Partnership

Egypt

Effective as of 1 July 2018, we operate in Egypt in cooperation with Bahaa-Eldin Law Office.

Bahaa-Eldin Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede is a full-fledged business law firms in Egypt, capable 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.

Our team in Cairo is led by Gianfranco Veneziano, Partner at BonelliErede, and is composed of an integrated group of Italian and Egyptian lawyers including, Riccardo Bicciato and Francesca Secondari, Partners, Mostafa Moussa, Local Partner, Bahaa Ezzelarab, Mohamed H. El Ehwany and Rana El Kahwagy, Senior Associates and supported by 8 associates and the professionals from the European offices of BonelliErede.

Dr. Ziad Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin is a leading Egyptian Lawyer with thirty years of relevant experience in financial law, investment and company laws, governance, compliance and economic legislation. He has been recognized as a leading individual in the Banking & Finance sector by the legal directories. He is currently a non-executive member on several companies’ 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 and held several public appointments including Egypt’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Development, Minister of International Cooperation (July 2013 to January 2014) and member of Parliament representing Assiut (2011 – 2012).

Ethiopia

BonelliErede is present in Ethiopia since 2016 and, effective as of 27 July 2017, cooperates with the Ethiopian law firm Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office which is an integral part of the BonelliErede network.

Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede offers a complete range of legal services to international investors and major local corporations, including contracts law, investment, corporate, commercial, construction, energy, employment, intellectual property including patent, trademark and copyright law, and international arbitration and litigation.

The office works in full synergy with our office in Europe, especially for specialistic advise and cross-national practices, and with the other offices in North Africa and Middle East (Egypt, UAE).

Our team in Addis Ababa is led by Gianpiero Succi, Partner at BonelliErede, and is composed of an integrated group of 7 lawyers, both Italians seconded there and Ethiopian professionals from Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office.
The founder of the firm is Tameru Wondm Agegnehu: he has been practicing as a lawyer in Ethiopia since 1992, served as judge for 19 years and as Vice President of the Supreme Court in Ethiopia between 1988 and 1991. He is considered an institution in the local legal community.
Beyond Tameru, Weynalem Weldesenbet, local partner, has 5 years’ experience in advising clients on complex local law issues. He regularly assists international companies in Ethiopia. In addition, Weynalem has a great expertise in litigation and intellectual property. Seble Geberegiorgis Baraki, local partner, is also part of the team and she has a great expertise in intellectual property.