Instructor Name Ibrahim Shehata
Category Corporate Law
Ibrahim Shehata stands as a luminary in the realm of corporate law, particularly distinguished for his expertise in startups and venture capital. His illustrious career has been adorned with numerous accolades, including being named the 'Top tier firm' by Legal 500 in 2024, and 'Law firm of the year' by Legal Community MENA awards in 2023. Chambers and Awards also recognized Shehata & Partners Law Firm in the practice area of Venture Capital. Notably, he was ranked 'Young Lawyer of the Year' by Legal 500 in 2023, and 'Leading Individual in Venture Capital' by Chambers & Partners in 2024. Thompson Reuters spotlighted him among '50 Super MENA Lawyers' in 2022, and he was honored with 'Africa’s 50 Most Promising Young Arbitration Practitioners Award' in 2020.

With over a decade immersed in the Egyptian legal market, Ibrahim Shehata kickstarted his journey with renowned law firms such as Ibrachy & Dermarkar and Sharkawy & Sarhan. His pursuit of excellence led him to New York University (NYU), where he acquired his Master of Laws degree specializing in International Arbitration and Venture Capital. His early endeavors in corporate law saw him assisting multinational corporations navigate the complexities of doing business in Egypt. A pivotal turn in his career came in 2014 when Shehata delved into the Egyptian renewable energy market, garnering niche expertise that solidified his position as a leading figure in this domain.

In recent years, Shehata has been instrumental in shaping the entrepreneurial landscape, having advised over 60 startups and a plethora of Venture Capital firms. His adeptness at navigating the intricate legal terrains of startups and venture capital has been invaluable, guiding these entities to become more investment-ready.

Noteworthy companies that Ibrahim Shehata has recently advised and represented include KarmSolar, BioEnergy, The Solar Company, a Japanese Automotive Manufacturer, UNIDO, CrossBoundary, Avanz Capital, a Saudi-Based Fund, Pharco Venture Capital Corporate Arm, Trella, NATCO, Vinci Construction Group, and Antrados Syria.

Practice Areas: Arbitration, Renewable Energy, Venture Capital

LL.B, Cairo University – English Section, EgyptLL.M, New York University (NYU), USACertificate in Corporate Finance, Harvard University, USA

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