Winners of Inhousecommunity Awards Egypt 2021 announced

On Thursday February 11th, celebrated the excellence of in-house legal departments in Egypt with the first edition of its Inhousecommunity Awards Egypt 2021.

Inhousecommunity Awards EgyptThe ceremony took place in web edition from.

The award ceremony acknowledged the best in-house lawyers and teams of the country who stood out in the market showing great skills and abilities in managing complex issues over the last 12 months.

The event was organized by with the partnership of Bahaa-Eldin Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede.

Here is the complete list of winners:

In-House Counsel of the Year 

Mohamed Elmogy – Siemens Energy 

He leads the in-house community in Egypt and the Middle East and also created a platform that allows in-house lawyers to easily share ideas and thoughts.

In-House Team of the Year 

Wadi Degla Holding 

It is one of the most numerous and important in-house teams in the Egyptian market. Led by Ahmed Tawfik, last year the team was active on several levels, successfully giving support the company.

In-House Counsel of the Year – Energy, Trading & Utilities 

Mahmoud Shaarawy – Elsewedy Electric 

The professional was involved in number of projects in Egypt and whole Africa with many elite lawyers working in his team. A source said: «He is an outstanding professional, a leader in his company».

In-House Team of the Year – Energy, Trading & Utilities 

Infinity Capital Investment 

The team, led by Hani Zahran, is among the most active in the energy industry. They are appreciated for their ability to understand the business and identify which social, political and economic issues may affect them.

In-House Counsel of the Year – Banking, Finance & Insurance 

Laura Mohamed – Commercial International Bank 

Head of the legal group, she is the leader of one of the most important team in the sector. She has been working on a huge number of important legal projects.

In-House Counsel of the Year – Fashion, Luxury & Design 

Ahmed El Shakankiry – adidas 

Legal and compliance director of the company, the professional has an extensive experience of more than 12 years in legal consultancy. Last year he managed some of the most important projects in the market.

Thought Leadership 

Hani Zahran – Infinity Capital investment 

The professional has a knowledge and understanding of more than one legal system, having worked in various countries across the Middle East. A source said: «He is a mentor for a large number of young lawyers».

Innovative Leadership 

Rasha Hamdy Abd El Karim – Vodafone Egypt Telecommunications 

Head of legal and compliance affairs, the professional has contributed toher company’ success in Egypt during the past 10 years. She is considered as one of the top telecommunication lawyers in the market.

Best Practice Food & Beverage 

Sue Ellen Hassouna – Al Ahram Beverages Company 

She has managed to move from industry to industry providing sharp and smart legal solutions to several businesses. A source said: «She’s also a great public speaker».

In-House Counsel of the Year – Industry, Infrastructure & Construction 

Shady Elmogy – Palm Hills Developments 

With an extensive experience of more than 18 years in the region, the professional has a strong ability to manage large legal teams and achieve the highest goals to support the business.

In-House Team of the Year – Industry, Infrastructure & Construction 

Ezz Steel 

Led by Waleed Shoukry, the team provides full legal support to all the business lines and operations. They are appreciated for their wide business knowledge and their ability to think out of the box.

In-House Counsel of the Year – Healthcare, Chemical & Pharmaceutical 

Riham Naim – Novartis 

The professional is the co-founder of the in-house legal counsel group in Egypt and Middle East. She has also remarkable success stories in managing teams and files within the pharma industry.

In-House Team of the Year – Healthcare, Chemical & Pharmaceutical 

Air Liquide 

The team is an extremely efficient business partner. They are appreciated for being highly adaptive, able to work under pressure and to handle crisis.

Rising star 

Hassan Weshahy – Elsewedy Electric 

He showed proven ability to manage business challenges and quickly grabs the legal concepts behind m&a projects smoothly without interrupting the senior team member’s work.

Best Practice Education 

Sunanda Holmes – The American University in Cairo 

She is one of the in-house lawyers who worked on the largest amount of diversified legal projects. She is also very active within the legal community in Egypt.