Egypt

About

Over the last 25 years, White & Case has been working with Egyptian companies to support their overseas investments, as well as local and global corporates, financial institutions, government-related enterprises and government bodies on innovative and complex transactions and high-stakes disputes in Egypt.

Our lawyers include Egyptian nationals who play an integral role in helping our clients understand the local business community and the steps needed to reach their business objectives in Egypt. Our Cairo office enables us to provide on-the-ground support for our clients in their domestic and complex, cross-border matters.

 

Serving clients in Egypt and beyond

The introduction of a number of economic initiatives and reforms in Egypt create an attractive environment for foreign investment.

White & Case is a market-leading legal adviser with more than 50 years of experience in the Middle East, including Egypt. The cornerstone of our practice is our ability to leverage a vast global network of resources, knowledge, capabilities and connections to help Egyptian companies and banks achieve their business objectives.

White & Case has been active in Egypt for more than 20 years advising our clients through their most complex multijurisdictional and local business challenges.

Lawyers in our Cairo practice advise both Egyptian and international corporations and financial institutions in areas of the law that affect global businesses, help them evaluate potential business ventures around the world and recommend strategic business and legal solutions.

Our lawyers use their knowledge of Egypt’s laws, business practices and culture to advise Egyptian companies, as well as foreign companies doing business in Egypt, on their cross-border businesses. 

We have represented the private sector in Egypt on significant investments. Drawing on our global reach, our practices, systems and professionals are integrated across offices and jurisdictions, allowing us to leverage the full knowledge and capabilities of all our lawyers. We work seamlessly across regions and continents to ensure that our clients receive the same quality services wherever in the world they may be.

 

Market-leading practice coverage

We have top tier finance lawyers in virtually all of our offices across our global network. Clients choose us for our ability to navigate the complexities of a constantly shifting and increasingly international market while also providing local presence and insight. We understand intricate transactions on a global scale and apply that knowledge and experience to structuring innovative deals for our clients. 

We advise Egypt’s and the world’s leading corporates and financial institutions, government-related enterprises and government bodies on many of the most innovative and complex transactions. Our versatile and experienced teams have deep regional and international experience, combined with the ability to seamlessly handle the most complex matters under English, US and Egyptian law. We serve our clients in a wide array of areas, covering project development and finance, banking and Islamic finance, equity and debt capital markets, and corporate, joint venture, M&A and private equity matters.

Experience

ADES International Holding Ltd 
Representation of ADES International Holding Ltd, a leading provider of offshore and onshore oil & gas drilling and production services company, on its IPO on the London Stock Exchange. This transaction was recognized  as "Equity Deal of the Year" by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Middle East Awards.

Egyptian Feed-in Tariff Program 
Representation of the sponsor group comprising Phoenix Power Ventures, ib vogt GmbH and Infinity Solar on the development and financing of the 50 MW solar power generation plant in Aswan, Egypt as part of the Feed-in Tariff Program. This transaction was recognized as "Multilateral Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International Awards 2017.

Tahrir Petrochemical Project
Representation of Tahrir Petrochemicals Company in connection with the development and financing of a US$7 billion petrochemical complex in Egypt, including proposed financing from US Ex-Im, UKEF  and SACE. This work follows our representation of the sponsor on the development and financing of a nitric acid and ammonium nitrate complex, as well as an ammonia complex at the Suez Industrial Area on the Gulf of Suez in Egypt.

Ayoun Moussa Power Plant
Representation of the sponsor in connection with the development and financing of a 2640 MW coal fired power project to be located at Ayoun Moussa on the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.

Gulf of Suez Reserve Based Lending
Representation of HSBC Bank plc, International Finance Corporation and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in connection with an up to US$500 million secured revolving reserves based lending facility in respect of borrowing base assets located in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt. This transaction was recently awarded "Middle East and North Africa Oil & Gas Deal of the Year" by IJ Global Awards 2015.

Emaar Misr
Representation of J.P. Morgan and EFG Hermes, acting as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, and Emirates Financial Services PSC, acting as Lead Manager, for the IPO and Egyptian Stock Exchange listing of the ordinary shares of Emaar Misr for Development S.A.E. The offering consisted of a public offering in Egypt and a private placement to institutional investors in various jurisdictions, including to qualified institutional buyers in the United States.

Ministry of Finance
Representation of the Ministry of Finance in connection with issuance of US$1.25 billion Government guaranteed bonds.

National Bank of Egypt
Representation of National Bank of Egypt in connection with the issuance and offering of up to US$ 1 billion Notes (senior unsecured, Reg S).

Orascom Telecom
Representation of Orascom Telecom and and its parent company, Weather Capital on a US$3.575 billion refinancing, consisting of a new US$2 billion senior secured credit facility for Orascom Telecom Holding; an €825 million 4.75% exchangeable bond offering by Weather Capital Finance, S.A; and a €500 million amended and restated term loan facility by Weather Capital.