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Mohamed Ghannam is the managing partner of Helmy, Hamza & Partners - Member Firm of Baker & McKenzie International. Mohamed heads the Firm's Banking, Finance & Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets practices in Egypt. He is consistently ranked in the top tier by Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000 and Legal 500 EMEA for his banking & finance, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and projects practices. Mohamed has acted as counsel to many of the world's leading multinational companies and financial institutions in various industries – including those in the finance, telecommunications, healthcare and natural resources industries – helping them carry out high-value, precedent-setting transactions in Egypt. Mohamed Ghannam received his B.A. degree with high honors from Cairo University Law School in 1985 and graduated among the top 1%. In addition to his Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1987 and Master of Laws degree from Chicago-Kent Law School in 1993 (Dean's List).

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