Hadir Elhakim

Hadir Elhakim

Partner, Corporate and M&A, Hafez & Partners

With extensive experience in general corporate law, corporate restructuring, commercial and ancillary agreements, Hadir has closed deals worth billions of Dollars for clients across a spectrum of regulatory-intensive industries, such as telecom, energy, as well as finance.

Leading high-profile M&As and project transactions, Hadir possesses prolific expertise in counseling clients when it comes to complex regulatory approvals regarding the transaction, sale and acquisition of resource projects in oil and gas, renewable energy, infrastructure, education, and real estate.

Some of her more notable deals include representing Vodafone in its potential acquisition of Ebtikar Holding for Financial Services S.A.E.; developing the corporate structure for East Gas’s stake acquisition in the East Mediterranean Gas Company; advising the Commercial International Bank in its acquisition of a resort property, valued at nearly EGP 1 billion; and, negotiating with the Arab Organization for Industrialization on behalf of Benya Capital, to establish fiber optics cable factories in Suez and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Hadir has a Bachelors of Law in business law from both Cairo University and the Université Paris 1 Pantheon- Sorbonne, in addition to a Masters degree from the University of Toronto.

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