Ahmed Shehata

Ahmed Shehata

Associate
Helmy, Hamza and Partners

Biography

Ahmed is an associate within Baker McKenzie Cairo office. He focuses on banking, finance, and projects. Ahmed has an outstanding experience in drafting facility agreements, security documents and other finance and project development documents (including offtake and grid arrangements). Ahmed has advised lenders, commercial banks, multilateral financial institutions and export credit agencies, as well as developers and sponsors, during all stages of the structuring, development and financing of major projects.

Practice Focus

Ahmed practices in Banking, Finance and Projects with a special focus on various forms of debt finance, loan facilities and debt capital markets.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acting for a consortium of sponsors in negotiating and drafting their project documents in relation to a plant in the field of rolling stocks with the National Authority for Tunnels.

  • Acting for an investment fund in their project development with the Egyptian Unified Authority.

  • Advising a Global Contractor in its arrangements with the New Urban Communities Authority.

  • Acted for Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) in connection with 200 MW BOO solar PV project in Kom Ombo, Aswan.

  • Acted for an Emirati Bank in its Letter of Credit facility transaction to subsidiary of an Egyptian company for its procurement agreement.

  • Acted for an English Bank in relation to its Total Return Swap transaction with a national bank in Egypt.

  • Acted for the Lenders in their amendment of the existing financing of an Egyptian company after the settlement of the dispute between the Egyptian Company and the Egyptian Government.

  • Acted for EGPC in a USD 50 million Term Facility Agreement from ABC Bank.

  • Acted for an international development financial institution in several financings national banks with an aggregate amount of USD 500 million with a six-month maturity.

  • Acted for International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank group, as lenders on the financing package of a long-term loan of USD 20 million and a short-term loan of the USD 10 million, put in place to fund Pasabahce Egypt for Glass Manufacturing S.A.E., a subsidiary of the Sisecam Group and a leading glassware manufacturer.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Egyptian Bar Association

Admissions

  • Egypt (2016)

Education

  • University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) (Professional Master 2, Banking and Financial Law) (2017)
  • Cairo University (Egyptian Bachelor of Law, with honors - Ranked 9th) (2016)
  • University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) (Master 1, International and European Business Law) (2015)

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish