Legalcommunity MENA Awards 2022

The Legalcommunity MENA Awards event celebrates the excellence of in-house legal departments  and private practice lawyers in the Middle East and North Africa.

The award ceremony acknowledges the best in-house lawyers and teams of the country who stood out in the market, showing great skills and abilities in managing complex issues.

CATEGORIES COMPANIES:

Automotive & Transport
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Banking & Finance
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Consumer Goods Manufacturing
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

E-commerce & Retail
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Energy
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Fashion & Luxury
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Food & Beverage
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Infrastructure & Construction
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Insurance
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Life Sciences & Pharma
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Oil & Gas
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Real Estate
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Services & Consultancy
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Technology
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Telecommunications & Media
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Travel & Tourism
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

CATEGORIES LAW FIRMS:

Arbitration
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Banking & Finance
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Capital Markets (debt & equity)
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Energy
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Competition & Antitrust
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Fintech
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Infrastructure & Constructions
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Insolvency & Restructuring
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Insurance
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

IP/TMT
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Islamic Financing
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Labour
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Life Sciences & Pharma
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Litigation
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

M&A
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Private Equity
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Public Law
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Real Estate
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Startup
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Tax
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

White Collar Crime
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Maha Driss

Corporate Legal & Compliance Manager, Coficab Group

Mohamed Elmogy

Regional Lead Counsel, Siemens Energy

Senda Maaouia

Chief legal and chief compliance officier, company Board and assembly secretary, Orange Tunisie

Reham Naeem

Country Head of Legal, Novartis Egypt

Mahmoud Shaarawy

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, HSA Group

LEGALCOMMUNITY MENA AWARDS

2nd Edition

ART. 1 – Promoter, purpose and period of validity:

It is an initiative promoted by LC Publishing Group, (legalcommunitymena.com), with the purpose, among other things, of stimulating competitiveness amongst law firms and lawyers, in house lawyers and inhouse teams, focus on different practice and industry area and recognize the excellence of the private practice and in-house lawyers, firms and in-house teams.

The Initiative is governed by the rules indicated below.

ART. 2 – Rules for participation and selection: participation in the Initiative is reserved for lawyers in private practice / law firms and in-house lawyers/in-house lawyer teams:

o Working in the Middle East and North Africa;
o Working on the Middle East and North Africa Market from abroad.

Candidates will be preliminarily identified through submission forms (the deadline for entry submissions is 15th of September), together with a research process carried out by legalcommunitymena.com research team. References from clients and peers will be very valuable. Finalists could be included in one or more categories.

A list of finalist for each category will be published as a result of the intelligence process on 15th of September. The Jury members will be the only ones responsible for the final assessment.

PHASES TO SELECT THE FINALISTS

First phase: All submissions received will be examined by a legalcommunitymena.com research team.
The submission form should focus mainly on the main matters carried out during last 12 months (1st of August 2021 – 31th of August 2022). If any information on the submission is confidential, please indicate so. However, any information provided will not be disclosed without the prior authorization of the firm or lawyer, or in-house team or in-house lawyer.
During the market research, both data provided by the law firms, lawyers, in-house team and in-house lawyer in the submissions and the information gathered by the market as a result of the intelligence process will be taken into consideration.

Second phase: Jury voting / Winner selection
The winners per category will be selected by the Jury and announced on the Gala night.
Legalcommunitymena.com will convene a jury that will be comprised of a selected group of people from the Legalcommunitymena.com newsroom with a good understanding of the sector as a representation of the market.

The winners will be determined by the votes of the jury.

ART. 3 – Communication of the finalists and winners: the list of finalists for each of categories will be published on the legalcommunitymena.com website on October 15th. However, the winners will be announced during the gala that will take place in the city of Cairo on 21st of December 2022 (the location of the event will be indicated on our website).

ART. 4 – Award ceremony: Winners will be announced for each of the categories during the Gala ceremony. The award will not have a financial value, since it is a public recognition of purely symbolic nature. The award will be given to the best finalist by category, who will have to personally attend the Gala and collect it.

For the purpose of collecting the prize, the presence of the winner for the individual categories and/or at least one management representative of the winning team will be mandatory. In case of not being present at the ceremony, it will be considered as a waiver and will be passed to the second best scored.

Legalcommunity.ch authorizes the finalists and winners to use the image rights linked to the “Legalcommunity MENA Awards – 2022 edition”.

To apply, please ask the submission form to vincenzo.rozzo@lcpublishinggroup.it and guido.santoro@lcpublishinggroup.it

To participate to the event please send an email to chiara.seghi@lcpublishinggroup.it

For more information about the event send an email to francesca.vistarini@lcpublishinggroup.it

COMPANIES 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORT  

Abu Dhabi Airports 

Air Arabia 

COFICAB Group 

DP World 

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise 

Emirates Group 

Etihad Aviation Group 

Etihad Rail 

flydubai 

General Motors 

Mercedes-Benz 

Michelin 

Nissan Nissan Motor Corporation 

Siemens Mobility 

Suzuki 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORT 

Mohannad Alaaeldin Abo-Zaghla – General Motors 

Nadir Ammari – Michelin 

Michelle Johnson – flydubai 

Stacey Kennedy – Nissan Motor Corporation 

Iftikhar Khan – Abu Dhabi Airports 

Maha Driss Menjour – COFICAB Group 

Osama Romeih – Air Arabia 

Marwa Saleh – Mercedes-Benz 

Olivier Schwartz – DP World 

Iryna Telychko – Etihad Rail 

Neil Thompson – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise 

Rick Ward – Emirates Group 

Henning zur Hausen – Etihad Aviation Group 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR BANKING & FINANCE  

Abu Dhabi Capital Group 

ADQ 

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) 

Al Masraf 

Attijariwafa Bank 

Banque Du Caire 

Banque Misr 

Beltone Financial 

Commercial International Bank 

EY 

First Abu Dhabi Bank 

IGI Holding 

Mashreq Bank 

National Bank of Egypt  

Samba Financial Group 

Tanmeyah Micro Enterprise Services 

Technoram 

Waha Capital 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR BANKING & FINANCE 

Salam Atoui – EY 

Mohamed Baher -Tanmeyah Micro Enterprise Services 

Nimer Basbous – First Abu Dhabi Bank 

Mohamed El Sherkawi – Abu Dhabi Capital Group 

Mohamed Gabr – Tanmeyah Micro Enterprise Services 

Mohamed Hashem – Banque Du Caire 

Razi .A.Q. Heyasat – Al Masraf 

Moataz Hussein – IGI Holding 

Ahmed Hussein Zekry – Banque Misr 

Samallie Kiyingi – African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) 

Laura Mohamed – Commercial International Bank 

Paul Myers – Waha Capital 

Rabie Omar – Technoram 

Yaser Ramah – Samba Financial Group 

Mahinour Seif Eldin – Beltone Financial 

Ashraf Shaaban Abdelhamid – National Bank of Egypt  

Marouf M. Shweikeh – Mashreq Bank 

Muhammed Taher – Attijariwafa Bank 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR CONSUMER GOODS MANUFACTURING 

ARMA Group 

Beiersdorf 

Evergrow Group 

HSA Group 

PepsiCo 

Philip Morris International 

Signify 

Unilever 

Xylem 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR CONSUMER GOODS MANUFACTURING 

Mohamed Abaza – Evergrow Group 

Lara Ababneh – Beiersdorf 

Mohamed Afir – Unilever 

Amr Reda Abd El Latif – ARMA Group 

Sherif Akl – Philip Morris International 

Moustafa Elbadrawi – Signify 

Mahmoud Rady – Xylem 

Sarah Raouf – PepsiCo 

Mahmoud Shaarawy – HSA Group 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR E-COMMERCE & RETAIL 

Amazon 

Careem 

Fawaz Alhokair Group Fashion Retail 

Groupon 

L’Oréal 

Majid Al Futtaim 

Namshi.com 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR E-COMMERCE & RETAIL 

Stephanie Allerton – Namshi.com 

Lina Baraka – Fawaz Al Hokair Group Fashion Retail 

Hassan Basil Hassan – Majid Al Futtaim 

Alexandre Boules – Amazon 

Hany Bourghol – L’Oréal 

Mayan El Molla – Majid Al Futtaim 

Hannah Kennett – Careem 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR ENERGY 

Dolphin Energy 

EDF 

ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC 

ENGIE 

Enppi 

Fortescue Future Industries 

Infinity Capital Investment 

Maridive Group 

Petrojet  

Sapesco 

Schlumberger 

Saudi Electricity Company 

Siemens Energy  

Veolia 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR ENERGY 

Wilfried Drean – Veolia 

Fernando Duarte – Schlumberger 

Mohamed Elmogy – Siemens Energy  

Sarah Elmatarawy – Siemens Energy  

Andrew Figgins – Fortescue Future Industries 

Florian Koemm – Siemens Energy  

George Mullin – ENGIE 

Najlaa Omar – EDF 

Blake Redding – Dolphin Energy 

Mostafa Wahsh – Saudi Electricity Company 

Hani Zahran – Infinity Capital Investment 

Ahmed Zedan – ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR FASHION & LUXURY  

ELIE SAAB 

Damas Jewellery 

Fawaz Alhokair Group Fashion Retail 

Majid Al Futtaim Holding 

L’Oréal 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR FASHION & LUXURY 

Hassan Basil Hassan – Majid Al Futtaim Holding 

Lina Baraka – Fawaz Al Hokair Group Fashion Retail 

Hany Bourghol – L’Oréal 

Anas Ibrahim – Damas Jewellery 

Tarek Riachy – ELIE SAAB 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR FOOD & BEVERAGE  

Agthia Group 

Al Ahram Beverages Company  

Alain Foods 

Beyti – A Joint Venture of Almarai & Pepsico 

Danone 

Edita Food Industries 

Gulf Coca-Cola Beverages 

Louis Dreyfus Company 

Nestlé 

PepsiCo 

Talabat  

WADI Group 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR FOOD & BEVERAGE 

Sylvia Amin – Al Ahram Beverages Company  

Mohammad Amro – Agthia Group 

Mohamed El Tawela – Beyti – A Joint Venture of Almarai & Pepsico 

Salma El Neklawy – WADI Group 

Ahmed Hassan – Danone 

Lobna Khater – Edita Food Industries 

Lulwa Mutawi – Gulf Coca-Cola Beverages 

Mohammed Obeidat – Alain Foods 

Mohamed Shalaby – Nestlé 

Dean Sheehan – PepsiCo 

Rana Shiekha – Talabat  

Massimiliano Talli – Louis Dreyfus Company 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION 

Alstom 

Amreyah Cement Co. 

ASGC Egypt 

CEMEX  

Claims House 

Eaton 

Egyptian Steel 

EMAAR  

Ezz Steel 

Hassan Allam Holding  

KONE 

MNHD 

Palm Hills Developments 

Siemens Mobility 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION 

Eslam Aly – Amreyah Cement Co. 

Mohamed Atef – MNHD 

Lilihane Atlam – ASGC Egypt 

Béatrice Carreira – Alstom 

Karim El Dardiry – Eaton 

Shady Elmogy – Palm Hills Developments 

Ayman Elnaggar – EMAAR  

Faraj Elshafey – Claims House 

Khaled Ghazy – CEMEX 

Mohamed Selim – Egyptian Steel 

Mostafa Shawky – Hassan Allam Holding  

Waleed Shoukry – Ezz Steel 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR INSURANCE  

Allianz 

AXA 

Bupa Global 

Chubb 

Kaf Insurance 

Libano-Suisse Takaful 

Mada Insurance 

MetLife 

Tokio Marine Egypt General Takaful 

Wafa Life Insurance 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR INSURANCE 

Ahmed Abul-Saoud – MetLife 

Ahmed Aly – Mada Insurance 

Adel Anwar – Bupa Global 

Samy Dakhly – Allianz 

Ramy El khattam – Wafa Life Insurance – Egypt 

Yahya Moussa – Kaf Insurance 

Tasneem Raafat – Tokio Marine Egypt General Takaful 

Amr Radwan – Chubb 

Mohamed Wafik – AXA 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR LIFE SCIENCES & PHARMA  

AstraZeneca 

Evergrow Group 

El Ezaby Pharmacy 

Gennecs Pharmaceuticals  

Grifols Egypt for Plasma Derivatives 

Janssen – Johnson & Johnson 

Merck 

NMC Healthcare 

Novartis 

Novo Nordisk 

Sandoz Pharma 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR LIFE SCIENCES & PHARMA 

Mohamed Abaza – Evergrow Group 

Walid Abdel Mohsen – El Ezaby Pharmacy 

Sara Abdelaziz – AstraZeneca 

Haytham Abdulrazek – Merck 

Ahmed Baraka – Gennecs Pharmaceuticals  

Sarah El Sheemy – Sandoz Pharma  

Noha Hassan – Janssen – Johnson & Johnson 

Hoda Nafee – Grifols Egypt for Plasma Derivatives 

Riham Naim – Novartis 

Mohamed Ezz Elden Osama – Novo Nordisk 

Matthew Wells – NMC Healthcare 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR OIL & GAS 

Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company Limited 

ADNOC Group 

ARAMCO 

EGAS 

Egyptian Petroleum HH Rig Manufacturing 

Eni 

Intro Group 

Kuwait Energy Egypt 

Natgas 

NESR 

SEGAS 

Shell 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR OIL & GAS 

Nabeel A. Al Mansour – ARAMCO 

Thabit Al Tameemi – Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company 

Sahar Badran – NESR 

Yara Dawoud – Kuwait Energy Egypt 

Danielle Delbridge – ADNOC Group 

Hoor El Masry – NESR 

Mohamed El Mogy – SEGAS 

Taher Mostafa – Egyptian Petroleum HH Rig Manufacturing 

Mohanad Ramadan Abdul Razik Mohamed – Intro Group 

Waleed Shebl – Eni 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR REAL ESTATE 

Capital Group Properties 

EMAAR  

Hassan Allam Holding  

MNHD 

Palm Hills Developments 

Talaat Moustafa Group 

Signal Real Estate  

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR REAL ESTATE 

Mostafa Adel Mahmoud – Capital Group Properties 

Mohamed Atef – MNHD 

Shady Elmogy – Palm Hills Developments 

Mohamed El Hennawy – Talaat Moustafa Group 

Ayman Elnaggar – EMAAR  

Mostafa Shawky – Hassan Allam Holding 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR TMT 

ABB 

ArpuPlus 

Dentsu 

e& 

Gartner  

IBM 

MBC Group 

Microsoft 

Orange 

OSA 

OSN 

Samsung Gulf Electronics 

StarzPlay 

Telecom Egypt 

Vodafone 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR TMT 

Elhussein Abdelhalim – Telecom Egypt 

Eman Abdelrahman – Dentsu 

Omar Barrak – MBC Group 

Daniel Brown – Microsoft 

Rania Gharib – Orange 

Yosr Hamza – Gartner  

Rasha Hamdy Abd El Karim – Vodafone 

Marcus Handley – StarzPlay 

Reham Kandil – ArpuPlus 

Brooke Lindsay – e& 

Senda Maaouia – Orange Tunisie 

Mahmoud Mahadeen – Samsung Gulf Electronics 

Randa Rezk – IBM 

Fiona Robertson – OSN 

Mohamed Salim – Telecom Egypt 

Ramy Saleh – ABB 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR TRAVEL & TOURISM 

Abu Dhabi Airport Company 

Air Arabia 

Concorde Hotels & Resorts 

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise 

Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism 

Egyptian Airports Company 

Emirates Group 

Etihad Aviation Group 

Etihad Rail 

flydubai 

Four Seasons Cairo 

Saudi Arabian Airlines 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR TRAVEL & TOURISM 

Sahia Ahmad – Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism 

Mohammed .N Alshaiban Alsaied – Saudi Arabian Airlines 

Henning zur Hausen – Etihad Aviation Group 

Michelle Johnson – flydubai 

Iftikhar Khan – Abu Dhabi Airport Company 

Osama Romeih – Air Arabia 

Iryna Telychko – Etihad Rail 

Neil Thompson – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise 

Rick Ward – Emirates Group 

 

 

RISING STAR 

Ahmed Baraka – Gennecs Pharmaceuticals 

Abdelrahman El-Serafy – Bayer 

Yosr Hamza – Gartner  

Mostafa Wahsh – Saudi Electricity Company 

Amira Achraf – ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC 

Sarah ElMatarawy – Siemens Energy  

 

 

 

 

LAW FIRMS 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Allen & Overy 

Baker McKenzie  

Bahaa Eldin in co-operation with BonelliErede 

Clifford Chance 

Dentons 

DLA Piper 

Latham & Watkins 

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy 

Norton Rose Fulbright 

Trowers & Hamlins 

White & Case 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR 

Mohamed Abdel Fattah – Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Prevez Akhtar – Freshfields 

Mohammed Al-Shukairy – Clifford Chance 

Mahmoud Bassiouny – Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy 

Ahmed Barakat – ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners 

Basel Barakat – Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie

Husam Hourani – Al Tamimi & Co.  

Antoine Merheb – Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm 

Anzal Mohammed – Allen & Overy 

Doug Peel – The Law Office of Megren M. Al-Shaalan in cooperation with White & Case 

Hassan Radhi – Hassan Radhi & Associates 

Ragy Soliman – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Jumana Toukan – Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants 

Mona Zulficar – Zulficar & Partners 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ARBITRATION  

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Bakr & Odeh Advocates & Legal Consultants 

Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm 

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Rizkana & Partners 

Shahid Law Firm  

White & Case 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ARBITRATION  

Amr Abbas – Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

James Abbott - Clifford Chance 

Susie Abdel-Nabi - Clyde & Co

Girgis Abd El – Shahid – Shahid Law Firm 

Khaled Al Shalakany – Shalakany Law Office 

Essa Al Sulaiti – Essa Al Sulaiti  

Jonathan Collier – Pinsent Masons 

Amine Ghellal – Ghellal and Mekerba 

Rita Jaballah - Al Tamimi & Co. 

Ryham Ragab – Ragab Law Firm 

Hazim Rizkana – Rizkana & Partners 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR BANKING & FINANCE  

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani in co-operation with Clifford Chance 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Allen & Overy  

Badri and Salim El Meouchi 

Clifford Chance  

Dreny & Partners 

Helmy, Hamza & Partners in co-operation with Baker McKenzie 

Ibrachy Legal Consultancy 

Linklaters 

Marei Fayez Dardiry & Partners 

Rizkana & Partners 

White & Case 

Zaki Hashem & Partners 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR BANKING & FINANCE  

Randa Abousleiman – Abousleiman & Partners 

Salman Ahmed - Trowers & Hamlins 

Mahmoud Bassiouny – Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Motaz El Dreny – Dreny & Partners 

Sherif El Hosseny – Rizkana & Partners 

Chadia El Meouchi – Badri and Salim El Meouchi  

Hesham Fayez – Marei Fayez Dardiry & Partners 

Lamyaa Gadelhak – Helmy, Hamza & Partners in co-operation with Baker McKenzie 

Hossam Gramon – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Husam Hourani – Al Tamimi & Co. 

Imane Raouf – Dreny & Partners 

Mona Zulficar – Zulficar & Partners 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR CAPITAL MARKETS (DEBT & EQUITY)  

Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie 

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani in co-operation with Clifford Chance 

Al Tamimi & Co. In Association with Adv. Mohammed Al Marri 

Clifford Chance 

Khoshaim & Associates 

Linklaters 

Marei Fayez Dardiry & Partners 

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy 

Meysan Partners 

MHR & Partners in association with White & Case 

Shearman & Sterling 

White & Case 

Zaki Hashem & Partners 

Zulficar & Partners 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR CAPITAL MARKETS (DEBT & EQUITY)  

Mohamed Abdel Fattah – Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy 

Debashis Dey – White & Case 

Jonathan A Fried – Linklaters 

Khaled El Dardiry – Marei Fayez Dardiry & Partners 

Said Hanafi – MHR & Partners in association with White & Case 

Karim B Nassar – Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie 

Alex Roussos – Dentons 

Pawel Szaja – Shearman & Sterling 

Tarek Yehya – Meysan Partners 

Anwar Zeidan – Zulficar & Partners 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ENERGY 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants 

Badri and Salim El Meouchi 

Bahaa Eldin in co-operation with BonelliErede 

Baker McKenzie 

Eversheds Sutherland 

Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie

Mazghouny & Co 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ENERGY 

Ali Abedi – Derayah 

Khaled Asfour – Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants 

Donia El-Mazghouny – Mazghouny & Co 

Chadia El Meouchi – Badri and Salim El Meouchi  

Andrew Figgins – Dentons 

Patrick Gearon - Charles Russell Speechlys 

Dani Kabbani – Eversheds Sutherland  

Osman Mowafy – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Al Kamel Law Office 

Badri and Salim El Meouchi 

Essa Al Sulaiti  

Freshfields 

Helmy, Hamza & Partners in co-operation with Baker McKenzie 

King & Spalding 

Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION 

Mohamed Abdelgawad – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Essa Al Sulaiti  – Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm 

Chadia El Meouchi – Badri and Salim El Meouchi  

Hossam Gramon – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Michael Grose – Clyde & Co 

Rasheed Kamel – Al Kamel Law Office 

Abdul-Haq Mohammed – Trowers & Hamlins 

Michelle Nelson – Reed Smith 

Moustafa Said – King & Spalding  

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING 

Addleshaw Goddard 

Clifford Chance 

DLA Piper 

Freshfields 

King & Spalding 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING 

Robin Hickman – Addleshaw Goddard 

James Iremonger – DLA Piper 

Haris Meyer Hanif – Freshfields 

Nicola Reader – Clifford Chance 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INSURANCE 

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates 

Clyde & Co 

HFW 

Ince 

Kennedys 

Norton Rose Fulbright 

Pinsent Masons 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INSURANCE 

Tom Bicknell – Pinsent Masons 

Mark Beswetherick – Clyde & Co 

Brian Boahene – DWF 

Peter Ellingham – Kennedys 

Peter Hodgins – Clyde & Co 

Nick Humphrey – Kennedys 

Simon Isgar – BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates 

Wayne Jones  – Clyde & Co 

Sam Wakerley – HFW 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR IP/TMT 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners) 

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Allen & Overy 

Bayan Emrooz International Law Firm 

Clyde & Co 

DLA Piper 

El-Saghir Law Firm 

Hafez and Partners 

Zaki Hashem & Partners  

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR IP/TMT 

Ahmed Abdelgawad – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Mohamed Abdelgawad – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Paul Allen – DLA Piper 

Sayed Ammar - Al Kamel Law Office 

Roham Dalaei – Bayan Emrooz International Law Firm 

Hadir Elhakim – Hafez and Partners 

Yasser Hashem – Zaki Hashem & Partners  

Sara Holder – Rouse 

Melissa Murray – Bird & Bird 

Jon Parker – Gowling WLG 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ISLAMIC FINANCING 

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani in co-operation with Clifford Chance 

Al Kamel Law Office 

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Baker McKenzie  

Clifford Chance 

Dentons 

Hogan Lovells 

Khoshaim & Associates 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ISLAMIC FINANCING 

Rahail Ali – Hogan Lovells 

Salman Ahmed - Trowers & Hamlins 

Basel Barakat – Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie

Aly El Shalakany - Shalakany Law Office 

Mohamed Ghannam - Helmy, Hamza & Partners in co-operation with Baker McKenzie 

Adil Hussain – Clyde & Co 

Qudeer Latif – Clifford Chance 

Anzal Mohammed – Allen & Overy 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR LABOUR 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Al Tamimi & Co.  

Bennani & Associés  

Clyde & Co 

Riad & Riad 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LABOUR 

Gordon Barr – Al Tamimi & Co. 

Arezki Djadour – L&P Partners 

Nabil El-Bedewy - Shahid Law Firm 

Lina Fassi-Fihri – LPA-CGR avocats 

Alia Monieb – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Ayman Nour - Al Tamimi & Co. 

Mohmaed Oulkhouir – CWA 

Eman Riad – Riad & Riad 

Mourad Seghir- Bennani & Associés  

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR OIL & GAS 

Al Markaz Law Firm 

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners 

Allen & Overy  

Ashurst  

Badri and Salim El Meouchi 

Shearman & Sterling  

White & Case  

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR OIL & GAS 

Dan Feldman  - Shearman & Sterling  

Simon Fraser - Ashurst  

Nazih Hameed – Al Markaz Law Firm 

Judith Kim - Allen & Overy  

Ayman Nada – Al Markaz Law Firm 

Renad Younes – Shearman & Sterling 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR LITIGATION 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co. 

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Alem & Associates 

Allen & Overy 

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners 

Clyde & Co  

Derayah 

Hafez and Partners 

Hassan Radhi & Associates 

Ibrachy Legal Consultancy 

Meysan Partners 

OGH Legal 

Rizkana & Partners 

Shahid Law Firm  

Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners 

White & Case 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LITIGATION 

James Abbott - Clifford Chance 

Girgis Abd El-Shaid – Shahid Law Firm 

Sultan M Al-Abdulla – Sultan M Al-Abdulla & Partners 

Mujahid Al-Sawwaf – Law Office of Dr Mujahid M Al-Sawwaf 

Said Bin Saad Al Shahry – Said Al Shahry & Partners 

Waleed Al Tattan – Meysan Partners 

Rajaie Kamal Dajani – Dajani & Associates Attorneys and Legal Consultants 

Abdulla Galadari - Galadari, Advocates & Legal Consultants 

Said Hanafi – White & Case 

Ahmed Hafez – Hafez and Partners 

Abdulrahman Juma - Hadef & Partners 

Ghaleb Mahmassani – Ghaleb Mahmassani Law Office 

Osman Mowafy – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Hassan Radhi – Hassan Radhi & Associates 

Hazim Rizkana – Rizkana & Partners 

Karim Youssef – Youssef & Partners 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR M&A 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Asafo & Co.  

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners 

Badri and Salim El Meouchi 

Baker McKenzie  

Bennani & Associés  

Bahaa Eldin in co-operation with BonelliErede 

Clifford Chance 

Dreny & Partners 

Freshfields 

Hafez and Partners 

Khodeir and Partners 

Marei Fayez Dardiry & Partners 

Meysan Partners 

White & Case  

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR M&A 

Mohamed Abdelgawad – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Prevez Akhtar – Freshfields 

Foued Bourabiat – Bourabiat Associés 

Scott Campbell – Linklaters 

Bader El-Jeaan – Meysan Partners 

Chadia El Meouchi – Badri and Salim El Meouchi 

Hadir Elhakim – Hafez and Partners 

Ashraf Elibrachy – Ibrachy Legal Consultancy 

Said Hanafi – White & Case 

Mohamed Khodeir – Khodeir and Partners 

Samy Laghouati – Gide Loyrette Nouel 

Patrick Larrivé – Asafo & Co. 

Mansoor Jamal Malik – Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co. 

Hussein Marei – Marei Fayez Dardiry & Partners 

David Monnier - Baker McKenzie 

Ragy Soliman – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Mona Zulficar – Zulficar & Partners 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR REAL ESTATE 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Abou Jaoude & Associates  

Al Tamimi & Co. 

DLA Piper 

Gide Cuatrecasas 

King & Spalding  

Legal Advisors Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie 

Trowers & Hamlins 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR REAL ESTATE 

Majid Al-Sheikh – Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani in co-operation with Clifford Chance 

Lara Karam Boustany – Boustany Law Offices 

Steven Henderson – Eversheds Sutherland 

Abdul-Haq Mohammed – Trowers & Hamlins 

Osman Mowafy – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Susheela Rivers – DLA Piper 

Moustafa Said – King & Spalding  

Andrew Thomson – Al Tamimi & Co. 

Alexis Waller – Clyde & Co 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR TAX 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Abou Jaoude & Associates 

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Baker McKenzie 

CMS 

Obeid & Partners 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR TAX 

Ton van Doremalen – DLA Piper 

Mehdi El Attar – M.A. Global Consulting 

Shiraz Khan – Al Tamimi & Co. 

Osman Mowafy – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Julien Nouchi – Gide Cuatrecasas 

Dounia Semlali – Garrigues 

 

 

 

 

Details

Event Start:

21/12/2022 18:15

Event end:

21/12/2022 23:00

Location

The Legalcommunity MENA Awards event celebrates the excellence of in-house legal departments  and private practice lawyers in the Middle East and North Africa.

The award ceremony acknowledges the best in-house lawyers and teams of the country who stood out in the market, showing great skills and abilities in managing complex issues.

CATEGORIES COMPANIES:

Automotive & Transport
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Banking & Finance
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Consumer Goods Manufacturing
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

E-commerce & Retail
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Energy
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Fashion & Luxury
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Food & Beverage
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Infrastructure & Construction
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Insurance
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Life Sciences & Pharma
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Oil & Gas
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Real Estate
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Services & Consultancy
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Technology
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Telecommunications & Media
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

Travel & Tourism
– In-House Counsel of the year
– In-House Team of the year

CATEGORIES LAW FIRMS:

Arbitration
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Banking & Finance
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Capital Markets (debt & equity)
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Energy
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Competition & Antitrust
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Fintech
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Infrastructure & Constructions
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Insolvency & Restructuring
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Insurance
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

IP/TMT
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Islamic Financing
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Labour
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Life Sciences & Pharma
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Litigation
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

M&A
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Private Equity
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Public Law
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Real Estate
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Startup
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Tax
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

White Collar Crime
– Lawyer of the year
– Law Firm of the year

Maha Driss

Corporate Legal & Compliance Manager, Coficab Group

Mohamed Elmogy

Regional Lead Counsel, Siemens Energy

Senda Maaouia

Chief legal and chief compliance officier, company Board and assembly secretary, Orange Tunisie

Reham Naeem

Country Head of Legal, Novartis Egypt

Mahmoud Shaarawy

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, HSA Group

LEGALCOMMUNITY MENA AWARDS

2nd Edition

ART. 1 – Promoter, purpose and period of validity:

It is an initiative promoted by LC Publishing Group, (legalcommunitymena.com), with the purpose, among other things, of stimulating competitiveness amongst law firms and lawyers, in house lawyers and inhouse teams, focus on different practice and industry area and recognize the excellence of the private practice and in-house lawyers, firms and in-house teams.

The Initiative is governed by the rules indicated below.

ART. 2 – Rules for participation and selection: participation in the Initiative is reserved for lawyers in private practice / law firms and in-house lawyers/in-house lawyer teams:

o Working in the Middle East and North Africa;
o Working on the Middle East and North Africa Market from abroad.

Candidates will be preliminarily identified through submission forms (the deadline for entry submissions is 15th of September), together with a research process carried out by legalcommunitymena.com research team. References from clients and peers will be very valuable. Finalists could be included in one or more categories.

A list of finalist for each category will be published as a result of the intelligence process on 15th of September. The Jury members will be the only ones responsible for the final assessment.

PHASES TO SELECT THE FINALISTS

First phase: All submissions received will be examined by a legalcommunitymena.com research team.
The submission form should focus mainly on the main matters carried out during last 12 months (1st of August 2021 – 31th of August 2022). If any information on the submission is confidential, please indicate so. However, any information provided will not be disclosed without the prior authorization of the firm or lawyer, or in-house team or in-house lawyer.
During the market research, both data provided by the law firms, lawyers, in-house team and in-house lawyer in the submissions and the information gathered by the market as a result of the intelligence process will be taken into consideration.

Second phase: Jury voting / Winner selection
The winners per category will be selected by the Jury and announced on the Gala night.
Legalcommunitymena.com will convene a jury that will be comprised of a selected group of people from the Legalcommunitymena.com newsroom with a good understanding of the sector as a representation of the market.

The winners will be determined by the votes of the jury.

ART. 3 – Communication of the finalists and winners: the list of finalists for each of categories will be published on the legalcommunitymena.com website on October 15th. However, the winners will be announced during the gala that will take place in the city of Cairo on 21st of December 2022 (the location of the event will be indicated on our website).

ART. 4 – Award ceremony: Winners will be announced for each of the categories during the Gala ceremony. The award will not have a financial value, since it is a public recognition of purely symbolic nature. The award will be given to the best finalist by category, who will have to personally attend the Gala and collect it.

For the purpose of collecting the prize, the presence of the winner for the individual categories and/or at least one management representative of the winning team will be mandatory. In case of not being present at the ceremony, it will be considered as a waiver and will be passed to the second best scored.

Legalcommunity.ch authorizes the finalists and winners to use the image rights linked to the “Legalcommunity MENA Awards – 2022 edition”.

To apply, please ask the submission form to vincenzo.rozzo@lcpublishinggroup.it and guido.santoro@lcpublishinggroup.it

To participate to the event please send an email to chiara.seghi@lcpublishinggroup.it

For more information about the event send an email to francesca.vistarini@lcpublishinggroup.it

COMPANIES 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORT  

Abu Dhabi Airports 

Air Arabia 

COFICAB Group 

DP World 

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise 

Emirates Group 

Etihad Aviation Group 

Etihad Rail 

flydubai 

General Motors 

Mercedes-Benz 

Michelin 

Nissan Nissan Motor Corporation 

Siemens Mobility 

Suzuki 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORT 

Mohannad Alaaeldin Abo-Zaghla – General Motors 

Nadir Ammari – Michelin 

Michelle Johnson – flydubai 

Stacey Kennedy – Nissan Motor Corporation 

Iftikhar Khan – Abu Dhabi Airports 

Maha Driss Menjour – COFICAB Group 

Osama Romeih – Air Arabia 

Marwa Saleh – Mercedes-Benz 

Olivier Schwartz – DP World 

Iryna Telychko – Etihad Rail 

Neil Thompson – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise 

Rick Ward – Emirates Group 

Henning zur Hausen – Etihad Aviation Group 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR BANKING & FINANCE  

Abu Dhabi Capital Group 

ADQ 

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) 

Al Masraf 

Attijariwafa Bank 

Banque Du Caire 

Banque Misr 

Beltone Financial 

Commercial International Bank 

EY 

First Abu Dhabi Bank 

IGI Holding 

Mashreq Bank 

National Bank of Egypt  

Samba Financial Group 

Tanmeyah Micro Enterprise Services 

Technoram 

Waha Capital 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR BANKING & FINANCE 

Salam Atoui – EY 

Mohamed Baher -Tanmeyah Micro Enterprise Services 

Nimer Basbous – First Abu Dhabi Bank 

Mohamed El Sherkawi – Abu Dhabi Capital Group 

Mohamed Gabr – Tanmeyah Micro Enterprise Services 

Mohamed Hashem – Banque Du Caire 

Razi .A.Q. Heyasat – Al Masraf 

Moataz Hussein – IGI Holding 

Ahmed Hussein Zekry – Banque Misr 

Samallie Kiyingi – African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) 

Laura Mohamed – Commercial International Bank 

Paul Myers – Waha Capital 

Rabie Omar – Technoram 

Yaser Ramah – Samba Financial Group 

Mahinour Seif Eldin – Beltone Financial 

Ashraf Shaaban Abdelhamid – National Bank of Egypt  

Marouf M. Shweikeh – Mashreq Bank 

Muhammed Taher – Attijariwafa Bank 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR CONSUMER GOODS MANUFACTURING 

ARMA Group 

Beiersdorf 

Evergrow Group 

HSA Group 

PepsiCo 

Philip Morris International 

Signify 

Unilever 

Xylem 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR CONSUMER GOODS MANUFACTURING 

Mohamed Abaza – Evergrow Group 

Lara Ababneh – Beiersdorf 

Mohamed Afir – Unilever 

Amr Reda Abd El Latif – ARMA Group 

Sherif Akl – Philip Morris International 

Moustafa Elbadrawi – Signify 

Mahmoud Rady – Xylem 

Sarah Raouf – PepsiCo 

Mahmoud Shaarawy – HSA Group 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR E-COMMERCE & RETAIL 

Amazon 

Careem 

Fawaz Alhokair Group Fashion Retail 

Groupon 

L’Oréal 

Majid Al Futtaim 

Namshi.com 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR E-COMMERCE & RETAIL 

Stephanie Allerton – Namshi.com 

Lina Baraka – Fawaz Al Hokair Group Fashion Retail 

Hassan Basil Hassan – Majid Al Futtaim 

Alexandre Boules – Amazon 

Hany Bourghol – L’Oréal 

Mayan El Molla – Majid Al Futtaim 

Hannah Kennett – Careem 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR ENERGY 

Dolphin Energy 

EDF 

ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC 

ENGIE 

Enppi 

Fortescue Future Industries 

Infinity Capital Investment 

Maridive Group 

Petrojet  

Sapesco 

Schlumberger 

Saudi Electricity Company 

Siemens Energy  

Veolia 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR ENERGY 

Wilfried Drean – Veolia 

Fernando Duarte – Schlumberger 

Mohamed Elmogy – Siemens Energy  

Sarah Elmatarawy – Siemens Energy  

Andrew Figgins – Fortescue Future Industries 

Florian Koemm – Siemens Energy  

George Mullin – ENGIE 

Najlaa Omar – EDF 

Blake Redding – Dolphin Energy 

Mostafa Wahsh – Saudi Electricity Company 

Hani Zahran – Infinity Capital Investment 

Ahmed Zedan – ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR FASHION & LUXURY  

ELIE SAAB 

Damas Jewellery 

Fawaz Alhokair Group Fashion Retail 

Majid Al Futtaim Holding 

L’Oréal 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR FASHION & LUXURY 

Hassan Basil Hassan – Majid Al Futtaim Holding 

Lina Baraka – Fawaz Al Hokair Group Fashion Retail 

Hany Bourghol – L’Oréal 

Anas Ibrahim – Damas Jewellery 

Tarek Riachy – ELIE SAAB 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR FOOD & BEVERAGE  

Agthia Group 

Al Ahram Beverages Company  

Alain Foods 

Beyti – A Joint Venture of Almarai & Pepsico 

Danone 

Edita Food Industries 

Gulf Coca-Cola Beverages 

Louis Dreyfus Company 

Nestlé 

PepsiCo 

Talabat  

WADI Group 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR FOOD & BEVERAGE 

Sylvia Amin – Al Ahram Beverages Company  

Mohammad Amro – Agthia Group 

Mohamed El Tawela – Beyti – A Joint Venture of Almarai & Pepsico 

Salma El Neklawy – WADI Group 

Ahmed Hassan – Danone 

Lobna Khater – Edita Food Industries 

Lulwa Mutawi – Gulf Coca-Cola Beverages 

Mohammed Obeidat – Alain Foods 

Mohamed Shalaby – Nestlé 

Dean Sheehan – PepsiCo 

Rana Shiekha – Talabat  

Massimiliano Talli – Louis Dreyfus Company 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION 

Alstom 

Amreyah Cement Co. 

ASGC Egypt 

CEMEX  

Claims House 

Eaton 

Egyptian Steel 

EMAAR  

Ezz Steel 

Hassan Allam Holding  

KONE 

MNHD 

Palm Hills Developments 

Siemens Mobility 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION 

Eslam Aly – Amreyah Cement Co. 

Mohamed Atef – MNHD 

Lilihane Atlam – ASGC Egypt 

Béatrice Carreira – Alstom 

Karim El Dardiry – Eaton 

Shady Elmogy – Palm Hills Developments 

Ayman Elnaggar – EMAAR  

Faraj Elshafey – Claims House 

Khaled Ghazy – CEMEX 

Mohamed Selim – Egyptian Steel 

Mostafa Shawky – Hassan Allam Holding  

Waleed Shoukry – Ezz Steel 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR INSURANCE  

Allianz 

AXA 

Bupa Global 

Chubb 

Kaf Insurance 

Libano-Suisse Takaful 

Mada Insurance 

MetLife 

Tokio Marine Egypt General Takaful 

Wafa Life Insurance 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR INSURANCE 

Ahmed Abul-Saoud – MetLife 

Ahmed Aly – Mada Insurance 

Adel Anwar – Bupa Global 

Samy Dakhly – Allianz 

Ramy El khattam – Wafa Life Insurance – Egypt 

Yahya Moussa – Kaf Insurance 

Tasneem Raafat – Tokio Marine Egypt General Takaful 

Amr Radwan – Chubb 

Mohamed Wafik – AXA 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR LIFE SCIENCES & PHARMA  

AstraZeneca 

Evergrow Group 

El Ezaby Pharmacy 

Gennecs Pharmaceuticals  

Grifols Egypt for Plasma Derivatives 

Janssen – Johnson & Johnson 

Merck 

NMC Healthcare 

Novartis 

Novo Nordisk 

Sandoz Pharma 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR LIFE SCIENCES & PHARMA 

Mohamed Abaza – Evergrow Group 

Walid Abdel Mohsen – El Ezaby Pharmacy 

Sara Abdelaziz – AstraZeneca 

Haytham Abdulrazek – Merck 

Ahmed Baraka – Gennecs Pharmaceuticals  

Sarah El Sheemy – Sandoz Pharma  

Noha Hassan – Janssen – Johnson & Johnson 

Hoda Nafee – Grifols Egypt for Plasma Derivatives 

Riham Naim – Novartis 

Mohamed Ezz Elden Osama – Novo Nordisk 

Matthew Wells – NMC Healthcare 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR OIL & GAS 

Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company Limited 

ADNOC Group 

ARAMCO 

EGAS 

Egyptian Petroleum HH Rig Manufacturing 

Eni 

Intro Group 

Kuwait Energy Egypt 

Natgas 

NESR 

SEGAS 

Shell 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR OIL & GAS 

Nabeel A. Al Mansour – ARAMCO 

Thabit Al Tameemi – Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company 

Sahar Badran – NESR 

Yara Dawoud – Kuwait Energy Egypt 

Danielle Delbridge – ADNOC Group 

Hoor El Masry – NESR 

Mohamed El Mogy – SEGAS 

Taher Mostafa – Egyptian Petroleum HH Rig Manufacturing 

Mohanad Ramadan Abdul Razik Mohamed – Intro Group 

Waleed Shebl – Eni 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR REAL ESTATE 

Capital Group Properties 

EMAAR  

Hassan Allam Holding  

MNHD 

Palm Hills Developments 

Talaat Moustafa Group 

Signal Real Estate  

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR REAL ESTATE 

Mostafa Adel Mahmoud – Capital Group Properties 

Mohamed Atef – MNHD 

Shady Elmogy – Palm Hills Developments 

Mohamed El Hennawy – Talaat Moustafa Group 

Ayman Elnaggar – EMAAR  

Mostafa Shawky – Hassan Allam Holding 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR TMT 

ABB 

ArpuPlus 

Dentsu 

e& 

Gartner  

IBM 

MBC Group 

Microsoft 

Orange 

OSA 

OSN 

Samsung Gulf Electronics 

StarzPlay 

Telecom Egypt 

Vodafone 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR TMT 

Elhussein Abdelhalim – Telecom Egypt 

Eman Abdelrahman – Dentsu 

Omar Barrak – MBC Group 

Daniel Brown – Microsoft 

Rania Gharib – Orange 

Yosr Hamza – Gartner  

Rasha Hamdy Abd El Karim – Vodafone 

Marcus Handley – StarzPlay 

Reham Kandil – ArpuPlus 

Brooke Lindsay – e& 

Senda Maaouia – Orange Tunisie 

Mahmoud Mahadeen – Samsung Gulf Electronics 

Randa Rezk – IBM 

Fiona Robertson – OSN 

Mohamed Salim – Telecom Egypt 

Ramy Saleh – ABB 

 

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR TRAVEL & TOURISM 

Abu Dhabi Airport Company 

Air Arabia 

Concorde Hotels & Resorts 

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise 

Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism 

Egyptian Airports Company 

Emirates Group 

Etihad Aviation Group 

Etihad Rail 

flydubai 

Four Seasons Cairo 

Saudi Arabian Airlines 

 

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR TRAVEL & TOURISM 

Sahia Ahmad – Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism 

Mohammed .N Alshaiban Alsaied – Saudi Arabian Airlines 

Henning zur Hausen – Etihad Aviation Group 

Michelle Johnson – flydubai 

Iftikhar Khan – Abu Dhabi Airport Company 

Osama Romeih – Air Arabia 

Iryna Telychko – Etihad Rail 

Neil Thompson – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise 

Rick Ward – Emirates Group 

 

 

RISING STAR 

Ahmed Baraka – Gennecs Pharmaceuticals 

Abdelrahman El-Serafy – Bayer 

Yosr Hamza – Gartner  

Mostafa Wahsh – Saudi Electricity Company 

Amira Achraf – ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC 

Sarah ElMatarawy – Siemens Energy  

 

 

 

 

LAW FIRMS 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Allen & Overy 

Baker McKenzie  

Bahaa Eldin in co-operation with BonelliErede 

Clifford Chance 

Dentons 

DLA Piper 

Latham & Watkins 

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy 

Norton Rose Fulbright 

Trowers & Hamlins 

White & Case 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR 

Mohamed Abdel Fattah – Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Prevez Akhtar – Freshfields 

Mohammed Al-Shukairy – Clifford Chance 

Mahmoud Bassiouny – Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy 

Ahmed Barakat – ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners 

Basel Barakat – Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie

Husam Hourani – Al Tamimi & Co.  

Antoine Merheb – Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm 

Anzal Mohammed – Allen & Overy 

Doug Peel – The Law Office of Megren M. Al-Shaalan in cooperation with White & Case 

Hassan Radhi – Hassan Radhi & Associates 

Ragy Soliman – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Jumana Toukan – Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants 

Mona Zulficar – Zulficar & Partners 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ARBITRATION  

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Bakr & Odeh Advocates & Legal Consultants 

Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm 

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Rizkana & Partners 

Shahid Law Firm  

White & Case 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ARBITRATION  

Amr Abbas – Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

James Abbott - Clifford Chance 

Susie Abdel-Nabi - Clyde & Co

Girgis Abd El – Shahid – Shahid Law Firm 

Khaled Al Shalakany – Shalakany Law Office 

Essa Al Sulaiti – Essa Al Sulaiti  

Jonathan Collier – Pinsent Masons 

Amine Ghellal – Ghellal and Mekerba 

Rita Jaballah - Al Tamimi & Co. 

Ryham Ragab – Ragab Law Firm 

Hazim Rizkana – Rizkana & Partners 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR BANKING & FINANCE  

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani in co-operation with Clifford Chance 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Allen & Overy  

Badri and Salim El Meouchi 

Clifford Chance  

Dreny & Partners 

Helmy, Hamza & Partners in co-operation with Baker McKenzie 

Ibrachy Legal Consultancy 

Linklaters 

Marei Fayez Dardiry & Partners 

Rizkana & Partners 

White & Case 

Zaki Hashem & Partners 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR BANKING & FINANCE  

Randa Abousleiman – Abousleiman & Partners 

Salman Ahmed - Trowers & Hamlins 

Mahmoud Bassiouny – Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Motaz El Dreny – Dreny & Partners 

Sherif El Hosseny – Rizkana & Partners 

Chadia El Meouchi – Badri and Salim El Meouchi  

Hesham Fayez – Marei Fayez Dardiry & Partners 

Lamyaa Gadelhak – Helmy, Hamza & Partners in co-operation with Baker McKenzie 

Hossam Gramon – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Husam Hourani – Al Tamimi & Co. 

Imane Raouf – Dreny & Partners 

Mona Zulficar – Zulficar & Partners 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR CAPITAL MARKETS (DEBT & EQUITY)  

Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie 

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani in co-operation with Clifford Chance 

Al Tamimi & Co. In Association with Adv. Mohammed Al Marri 

Clifford Chance 

Khoshaim & Associates 

Linklaters 

Marei Fayez Dardiry & Partners 

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy 

Meysan Partners 

MHR & Partners in association with White & Case 

Shearman & Sterling 

White & Case 

Zaki Hashem & Partners 

Zulficar & Partners 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR CAPITAL MARKETS (DEBT & EQUITY)  

Mohamed Abdel Fattah – Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy 

Debashis Dey – White & Case 

Jonathan A Fried – Linklaters 

Khaled El Dardiry – Marei Fayez Dardiry & Partners 

Said Hanafi – MHR & Partners in association with White & Case 

Karim B Nassar – Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie 

Alex Roussos – Dentons 

Pawel Szaja – Shearman & Sterling 

Tarek Yehya – Meysan Partners 

Anwar Zeidan – Zulficar & Partners 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ENERGY 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants 

Badri and Salim El Meouchi 

Bahaa Eldin in co-operation with BonelliErede 

Baker McKenzie 

Eversheds Sutherland 

Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie

Mazghouny & Co 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ENERGY 

Ali Abedi – Derayah 

Khaled Asfour – Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants 

Donia El-Mazghouny – Mazghouny & Co 

Chadia El Meouchi – Badri and Salim El Meouchi  

Andrew Figgins – Dentons 

Patrick Gearon - Charles Russell Speechlys 

Dani Kabbani – Eversheds Sutherland  

Osman Mowafy – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Al Kamel Law Office 

Badri and Salim El Meouchi 

Essa Al Sulaiti  

Freshfields 

Helmy, Hamza & Partners in co-operation with Baker McKenzie 

King & Spalding 

Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION 

Mohamed Abdelgawad – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Essa Al Sulaiti  – Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm 

Chadia El Meouchi – Badri and Salim El Meouchi  

Hossam Gramon – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Michael Grose – Clyde & Co 

Rasheed Kamel – Al Kamel Law Office 

Abdul-Haq Mohammed – Trowers & Hamlins 

Michelle Nelson – Reed Smith 

Moustafa Said – King & Spalding  

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING 

Addleshaw Goddard 

Clifford Chance 

DLA Piper 

Freshfields 

King & Spalding 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING 

Robin Hickman – Addleshaw Goddard 

James Iremonger – DLA Piper 

Haris Meyer Hanif – Freshfields 

Nicola Reader – Clifford Chance 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INSURANCE 

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates 

Clyde & Co 

HFW 

Ince 

Kennedys 

Norton Rose Fulbright 

Pinsent Masons 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INSURANCE 

Tom Bicknell – Pinsent Masons 

Mark Beswetherick – Clyde & Co 

Brian Boahene – DWF 

Peter Ellingham – Kennedys 

Peter Hodgins – Clyde & Co 

Nick Humphrey – Kennedys 

Simon Isgar – BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates 

Wayne Jones  – Clyde & Co 

Sam Wakerley – HFW 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR IP/TMT 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners) 

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Allen & Overy 

Bayan Emrooz International Law Firm 

Clyde & Co 

DLA Piper 

El-Saghir Law Firm 

Hafez and Partners 

Zaki Hashem & Partners  

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR IP/TMT 

Ahmed Abdelgawad – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Mohamed Abdelgawad – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Paul Allen – DLA Piper 

Sayed Ammar - Al Kamel Law Office 

Roham Dalaei – Bayan Emrooz International Law Firm 

Hadir Elhakim – Hafez and Partners 

Yasser Hashem – Zaki Hashem & Partners  

Sara Holder – Rouse 

Melissa Murray – Bird & Bird 

Jon Parker – Gowling WLG 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR ISLAMIC FINANCING 

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani in co-operation with Clifford Chance 

Al Kamel Law Office 

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Baker McKenzie  

Clifford Chance 

Dentons 

Hogan Lovells 

Khoshaim & Associates 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR ISLAMIC FINANCING 

Rahail Ali – Hogan Lovells 

Salman Ahmed - Trowers & Hamlins 

Basel Barakat – Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie

Aly El Shalakany - Shalakany Law Office 

Mohamed Ghannam - Helmy, Hamza & Partners in co-operation with Baker McKenzie 

Adil Hussain – Clyde & Co 

Qudeer Latif – Clifford Chance 

Anzal Mohammed – Allen & Overy 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR LABOUR 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Al Tamimi & Co.  

Bennani & Associés  

Clyde & Co 

Riad & Riad 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LABOUR 

Gordon Barr – Al Tamimi & Co. 

Arezki Djadour – L&P Partners 

Nabil El-Bedewy - Shahid Law Firm 

Lina Fassi-Fihri – LPA-CGR avocats 

Alia Monieb – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Ayman Nour - Al Tamimi & Co. 

Mohmaed Oulkhouir – CWA 

Eman Riad – Riad & Riad 

Mourad Seghir- Bennani & Associés  

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR OIL & GAS 

Al Markaz Law Firm 

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners 

Allen & Overy  

Ashurst  

Badri and Salim El Meouchi 

Shearman & Sterling  

White & Case  

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR OIL & GAS 

Dan Feldman  - Shearman & Sterling  

Simon Fraser - Ashurst  

Nazih Hameed – Al Markaz Law Firm 

Judith Kim - Allen & Overy  

Ayman Nada – Al Markaz Law Firm 

Renad Younes – Shearman & Sterling 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR LITIGATION 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co. 

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Alem & Associates 

Allen & Overy 

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners 

Clyde & Co  

Derayah 

Hafez and Partners 

Hassan Radhi & Associates 

Ibrachy Legal Consultancy 

Meysan Partners 

OGH Legal 

Rizkana & Partners 

Shahid Law Firm  

Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners 

White & Case 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LITIGATION 

James Abbott - Clifford Chance 

Girgis Abd El-Shaid – Shahid Law Firm 

Sultan M Al-Abdulla – Sultan M Al-Abdulla & Partners 

Mujahid Al-Sawwaf – Law Office of Dr Mujahid M Al-Sawwaf 

Said Bin Saad Al Shahry – Said Al Shahry & Partners 

Waleed Al Tattan – Meysan Partners 

Rajaie Kamal Dajani – Dajani & Associates Attorneys and Legal Consultants 

Abdulla Galadari - Galadari, Advocates & Legal Consultants 

Said Hanafi – White & Case 

Ahmed Hafez – Hafez and Partners 

Abdulrahman Juma - Hadef & Partners 

Ghaleb Mahmassani – Ghaleb Mahmassani Law Office 

Osman Mowafy – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Hassan Radhi – Hassan Radhi & Associates 

Hazim Rizkana – Rizkana & Partners 

Karim Youssef – Youssef & Partners 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR M&A 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Asafo & Co.  

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners 

Badri and Salim El Meouchi 

Baker McKenzie  

Bennani & Associés  

Bahaa Eldin in co-operation with BonelliErede 

Clifford Chance 

Dreny & Partners 

Freshfields 

Hafez and Partners 

Khodeir and Partners 

Marei Fayez Dardiry & Partners 

Meysan Partners 

White & Case  

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR M&A 

Mohamed Abdelgawad – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Prevez Akhtar – Freshfields 

Foued Bourabiat – Bourabiat Associés 

Scott Campbell – Linklaters 

Bader El-Jeaan – Meysan Partners 

Chadia El Meouchi – Badri and Salim El Meouchi 

Hadir Elhakim – Hafez and Partners 

Ashraf Elibrachy – Ibrachy Legal Consultancy 

Said Hanafi – White & Case 

Mohamed Khodeir – Khodeir and Partners 

Samy Laghouati – Gide Loyrette Nouel 

Patrick Larrivé – Asafo & Co. 

Mansoor Jamal Malik – Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co. 

Hussein Marei – Marei Fayez Dardiry & Partners 

David Monnier - Baker McKenzie 

Ragy Soliman – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Mona Zulficar – Zulficar & Partners 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR REAL ESTATE 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Abou Jaoude & Associates  

Al Tamimi & Co. 

DLA Piper 

Gide Cuatrecasas 

King & Spalding  

Legal Advisors Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie 

Trowers & Hamlins 

 

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR REAL ESTATE 

Majid Al-Sheikh – Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani in co-operation with Clifford Chance 

Lara Karam Boustany – Boustany Law Offices 

Steven Henderson – Eversheds Sutherland 

Abdul-Haq Mohammed – Trowers & Hamlins 

Osman Mowafy – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Susheela Rivers – DLA Piper 

Moustafa Said – King & Spalding  

Andrew Thomson – Al Tamimi & Co. 

Alexis Waller – Clyde & Co 

 

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR TAX 

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Abou Jaoude & Associates 

Al Tamimi & Co. 

Baker McKenzie 

CMS 

Obeid & Partners 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR TAX 

Ton van Doremalen – DLA Piper 

Mehdi El Attar – M.A. Global Consulting 

Shiraz Khan – Al Tamimi & Co. 

Osman Mowafy – Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners 

Julien Nouchi – Gide Cuatrecasas 

Dounia Semlali – Garrigues 

 

 

 

 

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