16 Dec 2016

When one of the richest men in Egypt warns of a real estate bubble, you really should take stock and have a think about it. This is especially true if we are talking about Samih Sawiris, a man who built much of his wealth from real estate in Egypt and is an insider to the industry with skin in the game. And he is not the only one who believes the writing is on the wall.

At a recent A...

Did you know that 5,000 people from around the globe are flying into Cairo this weekend, all of them eagerly looking for investment opportunities? We are talking about professional investors ready to write cheques to invest in Egyptian businesses that could potentially create hundreds of thousands of jobs. There’s only one catch though — the opportunities they are looking for are st...

When business leaders, investment bankers and corporate lawyers are seen poolside during the day over the course of the workweek, it’s a clear sign that the economy is in trouble. Big trouble. In the months leading up to 3 November, everybody was twiddling their thumbs as market activity ground to a halt and players waited (im)patiently for the FX overcast to blow over. The mood was...

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Aly El Shalakany


is a Senior Partner at Shalakany, a corporate law firm in Egypt, which he joined from Linklaters in London. Aly is a noted specialist in finance, projects and mergers and acquisitions. Aly is also the Chairman of the Cairo Angels, one of the leading angel investment groups in the Middle East and Africa.


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