Shahid Law Firm and its team posses extensive knowledge of current and updated technical and operational issues within the industrial sector.
Shahid Law Firm’s team is capable of advising on every legal matter pertaining to the industry, and of representing clients in all types of legal dispute.
Our range of expertise cover:
- Corporate matters (including general, secretarial, Joint Ventures and M&As);
- Governmental and licensing matters;
- Banking and finance;
- Labor and employment matters;
- Construction and real estate matters;
- Health, safety and environment;
- Regulatory compliance; and
- Litigation and arbitration.
Shahid Law Firm’s involvement in the fields of manufacturing and industrials includes:
- Advising FourWinds Group of Companies on negotiations with the Egyptian Mineral Resources Authority (EMRA) with respect to the establishment of a joint venture for mining purposes including the drafting of a memorandum of understanding;
- Advising on the proposed establishment of a phosphoric acid extraction facility and chemical industries complex project;
- Advising a European mining company in its negotiations of a contract over the supply of mining equipment to the Egyptian Government;
- Advising SAIF S.p.A. on the licensing of trading petcoke in Egypt, and establishing a subsidiary for the trade, distribution and export of petcoke and related raw material; and
- Handling corporate secretarial matters for the representative office of Armstrong World Industries in Egypt;
- Assisting Chemtura – post acquisition of Platform – in changing the registration holder name with respect to a number of products registered at the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture.
Shahid Law Firm has also been retained to provide strategic counsel in multiple major M&A transactions, including:
- Advising Ferro Corporation in a number of mandates, the most recent of which was the acquisition of the Egyptian tile coatings manufacturer on a cash-freeand debt-free basis, in a deal valued at approximately US$ 39 million in cash, subject to working capital and other customary adjustments;
- Representing a US Group of companies in an attempted acquisition of two Egyptian producers of car manufacturing parts;
- Acting as local counsel for the Japanese engineering giant, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, in connection with its joint venture with Siemens following the carving-out of Siemens’ metals business; and
- Acting for an Emirati investment group in a multi-million-dollar share swapping transaction with a leading investment company in Africa and the Middle-East to finalize the acquisition of the company’s stake in a leading producer of float glass.
Shahid Law Firm has also been involved in certain major deals in the cement production business. Examples include:
- Advising Cementos La UniónA. and Áridos Játiva S.L. on the development and financing of their Arabian Cement subsidiary in Egypt;
- Advising Arabian Cement Company on compliance with Egyptian securities legislation; and representing the
company – along with five banks – in pledge registration procedures following execution of a syndicated loan agreement; and
- Representing CIMPOR, the largest Portuguese cement group, in its acquisition of majority stake in the Egyptian cement producer Ameriyah Cement Co. through a subsidiary of CIMPOR, Penrod Investments.
Shahid Law has also represented clients in a number of contentious cases. History includes:
- Acting for a major Korean heavy industries company in all disputes associated with a FIDIC contract entered into with the international consortium responsible for the building and operation of one of the Egyptian ports;
- Representing a global inspection company against an Egyptian petroleum projects company in a multi-partydispute regarding the inspection of materials (CRCICA Case No. 1053/2015);
- Representing Waterworks, a global environmental engineering company specializing in water treatment, against an Egyptian oil company in a dispute involving the construction of a water treatment facility and breaches of a build-own-operate (“BOO”) contract (CRCICA Case No. 983/2014);
- Acting as Counsel for Setcore Spinning in its dispute against Sahara Building Systems Co. (CRCICA Case No. 333/2003);
- Acting for Middle East Cement Company in its ICSID dispute against Arab Republic of Egypt (ICSID Case No. ARB/99/6);
- Advising a Russian mining company on means of seeking restitution from the Egyptian Government on the background of a breach of a minerals concession agreement;
- Representing QAPCO in a dispute involving a storing and distribution agreement with a cross-over between civil and criminal aspects; and
- Representing Hagrpota, an Egyptian chemicals-producing company in the enforcement of an arbitral award in the United Arab Emirates.