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Hayna Abdelrahim

Helmy, Hamza and Partners


Hayna is an Associate at Helmy, Hamza & Partners, Baker McKenzie Cairo, with over five years of experience in (i) mergers & acquisition deals (including asset deals) and negotiation and drafting of transaction documents; and (ii) corporate, commercial, and capital markets’ advisory across multiple jurisdictions, with particular focus on local and cross-border M&A transactions and restructuring.

Hayna provides clients with full-fledged advisory services related to multiple sectors including education, healthcare, industrial, renewable energy, and recreational sectors.

Hayna has further expertise in offshore corporate secretarial services with focus on advising on and setting-up convenient offshore structures in the British Virgin Islands, the Netherlands, the UAE, Singapore, Mauritius, etc.

Practice Focus

Hayna’s practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, private equity and funds.

Representative Legal Matters

Before joining the Firm, Hayna worked on the following transactions:

  • Advised on all Egyptian law aspects of Kuwait Food Company (Americana Group) KSCC's IPO and Dual Listing in Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).

  • Advised the selling shareholders of Selah ElTelmeez on the sale of 56% of the share capital of the company to Egypt Education Platform S.A.E (GEMS) and the Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE).

  • Advised the sellers in relation to the sale of 100% stake in IDP for Chemicals S.A.E. to Chryso Saint-Gobain (France).

  • Advised Sanlam Life Insurance on the acquisition of Allianz Insurance’s Egyptian assets.

  • Advised the sellers on the acquisition by a well-established education fund of 76.3% stake in a high-rank university in Egypt.

  • Advised the sellers of Nerhadou International for Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals S.A.E. (Egypt) on its sale of a minority stake to Affirma Capital.

  • Advised Gems Egypt for Education Services S.A.E. on the acquisition of 100% stake in the share capital of Egypt Learning Group for Education Services S.A.E.

  • Advised Al Yassin Holding for Financial Investments in relation to the acquisition of 20% of the share capital of Ishtat for Rady-Mix Concrete S.A.E.

  • Advised Gems Egypt for Education Services on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Hayah International Academy, the owner of Hayah IB licensed school in Egypt.

  • Advised a consortium of Ezdehar Egypt Mid-Cap Fund Cooperatief U.A. and Nederlandse FinancieringsMaatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO) on acquiring a minority stake in Eagle Chemicals Group.

  • Advised Cairo Three A for International Industries S.A.E. (Egypt) on the acquisition of 100% of the issued capital of Egyptian Company for Starch and Glucose Industries S.A.E.

  • Advised on the acquisition of Dsquares LLC, an Egyptian company, by Lorax Capital Partners, an equity firm controlled by Egyptian American Enterprise Fund.

  • Advised GEMS Egypt for Education Services on the acquisition of a majority stake in Option Travel S.A.E.

  • Advised Ezdehar Egypt Mid-Cap Fund Coöperatief U.A. on the acquisition of Rich Food for Food Industries S.A.E.

  • Advised Ekuity Holding, the investment arm of Kuwait Investment Authority, on the acquisition of a minority stake in Nile Aluminium and Metals Company (AluNile), from Ezdehar Egypt Mid-Cap Fund Coöperatief U.A.

  • Advised Family Corporation S.A.E. in relation to the minority acquisition by Ezdehar Egypt Mid-Cap Fund Coöperatief U.A.

  • Advised Chimera Investments LLC on the acquisition of Al Hashemeya for Land Reclamation and Cultivation S.A.E. owned by Americana Group affiliates.


  • Egypt (2020)


  • Middlesex University (LLB, Commercial Law) (2018)


  • Arabic
  • English