Mohamed Hashish

Partner
M: +201 00047 0077

T: +202 2516 2131  (Ext. 101)

E: m.hashish@shandpartners.com

Mohamed Hashish has over fifteen (15) years of experience in handling Corporate, M&A, Restructuring, Banking & Finance, Energy & Electricity, TMT, Construction and Public Procurement matters.

Hashish is a bilingual Arabic and English lawyer and he has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal and IFLR 1000 as one of the “highly regarded” leading lawyers – for M&A, Banking & Finance and Project developments –  in Egypt for the years between 2015 to 2019.

According to the latest assessments report of IFLR 1000, which is also accessible online through this hyperlink, Hashish received a very positive feedback from our law firm’s clients such as follows:

“Excellent on every level with the added bonus of being extremely easy to work with.”

“I have been dealing with Mohammed since his time at Al Kamel, he is young, energetic and responsive.”

“Mohamed Hashish is one of the most professional lawyers I’ve worked with. He always provided us with precious advice and support to succeed in Egypt.”

Throughout Hashish’s practice, he advised over 700 multinational clients on his area of practice including, inter alia, starting up and operation of their business in Egypt.

Due to his active practice and achievements, Hashish was appointed as (i) a Vice-Chair at both the International Financial Products & Services Committee and the Middle East Committee of the International Law Section at the American Bar Association for the ABA terms starting from August 2016 to August 2020; (ii) a Board member of the United Nations Global Compact in Egypt; and (iii) a Beachhead Advisor for Egypt at the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

Notable Transactions:

Outlined below the notable transactions undertaken by Hashish during his practice:

M&A and Restructuring:

  • Advising AFRICAN CREST EDUCATION GROUP on a contemplated acquisition of two well-known schools in Egypt.
  • advised ALSTOM with respect to the acquisition made by GENERAL ELECTRIC of the power and grid businesses of ALSTOM with a total value of approx. USD 13.9 billion.
  • advised ALAMEDA INTERNATIONAL FOR MEDICAL SERVICES with respect to the acquisition of the entire shares owned by INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION in Dar Al Fouad Hospital.
  • advised ORANGE with respect to the acquisition of EUR 75 million equity in AFRICA INTERNET GROUP, which is the operator of Jumia, Easy Taxi, Lamudi, Carmudi, HelloFood, Kaymu and Jovago.
  • advising POLIMEROS MEXICANOS with respect to the acquisition of one of the leading plastic rotomolding companies in Egypt.
  • advised COCA COLA BOLTING BOTTLING COMPANY with respect to its acquisition of Crush, which is the commercial agent of Schweppes in Egypt.
  • advised INFRAMED with respect to an investment in the EGYPTIAN REFINERY COMPANY, the value of this transaction Value is USD 100 million.
  • advised MIDDLE EAST GLASS, a listed company in the Egyptian Stock Exchange, with respect to its acquisition of one of leading glass manufacturing companies “WADI GLASS”.
  • advised HEWLETT-PACKARD ENTERPRISE on restructuring of its businesses in Egypt.
  • advising GENERAL ELECTRIC on restructuring of its businesses in Egypt.

Energy & Electricity (including Oil & Gas):

  • Advising a confidential client on its participation in El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant in Egypt.
  • advising General Electric on the construction of 50 MW Solar Energy Plant in the Benban complex, Aswan.
  • advised as legal counsel to THE GOVERNMENT OF EGYPT, represented by the INDUSTRIAL MODERNIZATION CENTRE, with respect to reviewing the Mineral Resources Law No. 198 of 2014 and its Executive Regulation, proposing amendments thereto, comparing same with the similar laws Saudi Arabia, India and Turkey. This advice was used to adopt all recent amendments made to the Mineral Resources Laws and regulations in Egypt.
  • advised ANSAN WIKFS LIMITED on several legal issues related to a Production Sharing Agreement with, inter alia, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation.
  • advised HONEYWELL on restructuring its Oil & Gas related business in Egypt including advising on legal issues arising from entering into Joint Venture and Joint Operation Agreements with a number of Oil & Gas stakeholders in Egypt covering implementation of, inter alia, Refinery Automation System,  Processing Facility Automation Systems, Terminal Management & Automation, Storage Facilities Automation & Security System, Metering Skids.
  • advised FLUOR COOPERATION on structuring its business in Egypt including several legal issues arising from entering into Offshore and Onshore Services Agreement as well as novation agreements with a number of Oil & Gas stakeholders in Egypt.
  • Advised VEGA PETROLEUM on several legal matters related to Exploration and Drilling Agreements in Egypt.
  •  Act as the main contact and supervise all the Firm’s works for GENERAL ELECTRIC with respect to all day-to-day legal issues arising from the operation of the majority of its Oil & Gas subsidiaries in Egypt including, inter alia, GE Egypt Services, GE Oil & Gas, Lufkin Industries, Nuovo Pignoneve SpA., and Vetco Gray.
  • advised EGYPTIAN NATURAL GAS HOLDING COMPANY with respect to the launch of an Invitation to Bid for importing gas to Egypt for the purpose of using same by the electricity production companies in Egypt, noting that SLAUGHTER & MAY acted as international legal counsel in this transaction.

Public Procurement, PPP, BOT and BOOT:

  • advising one of the leading U.S. military defense technology companies on a procurement transaction with the Egyptian Ministry of Defense.
  • advising one of the leading U.S. information technology companies on a procurement transaction for implementing the IT infrastructure of the New Administrative Capital in Egypt.
  • advised the EGYPTIAN NATURAL GAS HOLDING COMPANY (“EGAS”) on the legality of entering into a direct contract, and not through a tender process, by EGAS with a contracting party importing gas to supplied through the national grid owned and operated by EGAS in order for such party to sell same to customers in Egypt.
  • advised SK C&C in connection with a DBFO tender involving the implementation of an intelligent transportation system in the Cairo-Alexandria-Alamein Highway and transfer of ownership at the end of the contract of Cairo-Alexandria-Alamein Highway. Transaction value: USD 15 million.
  • advised AL ADABIYA FOR MARITIME TRADE with respect to implementing a BOT concession for the establishment of a dry bulk terminal and quay at Adabiya Port.

Banking & Finance:

  • advised AGENCE FRANÇAISE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT with respect to a Facility of EUR 175 million that will be made available to the ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT for the purpose of supporting the State’s Public Budget.
  • Advised PROPARCO with respect to providing a number of banks registered with the Central Bank of Egypt with subordinated debts in a form of tier 2 capital.
  • advised ANSAN WIKFS LIMITED, working in the Oil & Gas sector, with respect to a Medium Term Loan of USD 72 million made available by ARAB AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL BANK.
  • advised EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES, KOREA EXIMBANK and KOREA TRADE INSURANCE CORPORATION in connection with a proposed petrochemical project financing transaction with a total value of approx. USD 7.5 billion, noting that MAYER BROWN acts as international legal counsel in this transaction.
  • advised PALM HILLS FOR DEVELOPMENT with respect to a syndicated loan of up to EGP 4.5 billion made available by Arab African International Bank (as Security Agent), National Bank of Egypt, Bank Misr and other 16 banks.
  • advised STANDARD BANK MAURITIUS LIMITED with respect to the facilities made available to non-Egyptian companies and guaranteed by assets held by Egyptian Companies, among other non-Egyptian guarantors, in the amount of approximately USD 64 million.
  • advised ARAB AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL BANK with respect to a MTL of up to USD 42 million, noting that CLYDE & CO acted as international legal counsel in this transaction.

At the educational level, Hashish completed a number of postgraduate courses including, inter alia, an International Trade Law Postgraduate Course at the United Nations’ International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization and University Institute of European Studies under the auspices of University of Turin (Italy), University of Fribourg (Switzerland), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT).

2019

Leading Lawyer – Highly Regarded

Hashish was recognized as one of the leading lawyers – Highly Regarded by IFRL 1000 in Banking & Finance, M&A and project development with the following examples of clients’ feedbacks:

“Excellent on every level with the added bonus of being extremely easy to work with.”

“I have been dealing with Mohammed since his time at Al Kamel, he is young, energetic and responsive.”

“Mohamed Hashish is one of the most professional lawyers I’ve worked with. He always provided us with precious advice and support to succeed in Egypt.”

2018

Leading Lawyer – Highly Regarded

Hashish was recognized as one of the leading lawyers – Highly Regarded by IFRL 1000 in Banking & Finance, M&A and project development with the following examples of clients’ feedbacks:

“Excellent lawyer with a good understanding of local law, challenges and international clients’ expectations. Very solid and always available.”

“Excellent work ethic, and very strong knowledge of the local regulations. Strong adherence to regulations and risk assessment.”

“Excellent in all aspects – professionalism, accuracy of advice and timely responses.”

“The best we could expect, with professional and communication skills.”

2017

Leading Lawyer – Highly Regarded

Hashish was recognized as one of the leading lawyers – Highly Regarded by IFRL 1000 in Banking & Finance, M&A and project development with the following examples of clients’ feedbacks:

“Highly proficient individual with solid knowledge of corporate law.”

“Mohamed is very responsive, you can always guarantee that he will reply on the spot when you send him an email specially when its urgent. He considers all details in our emails and provides sufficient response and solutions. Mohamed has very good knowledge of the market and always provides us with the latest news of the market and any new laws or regulations that are issued.”

“Mohamed is extremely supportive, pays attention to details and is very helpful. He is in addition very reactive in his answers and always happy to bring support.”

2016

Leading TMT Lawyer

Hashish was recognized as one of the World’s leading TMT lawyers by Who’s Who Legal for 2016.

2015

Leading TMT Lawyer

Hashish was recognized as one of the World’s leading TMT lawyers by Who’s Who Legal for 2015.

Mohamed Hashish_2018

Excellent on every level with the added bonus of being extremely easy to work with. IFLR 1000

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Banking & Finance
  • Telecom, Media and Technology
  • Energy & Electricity
  • Public Procurement
  • Intellectual Property Rights