Sharkawy & Sarhan

Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for

Acknowledged expertise in project financing, particularly in solar and other renewable energy projects. Also highly experienced advising on derivatives issuances. The firm is notably active in international development investments.


One client found the team "was brilliant, particularly in its ability to offer novel solutions," and "contributed an enormous amount of their time in order to complete everything before the deadline."

A client found the banking and finance department "good at managing a transaction and providing clear advice."

Work highlights

Acted as local counsel to all 17 lenders financing the energy projects that contributed to Egypt's feed-in tariff programme.

Notable practitioners

The "dynamic and responsive" Ahmed El Sharkawy is commended for his expertise in project financing. His banking clientele includes major regional and international banking institutions and other lenders such as development finance companies.

Ahmed Haggag is a well-regarded lawyer with a burgeoning finance practice. In this field, he is most recognised for his focus on renewable energy projects. He has additional expertise in M&A and capital markets transactions.

Karim Sarhan is commended for his prolific activity in all manner of banking transactions, but is most noted for his experience in derivatives and project financing. Clients regard him as "excellent" and say he "produces high-quality work."