Mr. Shaaban Gaballah, Senior Partner, joined ZH&P in 2007 with a legal practice and experience in the sectors of construction, real estate, intellectual property and litigation. He is especially well-versed in handling all real estate matters at ZH&P and as related to both the litigation and the corporate practices. He is a seasoned expert in examining deeds of title, preparing sale, purchase, lease, usufruct, franchise contracts for land and real estate property. He advises and provides experienced legal opinion on real estate investment agreements, real estate development operations, preparing models of reservation forms and sale contracts for units of all types. He also adeptly handles lawsuits, claims, challenges in criminal and civil disputes particularly related to land and real estate property, ownership and acquisition claims, lease, usufruct, etc.

With over 26 years of experience, selected examples of the matters he has contributed to include:

  1. Advising Pepsi Cola Egypt in the Direct Appeal Proceedings before the Administrative Court regarding the Real Estate Tax Imposed on the Pepsi Plant in ‘Wafaa wal Amal” District. (In progress)
  2. Representing the Arab Bank in the EGP 400 million Case of invalidity regarding the ownership of a building that is currently the headquarters of the Bank. (In progress)
  3. Advising Pepsi Cola Company Egypt in the EGP 560 million Purchase of an Office Building. (2019)
  4. Advising El Canal Sugar Company on the Agricultural Industrial Project for the Production of Sugar in Egypt. ( In progress from 2016)
  5. Advising the Egyptian Countryside Development Company (Al-Reef Al-Masry for Development) in the National Project for Reclaiming and Cultivating 1.5 Million Feddans. (2017)
  6. Advising Damietta Furniture Company in the Establishment of a new Industrial Furniture City at Damietta Governorate (DFC) for SMEs and Strategic Industrial Investors. (2017)
  7. Advising Majid Al Futtaim in its cooperation with the Government of Egypt towards the establishment of 100 Carrefour retail shopping malls. (In progress from 2018)
  8. Development contract of Amer Group’s Porto Tartos Project. (2008)
  9. Advising Al Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment S.A.E. in the acquisition of tens of buildings in Downtown Cairo. (2008 / 2012)
  10. Advised the following clients in the acquisition of administrative buildings in Smart Village: Huawei Technologies Egypt, Vodafone Telecommunications Egypt, Beltone, e-finance, and Fawry.
  11. Drafting and implementing co-development agreements for master developers in various prime locations such as: Madinet Nasr for Housing & Development, Energia, Samcrete, etc.
  12. Representing Qatari Diar in all aspects of the acquisition, licensing and development of the largest-ever public tender of 8 million square meters in New Cairo. (2008 / ongoing)

He was recommended by The LEGAL 500 in the Projects & Infrastructure practice for the year 2018 and 2019.

Mr. Gaballah was admitted before the Egyptian Courts of Cassation in 2012 and has achieved the LL.B. from the Faculty of Law of Menoufeya University in 1993.


"Litigator Shaaban Gaballah also plays a key role in the practice". The LEGAL 500 – Projects & Infrastructure, 2019

"At Zaki Hashem & Partners litigator Shaaban Gaballah is highly regarded." The LEGAL 500 – Projects and Infrastructure, 2018