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Sharkawy & Sarhan

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Sharkawy & Sarhan is an esteemed practice noted for its experience acting on behalf of international development banks on project finance mandates. The firm's project finance experience extends to both oil and gas and renewable energy mandates, as well as major infrastructure and construction projects. The team also regularly advises on development finance and has an in-depth understanding of regulatory banking concerns and Egyptian bankruptcy law.

Strengths

One source says: "The attention to detail was commendable and often went beyond my expectations." 

Another source comments: "They are real problem solvers; you can rely on them to find a solution for you."

Work highlights

Advised the CDC Group on its USD100 million Tier 2 loan facility to CIB Egypt.

Notable practitioners

Ahmed Haggag has notable experience assisting clients with high-value syndicated loans. Based in Cairo, he is also noted for his expertise in the financing of energy projects.
"Ahmed is very switched on; he is a pro-business lawyer. He is great at assessing risks."

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Overview

Our dedicated, proactive, and responsive banking team has a wealth of experience acting for financial institutions. We are particularly focused on big-ticket financings and bank to bank lending. Most of our clients are international development financial institutions “DFIs”, export credit agencies and international commercial and investment banks.

Our aim is to provide tailored legal advice of the highest quality in the most efficient way possible whilst remaining aware of the importance of offering good practical knowledge. Our experience has enabled us to gain deep knowledge of the specific requirements applicable to DFIs and to tailor our advice to their specific needs. As a result, S&S has been the counsel of choice of DFIs on a number of significant transactions for years. We have advised EBRD and IFC on the financing of a range of projects spanning across the infrastructure, FMCGs and energy sectors. More recently we have had the privilege of advising the China Development Bank and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in respect of several transactions in Egypt in various sectors.

Recent Work Highlights:

  • Advising IFC on its potential subscription in Egypt’s first regulated green bonds’ issuance by the CIB.
  • Acting for CDC Group PLC in relation to its USD 100 million Tier 2 Capital to CIB Egypt at this critical time as economies all over the world are impacted by the COVID19 crisis.

Members

Haggag, Ahmed (Head of Department)

Clients

Asian Investment Infrastructure Bank

CDC Group PLC

China Development Bank “CDB"

Proparco

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development "EBRD"

The European Investment Bank “EIB”

The International Finance Corporation "IFC"

The National Bank of Egypt “NBE”

World Bank

Industries

Financial Institutions

Infrastructure & Power

Oil & Gas and Mineral Resources

Banking & Finance

Sharkawy & Sarhan

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Location

Arabella Plaza, Building 2

New Cairo

Cairo

Cairo

Egypt

P.O. 11835

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Egypt

Banking & Finance


Ahmed Haggag
Band 2