Reem Alaa Abbass | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Reem Alaa Abbass
Reem Alaa Abbass

Reem Alaa Abbass

Associate, Cairo

T +202 2461 8224

E [email protected]

Overview

Reem Alaa Abbass is an associate of MHR & Partners, with which White & Case practices in association. She is also a member of our Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group based in Cairo. Before joining White & Case, Reem worked for a top-tier law firm in Cairo and an International Law Firm in New York City in Dispute Resolution. She has a range of experience advising in the fields of oil & gas, electricity production, construction, consumer goods, retail and transportation.

Reem also has experience advising clients on banking, project finance and project development aspects of financing transactions.

Bars and Courts

  • The Egyptian Bar Association

Education

  • BA, Business Administration, American University in Cairo
  • LLB, English Section, Ain Shams University
  • LLM, Harvard Law School, Harvard University

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Experience

Advising a multinational renewable energy company on the financing and the establishment of a joint venture in order to expand its operations in Egypt and the Middle East Region.

Advised sponsors in connection with the construction and financing of a solar panels assembly plant in the Red Sea Governorate.

Representation of a Brazilian state run oil and gas company in a claim against its EPC contractor. Claim value: USD 550 billion.*

Representation of an Egyptian oil and gas production company in an equipment failure claim against its Italian equipment supplier. Claim value: USD 51 million.*

Negotiated the franchise terms for an Egyptian real estate agent with its American franchisor. Contract value: USD 33 million.*

Representation of an American worldwide manufacturer of consumer products in an environmental incompliance claim against a Yemeni production factory. Claim value: USD 20 million.*

Representation of a Kuwaiti investor in an unjust appropriation claim against the Saudi Arabian Kingdom. Claim value: USD 110 million.*

Representation of an Egyptian state run electricity plant in a contract breach claim against its German contractor. Claim value: USD 20 million.*

Representation of UAE developer of premium malls & retail assets against the franchise owner of an American department store. Claim value: USD 7 million.*

Representation of an Egyptian state owned gas producing company in a claim concerning equipment damage during transportation. Claim value: 22 million.*

Representation of an Egyptian state owned natural gas producing company in a performance breach claim against its EPC contractor. Claim value: EGP 30 million.*

*Experience gained prior to joining White & Case.