Founder & Managing Partner, Sarie-Eldin & Partners - Legal Advisors
Dr. Hani Sarie-Eldin has founded Sarie-Eldin & Partners - Legal Advisors in 2007. He has 32 years of local and international extensive expertise in International Arbitration, Business Law, including Commercial Law, Capital Markets, Privatization, Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Corporate Restructures, Acquisitions, and construction contracts.
Prior to establishing the firm, Dr. Sarie-Eldin was Chairman of the Egyptian Capital Market Authority (now the Financial Regulatory Authority). During his tenure, he succeeded in carrying out the most significant institutional and legislative reform in Egyptian capital market practice and laws, transforming it into one of the most developed and organized markets in the Middle East region by end of 2007.
Dr. Sarie-Eldin was Group Director & General Counsel of Al-Futtaim Group, UAE. Previously, he was Senior Partner and Head of Capital Market Group at Shalakany Law Office.
Dr. Sarie-Eldin is highly regarded for both his academic and professional experience and has been internationally ranked as a "Leading Lawyer" for his research in legal sciences in the IFLR1000 rankings and an "Eminent Practioner" in the Chambers & Partners rankings as well as the Intl Magazine Global.
Sarie-Eldin & Partners - Legal Advisors was also awarded in 2010 the "Best Law Firm in Egypt" for providing professional legal services to the financial and direct investment sector, from the Global Trade Matters, in partnership with the Egyptian Stock Exchange. He also served as a sole arbitrator in around 32 international and local arbitrations.
In 1987, Dr. Sarie-Eldin graduated from the Faculty of Law - Cairo University, where he also obtained his diplomas in public and private laws with highest honours in 1988-1989. He has travelled to USA, France and England to continue his academic career, where he received his PhD in International Business Law in 1994 and he has been appointed as lecturer at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary College, University of London. In 1996 Dr. Sarie-Eldin returned to Egypt and joined Faculty of Law, Cairo University as a Professor of Commercial & Maritime Law, until he headed the department between 2009-2013.
Dr. Sarie-Eldin was on the board of directors of numerous public and private entities including Central Bank of Egypt, General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, General Authority For Tourism Development, Egypt Post Authority, Banque Misr, ALEXBANK (before privatization), United Bank of Egypt, Al Tawfiq Leasing Company, Pioneers Holding Company, Prime Holding Company, Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation, Electricity and Consumer Protection Regulatory Authority, and Akhbar Al Youm for Investment Company. He also was the Vice President of AmCham in Egypt.
Dr. Sarie-Eldin wrote numerous legal books and articles in Arabic and English and some of them have been translated into French. The titles of these publications include, "Consortia Agreements in the International Construction Industry": with special reference to Egypt, 1996, Kluwer Law International, and"Commercial Companies in Egypt", 2000, Cairo University, and "Egyptian Companies Law", 1998; 2000; 2003; 2008, and "Negotiation of Contracts and Preliminary Agreements", 1999, and "Infrastructure Projects Privately Financed", 2001, and "Transfer of Technology", 2003, and "Mandatory Tender Offers, Capital Market Law", 2013, and "Private Equity Fund, Theory & Practice", and "Arbitration in Joint Ventures Disputes", 1998, and "BOT Projects", 1999, and "Private-Public-Partnerships", 2002, and "Mandatory Tender Offers", 2013. Dr. Sarie-Eldin has attained an "Excellency Academic Award" for his research in legal sciences from Cairo University in 2002. His book "It Is The Economy Dear" has been published in 2016.
Dr. Sarie-Eldin participated in public volunteer work, where he established the Egypt Support Fund 306306 and was its Vice-Chairman. He established "Union Capital" company focusing on financing small and medium enterprises, to achieve sustainable development and eliminate unemployment in Egypt. He is currently a board member of Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation, and Nile University and the Egyptian British Business Council.