Sara Elshaarawy

Sara Elshaarawy

Sara Joined Ibrachy Legal Consultancy in 2017 as Counsel. Before joining Ibrachy Sara had worked for other top tier law firms in Egypt. Sara has more than 13 years of experience in merger and acquisition transactions including due diligence reports, deal structuring, private placements, leveraged buy-outs as well as preparing and negotiating transaction documents. Sara regularly advises venture capitalists in respect of investing in start-ups.  Sara has particular expertise in relation to investment funds and has lead the incorporation of Sawari Ventures Egypt Fund 1, an EGP 444,000. She subsequently assisted in the investment by such fund in several startups.

Sara has broad experience in corporate and commercial fields, in particular, negotiating and drafting civil and commercial contracts, including inter alia, commercial agencies and distributorships. She regularly advises on the establishment of corporate vehicles in Egypt such as joint stock and limited liability companies, branches and representative offices. Also, Sara advises clients in respect of employment matters, real-estate, IP and in respect of telecommunications regulations.

Sara has particular expertise in relation to the banking sector and has advised on a number of acquisitions including leading the team that advised Sanpaolo IMI S.p.A as sole external counsel in relation to its successful US$1.6 billion bid for the acquisition from the Government of Egypt of 80% of the shares of Bank of Alexandria, the fourth largest bank in Egypt at the time.  This was a landmark deal as it was the first of the "big four" public sector banks to be privatised.

Languages: Arabic and English

Cairo University, LLB

LL.M.School of Law Duke University, North Carolina, USA