What Makes Us Different
Sarie-Eldin & Partners is a leading law firm - established by Dr. Hani Sarie-Eldin in 2007 to provide first-rate effective legal services and advice. Sarie-Eldin & Partners specializes in business and commercial law, including Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As), Arbitrations, Initial Public Offering (IPOs), Private...
Areas of Expertise
Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Procedures & Licensing
The ever-exciting and challenging corporate practice has raised special interest in the firm. Since formation, the firm was keen to recruit seasoned counsels in the Corporate, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity disciplines. Sarie-Eldin & Partners Legal Advisors’ invariable target is to stand-out and be truly distinguished among other private practices in the Egyptian market, accordingly it aims to relate to the business objectives of its clients. Sarie-Eldin & Partners Legal Advisors harbours the mind-set of a dynamic investment banker, furthering the “can do” attitude, while mastering the legal and regulatory framework within which the firm operates in its thriving corporate practice.
Trade & Services and Competition law
The Trade and Services require the application of multi-disciplinary practices. High industry specialization demands equally attuned and specialized legal counsels who are capable of foreseeing potential midterm and long-term opportunities and pitfalls, manoeuvring them to the advantage of the client.
Sarie-Eldin & Partners Legal Advisors’ philosophy when empowering clients is to develop and mitigate legal risks. The firm’s lawyers therefore combine the prerequisite practical expertise along with the underlying legal knowledge necessary to add value to the services it provides. Sarie-Eldin & Partners Legal Advisors has compiled a remarkable portfolio of clients who engage in diverse sectors, including Manufacturing, Communications, Tourism, and General Trade & Commercial Agency.
Banking & Finance
Sarie-Eldin & Partners Legal Advisors is considered one of the most experienced law firms in Egypt and the Middle East in Banking and Finance transactions. The firm’s portfolio of executed deals in Banking and Finance includes the largest, most sophisticated and complex transactions in the Egyptian market. The firm’s client base equally reflects the quality of its services and in-depth knowledge and expertise in the field. The firm’s Banking and Finance division offers timely, top-notch advisory in the fields of Project Finance, Syndications, Acquisition and Take-over Financings, Asset Finance, Bank Lending, Real Estate Financing and Financial Structuring. The Firm is leading the market in Islamic Finance.
Infrastructure, Real Estate & Energy
Sarie-Eldin & Partners Legal Advisors has built-up its reputation as the best in Egypt when engaging in Infrastructure and Energy projects advising numerous domestic, regional and multinational companies on matters in the field.
To better serve the needs of its clients and meet the challenging timeframe and technical prerequisites that arise when tackling such projects, the firm’s legal team in Real Estate Development & Construction, Energy and PPPs engages in a hands-on approach, closely coordinating with relevant stakeholders, and ensuring the provision of prompt, timely, and accurate advisory.
The firm provides the most comprehensive and effective legal services in sophisticated and complex disciplines. Its extensive awareness and vast knowledge, have solidified Sarie-Eldin & Partners Legal Advisors status and reputation in the industry.
Sarie-Eldin & Partners Legal Advisors’ litigation team provides advice and legal opinions on cases before the Egyptian courts, whether at trial or appellate level. The team is highly qualified and has handled a large number of cases in, inter alia, Commercial, Civil, Labour, IPRs, Capital Markets, Taxation, Insolvency and Trademark Litigation. The litigation team maintains open channels of communications with the clients to inform them on developments in their cases. The firm has designed an efficient case management system to ensure that they timely perform what would serve its clients best.
When amicable settlement is not reached, commercial arbitration provides an alternative dispute resolution to the conventional judicial process before state courts. In recent years, arbitration became the most efficient way of solving disputes between counterparties operating in the market including governmental institutions.
In this sense, Sarie-Eldin & Partners Legal Advisors’ team has extensive experience in many ad-hoc and institutional arbitration cases in and out of Egypt either as arbitrators or as legal counsels to one of the parties.
The firm’s expertise covers a broad range of industries and commercial transactions and includes arbitration proceedings, and encompasses arbitration related litigation, such as judicial review and arbitration award enforcement.
Mrs. Amira Sherif
Mrs. Amira Sherif is Senior Partner and Head of Banking and Finance department at Sarie-Eldin & Partners Legal Advisors. She enjoys extensive expertise in Banking, Investment, Labour, Commercial, and corporate laws. Previously, Mrs. Amira Sherif worked at Garana Law Firm as an Associate, before which she was a Public Prosecutor at the Ministry of Justice.
Mr. Ahmed Farahat
Mr. Ahmed Farahat is Partner at Sarie-Eldin & Partners Legal Advisors and a member of the firm’s Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, and general corporate practice. His experience includes acting on multiple public and private company acquisitions, initial public offerings, and drafting and reviewing a wide variety of financial services contracts. Mr. Ahmed Farahat also represents lenders and borrowers in project finance transactions, including syndicated loans.
Dr. Ahmed Abdallah
Dr. Ahmed Abdallah has 22 years of local and international experience in all kind of disputes and litigation in claims and lawsuits involving Labor Law, Tax Law, Telecommunication Regulations, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Capital Markets, and Civil Law, In Egypt and the Gulf area. Moreover, Dr. Ahmed Abdallah was involved in drafting laws, regulation, and decrees.
Sarie-Eldin, PwC, Baker Mckenzie selected to advise cabinet on governing regulations for EGP 200 bn sovereign wealth fund.
Sarie-Eldin& Partners-Legal Advisors, is proud to be part of the alliance including " PwC, Baker Mckenzie" which were selected to advise cabinet on governing regulations for EGP 200 bn sovereign wealth fund.
Sarieldin & Partners: Cairo Court of Cassation affirms the elections validity of the Egyptian Basketball Federation (EBF) chaired by Dr. Magdy Abou Frekha.
Sarieldin & Partners, the legal counsels to the Egyptian Basketball Federation (EBF) announced the ruling of the Cairo Court of Cassation a few hours ago, declaring the nullity of the arbitral award issued by the Egyptian Sports Settlement and Arbitration Center against the EBF, cancelling the election results of the board of directors of the EBF held on 26 August 2017. This ruling ended the 7-months dispute and declared the validity of the actions taken by the EBF board of directors chaired by Dr. Magdy Abou Frekha and the continuation of the board of directors as formed .
Sarie Eldin & Partners represents the General Authority for Land and Dry Ports for the establishment of a dry port in 6th of October
Sarie Eldin & Partners Legal Advisors represents the General Authority for Land and Dry Ports for the establishment of the largest dry port in 6th of October City with 720 containers per day The first phase of the port will be built on 100 acres with a value of 100 million dollars
March 18th ,2018 Sarie Eldin & Partners, in collaboration with Allen & Overy law firm, are advising the General Authority for Land and Dry Ports, in its project of financing, design, construction and operation of the largest dry port in 6th of October city. The Project will be a 24-hour dry port with design capacity of 720 Twenty Foot Equivalent Units (“TEU”) per day, with an investment value of 100 million dollars and construction will begin in the last quarter of 2018.
“Our office is the local partner of Allen & Overy Office which was appointed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to provide advisory services to the General Authority for Land and Dry Ports in connection with the establishment of this strategic port and the development of cooperation With investors and the private sector to finance, design, build, equip, operate, utilize and maintain the new port. “ Said Dr. Hani Sarie Eldin Managing Partner of Sarie Eldin & Partners
The government has allocated a total area of 400 acres in the 6th of October city for the construction of a dry port with a logistics area. The area was divided into a first phase of 100 acres for the development of the dry port that includes a customs clearance unit for containers coming from Alexandria and Dekheila ports, and it is the area that Sarie- Eldin & Partners is preparing the legal consultancy for. The second phase is located on an area of 300 acres and will be fully allocated to establish a logistic center for storage and service containers after the completion of customs procedures.
"We are currently preparing the legal consultancy for the project (the first phase 100 acres) and we are currently finalizing the Tender Documents, including the draft PPP contract to be concluded between the General Authority for Lands and Dry Ports with the winning bidder." Added Dr. Sarie Eldin
The strategic location of the Project, close to the industrial zone of 6th of October City and the heart of Cairo City, allows the transfer of part of container traffic between the ports of Alexandria and Dekheila from road to railway network which allows reducing the burden on the ports of Alexandria and Dekheila, as the Dry Port provides storage and customs clearance services.