Reem Alaa Abbass

Associate, Cairo

Biography

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.