Managing Partner: Mr Yasser Hashem
Senior Partners: Mr Youssef Abou Zeid, Mr Sameh Khodeir, Ms Hala Hashem, Dr Mohamed Gomaa, Mr Omar Abou Elenain, Mr Shaaban Gaballa
Number of partners: 12
Number of fee-earners: 100
Languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian
ZH&P is the oldest and largest legal firm in Egypt to actively cater to the legal needs of foreign and Egyptian clients uninterruptedly since 1953. Today, ZH&P offers its clients the full range of corporate, business and commercial legal services through it 170+ employees (100 of which are fee-earners). All being advocates of professional excellence and integrity. The firm comprises a unique constellation of highly qualified senior associates and fee-earners as well as a fresh generation of lawyers dually qualified in Egypt and other jurisdictions. The combined experience of the firm’s members exceeds 1,164 years.
Main Areas of Practice:
8 partners, 28 fee earners
■ Advising the Shareholders of Zahran Group for Households in the joint venture with SEB Internationale
■ Advising Hewlett Packard in its acquisition of Samsung Electronics’ business in Egypt (USD1.05 billion)
■ Advising Mondi Industrial Bags B.V. in its acquisition of National Paper Products Company and Suez Bags (EGP 550,000,000 & EGP 300,000,000)
Key Clients: BIOMERIEUX, IOS Partners Inc., Kimberly- Clark MENA, Premium Card, Sisecam, Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A, Taylor Wessing, Orange Telecommunications, Volcano Europe BVBA, etc.
Contact: Yasser Hashem Email: [email protected]
■ Advising on the Initial Public Offerings of BPE Holding For Financial Investments, M.M. Group for Industry and International Trade (MTI), Raya Contact Centre, Egypt Foods, Orascom Construction, Talaat Moustafa Group, Palm Hills Development, etc.
Key Clients: Al-Ezz Steel Rebars, Amer Group, Arafa Group, Ghabbour Group, Hikma Pharma Egypt S.A.E., Juhayna, Novo Nordisk Egypt Pharmaceutical, Pachin, Raya Group, Sanofi Egypt, etc.
Contact: Yasser Hashem Email: [email protected]
Banking & Finance:
2 partners, 1 of counsel, 13 fee earners
■ Advising BNP Paribas in financing electricity substations (EUR 98.4 million)
■ Advising the Egyptian Securitisation Company’s seventh Securitisation Bond Issuance of EGP 1,072,500,000
■ Egyptian Legal Counsel to the joint lead managers in the EUR issuance under Egypt’s Global Medium Term Note Programme (GMTN) of USD $20,000,000 (and the update of the GMTN)
Key Clients: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Barclay’s Bank, BNP Paribas, CIB, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Egyptian Gulf Bank, Hang Seng Bank Limited, HSBC Bank Plc, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, etc.
Contact: Ms. Ragia Omran Email: [email protected]
1 partner, 3 fee earners
■ Advising Vodafone Egypt Telecommunications since incorporation in 1998 on all legal and regulatory matters. Also managing its licenses and telecommunication agreements
■ Drafting the first private provision of telecommunications service agreement in Egypt (public payphones) and the first mobile services license
■ Advising Global Peering Exchange LTD in obtaining the first and only data center license in Egypt
Key Clients: Alcatel, AT&T, Cisco Systems, Dell, LG Electronics Inc. (Egypt), Menatel, NEC Telecommunication & Information Technology Ltd., Nokia Siemens Networks, SI-Ware Systems Limited, Softec International, Upstream S.A., etc.
Contact: Yasser Hashem
Email: [email protected]
Projects & Infrastructure:
3 partners, 4 fee earners
■ Advising the Egyptian Government in the design and procurement (EPC) and O&M of the High Speed Railway Ain Sokhna - New Alamein
■ Advising the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company in its EPC contract within the Egyptian-Saudi Linkage Project
■ Advising Majid Al Futtaim in cooperating with the Government of Egypt towards establishing 100 Carrefour retail malls
Key Clients: AVIC International Holding Corporation, DP World Sokhna S.A.E., Edisson International, ELF Energy Egypt, Engie (Formerly GDF Suez), International Finance Corporation, etc.
Contact: Dr. Mohamed Gomaa Email: [email protected]
Oil & Gas:
1 partner, 2 fee earners
■ Advising British Gas and Phillips Petroleum in the establishment of their activities in Egypt and their concessions (Philips Petroleum received the first concession granted to an American company)
■ Advising INVAP in the second Nuclear Research Reactor and the Radioisotopes Project in Egypt
■ Advising the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation in the first forward sale of crude oil agreement (USD 1.5 billion)
Key Clients: AGIP ENI, Apache, BP, IEOC, INA NAFTA, Petroceltic International PLC, Schlumberger, Shelf Drilling Egypt (Formerly Global Santa Fe), Shell International Gas Limited, Union Fenosa Gas, etc.
Contact: Sameh Khodeir Email: [email protected]
4 partners, 16 fee earners
■ Representing Pepsi Cola Egypt in the case filed against the British Egyptian Sugar Trading regarding the supply of sugar
■ Representing Vodafone Telecommunications Egypt against the Training and Rehabilitation Finance Fund’s claim to 1% of the Company’s net profit
■ Representing the majority of international hotel chains operating in Egypt in employment cases
Key Clients: Alitalia, Carlson Wagonlit, Embassies (e.g. Austria, Denmark, Germany, UK, etc.), GE, GIZ, Hero Food Industries, LG Electronics Inc., Otis Elevators Egypt, PepsiCola Egypt, Total Egypt, etc.
Contact: Youssef Abou Zeid Email: [email protected]
3 partners, 2 fee earners
■ Representing the African Union before the International Court Of Justice in the separation Of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius
■ Won multi-party arbitration raised by a state-owned telecommunication company against ZH&P’s client, Vodafone Telecommunications Egypt (EGP 11 billion)
Key Clients: Orascom Construction Industries, Solidere International Limited & Solidere Egypt Real Estate Investment and Development, Vodafone Egypt Telecommunications, Egyptian German Automotive, Mapei S.P.A, Hilton International, etc.
Contact: Dr. Mohamed Gomaa Email: [email protected] hashemlaw.com