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For the first time, the ECA prohibits retail price maintenance and most favoured nation clauses in vertical agreements

The ECA stated that were they found to have agreed on setting the minimum fixed resale price maintenance and adopted Most Favoured Nation clauses (MFN) in distribution contracts of household electrical appliances.
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As market leaders in mergers and acquisitions, banking, projects and capital markets, we advise clients on some of the most prominent transactions in the Middle East.

Our accomplishments include advising the Arab Republic of Egypt, acting through the Ministry of Finance (MoF), on a landmark USD 3 billion syndicated financing transaction ("Islamic Syndication Deal of the Year Award 2022" at the Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Middle East Awards). Last year, we advised MoF on another USD 2 billion syndicated financing transaction ("Debt Market Deal of the Year 2021" at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Middle East Law Awards, and "Commodity Murabahah/Tawarruq Deal of the Year 2020" at the Islamic Finance News (IFN) Awards).



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Giza, Egypt
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Local expertise

Our Cairo office offers a range of legal services with a specific focus on M&A, Banking & Finance and Capital Markets. We are ranked one of the best law firms in Egypt in these areas, and our practical, tech-savvy approach to working with clients is fundamental to our success.

With the recent rise in cross-border transactions in Africa, our Antitrust & Competition Group has become even more crucial to clients as they apply for clearance for transactions across multiple jurisdictions and need help responding to dawn raids and cartel investigations.

With lawyers fluent in both English and Arabic, we prepare standard international commercial agreements in either language, including commercial leases and cooperation agreements. In addition to offering Intellectual Property registration and enforcement services, we understand the intricacies of Egypt's market for counterfeit products and have strong relationships with the local police and customs agents to aid in enforcement.

The Legal 500 EMEA, Egypt

  • Tier 1 – Corporate, Commercial and M&A: 2008 to 2022
  • Tier 1 – Banking & Finance: 2008 to 2022
  • Tier 1 – Litigation: 2008 to 2022
  • Tier 1 – Energy: 2012 to 2022
  • Tier 1 – Projects & Infrastructure: 2008 to 2022
  • Tier 1 – Employment: 2017 to 2022

IFLR1000, Egypt

  • Tier 1 – Banking: 2008 to 2022
  • Tier 1 – Equity Capital Markets: 2008 to 2022
  • Tier 1 – M&A: 2008 to 2022
  • Tier 1 – Project Finance: 2008 to 2022
  • Tier 1 – Project Development: 2008 to 2022

Chambers Global, Egypt

  • Band 1 – Banking & Finance: 2008 to 2022
  • Band 1 – Corporate/M&A: 2008 to 2022
  • Band 1 – Projects & Energy: 2022

We support our lawyers’ professional growth through development programs designed to help them reach their highest potential. Our Development Framework offers our lawyers a roadmap to success by describing the legal skills and personal qualities they need to be successful at every stage of their careers. Our office also has a culture of friendship that extends throughout the Firm.

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