Sharkawy & Sarhan Announces a New Equity Partner and a Senior Counsel

Sharkawy & Sarhan is pleased to announce that with effect from 1 January 2015:

-Senior Associate Ahmed Haggag will be promoted to Partner, and

-Senior Associate Radwa Sarhan will be promoted to Senior Counsel.

 

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Ahmed Haggag

Ahmed Started his career as a junior associate with Sharkawy & Sarhan. He was seconded to Clifford Chance Dubai for a period of six months during 2011.

Ahmed’s Practice focuses on project finance, M&A and oil & gas. During his years with Sharkawy & Sarhan, he advised several multinational companies, banks and IFIs on their transactions and projects in Egypt including HSBC Bank PLC, Arab Bank PLC, IFC, EIB, Dubai Ports World, BNP Paribas, Mahid El Futtaim Properties and Air Liquide. Most notably, Ahmed advised a syndicate of Indian and Egyptian banks in relation to $ 1 billion financing granted to TCI Sanmar Chemicals S.A.E. He also advised BNP Paribas S.A in relation to the $ 500 million sale of all its shares in its Egyptian subsidiary, BNP Paribas S.A.E.

 

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Radwa Sarhan

Radwa started her career  as a junior associate with Sharkawy & Sarhan. She attended the Allen & Overy Global Academy in 2010. The A&O Global Academy offers juniors and aspiring partners in relationship firms the chance to develop their legal and business skills through an intensie three-day learning.

Radwa’s practice focuses on M&A, capital market, corporate, and employment. During her years at Sharkawy & Sarhan, Radwa advised several multinational companies and financial institutions on their transactions and projects in Egypt including Standard Chartered Bank, Nestle, Orange, Societe Generale, Credit Agricole and Maersk Group. Radwa advised on high profile deals including advising Societe Generale on the $ 2 billion sale of its entire stake in its listed Egyptian Subsidiary National Societe Generale Bank (“NSGB”) to Qatar National Bank. This transaction is one of the largest transactions in Egypt in the last few years.

Commenting on the promotions, founding partner Ahmed El Sharkawy said: 

“We are excited to see our lawyers who started their professional career as trainees with our firm rising to be equity partners and senior counsels. As a matter of strategy, we decided from the beginning that our firm will expand organically from within in order to maintain the values of our firm and the quality of our services. Ahmed and Radwa are highly talented and we welcome them in their new leadership roles”

This publication is intended for general guidance only. It is not intended to render professional legal advice. No reader should rely on any information contained in this publication. In case you have any questions on issues reported here please send an email to Chadene El Tarouty (ct@sharkawylaw.com) or Karim Sarhan (ks@sharkawylaw.com