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Sharkawy & Sarhan

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Advises on the full suite of corporate transactions. Frequently assists clients with asset disposals and company sales. Active in a range of sectors, including the energy and food and beverage spheres. Demonstrates further expertise in private equity matters.

Strengths

One client appreciates the team's "high-quality advice regarding legal and practical issues," adding that it "meets the standards of global business law firms."

Work highlights

Represented Kuwait Food Company in the sale of one of its subsidiaries to the Chimera Fund.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees applaud Mohamed Hazzaa as "a talented lawyer" who is attentive to details and provides a fast turnaround of work. He is an increasingly prominent figure in the market who has overseen M&A transactions in sectors as diverse as food and beverages and financial services.

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Overview

Sharkawy & Sarhan dedicates a specialized team to our M&A transactions. We have extensive experience in all aspects of M&A legal work from corporate mergers, acquisitions as well as debt and equity financings.

Our deep on-the-ground knowledge of substantive legal matters, our local market expertise and our appreciation of industry specific issues allow us to navigate the Egyptian legal framework with confidence.

The team at Sharkawy & Sarhan has led the market on most big-ticket M&A transactions in Egypt. This experience has enabled us to develop focused expertise while maintaining our strong reputation for efficiency and high standards.  we have a dedicated M&A team with in-depth knowledge of the M&A sector, its mechanics, challenges, and different complex structures. This knowledge together with our strong negotiation skills and reasonable commercial attitude are key tools in closing transactions on time and successfully.

Recent work highlights

  • Americana Group on the bidding process of selling its 100% stake in Greenland Group to Dairy Distributors for Distribution S.A.E. (a venture between Halawa and French dairy group Lactalis).
  • Attijariwafa Bank on the acquisition of a global financial services group (Egypt) headquartered in Cairo and present in 18 Egyptian cities with 56 branches. This transaction represents a first of this scale from a Moroccan financial operator on the Egyptian market.
  • DP World plc on the acquisition of Sokhna Port Development Company in Egypt.

Members

Nabil Hazzaa, Mohamed (Head of Department)

Abdelmoniem, Esraa

Haggag, Ahmed

Hazzaa, Mohamed Nabil

Clients

Attijariwafa Bank

DP World plc

EFG Hermes Private Equity

General Electric

Nebras and CGNPC

Nestlé

Vodafone Group

Industries

Infrastructure & Power

Oil & Gas and Mineral Resources

Technology, Media and Telecommunication

Corporate/M&A Department

Sharkawy & Sarhan

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Department location

Arabella Plaza, Building 2

New Cairo

Cairo

Cairo

Egypt

P.O. 11835

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Egypt

Corporate/M&A


Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa
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