Nesma Abdelbary

Nesma Abdelbary

Cairo, Egypt+202 2269 0881Download VCard
Get to know Nesma
  • Nesma does not only carry out the necessary work but ensures to deliver it to closure. -WPP

About Nesma

Nesma is a graduate of Cairo University, English Department, Class 2015. She joined the firm in 2015. Nesma ’s experience includes General Corporate and Employment.

Nesma’s Experience

Nesma has led a number of high profile matters and transactions, including:

Concessions, PPPs and Public Tenders

  • Advising Rapiscan, the world’s leading security screening provider and manufacturer of X-ray scanning devices on its USD 80mn contract with the Egyptian Customs Authority for the provision, installation, and maintenance of X-ray scanning devices to be installed at all customs sites in Egypt. The work included, advising on the implementation of the contract, and incorporation of the local entity.


  • Preparing an annual employment guide for Google, advising on various legal aspects pertaining to its employees in Egypt, in particular, the legal frameworks for amending employment agreements, appointing temporary employees and outsourcing employees from third parties.

Energy Sector and EPC

  • Advising a major Chinese power corporation on undertaking photovoltaic projects in Egypt. Our work included preparing an extensive report on the legal framework of renewable energy in Egypt and implementing Photovoltaic Projects on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis.
  • Preparing an extensive advice on EPC and Service & Maintenance activities under Egyptian law for Senvion GmbH, one of the leading manufacturers for onshore and offshore wind turbines.

Capital Markets and M&A

  • Advising on the transfer of quotas of Schick Egypt, while advising on all legal aspects, drafting the relevant quota transfer agreements and effecting such transfer before the concerned authorities as part of the group restructuring of Energizer subsidiaries in Egypt.
  • Advising (with Allen & Overy) on a project aimed at international commercial banks and investment banks to provide them with advice in relation to marketing of foreign securities in Egypt.
  • Advising (with Allen & Overy) on the Egyptian section of a project aimed at the production of legal ratings of global real estate around the world.

General Corporate and Commercial

  • Advising (with Hogan Lovells) a multinational Oil and Gas company on advertising restrictions in Egypt.
  • Providing Zhong Lun Law Firm (China) with an overview of the legal environment for investment in Egypt with a special focus on electricity projects.
  • Advising a major medical establishment on the medical framework and regulations in Egypt. The advice included meeting with several officials in various departments at the Ministry of Health.
  • Advising a major engineering consultancy company on entering the Egyptian market. Our work included preparing a detailed advice on the possible structures for foreign engineering companies and various consultations with the engineering syndicate officials.
  • Advising Abraaj on several corporate matters regarding its 2 vehicles in Egypt (one joint stock company and another limited liability company).
  • Advising various clients, including Rapiscan, WPP, OLX Egypt, Huntsman, Schick Egypt, Solairedirecte, Grupo Cobra, Lessaffre, Temenos Egypt and Tesco Premiere Casing Services on various general commercial, corporate, and labor issues.

Areas of Practice

  • Concessions PPPs & Public tenders
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector and EPC
  • Capital Markets and M&A
  • General Corporate and Commercial


  • LLB, Faculty of Law, English Section, Cairo University, graduated and qualified in 2015.


  • Arabic
  • English

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