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SHP’s banking and finance lawyers are highly regarded for their excellence, broad experience and versatility.

Over the years, SHP has established strong relationships with international and regional banks and financial institutions in both the public and private sectors, which are indispensable to the effective and smooth closing of finance transactions.

SHP represents lenders, borrowers and guarantors in the most complicated financing transactions in Egypt.

SHP’s banking and finance services include, inter alia, preparation, review and negotiation of:

  • term sheets;
  • finance documents; and
  • security documents.

In addition to the issuance of capacity, authority and/or validity legal opinions, when required.

Furthermore, SHP assists clients in developing an understanding of the issues that may arise under Egyptian law from or in connection with banking and finance transactions, as well as perfecting security under Egyptian law.

Despite the novelty of microfinance in Egypt, SHP advises international financial institutions on the regulations of this sector in Egypt in light of the recent microfinance law. SHP also keeps an eye, on a daily basis, on the development of this sector and the regulations proposed to be applied thereto for the effective representation and protection of our clients’ interests.

Outlined below is a list of SHP’s notable banking & finance transactions:

  • Advised Agence Francaise de Developpement, a leading governmental international fund, with respect to a Facility of EUR 175 million granted to the Government of Egypt for the purpose of supporting the State’s public budget.
  • Advised Money SAL on providing consumer finance in Egypt.
  • Advised PROPARCO, a leading governmental international fun, on the provision of Tier 2 financing to banks registered with the Central Bank of Egypt.
  • Legal counsel to VEB.RF with respect to a facility of EUR 1,016,050,000 made available to the Government of Egypt.
  • Legal counsel to Ansan Wikfs, operating in the oil and gas sector, with respect to a MTL of USD 72 million made available by Arab African International Bank.
  • Legal counsel to General Electric with respect to the creation of security over the proceeds of two subcontractors having a total value of USD 27 million.
  • Legal counsel to VICAT with respect to the regulations of foreign currency exchange control and repatriation of profits from Egypt.
  • Local legal counsel to Sasfin Bank, a leading bank in South Africa, with respect to a revolving facility to the Egyptian subsidiaries of leading African agricultural companies, as well as an acquisition finance transaction of one of the leading local agricultural companies in Egypt.

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