We are excited to cooperate with Bahaa-Eldin Law Office in Egypt which, effective as of 1 July 2018, will be an integral part of the BonelliErede network. Bahaa-Eldin Law Office aims to be the leading full-fledged business law firms in Egypt, to assist international investors entering or operating in Egypt, and Egyptian corporations on all aspects of their legal needs, including their international presence outside of Egypt.
Dr. Ziad Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin is a leading Egyptian Lawyer and expert on financial law, investment and company laws, governance, compliance and economic legislation. He is currently a non-executive member on several company boards of directors including HSBC Bank Egypt, the National Bank of Egypt UK, Arabian Cement Company, AXA Egypt, Allam Holding, MTI, Samcrete, and Saray Capital Dubai.
He has accumulated over 29 years of professional experience. In addition to being a practicing Attorney-at-Law in Egypt, Dr. Ziad Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin held several public appointments including Egypt’s Deputy Prime Minister Egypt for Economic Development and Minister of International Cooperation (July 2013 to January 2014) and member of Parliament representing Assiut (2011 – 2012). He is also the former Chairman (and Founder) of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority from 2009 to 2011 – a government agency that supervises Egypt’s non-banking financial transactions and markets. He is also the former Executive Chairman of the Egyptian General Authority for Investment and Free Zones “GAFI” from 2004 to 2007. During his tenure, he oversaw the introduction of GAFI’s ‘One-Stop-Shop’ for business facilitation, the upgrading of its investment promotion capabilities, as well as the introduction of various key legislative reforms in banking, finance, companies, and investment laws. Furthermore, Dr. Ziad Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin was the Senior Legal Advisor to the Central Bank of Egypt in 2011 and a member of its Board of Directors from 2003 to 2010, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Egypt from 2004 to 2010.
Dr. Ziad Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin was admitted to the Egyptian Court of Appeal in 1997. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, and taught economic legislation at Cairo University. In 2016, Dr. Ziad Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin has been recognized by the Legal 500 UK as a Leading Individual in the Banking & Finance sector.
He is the founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin Cultural Foundation which promotes education, training, and creative thinking among Egyptian youth in Upper Egypt and the founder of the Egyptian Initiative for Prevention of Corruption.
He received a Ph.D. in Financial Law from London School of Economics in 1996, an LL.M. in International Business Law from King’s College London in 1989, a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo in 1987 and a Bachelor of Law from Cairo University in 1986.