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Global Leaders in Media Law Practice

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Helmy, Hamza and Partners, Baker McKenzie works in association with Baker & McKenzie, providing clients with access to a global network. The team is regularly involved in advertising and unfair trading litigation. Other areas of specialisation include data protection, e-commerce and regulation. The team advises on sector-related corporate and commercial matters.  


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Ibrachy & Demerkar’s position as international advisor to the Egyptian Radio and Television Union and legal counsel of the Egyptian Satellite Company, Nilesat, has put the firm at the forefront of media production, broadcast and transmission activity in Egypt. The team also assists with intellectual property protection, exploitation and licensing.


Independent firm Matouk Bassiouny works with multinationals, corporations and government entities on all legal aspects of business ventures in Egypt. The team has a cross-border focus on commercial aspects. Lawyers are noted for their experience in dispute resolution and advising commercial groups.


Shalakany is recognised throughout the region as a leading practice. The firm focuses on intellectual property matters connected with the media and entertainment sectors. Lawyers litigate in unfair competition and infringement cases, advise on copyright and software protection and draft licensing agreements. The team also works closely with government agencies and legislators.


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Focus at Al Kamel Law Office is on media and telecommunications. The firm’s work includes advice on acquiring and exploiting intellectual property, rights enforcement and dispute resolution. Lawyers also advise on the acquisition and transfer of shares in media enterprises.


Full service firm Kosheri, Rashed & Riad advises on intellectual property and telecommunications. The firm’s client base includes Yves Saint Laurent and Time Warner. Lawyers advise on corporate, commercial and regulatory matters.


Internet, marketing and telecommunications are the core areas of practice at Marghany Advocates. The team represents clients including Google, Microsoft, YouTube and Vodafone. Intellectual property and dispute resolution are also among the firm’s focus areas.


EGYPT

Government plans to build a digital future have been accelerated with the cabinet’s approval of a draft law to establish the Digital Egypt Fund. The new law is intended to support digital transformation by building technological capacity.


Cabinet approved the law in October 2021 as part of measures to establish an integrated digital community. The government also launched a national strategy for smart cities.


The domestic market has seen developments in the transactional area. In November 2022, Vodacom Group announced plans to acquire a majority share in Vodafone Egypt. The USD2.74

billion acquisition will give Vodacom a 55 per cent share in one of the largest mobile and fixed network operators in Europe.


In line with global trends, the Egyptian OTT market has seen a surge in audience shares. The online streaming market has also generated a high level of work over the past year for lawyers who have advised platforms on a range of licensing, production and IP matters.

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Eldib & Co

Helmy, Hamza and Partners, Baker McKenzie 

Levari Law Firm

NAL & Partners


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Ibrachy & Demerkar

Matouk Bassiouny  

Shalakany  

Zaki Hashem & Partners

 

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Al Kamel Law

Kosheri, Rashed & Riad

Marghany Advocates




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