Senior Associate
  Cairo, Egypt
+202 2269 0881

Lobna’s practice focuses on general corporate, commercial, labour and projects. She joined Sharkawy & Sarhan in 2010. Her experience includes:

Capital Markets and M&A

  • Advising (with Allen & Overy) BNP Paribas S.A. on all matters related to the sale of all its shares in its Egyptian subsidiary, Bank BNP Paribas S.A.E., to Emirates NBD PJSC and advising BNP Paribas on selling its stake in another non-bank subsidiary in Egypt.
  • Advising an investment fund run by Abraaj Capital on the acquisition of two Egyptian companies working in the fields of IT and agricultural industries.
  • Advising (with Allen & Overy) Standard Chartered Bank on all matters related to a potential acquisition of an Egyptian bank including undertaking a legal due diligence, advising on mandatory purchase offer requirements, preparing all documentation required for obtaining the approval of the Central Bank of Egypt and Egyptian Financial Supervision Authority and liaising with various regulators.
  • Advising and carrying out several comprehensive due diligence reports for a major regional private equity house in relation to the acquisition of local companies.

Concessions, PPPs and Public Tenders

  • Advising (with the World Bank) the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company on first wind farm BOO in Egypt’s history.


  • Advising clients on numerous aspects of labour and social insurance laws & regulations.
  • Advising, drafting and negotiating employment contracts and the termination thereof.

General Corporate and Commercial

  • Advising a number of multinational companies on general corporate law issues including Orange and Abaaj Capital local  on their general corporate, commercial and labour issues.
  • Advising a Singaporean client on the establishment of medical and educational institutions in Egypt.


Lobna is an excellent lawyer
Clients’ evaluations 2014
“….Lobna was very quick in her answers, basically she did all of the big work and we are very satisfied with her
Clients’ evaluations 2014
They were great and responsive at a very difficult time (June 30th events) which is something I highly appreciated.
Clients’ evaluations 2014