Practice Areas. Arbitration; Energy Law; Mergers and Acquisitions and World Trade Organization. Bahieldin was the chief legal architect of the very intricate merger of Exxon with Mobil in Egypt at the turn of this century; he was the team leader advising Lafarge on issues of Egyptian law in the most recent USD 15b purchase by Lafarge of OBMH on the Cairo Alexandria Stock Exchange. This included assisting in drafting and review of the financing documents, the Share Sale and Purchase Agreement, the Escrow Agreement and review of the due diligence conducted on the Egyptian subsidiary. Bahieldin also leads the I&D team working for the lenders in the financing of the Damietta Port Project. Bahieldin also recently lead the I&D team representing the Alkan Holding in the sale of Alkan Pharma to Hikma PLC.
Education. J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1985; M.C.L., Georgetown University Law Center, 1982; Cairo University Law School (Bachelor of Law, 1977).
Employment. Ibrachy & Dermarkar Law Firm, 1985-date; Formerly, First Lieutenant, Artillery Corps Headquarters, acting as a legal advisor to the director, 1977-1980.
Languages. Arabic and English.
Member. Egyptian Bar Association; British Egyptian Businessmen Association; Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce in London (Board member); Egyptian-British Business Council; Egyptian Businessmen Association; Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (Board Member); American Chamber of Commerce in Cairo; Cairo Rotary Club (ex-president);The Center for Peace Studies, The University of Oklahoma (Member of the Board of Trustees); Central Egyptian Society for Consumer Protection (Board Member); Arab-German Chamber of Commerce; Zeinab Kamel Hassan Association (member of Board of Trustees); Ibn Khaldoun Center for Developmental Studies (Member of the Board of Trustees); Association d'Amitie Egypto - Suisse (Board Member); Egyptian Society for Support of Non-Profit Organizations (Board Member); Georgetown Club, Cairo (President).
Ibrachy & Dermarkar (I&D), established in 1932, seeks to grow continuously while maintaining a uniform level of excellence in the service that it provides. It sees Egyptian practice as linked to international economic realities, and recognizes the desire of international investors for specialist expertise.
Accordingly, the firm has established focused working groups in a number of fields, including corporate, banking and intellectual property. I&D attorneys have developed expertise in a variety of areas of law, including commercial law, intellectual property, labor and employment law, banking and finance, corporate laws, capital market law, construction law, and insurance/reinsurance laws, to name a few. Today, I&D is one of the leading law firms in Egypt and advises a variety of prominent Egyptian and international clientele in relation to a broad range of Egyptian law and practice.
I&D is committed to state-of-the-art communication and information processing technology as part of its philosophy of efficiency and cost-effective delivery of services. The firm's local area network allows attorneys and staff to share resources, research libraries, legal databases as well as other support tools. The firm's network also facilitates internal and outside communication to streamline attorney-client communications.
I&D Mission Statement:
I&D commits itself to provide all its clients with professional service consistently responsive to each particular client's needs, and which takes as its agenda the enduring wish of its clients for high quality service, a service that is worth what is paid for it.
Firm Practice Areas
I&D's general corporate practice includes experience advising both Egyptian and foreign clients in the following areas:
- drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements for inward investment in Egypt
- the formation and registration of Egyptian joint stock and limited liability companies
- drafting and interpreting construction contracts using FIDIC and other formats
- conducting oil and gas business in Egypt
- drafting and negotiating employment agreements and the impact of Egyptian labor laws on every aspect of the employer/employee relationship
- preparing lease contracts and their interpretation in the light of Egyptian regulation of real estate sales and leases
- establishing new businesses in Egypt, through each of the various legal avenues available for foreign investment
- registering branch and representative offices of foreign companies in Egypt
- ongoing maintenance of Egyptian companies, branch and representative offices in conformity with Egyptian corporate laws and regulations
- taxation of profits, rents, dividends, royalties, capital gains, oil revenues and all other fiscal matters
- conducting airline business in Egypt
- drafting and negotiating distribution and agency agreements.