At the crossroads between Asia and Africa, Egypt is a significant regional and global hub and represents a strategic avenue for development for a number of private and public players. Gide has been advising and assisting clients in Egypt for many years on their investments, acquisitions, various commercial agreements, international arbitration cases, and projects (finance & infrastructure). Gide is the first international law firm of French origin to set up in Cairo and the only international law firm to have such a footprint in the Middle East and North Africa, with five offices in the region (Algiers, Cairo, Casablanca, Istanbul, and Tunis).

Our lawyers advise French and international clients on their projects and investments in Egypt, as well as Egyptian companies in their international transactions, both in an advisory and litigation capacity.

Gide Cairo is headed by partner Baudouin de Moucheron, founder of the firm's Istanbul office and Senior Partner from 2012 to 2017. The team in Cairo comprises mainly lawyers of Egyptian origin, working in Arabic, English, French and German.

Gide’s longstanding and strong presence in the MENA region, combined with our comprehensive knowledge of civil and common law systems and solid relationships with local authorities, along with a finely tuned sensitivity to cultural issues constitute a robust platform for the implementation and development of our clients’ projects in Egypt.

Main areas of expertise in Egypt:

According to clients’ needs, our lawyers in Egypt work as a multidisciplinary team with the firm’s other international practice groups and offices to share skills and experience and thus guarantee the best possible quality of service.

Experience includes:

  • CIRA IPO (2019) - Advising EFG Hermes Promoting and Underwriting on the Initial Public Offering and listing of Cairo for Investment and Real Estate Development S.A.E. (CIRA) on the Egyptian Stock Exchange and a simultaneous U.S./international placement.
  • Tartour Port Project (2017-Ongoing) - Advising the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Government of Egypt on the concession for the rehabilitation, expansion, operation, and maintenance of the industrial port of Abu Tartour.
  • Aswan, Daraw, Kom Ombo, Red Sea, Upper Egypt & Zafarana Solar Power Projects (2017) - Legal assistance to the French subsidiary of Scatec Solar investing in the local project companies with respect to the financial closing of 6 power projects in Egypt (total capacity of 200 MW).
  • Heliopolis to New Cairo Tramway: Prefeasibility Study of PPP Arrangements (2013) - Advice to the World Bank, in consortium with a technical consultant, by providing an assessment of the institutional, financial, and contractual feasibility of PPP options for operating and investing in rolling-stock of the tramway between Heliopolis and New Cairo; and recommendations on the optimal PPP option with outline of the main legal, financial, risk sharing, and procurement aspects of such option.
  • Cairo - Alexandria Motorway Project (2007-2009) - Advice to IFC on the award of a concession for the rehabilitation, extension, exploitation and maintenance of a motorway between Cairo and Alexandria.
  • Water Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Cairo (2007-2009) - Advice to the Egyptian Urban Development and Finance Ministries and IFC in connection with the BOT conception, financing, construction, exploitation and maintenance of a water production plant and a wastewater treatment plant for the city of New Cairo, Egypt.
  • Navisat Satellite Launch Project (2010) - Advice to Navisat Middle East and Africa in connection with the implementation of the additional legal study for the Navisat navigation project.
  • Water Outsourcing (2001) - Advice to the sponsor for the outsourcing of BOT water treatment and supply contracts to 11 luxury hotels, including the negotiation of local financing.
  • PPP Law - Egypt - Advising the Government on developing and drafting a law on PPPs.