and civil law to negotiating and drafting specific commercial agreements.  This includes agency agreements, distribution agreements, license agreements, technology transfer agreements and joint venture agreements.  Our intellectual property rights practice includes trademark and copyright registrations.

 

Our previous transactions include:

  • Advising Cairo for Development Cars Manufacturing S.A.E on the renewal of Egypt Import and Distribution Contract entered into with Automobiles PEUGEOT.
  • Advising Nueterra Healthcare on its ongoing operations in Egypt, including drafting the following agreements: (i) hospital lease agreement, (ii) hospital development agreement, (iii) hospital management agreement, (iv) stock purchase agreement for eligible/potential investors as well as (v) shareholders agreement.
  • Advising KCC Engineering and Contracting Company, a Kuwaiti entity, on a variety of corporate and commercial matters.
  • Advising La Poire Group on its corporate restructuring  and the sale of fifty percent of the group’s business.
  • Acting for PICO International Petroleum on its group corporate restructuring. This includes the restructuring and reorganization of more than twenty six special purpose vehicles incorporated in more than four jurisdictions.
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Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

Our litigation team attends before all levels of Egyptian courts including the High Constitutional Court, the Court of Cassation and the High Administrative Court. We also represent our clients in settlement negotiations and arbitration proceedings.

 

Our pervious transactions include:

  • Representing PICO Petroleum Integrated Services in arbitration proceedings brought against Wadi El Sahl Petroleum Company before the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.
  • Representing PICO Petroleum Services & Investments in arbitration proceedings brought against North Bahriya Petroleum Company before the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.
  • Advising Gemsa Petroleum Company on the arbitration filed by Aker Operations under the Rules of Arbitration of the London Maritime Arbitrators for International Commercial Arbitration.
  • Advising Al Marasem International For Development Company (subsidiary of Bin Ladin Group) on the proceedings against the Egyptian Airports Company before DRB.
  • Representing Al Darwish United Company for Real Estate and Investment and a consortium of other investors in the Pearl-Qatar project in legal proceedings against the project’s main developer. Pearl-Qatar is a USD 14 billion project and one of Qatar’s largest urban developments.
  • Representing Gulf Contracting Company in legal proceedings against Punj Lloyd Limited, held before the Qatari courts for outstanding dues amounting to USD 30,000,000.00.
  • Representing BG Egypt in a number of employment litigations.
  • Representing Dana Petroleum PLC (Egypt branch) in a number of employment litigations.
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Employment

Employment

Our employment practice includes drafting employment agreements as well as preparing and executing employee exit and redundancy packages. Our services extend to representing our clients in any employment related litigations. 

Our HR related advice to our clients includes advising, drafting and developing employees’ codes of conduct and business ethics and ensuring their compliance with Egyptian laws as well as advising on the procedures required for their implementation.

 

Our previous transactions include:

  • Advising PETRONAS on its Code of Conduct and Business Ethics (CoBE) and the conformity of the Egypt Supplement to Egyptian laws, regulations, customs and best practices.
  • Advising BG Egypt on the preparation and implementation of a redundancy plan.
  • Acting for IDP Education Pty on the termination of definite and indefinite employment agreements under Egyptian law
  • Drafting the standard employment agreement and employment manual for Nile Stock S.A.E.
  • Representing Delta Board Mills S.A.E in a number of employment litigations.
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Energy

Energy

We advise a number of local and international oil and gas exploration and production companies on upstream and downstream transactional and regulatory issues. Our experience ranges from advice on bidding procedures and negotiating concession agreements to advice on corporate structures and governance.  We provide legal support to all areas of the oil and gas exploration and production business including corporate, commercial, operational, procurement and financing aspects. 

 

Our previous transactions include:

  • Advising Shell Egypt on Egyptian law aspects of Shell International’s global acquisition of BG Group.
  • Advising BG Egypt on a USD 1 billion joint development project engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) of subsea facilities.
  • Advising PICO International Petroleum on its successful acquisition with KUFPEC of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation›s (EGPC) interest in Geisum and Tawila West Concession Agreement, Offshore Gulf of Suez, Egypt.
  • Representing BG Egypt on its bid to acquire the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation›s (EGPC) interest in Abu Qir Concession Agreement, Offshore Alexandria, Egypt
  • Advising Dana Petroleum on the entry into a crude oil tie-in, handling, processing, storage and transportation agreement with EGPC and other contractor members.
  • Advising BG Egypt on unitization and balancing agreements entered into with EGAS.
  • Acting for BG Egypt on the negotiation and drafting of the concession agreement amendments relating to West Delta Deep Marine Concession Agreement and Rosetta O shore Nile Delta Concession Agreement, Egypt.
  • Advising PICO International Petroleum on the potential acquisition of Devon Energy International interests in Egypt.
  • Advising Energean Oil & Gas on the negotiations with EGAS regarding the extension terms of the exploration period under East Magaweesh Concession Agreement, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
  • Advising BG Egypt on a USD 600 million term assignment agreement entered into with EGPC and EGAS.
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Media

Media

Our media sector clients include TV and online broadcasting agencies involved in the publication and distribution, software and websites development, production and marketing of T.V. programs and shows and their broadcasting. We also act for artists, music production companies and recording studios.

The range of agreements involves drafting and negotiating advertising agreements, promotion agreements, publishing agreements, mobile advertising ad selling and distribution agreements, mobile marketing agreements, artists’ agency agreements and presenter agreements.

 

Our previous transactions include:

  • Advising Core Publications on the development of three websites, the negotiation and execution of an online publisher representation agreement, an advertising agency agreement and an ad selling agreement;
  • Representing FIFA’s exclusive licensee of the rights to broadcast the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and North Africa region (“MENA”) on broadcasting infringement issues including streaming and posting videos of World Cup matches in breach of copyright and other rights;
  • Acting for PRISME Entertainment in relation to the Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show Development and Promotion Agreement including negotiations with the Egyptian Sound and Light Company and the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism; and
  • Advising Webcom Media on drafting and negotiating a mobile advertising ad selling and distribution agreement.
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Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Our mergers and acquisitions practice includes capital market transactions, negotiating and drafting sale and purchase agreements, shareholders agreements as well as conducting full legal due diligence reports. We also execute all procedural requirements for corporate mergers.

 

Our previous transactions include:

  • Advising on the restructuring of Power Systems Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation;
  • Advising Al Darwish United Company and Interserve International on the potential acquisition of 100% (one hundred percent) of Madina Group WLL by Interserve Engineering and Constructions Limited as well as advising the parties of any risks associated with such acquisition under Qatari laws;
  • Acting for Cancale Holding Company Ltd in the acquisition of fifteen percent of the shares of Mena Plaza Administrative Complexes Company SAE with a total purchase price of LE 108,682,500.00;
  • Advising La Poire Group on its corporate reorganization and the sale of fty percent of the group’s business; and
  • Advising PICO Petroleum on its corporate restructuring.
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Sports Law

Sports Law

The firm’s growing sports law practice involves advising a number of international professional football players on commercial, transactional, regulatory and disciplinary issues, including representation before FIFA and its affiliated organizations. Contractual advice covers contract drafting and transfer negotiations.

 

Our previous transactions include:

  • Acting for Egyptian international midfielder Hossam Ghaly on the successful challenge before the Word Anti Doping Agency (WADA) to lift the suspension resulting from the anti- doping disciplinary proceedings initiated against the player by the Saudi Arabian Anti Doping Agency;
  • Advising Egyptian international midfielder Mohamed Shawki on the settlement of his image rights license fees with Middlesbrough Football Club;
  • Representing Saudi international football player Mohamed Noor before the Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Hearing Panel, the Saudi Arabian Appeal Hearing Panel as well as the Court of Arbitration for Sports;
  • Advising Eleven Eleven Football Management on the use and exploitation of Egyptian international striker Ramadan Sobhy’s image and commercial rights; and
  • Acting for Egyptian international versatile defender Ahmed Fathy on a dispute involving his agent before the Single Judge of the Players’ Status Committee of the Federation Internationale de Football Association.
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Real Estate

Real Estate

Our team advises local and international property developers on real estate transactions including advice on bidding procedures, construction agreements, title searches, title registrations and foreign ownership of property.

 

Our previous transactions include:

  • Advising Construct for Real Estate & Development SAE on the construction and development of project Scarus, a luxury resort planned over 120, 000 square meters in Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt;
  • Acting for LAMAR Holding Ltd on the purchase of two plots of land with a total area of 433,000 square meter located in New Cairo. Our scope included conducting full title search, preparing a full due diligence report as well as drafting and negotiating the sale and purchase agreement;
  • Preparing Egypt section of the World Bank main survey of the Doing Business Project for Registering Property Indicator;
  • Advising the Esposito family on the potential sale of their properties in Egypt; and
  • Advising Bonyan for Trade & Development with respect to the completion and operation of Designopolis Commercial Centre, a specialized commercial center located at Cairo Alexandria Desert Road with the capacity to house over 200 retailers
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Tourism

Tourism

Our tourism sector clients include hotel and casino owners, hotel operators, bars and restaurants management companies as well as event organizers. We offer full support to all aspects of the business, including drafting and negotiating management, services, sponsorship and license agreements.

 

Our previous transactions include:

  • Advising Allied Arab for Investment & Development SAE on several amendments to the management agreement with Marriott Hotels International in relation to the management and operation of Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Hotel, South Sinai, Egypt;
  • Advising Allied Arab for Investment & Development SAE on the management and operation of its casino located in Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Hotel, South Sinai, Egypt;
  • Advising a consortium of Egyptian investors on the proposed acquisition of fifty percent of Mango Hotels, a company operating a hotel in West London under the brand “Ramada Encore”; and
  • Advising Blink Marketing Solutions LLC on the organization and hosting of STOMP show held at the Cairo Opera House.
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Training

Training

Our training department provides tailor made courses. These include financial, credit and legal training. Our courses are based on complementing technical and practical knowledge that can be applied immediately. Accordingly, added value of the training is directly reflected on the candidates’ performance.
 

Our training experience includes providing extensive credit and investment courses for the duration of four to six weeks targeted to credit and investment analysts.

 

Long standing clients include:

  • Corplease, Egypt
  • BNP Paribas, Egypt
  • National Bank for Development, Egypt
  • Piraeus Bank Egypt
  • Blom Bank Egypt
  • National Bank of Egypt
  • Bank Audi, Egypt
  • Barclays Bank Egypt
  • Banque Misr
  • Delta Rasmala Investment Company
  • National Bank Of Abu Dhabi, Egypt
  • INCOLEASE, Egypt
  • Export Development Bank, Egypt
  • Ahli United Bank, Egypt
  • Al Borg Company & Bisco Misr, Egypt
  • Prime Holding, Egypt
  • Arab African International Bank
  • NOVARTIS, Egypt
  • Arab Bank, Egypt

Specially tailored courses were provided to Arthur Anderson Egypt and Bechtel, Egypt, financed and approved by the USAID.