Associate
  Cairo
+202 2269 0881
Education

LLB, Faculty of Law, English Section, Cairo University, graduated as one of the top five students of her class and qualified in 2013.

Languages
Arabic
English

Marwa’s practice focuses on general corporate, commercial and employment. She joined Sharkawy & Sarhan in 2013. Marwa’s experience includes:

Capital Markets and M&A

  • Advising Adeptio AD Investments SPC Ltd., the group led by Emaar Properties PJSC Chairman Mohamed Alabbar, on its USD 2.36 billion acquisition of Middle East fast-food operator Kuwait Food Co. (Americana). The work included performing a full-form due diligence exercise and report on the Egyptian part of Americana Group.
  • Advising a major financial services company on a potential acquisition in the Egyptian market and participating in conducting a due diligence and negotiating the transaction agreements.
  • Advising EFG Hermes Holding and its assets management on fund management agreements and prospectuses for several investment funds, private insurance funds for leading Egyptian financial institutions and advising and drafting standard business agreements for various regional activities of the group.
  • Advising SCA hygiene on its acquisition of shares in an Egyptian subsidiary.

Banking and Finance

  • Advised an IFI on three loan agreements with Qatar National Bank (QNB). The financing package was up to USD 140 million.
  • Advising development financial institutions, including EBRD, IFC, AfDB and Islamic Development Bank on financing the Egyptian Feed-in Tariffs program for solar projects. Our work included preparing extensive legal study on the FiT regulatory framework and implementation and advising the DFIs on the security package and negotiating the project agreements with EETC, NREA and the Ministry of Electricity.

Power & Renewables

  • Advising a number of qualified developers and financial institutions under the Egyptian Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) program for wind and solar projects. Our work included preparing extensive legal study on the FiT program regulatory framework and implementation and assistance to developers in SPV incorporation, land availment, application for interim power generation license, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), Operation and Maintenance (O&M), Project Management for wind and solar projects, and implementation and advising the DFIs on the security package and negotiating the project agreements with EETC, NREA and the Ministry of Electricity.
  • Advising RWE Renewable on different legal issues pertaining to the legal regime in Egypt.

Derivatives

  • Advising a major financial institution on the enforceability of derivative transactions in Egypt.

Dispute Settlement and Arbitration

  • Advising (with the litigation team) a major manufacturing company on employment law disputes.
  • Advising (with the litigation team) a multinational pharmaceutical company on a law dispute before Cairo Economic Court.
  • Successfully representing a major fund management company on two cases before Cairo Economic Court regarding the liability of fund managers.

Employment

  • Advising several clients including Air Liquide, Amazon, Dubai Ports World Sohkna, Fisher and Paykel, Norgine, Amgen, Accenture, Ace Insurance, EDC, MAPFRE and Dupont du Nemours on the different aspects of the Egyptian Labour Law and social insurance laws & regulations.
  • Advising, drafting and negotiating employment contracts and the termination thereof for several multinational companies.
  • Advising, drafting and negotiating the employees transfer in several multinational companies.

General Corporate and Commercial

  • Advising Abraaj on several corporate matters regarding its 2 vehicles in Egypt (one joint stock company and another limited liability company).
  • Advising a multinational corporation on the Egyptian law aspects regarding data protection in Egypt.
  • Advising several clients including Orange, OLX Egypt, Air Liquide, Amazon, Dubai Ports World Sohkna, Fisher and Paykel, Norgine, Amgen, Accenture, Ace Insurance, EDC, MAPFRE, FMC, Neovia and Dupont du Nemours on several commercial and corporate issues.

 

I enjoyed working with you and would repeat it again.
Clients’ evaluations 2014

From my first meeting in your office, I knew we had made the right decision. Since then I have been thoroughly impressed with the professionalism, guidance and clarity given to us from Sharkawy and Sarhan. Everyone with whom we have interacted since the beginning has been equally professional and guided us on the right tracks. I sincerely hope that you keep up with the tempo and carry on with the good work. You have at least ensured one person (i.e, me) who will always speak high of Sharkawy & Sarhan in the business circles.

A special mention of Marwa with whom we have been interacting with her over the past 5-6 months and she has always been on top of the issues and was always available for any help at any point in time. She also comes with good knowledge of the subject matter and understands her domain quite well. I wish her all the best for her future.

I depend on you fully when it comes to Egypt.

Clients’ evaluations 2014
I enjoyed working with you and would repeat it again.
Clients’ evaluations 2014
I appreciate the fact that they worked during the “Eid vacation”, shows dedication.
Clients’ evaluations 2014
First time to work with them but will definitely use them again in any matter related to Egypt.
Clients’ evaluations 2014