Bahaa Eldin Law Office, in cooperation with BonelliErede, has announced the promotion of two Cairo-based professionals to Local Partners at BonelliErede. Mohamed Hossam El Ehwany and Bahaa Ezzelarab’s appointments come despite the unprecedented global situation in the last few months due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
El Ehwany, who joined the firm in 2018, specialises in corporate/M&A and finance, and has developed significant experience leading national and international law firms. He advises clients mostly active in energy related sectors.
Ezzelarab, who also joined the firm in 2018, specialises in international arbitration, international investment law, legislative and regulatory compliance and reform, corporate law, public international law, renewable energy, agency and distribution. He is also a member of BonelliErede’s International Arbitration Focus Team.
Ziad Bahaa-Eldin, Managing Partner of Bahaa-Eldin Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede, said “Since they joined the team, both Mohamed and Bahaa have demonstrated their value. In the past few years, they have consolidated vast experience in advising clients in Egypt, and an international background contributing to making the service we offer to our clients second to none in the Egyptian market. Despite the global pandemic, our team grows its expertise and looks far into the economic future of the country.”
“Our firm has been working in cooperation with Bahaa-Eldin Law Office for years, and we have come a long way since then,” said Gianfranco Veneziano, Partner in charge of the development of BonelliErede’s Egypt practice and in other North African jurisdictions.
He added, “Mohamed and Bahaa have always worked efficiently and in great synergy with all BonelliErede’s offices across EMEA and this appointment marks an important step in our joint path of growth in Africa and the Middle East.”
The Cairo team is led by Ziad Bahaa-Eldin and Gianfranco Veneziano and is composed of an integrated group of Egyptian and Italian lawyers. The Cairo team is part of the broader Africa Team which boosts over 40 experienced professionals across the EMEA region.