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Karima Seyam
Managing Associate

Karima joined ADSERO – Ragy Soliman & Partners in 2020 as an Associate in the Banking & Finance department and is currently a Managing Associate. Karima was also an Associate in the Banking & Finance team at several top tier law firms in Egypt. She has more than five years of experience in banking, project finance, non-banking financial services, financial technology, capital markets, and general corporate. 
 
Karima regularly represents local and international banks, companies and investment banks concerning loan agreements and various financing structures. In addition, she has extensive experience advising non-banking financial institutions and institutions engaged in financial technology on a range of regulatory issues, structuring transactions and drafting the relevant transaction documentation. Moreover, Karima has ample knowledge in sovereign/public and private bonds and Sukuk issuances, Islamic finance, debt and equity capital markets, derivatives, aircraft and asset financingtrade and export financing, project finance, and securitization.

Advised the Egyptian Ministry of Finance on a USD 4.5 billion and EUR 1.5 billion international bond issuance in 2018 and updated the sovereign bond issuance program of the Arab Republic of Egypt to up to USD 20 billion. 

Advised the Egyptian Ministry of Finance on a USD 3.75 billion Eurobond issuance for the fiscal year 2021/2022. 

Advised the Egyptian Ministry of Finance on updating the Arab Republic of Egypt’s existing Global Medium-Term Note Programme from USD 30 billion to USD 40 billion. 

Advised Telecom Egypt Company in relation to several loan agreements, including: 

A USD 700 million long term facility before a syndication of Islamic and conventional banks; and 

A USD 200 million facility before the African Export-Import Bank. 

Acted as local legal counsel to Siemens Mobility in its contract with the Egyptian Government in relation to Egypt’s first-ever high-speed electric rail system. 

Advised Nexant in relation to a Waste Lube Oil Collection and Refining Facility Project developed in Egypt by Elsewedy Electric S.A.E. 

Advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on a USD 200 million facility extended to City Center Almaza S.A.E. 

Advised Maridive & Oil Services S.A.E in relation to a USD 50 million loan granted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). 

Advised El Nasr for Coke & Chemicals in relation to a USD 500 million EPC contract with a Ukraine EPC engineer contractor. 

Advised Al Nasr for Coke & Chemicals on its USD 150 Million loan from local banks. 

Acted as legal counsel to Delta Steel Company in relation to the drafting of a turnkey agreement in relation to DELTA STEEL MILL CO. Phase two-development project to increase the production of the factory to 500,000 tons steel billets annually. 

 Recognized by IFLR 1000 as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Banking practice in 2020 and 2021.

Graduated from Ain Shams University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Law. 

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and with a minor in both History and Economics.