El-Aref International Law Office is the leading law firm in mergers and acquisitions practice. The transactional experience of El-Aref International Law Office’s lawyers, the breadth of our practice and the geographical reach of our lawyers have allowed us to maintain our leadership position, representing a broad array of international corporations, investment banks, and other organizations in almost every type of M&A situation.

The main challenge of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances is ensuring the realization of projected value. Every corporate transaction demands the right structure, careful risk analysis and forward planning to deliver value and convince the market that the deal makes sense. The finance, tax, employment and intellectual property requirements must be aligned with the strategic objectives of the deal.

While we advise many of the world’s largest companies, investment banks and other regular participants in the M&A market often on their most high-profile transactions El-Aref International Law Office also represents numerous smaller clients that are not regularly engaged in M&A transactions. Our lawyers strive to bring the same practical approach, creativity and commitment to excellence to each matter in which we are engaged.


El-Aref International Law Office assists in all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. From planning to execution, it anticipates its clients’ needs and responds creatively, defining the key issues and developing practical solutions to the most challenging matters. The types of M&A matters in which El-Aref International Law Office’s lawyers engage cover the full spectrum of negotiated and contested situations, including Advance preparation for prospective targets, Asset sales and purchases, Corporate governance advice, General corporate counseling, Joint ventures, Private equity, Stock sales and purchase offers, and Strategic mergers.

El-Aref International Law Office have extensive experience in designing unique deal structures, including the use of unincorporated entities, to help clients achieve the legal, financial, tax and managerial control objectives that are critical in any M&A transaction.

Because of the scope of our global M&A practice, our attorneys bring considerable knowledge of specific laws and regulations that govern various industries including Banking, Energy, Entertainment/media, Financial Services, Health Care, Real Estate, Retail, Technology, Construction, and Telecommunications

El-Aref International Law Office has long been recognized for representing clients in some of the most notable, largest and complex mergers and acquisitions. These include mergers of equals and other strategic mergers, and purchases and sales of companies and businesses.

We also handle M&A transactions for clients in the small to midsize range, including acquisitions and dispositions of assets, businesses and subsidiaries, as well as joint ventures and other collaborations, and strategic investments.

El-Aref International Law Office regularly counsels companies in connection with corporate governance, takeover preparedness and other corporate matters that do not involve any pending transaction. We provide advice in a broad range of areas, including directors’ duties and responsibilities, board and committee structures, corporate preparedness and contingency planning, “anti-takeover” charter and by-law provisions and rights plans, and director indemnification, severance and change-in-control compensation arrangements.

El-Aref International Law Office has for many years represented a broad range of clients, including private equity firm sponsors, financing sources, target companies and management teams, in private equity transactions.

The Firm’s diverse client base strengthens its ability to support a wide variety of business needs, thanks to our in-depth understanding of the workings of many industries. El-Aref International Law Office has particularly strong visibility and experience with latest developments in various high-technology industries. This high level of industry awareness and exposure enables its lawyers to advise their clients with practical, up-to-date counsel.

Ranked as Top Tier Law Firm in Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018, 2017, 2016