Bahaa Ezzelarab

Senior Associate

+202 27359730

Main office: Cairo


  • Advising sovereign and corporate clients on legislative reform projects in Egypt. Involved in legal advisory and consultancy projects and contributing to the Egypt Legal Update, a legal commentary on laws and regulations pertaining to business in Egypt
  • Drafting legal memos on compliance and legal consultancy projects in Egypt with regards to tax law, financial law and corporate governance. Conducting studies, including on the legal framework of the renewable energy sector in Egypt
  • Drafting memos on the legal frameworks governing the electricity, natural gas, renewable and mineral resources sectors; changes in environmental laws and regulations and how they affect clients in the cement and construction sector. Assisting in drafting laws and regulations related to Egypt’s transformation into a cashless economy
  • Languages: English, German, Arabic


  • Member of the Africa Team
  • Middle East & North Africa Researcher and Representative, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, 2016
  • Litigant, North African Litigation Initiative, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), Cairo, 2012/2014
  • Articling Student (Student-At-Law), Baker & McKenzie LLP, Toronto, 2011/2012
  • Downtown Legal Services, Refugee and Immigration Division, Toronto, 2010/2011
  • Legal Assistant, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Cairo, 2005/2007


  • Juris Doctor, 2011, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (UofT)
  • LLM (Masters of Law), Distinction, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2008
  • M.A., International Human Rights Law, American University in Cairo (AUC), 2007 (inc.)
  • B.A., Political Science, Highest Honors, AUC, 2005
  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2012