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Mohamad Talaat

Mohamad Talaat is the managing partner of Baker McKenzie's Cairo office. He is a widely recognized figure in his areas of practice. He is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A by IFLR1000, Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Global. He is referred to as "very well known in the corporate sector for his transactional experience. His broad practice covers M&A matters, tax, Islamic law and project finance" (Chambers Global 2016). Mr. Talaat has commenced his career as Counselor at the Egyptian Council of State from July 1979 through January 1985. He worked in the Chicago office of Baker McKenzie from 1982 through 1983 and in the Riyadh office of Baker McKenzie from 1984 through 1989. He joined the Cairo office of Baker McKenzie in 1989. Mr. Talaat has served for four years as the Head of the Legal Affairs Committee of the American Chambers of Commerce in Egypt.

Recent developments Following media reports that two multinational companies were in merger discussions, the Egyptian Competition Authority (“ECA”) has told the parties to seek prior ECA approval before entering into any agreement. Although the parties denied entering into any agreement with the intention to merge, the ECA informed them that…