Helmy, Hamza & Partners, Baker McKenzie Cairo office, has been awarded “Infrastructure & Energy Team of the Year” at The Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2023 hosted in Dubai on 23 November 2023. Baker McKenzie was also shortlisted in two other categories, including “Employment Team of the Year” and “Banking & Finance Team of the Year”.

The “Infrastructure & Energy Team of the Year” award recognized Helmy, Hamza & Partners, Baker McKenzie’s Cairo legal expertise in the Egyptian renewables sector, innovation in service delivery and project management in relation to the Amunet Wind farm project. The Baker McKenzie Cairo team acted as the Egyptian legal counsel to a renewable energy provider on the development and financing of a wind farm in Egypt.

Commenting on this achievement, Mohamed Ghannam and Mohamed Elharmy, the lead partners on the winning deal, stated: “We’re deeply honored to have received this prestigious award, which serves as a testament to the remarkable talent within our team, the exceptional quality of our work, and our legal expertise in handling project financing matters in the region. It also reflects the trust our clients place in us to navigate their highly complex mandates. Being awarded The Oath's “Infrastructure & Energy Team of the Year” award for our role in the development and financing aspects of what is anticipated to be the largest wind farm in the African continent is truly outstanding. We Iook forward to continuing delivering industry-focused solutions for our clients." 

Baker McKenzie had also received an honorable mention for the Employment Team of the Year award. 

Now on its eighth year, The Oath Middle East Legal Awards celebrate law firms, general counsel and in-house teams and legal support service providers and their outstanding contributions to the region’s legal profession. Winners are determined by an independent jury of senior industry executives in the Middle East.

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