With the boom and development of the telecommunications industry and electronic commerce in 1990s, the Firm was at the forefront of the market players. ZH&P drafted and negotiated the first private provision of telecommunications service license in Egypt (public payphone) with the National Telephone Organization, drafted and negotiated the mobile telephone services license in Egypt (being the first license ever issued by the Telecommunications Regulatory Agency). Ever since, the Firm has been involved with the majority of the private data network (PDN) licenses granted. The Firm also advises various operators and value added service providers in the field of telecommunications on all legal aspects.
The telecommunications experience of the Firm has led to the appointment, by Ministerial Decree, of Mr. Yasser Hashem, the Firm’s Managing Partner, as a member of the new Telecommunication Act Drafting Committee, commissioned by H.E. the Minister of Telecommunications.