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M&A 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Yasser Hashem is commended by sources who consider him a standout name in the field of corporate law and M&A.

Biography

Yasser Hashem, Managing Partner of Zaki Hashem, Attorneys at Law, has advised on the majority of mega M&As and capital market transactions in Egypt and on the inception of the private provisions of telecom services and the promulgation of its laws. His experience of over 30 years places him as a valued veteran of the legal practice in Egypt whereby he currently furthers the interest of over 100 local and international clients. During the privatization of public sector entities in Egypt, Yasser oversaw hundreds of restructurings, incorporations of foreign and domestic companies, and advised investors into the most efficient vehicles for implementing their investments in Egypt. In addition to representing acquirers in the most important tender offers and M&As, he advised on the largest number of initial public offerings during the last decade. Additionally, he advised on the most significant telecommunications licenses in Egypt and guided bidding consortia through the majority of mobile and fixed wireless license bids. His legal skills also extended to drafting and negotiating all major telecom licenses including public payphones, mobile cellular networks, private data networks, satellite and marine fiber optic cabling, etc. Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000, and LEGAL 500 have been consistently ranking him over the past two decades as “Eminent Practitioner”, “Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer”, and “Leading individual” in the different areas of practice.  Yasser is fluent in Arabic, English, and German. “The ‘rainmaker’ Yasser Hashem”; “Clients applaud him as a ‘first-class lawyer’ and ‘definitely a leader in the market.’”; “‘He's very understated, but very effective in terms of devising and implementing a practical solution.’” Chambers and Partners

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