Ms. Hala Hashem, Senior Partner, is a seasoned expert in Commercial, Corporate, Contracts, Insurance, Employment and Labor Laws. Having joined the Firm in 1980, she leads the incorporation and the general company secretarial work division of ZH&P’s Corporate and M&A Department.
With over 37 years of experience, Ms. Hashem has advised a considerable number of local and international clients on doing business in Egypt. She masters the skill of gaining the trust of clients - a fact proven by the long-standing relationship she has built with her clients who continue working with her after the incorporation of their companies. Established and new clients seek her legal input to the day-to-day issues they face such as addressing labor issues, reviewing various types of contracts, undertaking corporate secretarial work, etc. Examples of Ms. Hashem’s clients include AIG Egypt Insurance Company, Merck Sharp & Dohme and Landmark – among many others.
Furthermore, Ms. Hashem is Board Member of Al Nour Wal Amal Association (Light & Hope) for the Care and Integration of Blind Girls and Women, Secretary General of the Magdi Yacoub Foundation from establishment until September 2014 and from then on, Member of the Board of Trustees, and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development. She is also member of the Egyptian Society of International Law, the Egyptian Society of Economy and Legislation, and the Egyptian Swiss Friendship Association.
Ms. Hashem was recommended by The LEGAL 500 for her expertise in the Corporate practice and the Employment practice for the years 2018, 2020, and 2021. In 2016, Ms. Hashem has was recognized by the Legal 500 UK as “one of the principal counterparts for German institutions in Cairo.
She has been admitted before the Egyptian Court of Cassation since 2002. She is trilingual, proficiently mastering Arabic, English, and German.
Ms. Hashem has graduated from the Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule in Cairo in 1974, has achieved the B.A. from the American University in Cairo with Highest Honors in 1979, the LL.B. from Cairo University’s Faculty of Law in 1979, and the LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1984.
"Senior partner Hala Hashem is 'vastly experienced and extremely patient'". The LEGAL 500 – Commercial, Corporate and M&A, 2020
"Head of litigation Youssef Abou Zeid and senior partner Hala Hashem are the key practitioners". The LEGAL 500 – Employment, 2020
"Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law is 'excellent for all aspects of legal advice' including contracts, regulatory compliance and disputes. Youssef Abou Zeid, Hala Hashem and Omar Abou El Enain provide 'patient and balanced advice'". The LEGAL 500 – Employment, 2018
"Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law’s team is ‘among the best in the market’. Practice head Yasser Hashem recently handled a deal for Bharti International (Singapore). Hala Hashem and the ‘responsive and dedicated’ Arig Ali are other key names...". The LEGAL 500 – Commercial, Corporate and M&A, 2018
"Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law is a trustworthy partner' and has a deep bench that includes Yasser Hashem and Hala Hashem". The LEGAL 500 (Commercial, Corporate and M&A), 2017
"Regulatory and compliance expert Hala Hashem is a name to note along with senior partner Youssef Abou Zeid, who leads the litigation and employment teams". The LEGAL 500 (Employment), 2017
"Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law, combines ‘international experience and strong local knowledge'... Hala Hashem [Senior Partner] is 'one of the principal counterparts for German institutions in Cairo". The LEGAL 500, 2016