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), 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 engage seasoned counsels in the Corporate, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisition and Private Equity disciplines. Because our policy and invariable targets are to stand-out and be truly distinguished among other private practices in the Egyptian market, we immediately realized that we should be and remain in a position where we could effortlessly relate to the business and objectives of our Clients. Harboring the mind-set of a successful investment banker, furthering the “can do” attitude, while mastering the legal and regulatory framework within which we operate are the building blocks of our thriving corporate practice.
Trade & Services and Competition law
The Trade & Services group covers and requires the application of multi-disciplinary practices. High industry specialization demands equally attuned and specialized legal counsels who are capable in foreseeing potential mid-term and long-term opportunities and pitfalls and to use the opportunities presented to the advantage of the clients. Such an approach constitutes our role model with respect to the Trade & Services practice.
Our philosophy when helping clients is to develop and mitigate legal risks. Our lawyers therefore combine the pre-requisite practical expertise along with the underlying legal knowledge necessary to add value to the services we provide. We have compiled a remarkable portfolio of Clients who engage in diverse areas of activity, including Manufacturing, Communications, Tourism, and General Trade & Commercial Agency.
Banking & Finance
Sarie-Eldin & Partners counts as one of the most experienced law firms in Egypt and the Middle East in Banking & Finance transactions. Since its establishment, the Firm’s portfolio of executed deals in that area includes the largest, most sophisticated and complex transactions. Our Clients’ base equally reflects the quality of our services and our in-depth knowledge and expertise. Our Banking & Finance division is in a position to offer valuable services and timely assistance in the fields of Project Finance, Syndications, Acquisition and Take-over Financings, Asset Finance, Bank Lending, Real Estate Financing and Financial Structuring.
Infrastructure, Real Estate & Energy
Our Firm has built-up its reputation as the best in Egypt when engaging in Infrastructure and Energy projects.
To better serve the needs of our Clients and meet the challenging time-frame and technical prerequisites that arise when tackling such projects, our legal team in Real Estate Development and Construction, Energy and PPPs engages in a hands-on approach when dealing with such matters, closely coordinating with relevant stakeholders, and ensuring the provision of prompt, timely, and accurate advice.
We are confident that we are among the very few in Egypt that can genuinely claim to have provide the most comprehensive and effective legal services in such sophisticated and complex disciplines. Due to our awareness and knowledge, the Firm today is considered as one of the top firms in this area of practice. We have advised numerous players in connection with Infrastructure and Energy projects, including domestic, regional and multinational companies.
Our 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, labor, IPRs, capital markets, taxation, insolvency and trademark litigation. The litigation team maintains open channels of communications with the clients, so as to inform them with developments in their cases. The team is particularly attentive to time and its various implications for our clients, and thus we have designed an efficient case management system in order to ensure that we timely perform what would serve our clients best.
Where 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 opponents operating in the market including governmental institutions.
In this sense, members of the Firm have been involved 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. Most arbitration cases handled by the Firm are currently pending before arbitration centers. On average, the firm handles 2 to 3 new arbitration cases every year.
Our expertise covers a broad range of industries and commercial transactions and includes not only arbitration proceedings, but also encompasses arbitration related litigation, such as judicial review and arbitration award enforcement .
Mrs. Amira Sherif
Mrs. Sherif has a long experience in banking law, investment law, corporate law, labor law and commercial law. She has handled various transactions in the areas of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, license and management agreements for local and international corporations. She is responsible for structuring, negotiating and drafting syndicated facility agreements, different types of project finance agreements, management, license and mergers and acquisitions agreements, in addition to standard corporate agreements. Mrs.
Dr. Hani Sarie-Eldin
Dr. Hani Sarie-Eldin is an Egyptian professor. He has published many articles and books in English and Arabic focusing on law, economic development and the interaction between economic reform and institutional and social reform.
For his long experience and professional expertise in the areas of capital markets, restructuring and insolvency, project finance, private equity and M&A, Dr. Hani Sarie-Eldin has been internationally ranked in the IFLR1000 rankings and the Chambers & Partners as well as the Intl Magazine Global.
Mr. Ahmed Farahat
Mr. Farahat is a member of Sarie-Eldin & Partners’ capital markets, mergers and 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. Farahat also represents lenders and borrowers in project finance transactions, including syndicated loans.
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.