Barakat, Maher & Partners in association with Clyde & Co appointed as legal counsel to EAS

  • Press Releases 10 July 2024 10 July 2024
  • Middle East

  • Aviation & Aerospace

Barakat, Maher & Partners in association with Clyde & Co has been appointed as legal counsel to Egyptian Aviation Services E.A.S (“EAS”) in relation to their operations. The agreement was signed by his Excellency General Mohamed Kamel, Chairman and Managing Director of EAS, and managing partner Mohamed Barakat in the presence of partner Sameh Dahroug, and senior legal advisor Abdel Aziz Hassouba.

Barakat, Maher & Partners in association with Clyde & Co appointed as legal counsel to EAS

EAS is the nation’s chief premier provider of an extended line of ground handling services including ramp handling, passenger handling, load control, catering, cargo, aviation security and supervision, lost and found, together with the first-class lounge services at the Cairo International Airport and all other major airports across Egypt. EAS provides its network of services in mass scale and supports nearly every international airline across all the airports and terminals in Egypt. 

Mohamed comments: “We are delighted to be appointed as EAS’ legal counsel to provide legal services in support of their operations – it is a testament of our capabilities and track record of representing leading industry clients in Egypt, including the government. Part of Egypt’s framework for sustainable development 2030 includes bolstering its tourism industry revenues by 20% annually, to USD 45 bn including its tourism traffic to 30 million.”

Since the opening of the Cairo office in February 2023, the team has been a transactional powerhouse in Egypt advising local and international companies and institutions on both the debt and equity sides including a number of complex merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, private equity anti-trust, competition, regulatory and corporate matters, joint ventures (JVs), restructurings, separations and carve-outs together with initial public offerings (IPOs) and securitization deals and proven capabilities in FinTech, venture capital, artificial intelligence (AI) and financial non-banking services. The Cairo office is also active in employment, cross-border disputes and arbitration.

Operating through a single global practice group, Clyde & Co is widely acknowledged to be the world’s premier aviation law firm. Our more than one hundred proud aviation lawyers around the world understand the risks and opportunities in the industry, many of whom have worked as in-house lawyers. Beyond the traditional aviation specific risks, we work with clients to navigate challenges and capitalise on opportunities across every aspect of doing business within this sector, from regulatory, financing, passenger baggage and cargo claims as well as major losses.

With over 30 years of experience in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms with over 80 partners and over 540 staff operating through 10 offices and associated offices in Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Nairobi, and Riyadh. Clyde & Co supports international and local organisations throughout the wider region with a full-service offering of local specialists across most business sectors and services of law, including commercial, commercial disputes, corporate, cyber risk, data protection & privacy, employment & immigration, finance, global recoveries, insolvency & reorganisation, intellectual property, international arbitration, projects & construction, real estate, regulatory & investigations, and technology, outsourcing & data.