Aly El Shalakany

Senior Partner

Specialty areas
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Project Development & Finance
    • Banking
    • Capital Markets
    • LL.M., University of London, London
    • Legal Practice Course, the College of Law, London
    • LL.B., SOAS, University of London, London
    • Honors BA, University of Toronto, Canada – Major in Economics
Arabic and English

Aly El Shalakany is a qualified lawyer in Egypt as well as a qualified solicitor of England and Wales. He joined Shalakany from Linklaters LLP in London, whom he joined at the start of his legal career as a trainee solicitor. Aly has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by the top-ranking firms over the past decade as a result of working on a range of “pathfinder” transactions within the MENA region.
Aly has recently acted on the following transactions for:
    • Toyota Tsusho and other members of a consortium on a concession agreement with the Suez Canal Zone Authority to build, operate and manage the first roll on roll off terminal in Egypt.
    • Neptune Energy on their potential acquisition of the oil & gas division of the Edison Group, which has E&P interests in various jurisdictions including several in Egypt (e.g., Abu Qir).
    • South Atlantic Petroleum Limited in its bid to acquire global and local assets of Merlon International LLC.
    • United Energy Group Limited in their acquisition of the entire share capital of Kuwait Energy PLC for over USD 650 million.
    • Allied Gold Resources on a number of greenfield and brownfield gold mining projects in Egypt.
    • IFC, EBRD and OPIC as lenders’ local counsel in relation to the second BOO wind farm power project in Egypt, located in the Gulf of Suez area, to develop, build, finance and operate a 250 MW wind farm project, which successfully achieved financial close in August 2019.
    • EBRD in relation to advising the Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority (the non-banking services’ regulator) on preparing and enacting new crowdfunding regulations in Egypt as part of a new fintech legislations’ package.
    • VEON in its mandatory tender offer for up to 43% of the shares of Global Telecom Holding for approximately USD 1 billion, the largest mandatory tender offer in Egyptian history.