Ziad Bahaa-Eldin

Managing Partner of Bahaa-Eldin Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede

+202 25867503


Main office: Cairo

Focus Team: Public International Law & Economic Diplomacy


  • Thirty years of serving in government positions and in the private sector
  • Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Cooperation (2013/2014)
  • Member of the Central Bank of Egypt Board (2005/2011)
  • Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alex Bank from March 2019
  • Primary responsibility for the drafting of key legislative documents in Egypt, Syria, Yemen, UAE, and Libya
  • Extensive experience in financial law, banking, capital market, investment and company laws, governance, compliance and economic legislation
  • Member of the following Board of Directors: HSBC (Egypt), National Bank of Egypt (UK), Arabian Cement Company (Egypt), Hassan Allam Holding (Egypt), Samcrete (Egypt), Saraya Capital Dubai
  • Languages: English, French, Arabic


  • Member of the Africa Team
  • Member of the Public International Law & Economic Diplomacy Focus Team
  • Zaki Hashem & Partners, Law Firm Of-Counsel 2014 – 2017
  • Member of Parliament representing South Assiut, 2011 – 2012
  • Central Bank of Egypt, Legal Advisor 2011 – 2012
  • Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority, Executive Chairman 2009 – 2011
  • General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, Executive Chairman 2004 – 2007
  • Bahaa-Eldin Law Office, Founder and Managing Partner 2001 – 2004
  • Arab Company for Arts and Publishing, Managing Director, 2000 – 2001
  • Senior Legal Advisor to the Minister of Economy, 1997 – 2000
  • Hashem and Partners, Attorney, 1996-1997
  • International Finance Corporation, Washington DC, Intern, 1993
  • Export Development Bank of Egypt, Attorney, 1991-1992
  • Shalakany Law Office Attorney, 1986-1987

Ranking and Awards

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 a very thoughtful, knowledgeable lawyer.”

(Chambers & Partners)


  • Taught ‘Economic Legislation’ at Cairo University during 1999 – 2004
  • London School of Economics, London, UK, Ph.D. in Law, 1992 – 1996
  • King’s College, University of London, London, UK, Masters in International Business Law (LLM), 1989 – 1990
  • American University in Cairo, BA in Economics (Honours) 1983 – 1987
  • Law Faculty, Cairo University, License in Law (LLB), 1982 – 1986
  • Admitted to the Egyptian Syndicate of Lawyers

Knowledge Sharing

Covid-19 and Egyptian Law Key Issues: Amendments to personal income tax law

The Covid-19 outbreak in Egypt and in many areas of the Middle East and North Africa has led to a public health emergency and unforeseen challenges for businesses. It has also led to uncertainties, including from a tax/legal perspective. No doubt you are asking yourself many questions, espec …

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Four new hires in Egypt to boost BonelliErede’s reach - 10 December 2018

Bahaa-Eldin Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede strengthens its Egyptian team in Cairo with the hire of four experienced lawyers: Mostafa Moussa, Mohamed Hossam El Ehwany, Ahmad Farghal and Nayera Sherif. Mostafa Moussa, 35, is an expert corporate, capital markets, banking and restructu …

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A new international practice and a new cooperation in Egypt to consolidate development in Africa and the Middle East - 30 June 2018

Angelino Alfano joins the Milan office of BonelliErede as Of Counsel for the new Public International Law & Economic Diplomacy Focus Team Ziad Bahaa-Eldin, former Egyptian deputy Prime Minister, will be managing the Egyptian law office that will cooperate with BonelliErede   BonelliEr …

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