BonelliErede is present in Egypt since 2016 and, effective as of 1 July 2018, cooperates with the Egyptian law firm Bahaa-Eldin Law Office which is an integral part of the BonelliErede network.
Our team in Cairo is led by Gianfranco Veneziano, Partner at BonelliErede and Dr. Ziad Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin, Managing Partner at Bahaa-Eldin Law Office, and is composed of an integrated group of Italian and Egyptian lawyers including, Riccardo Bicciato and Francesca Secondari, Partners, Mostafa Moussa, Bahaa Ezzelarab and Mohamed H. El Ehwany Local Partners, Dina Elhusseiny, Mostafa Elfar and Rana El Kahwagy, Senior Associates and supported by 5 associates and the professionals from the European offices of BonelliErede.
The team assists international clients interested in doing business in Egypt by also involving the other BonelliErede offices, when necessary. This ensures that our clients continue to receive the high-standard services they expect from BonelliErede. In particular, Riccardo is an expert in project and export finance, acquisition and corporate finance and project contracts. He is also a member of two Focus Teams: Energy & Infrastructure and Construction & Engineering. Francesca specialises in corporate M&A, extraordinary transactions, common investment funds and the luxury market. She is also a member of the Luxury and Corporate Governance Focus Teams. Mostafa Moussa focuses on corporate M&A and capital markets, Bahaa Ezzelarab is specialized in international arbitration and Mohamed H. El Ehwany has experience in corporate M&A and islamic finance.
Dr. Ziad Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin has thirty years of relevant experience as a lawyer and has been recognized as a leading individual in the Banking & Finance sector by the legal directories. He is an expert in financial law, investment and company law, governance, compliance and economic legislation and, besides his practice as a lawyer, he boasts relevant experience in both government positions and the private sector. He held several public roles among which: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Cooperation (2013/2014), Member of the Central Bank of Egypt Board (2005/2011); furthermore, he also had a primary responsibility for the drafting of key legislative documents in Egypt, Syria, Yemen, UAE, and Libya. He is currently a non-executive member in manifold boards of directors, namely HSBC (Egypt), National Bank of Egypt (UK), Arabian Cement Company (Egypt), Hassan Allam Holding (Egypt), Samcrete (Egypt), Saraya Capital (Dubai).
The Cairo office assists international investors entering or operating in Egypt, as well as Egyptian corporations on all aspects of their legal needs, especially corporate, M&A, project finance, international taxation and transfer pricing, international arbitration and construction and is able to cover all key industrial sector, building on the synergies and skills of our Focus Teams especially that of Energy & Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering and International Arbitration.