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Ibrahim ElGengehy
Counsel

Ibrahim has been part of the senior leadership team of ADSERO – Ragy Soliman & Partners, first as a Senior Associate and currently as a Counsel. He has more than nine years of work experience, speaks fluent Arabic and English and is qualified to practice law in Egypt.

He has extensive experience in complex restructuring, M&A and capital market transactions, drafting and reviewing all types of commercial agreements, providing legal advice on transactional & non-transactional corporate and regulatory matters. Additionally, he is an expert in advising on restructuring plans and strategies for local and multinational companies, executing M&A transactions, including conducting legal due diligence, conducting legal research, drafting and reviewing transaction documentation.

Ibrahim has specialized legal experience in establishing fund structures and handling the regulatory and M&A transactions in Agriculture, Education and Healthcare sectors.

Moreover, as an attribute to Ibrahim's profound experience with the Libyan market, he is currently leading the establishment of the Libyan desk at ADSERO, permitting the firm to advise local and international clients interested in conducting business in Libya.

Ibrahim is a member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and the African Studies Center at Leiden University. Furthermore, Ibrahim contributes to the Doing Business unit at the World Bank Group, which issue a yearly publication on doing business in countries across the globe. Moreover, Ibrahim has written publications for Chambers Global Practice Guides and LexisNexis.

Advised Chimera Investment in structuring, negotiating and closing one of its most notable real estate investments through acquiring a 25% stake in Gemini Global Development Egypt (GGDE) under Ora Developers, which will further support the expansion and development of its real estate operations.

Advised Chimera Investments on the establishment of an offshore fund structure in Cayman Islands with Al Abbar Family Office.

Acted as the local counsel of CI Capital on its initial public offering (IPO) on the Egyptian Exchange.

Advised Helios Investment Partners and the Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund (EAEF) on the acquisition of a majority stake in Misr Hytech (a leader and pioneer in the Egyptian corn and sorghum market). 

Advised Amazon.com as local counsel (transaction internationally led by Clifford Chance) on the acquisition of Souq.com. 

Advised Neptune Energy Group as local counsel (transaction internationally led by Freshfields Bruckhaus Derigner) on the acquisition of Engie E&P. 

Advised NBK Capital Partners on the acquisition of Kaumeya School (a leading K-12 School in Egypt) and financing from EBRD. 

"Egypt: Corporate M&A 2019 Guide" published by Chambers and Partners

"Middle East Legal Insight: Egyptian Consumer Protection" published by LexisNexis Middle East Law

"Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs", 15th Edition, International Finance  Corporation - World Bank Group

"Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunities for All", 14th Edition, International Finance  Corporation - World Bank Group

"Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency", 13th Edition,  International Finance Corporation - World Bank Group

"Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises", 11th Edition, International Finance Corporation - World Bank Group

"Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency", 12th Edition, International Finance  Corporation - World Bank Group

2020MBA, Eslsca Business School Paris.

2011LLB, English Department, Cairo University.