Established in 1953, Zaki Hashem & Partners (“ZH&P”) has grown into one of the largest leading full-fledged business law firms in Egypt and the entire Middle East. The Firm was founded by the late Cabinet Minister, H.E. Dr. Zaki Hashem (1920-2014), a prominent renowned international lawyer and arbitrator specialized in Oil & Gas, arbitration and international private law. Dr. Hashem also served as the President of the Egyptian Society of International Law for a decade and was its Honorary President for life.
For over 60 years, the Firm has expanded its areas of expertise to accommodate new areas of focus, in line with the continued developments and innovation in new businesses and contractual concepts. Corporate and Commercial law issues remain to constitute the main focus and practice at the Firm. This includes advising international and local clients on doing business in Egypt; setting up local companies, subsidiaries, branch and representative offices, establishing joint ventures, etc. The Firm also specializes in all aspects of legal consultation related to the day-to-day management of the clients, which includes the drafting and reviewing of contracts, drafting and advising an all employment contracts and matters, social security, tax, regulatory, all to ensure the compliance of the client with all local laws and regulation.
The Firm’s solid connections with all departments of the State strengthen its performance and existence in the market, particularly in the corporate sector. The Firm has established thousands of local entities under the Corporate Law, Capital Market Law, Investment Law, Banking Law, Insurance Law, etc., some of them capitalized at over billions of Egypt Pounds.