Senior Counsel Mohamed Barakat has joined Baker McKenzie Cairo's Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions practice as a Counsel, bringing more than 14 years of experience advising companies on a wide range of complex corporate, mergers and acquisitions and global joint venture transactions. Mr. Barakat is a Partner at Baker McKenzie Washington DC. where he is chairing the North American Middle East Practice.  In his capacity as the North American Middle East Chair, Mr. Barakat has advised numerous U.S. and other multinational companies with their cross-border transactions, working seamlessly within the North American Region and Baker McKenzie's Middle East offices to provide a continuous and synergic service offering to the Firm's global clients. He also advises multinational companies on capital market cross-border transactions.

Mr. Barakat has obtained his J.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Law and Master in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He is a member of Illinois State Bar and the D.C. State Bar.

"I am delighted to welcome Mohamed Barakat to our team. Mohamed has developed an outstanding track record advising clients on high profile corporate and cross-border M&A transactions, and his arrival will add significantly to our corporate, M&A and joint venture practices." said Mohamed Talaat, Managing Partner and Head of Mergers and Acquisition.

Mr. Barakat added: "I am thrilled to join Baker McKenzie Cairo's preeminent Corporate and M&A practice. The Egyptian market has seen a buoyant resurgence in recent years and the outlook remains strong. We, as a global Firm, remain committed to provide outstanding talents and best practices in support of our global and local clients in Egypt and abroad. I am certainly looking forward to working with my colleagues in Cairo and around the world to continue our drive towards excellence-in-service".

Mr. Barakat's appointment follows a series of strategic hires within the Cairo office of Baker McKenzie as the Firm continues to expand its transactional practices.

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