Partner
  Cairo, Egypt
+202 2269 0881

Mohamed’s practice focuses on capital market, finance and M&A. He joined the firm in 2009. His experience includes:

Capital Markets and M&A

  • Advising (with Allen & Overy) BNP Paribas S.A. on the SPA and escrow arrangement for the sale of all its shares in its Egyptian subsidiary, Bank BNP Paribas S.A.E., to Emirates NBD PJSC.
  • Advising EFG Hermes on several mutual funds and money market funds of leading Egyptian financial institutions, including the draft of the fund management agreements and relevant prospectuses.
  • 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 UBS and Credit Suisse on a rights’ issue on the Swiss Stock Exchange involving Egyptian depository certificates. This was the first rights’ issue for Egyptian depository certificates in the Egyptian market.

 Oil & Gas

  • Advising and conducting a comprehensive due diligence on the gold concession granted to Pharaoh Gold Mines (a subsidiary of Centamin Egypt Limited) in Egypt for the purpose of the latter’s admission to be listed in the Official List of the Financial Services Authority and admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange. The gold concession granted to Pharaoh Gold Mines is the first significant gold concession to be granted in Egypt.
  • Advising (with Herbert Smith) Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on USD 100,000,000 financing provided by a number of lenders to an oil and gas company having an oil and gas concession in Egypt. Our work included conducting a full due diligence on the concessions and preparing the Egyptian law security package.
  • Advising (with Allen & Overy) BNP Paribas on a USD 30,000,000 financing for an oil and gas company having an oil and gas concession in Egypt. Our work included conducting a full due diligence on the concessions and preparing the Egyptian law security package.
  • Advising (with Herbert Smith) Perenco Petroleum Limited having a concession in Egypt on the Egyptian aspects of borrowing approximately USD 2,750,000,000 from a number of international banks. Our work included conducting a full due diligence on the concessions and preparing the Egyptian law security package.

Banking & Finance

  • Advising (with Allen & Overy) on a syndicate of Egyptian and international banks on a USD 2.5 billion refinancing for Orascom Telecom Holding.
  • Advising Natixis on purchasing USD 230 million secured equity-linked bonds issued by an offshore subsidiary and guaranteed by a major Egyptian telecom company.
  • Advising (with Allen & Overy) Standard Chartered Bank on a financing transaction for the Orascom Telecom group.
  • Advising IFC on a number of financing transactions, including conducting due diligence, preparation and perfection of security packages and advising on Egyptian law issues pertaining capacity and enforcement.

Publications & Speaking Engagements:

  • “Regulatory Framework of Egypt’s Capital Market: A Room for Reform?” EBRD Journal Law in Transition (May 2012) (coauthor).

 

Very responsive and he possesses excellent knowledge
Clients’ evaluations 2014
Very responsive I would even say that it’s the same level as the foreign firms.
Clients’ evaluations 2014
The lawyers were definitely very good, professional, knowledgeable, and with incomparable quality and documentation and understanding of the protocols. The clarity I got from day one was amazing. They know the process and the loopholes.
Clients’ evaluations 2014
Mohamed is switched on, knows the laws. The firm has wide knowledge of the Egyptian Legal Market.
Clients’ evaluations 2014
Mohamed Nabil is excellent, responsive, helpful, available and has perfect knowledge.
Clients’ evaluations 2014