“Zulficar & Partners is a corporate law and international arbitration practice based in the Nile City Building in the heart of Cairo. It specialises in mergers and acquisitions, banking, international arbitration and complex litigation, capital market procedures and transactions, oil and gas, project finance, construction law and practice, telecommunications, and IT and antitrust. The firm offers a comprehensive range of legal services to a diverse array of commercial, industrial, and financial clients both in Egypt and internationally. Established in June 2009, the firm has eight partners and more than 30 associates. Drawing on the unparalleled expertise of its partners and associates, the firm brings to the legal market a blend of exceptional individual skills as well as more than 35 years of legal experience. The firm prides itself as having star-quality partners and associates possessing recognised track records in establishing precedents and introducing innovative products, structures and solutions to the Egyptian market through their creative and proactive problem solving approach. The firm aspires and pledges to provide its clients with top quality legal services to serve and enhance their business needs. Together with a strong culture of professional ethics and corporate social responsibility, these have always been the firm’s trademark seal that distinguish it and make a difference for its clients.
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Throughout their long years of experience, members of the firm have handled incorporation and/or corporate advice on a regular basis for major corporate clients, including, but not limited to: MobiNil, Egyptian Kuwaiti Holding Company (EKH), EFG Hermes Holding Company, Egyptian Glass Company, Suez Cement Group, Taqa Arabia, SODIC. Similarly members of the firm have handled almost all of Egypt’s major mergers and acquisitions, during the last three decades, on behalf of buyers and sellers, and, in some cases, as transaction counsel. The firm has also handled and successfully closed many tender offers and has established precedents, particularly in cases of privatisations, acquisition agreements and exceptions to mandatory tender offer rules. Members of the firm have also handled mega multimillion dollar disputes before arbitral tribunals, both ad hoc and institutional, among its most recent case load are mega telecommunication, construction, hospitality, hotel management, sale of goods, finance, real estate development, joint venture and oil and gas disputes. The firm is increasingly instructed to represent investors and governmental entities in arbitral proceedings spanning the business and investment spectra. Similarly, partners of the firm have handled major litigation, particularly in the fields of banking, taxes, antitrust, intellectual property, capital markets, before the various courts and have successfully and amicably resolved major disputes through their unparalleled mediation skills. Moreover, and owing to the unparalleled expertise of the partners and associates at Zulficar & Partners Law Firm on BOT/BOOT projects, PPPs, and similar transactions in Egypt, the firm has a leading edge in PFI/PPP projects across diverse sectors. In 2010 the firm closed and concluded the first successful PPP project in Egypt, the New Cairo Wastewater Project. Members of the firm involved in these projects have become leading experts in these types of complex contracts and are frequently invited by governmental and other organisations to lecture on the subject. Furthermore, members of the firm are recognised for their leadership position in the area of banking, credit and project finance. During the last three decades, partners of the firm have drafted the standard loan and have handled almost all the major banking and project finance transactions for billions of Egyptian pounds and billions of US dollars.”
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