Mohamed Hashish has over 19 years of experience in handling Corporate, M&A, Restructuring, Banking & Finance, Energy & Electricity, TMT, Construction and Public Procurement matters. Hashish has extensive experience in representing over 700 multinational clients in all business sectors.
Hashish received the following international recognitions and awards:
“MENA Super 50 Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters ALB for 2021.
“Highly-Regarded Leading Lawyer” by IFLR 1000 for the areas of Corporate, M&A and Project Development as of 2015 to date.
“Elite Leading Individual“ by Legal 500 EMEA for the areas of Commercial, Corporate, M&A for as of 2020 to date.
“Leading Lawyer” by Who’s Who Legal for the Technology, Media and Telecoms from 2014 to 2015.
Due to his active and reputable practice and achievements, Hashish was appointed to several leadership positions such as (i) a Vice Chair at the International Financial Products & Services Committee of the International Law Section at the American Bar Association for the ABA terms starting from August 2016 to August 2021; (ii) a Board member of the United Nations Global Compact Egypt; and (iii) a Beachhead Advisor for Egypt at the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.
As part of the international independent assessment for Hashish’s work, he has consistently received excellent client feedback:
Chambers and Partners – 2023:
He is very flexible and has a good understanding of our needs.
IFLR 1000 – 2022/2023:
Active and responsible, with extensive legal expertise, understanding of the business model of the company, and pleasant cooperation all year round.
He is the definition of a business partner and is super-reliable and what every in-house counsel needs in an external adviser.
Knowledgeable, responsive and able to problem solve at the highest of levels.
Chambers and Partners – 2022:
Highly active, advising on several admirable matters including many with international elements.
He is professional, he understand the practical aspects of the law and he turns around work in a timely manner.
He is professional, has good knowledge and is a very considerate lawyer.
He is very responsive, very knowledgeable and reliable. He is easy to pick up the phone to and he always meets crazy deadlines without flinching. He is a very good lawyer and well versed in the local context. He is our go-to as local counsel.
It is a pleasure to work with him as he is prompt and always available to help when needed, even with tight deadlines. He is very knowledgeable about local corporate law and sector specific regulations.
Chambers and Partners – 2021:
Mohamed Hashish is described by clients as an “absolutely dedicated” practitioner who is “a very good listener” and “extremely proactive: he always diligently follows up on our affairs and keeps us informed.” He is especially noted for his skills in company registration and joint venture creation.
Thomson Reuters ALB – 2021:
He is careful, diligent, and spot important issues that escape other counsel, especially on complicated international transactions.
IFLR 1000 – 2021:
On time and budget Immediate response Excellent technical know-how.
Responsive and sound commercial advice.
Proactive in giving regulatory updates, has in-depth knowledge of the law and country system and understands client requirements.
Legal 500 EMEA – 2020:
Mohamed Hashish is a one-of-a-kind lawyer and an excellent partner! He is very well organised and understands both the business needs and local/international laws very well. Therefore, he will always come back to you with outstanding advice.
Mohammed Hashish is professional, responsive, business-minded and nice to work with.
Mohamed Hashish is an excellent lawyer, with great Egyptian law knowledge and expertise across various sectors. His transactional legal advice is very practical and precise and of the highest quality.
Mohamed Hashish is always available and responsive and highly motivated and works hard for his clients. His solutions are business oriented but also legally very sound, which is extremely helpful when working with international clients. He is committed to manage the team and grow the firm which is excellent to see.
IFLR 1000 – 2020:
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.
IFLR 1000 – 2019:
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.
IFLR 1000 – 2018:
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.
Outlined below are some of the notable transactions for which Hashish was responsible:
M&As and Restructuring:
Advised Africa Crest Education Group on an acquisition of two leading international schools in Egypt.
Advised SABIS Holding on restructuring of its subsidiaries in Egypt.
Acted as local legal counsel to Alstom with respect to the acquisition of its grid and power sectors by General Electric.
Advised Computer Sciences Corporation with respect to the acquisition of its business in Egypt by CSRA Inc.
Advised Zircodata Information Holdings Proprietary Limited on its acquisition of E-File in Egypt.
Advised Hewlett Packard on restructuring of its business in Egypt.
Advising Wabtec on restructuring of its business in Egypt.
Advising Univar on restructuring of its business in Egypt.
Acted as legal counsel to Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG) with respect to its merger with Dubizzle and OLX MENA in Egypt.
Acted as legal counsel to Alameda on its acquisitions of the entire shares held by International Finance Corporation in Dar Al Fouad Hospital in Egypt.
Acted as local legal counsel in Egypt to Orange with respect to the acquisition of a stake in Jumia (previously Africa Internet Group).
Telecoms, Media & Technology:
Advised Huawei on a major project involving using VoIP in Egypt.
Advised Hikvision on establishing a Call Center in Egypt.
Acted as local legal counsel to IBM on obtaining the first ever WAN license in Egypt.
Advised GE Healthcare on launching its first ever e-commerce platform in Egypt.
Advised Promethean World and NetDragon Websoft on implementing the first ever online education platform in Egypt, Edmodo.
Advised Quintessentially on establishing a Call Center in Egypt.
Advised TikTok on all aspects of the new Data Protection Law in Egypt.
Advised TrueCaller on all aspects of the new Data Protection Law in Egypt.
Advised Facebook on a number of issues related to privacy in Egypt.
Advised the World Bank Group with respect to the regulation of the telecom sector in Egypt.
Acting as local legal counsel to Arizona State University with respect to a mega project with the Government of Egypt.
Acting as legal counsel to FOTON Motors with respect to a joint venture project with the Government of Egypt for construction of the first ever plant for manufacturing electric buses in Egypt.
Acting as legal counsel to Babcock & Wilcox with respect to several projects in Egypt.
Advised DXC Technology on a mega project for implementing IT infrastructure in the New Administrative Capital of Egypt.
Advised Fluor Corporation on a phosphoric ACID production project.
Advised Honeywell on a joint venture project with the Government of Egypt.
Advised Hewlett Packard Enterprise on a key project with the Central Bank of Egypt.
Acting as legal counsel to Wabtec Inc. with respect to supplying of diesel electric locomotives to the Egyptian National Railways.
Advising a confidential client on its participation in El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant in Egypt.
Advising General Electric on the construction of solar power plants in BenBan, Aswan.
Advised L3 Technologies on supplying C3ISR systems to the Government of Egypt.
Advising Seequent on implementing the first ever geothermal project in Egypt.
Advised Concord Corporation on its participation in implementing a monorail line in Egypt.
Advised Africa Crest Education Group on a FIDIC-based contract for construction of two new international schools in Egypt.
Advised Mott MacDonald with respect to several legal issues related to constructions in Egypt.
Advising MAPEI on developing a mega construction chemical project in Egypt.
Advised Armatec on implementing two gas scrubbers in Egypt
Advising Polimeros Mexicanos on developing its chemical plant in Egypt.
Acted as legal counsel to BRF with respect to a major international trade transaction with over USD 200,000,000.
Advised Porsche on its international trade model in Egypt.
Banking & Finance:
Advised Agence Francaise de Developpement on a Facility of EUR 175,000,000 granted to the Government of Egypt.
Advised Money SAL on providing consumer finance in Egypt.
Advised PROPARCO on providing a Tier 2 financing to banks registered with the Central Bank of Egypt.
Acted as legal counsel to VEB.RF with respect to a facility of EUR 1,016,050,000 made available to the Government of Egypt.
Acted as legal counsel to Ansan Wikfs with respect to a MTL of USD 50,000,000 made available by Arab African International Bank.