In 2006, Jim Wright, Ahmed El Sharkawy and Karim Sarhan established Sharkawy & Sarhan. Their extensive experience and different backgrounds, combined to create a firm set up to provide high quality business law services. The Firm extended rapidly to become one of the leading firms in Egypt.
Sharkawy & Sarhan have acted on some of the largest and most complex transactions in the Egyptian market. As an independent law firm, we work together with the leading international law firms, which do not have presence in Egypt, to represent clients in trans-border transactions and matters. We are the best friend firm for most of the Magic Circle and Silver Circle firms. Through our excellent working relationships with leading international law firms, we provide seamlessly an integrated legal service to international clients. This is facilitated by the fact that many of our lawyers have worked at international law firms and had foreign legal training and education.
We are the Egyptian general corporate counsel to major companies including Nestle, Orange, BG, RWE Dea, Shell, Showtime, Huntsman, Kohler, Ace Life Insurance, DuPont, EFG-Hermes, Suez Canal Container Terminals (subsidiary of Maersk) and Titan Cement. We are one of the two firms on the IFC panel for Egypt.
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