EEA-Egypt’s Entrepreneurs Awards

We’re only two days away from congratulating Egypt’s Entrepreneur Awards winners on their innovative entrepreneurial work and we can’t be more excited on sponsoring the second edition of the #EEAawards as the sole legal partner. Wishing all finalists the best of luck this Saturday at the EEA – People of Now – taking place at Kundalini Grand Pyramids.

Egypt VC Summit 2022

Senior Partners Sherif Hefni and Mohamed Raslan attended the 1st edition of the Egypt VC Summit on behalf of Levari in an event that has marked Egypt as the investment gateway to the Middle East and Africa. Under the auspices of HE. Mr. Tarek Amer, Governor of Central Bank of Egypt, many leading local, regional and …

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Plug N Play

We are glad to have taken part in yet another round of the Plug and Play workshop in Egypt. Our team of seasoned associates enjoyed sharing their insights with #entrepreneurs and #startups on the legal requirements for offshore incorporation, ESOP allocated to employees, corporate governance for companies in US and Egypt, best jurisdictions to incorporate companies in, among many other …

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ICEP-International Conference on Entrepreneurship in Palestine

It brings us great pleasure to announce our sponsorship in the International Conference on Entrepreneurship- Palestine that was held at The Museum of the Future in Dubai. Our senior partner Hisham Kassim participated in a panel discussion about the incentives and advantages for investing in Palestine. ICEP- International Conference on Entrepreneurship in Palestine was founded …

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Orange Corners Palestinian Territories

Levari’s Senior Partner, Mr. Hisham Kassim, is giving a masterclass “Make it Legal” with Orange Corners Palestinian Territories. The masterclass will be discussing: The masterclass will be held over Zoom on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023 at 1:00 pm.

Five One Invest

Join us for an interactive session with the legal expert Hisham A. Kassim! Make sure to prepare your questions in advance and log in on time.  Date: January 25, 2023 Time: 3:30 – 5:00 PM We have a special surprise for you. We will be hosting a legal expert where you can get all your …

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Here are a few snippets from our participation in the second edition of LEAP – the biggest tech event to take place in Saudi Arabia.


Here are some snapshots of the second day business forum organized by BEBA Egypt and The Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce. Our senior partner Mohamed Raslan had the pleasure of moderating the panel where discussions involved Future Business Goals & Smart Cities. Panel speakers included Mohamed Mokbel, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Coventry, University Branch, The Knowledge …

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Levari: FMCG Likely to Witness Merger & Acquisition Transactions

FMCG, Family Businesses Likely to Witness Merger, Acquisition Transactions: Levari Interview Egypt is expected to achieve approximately 5.3% growth for the next five years, which is well above the 4% average expected for the rest of Africa. For three consecutive years, Egypt tops the list of most attractive African countries to invest in, according to …

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Yasmin Alafaliq​

KSA, Partner

Yasmin Alafaliq is the Co-Founder of Elaqat for Corporate Services, a one stop shop that focuses on foreign investments by providing company incorporation services to foreign companies that wish to expand into the Saudi Market.


In 2022, Yasmin joined the Levari family by becoming the firm’s appointed partner in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Yasmin is an experienced lawyer with extensive knowledge of the Saudi Arabian laws and regulations which are supported by a degree in Law from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She takes pride in providing the best services with the highest of quality.


Yasmin holds bachelor’s degree of law (LLB) from King Faisal University in 2019.


She is fluent in Arabic and English.

Ahmed Barakat

Egypt, Partner

Ahmed joined Levari in April 2021 as a Partner and Head of Litigation.


Prior to joining Levari, Ahmed was at The Egyptian Prosecution Authority where he served in various prosecution offices for six years. He joined the Judiciary in October 2015 and specialized and issued judgements in cases involving tax evasions, customs evasions, white collar & financial crimes, real estate, breaches of trusts and various cases under Egyptian laws.


Barakat holds an LLB from Ain Shams University, English Division and in 2018 received his Masters from Pennsylvania State University.


He is fluent in Arabic, English, and German.

Hamad Bin Salmeen

UAE, Partner

Hamad is a Partner at Levari and is a UAE qualified lawyer with the right of audience before the Court of Cassation. He has over 15-years of experience in litigation specializing in maritime, civil law, corporate law and banking transactions. Hamad has represented some of the largest companies and corporation in the UAE including El Suwaidi Group.


In addition, he has established Al Mashreq International Advocates in 2007 prior to the aqusiation by Levari. He is also responsible for all litigation and UAE law related matters in Dubai, UAE.


He is fluent in Arabic.

Hisham Kassim

Jordan, Senior Partner

A seasoned corporate lawyer with almost 15 years of experience, Hisham has successfully closed over a hundred private equity and venture capital transactions and currently represents some of the most prominent family offices, private equity, and venture capital firms in MENA.


Hisham is also a published scholar in major U.S. law reviews and has launched several pro-bono clinics for MENA startups in Jordan, West Bank, and Egypt. He also serves as pro-bono counsel to several medical non-profits in the region including the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.


He was admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia in June 2008. He holds an LLM from the New York University School of Law, a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law, and a BA from the University of Virginia.


He is fluent in Arabic and English.

Mohamed Raslan

Senior Partner

Mohamed has gained extensive experience in commercial law, litigation, investment, capital markets, banking and finance, tax laws, and regulatory advice.


He specializes in banking and finance working as in-house counsel for some of the largest financial institutions in Egypt including Commercial International Bank, Ahli United Bank, and Egypt Factors. Prior to founding Levari, he went back into private practice taking up the position of senior associate within the Egyptian associate office of Crowell & Moring LLP.


Mohamed received his LLB from Menofia University in 2004 and is an active member of the Egyptian Bar Association since 2005. He holds a master’s degree from The American University In Cairo.


He is fluent in Arabic and English.

Sherif Hefni

Senior Partner

After gaining valuable management experience in the city of London, Sherif undertook postgraduate qualifications in law allowing him to be called to the Bar of England & Wales and qualifying as a Barrister. Sherif has undertaken extensive legal work at the International Labour Organization in the UN in Geneva, ICT Lawyers, and Crowell & Morning offices prior to founding Levari LLP in 2012. His area of expertise is in mergers & acquisition, corporate restructuring and investments, as well as international arbitration.


Sherif holds a BA (hons) in Business & Psychology from the University of Northampton (UK), a Graduate Diploma in Law from Oxford Brooks University (UK), the Bar Vocational Course from City Law School-University of London (UK).


Sherif is a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, member of the Charted Institute of Arbitrators, member of American Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Institute of Directors.


He is fluent in Arabic and English.