Sherif El-Hosseny


Sherif El Hosseny is one of the founding Partners of R&P. He has more than 17 years of experience in leading local and international firms. Sherif primarily focuses on aviation (mainly aircraft finance), banking & finance and project finance, renewable energy, general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and hospitality.

Before establishing Rizkana & Partners, Sherif spent more than 9 years with a leading international law firm in Egypt.

Representative Experience:

  • Sherif has represented major multinational aircraft leasing companies, financial institutions, and export credit agencies. Sherif has particular expertise with cross-border transactions related to the lease and finance of aircrafts to public and private carriers in the Egyptian market and abroad.
  • He has advised numerous Egyptian and multinational leading banks and financial institutions in connection with various high-value syndicated facilities and loans, project finance, settlements of debts and debt restructures.
  • Sherif spent several years as an in-house counsel in a private investment company that has investments nationally and internationally in sectors including aviation, banking, manufacturing, real estate, and hospitality.

Recognitions & Certificates:

  • “Sherif El Hosseny earns praise from clients for his “tremendous” expertise in aviation” and in 2014 Chambers Global stated that “the up-and-coming Sherif El Hosseny is highly regarded for his work in the aviation industry.”.
  • In 2015 Legal 500 stated that “Hazim Rizkana, who advised Juhayna Food Industries on a $500m EBRD loan, and Sherif El Hosseny are both commercially oriented and effective with a good grasp of international clients’ requirements”.
  • Chambers Global ranked Sherif El Hosseny as “Band 3” in Banking and Finance, saying “Sherif El Hosseny of Rizkana & Partners is singled out as "one of the top lawyers" in the country for aviation finance matters. His practice also sees him advise on project finance and debt restructuring.”
  • In 2014 he obtained the “Banking Lawyers Certificate” from the Egyptian Banking Institute of the Central Bank of Egypt.


  • Sherif obtained the IATA Diploma in Air Law in 2010.
  • Sherif holds a Master’s degree in International Air and Space Law, with honours, from Leiden University in 2005.
  • LL.B. from Cairo University in 2001.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a major in International Relations and a minor in Western European History, from the American University in Cairo in 1999.

Bar Admissions:

  • Egyptian Bar, admitted before the Court of Appeal.


  • Arabic, and English.

Practice Areas:

  • Aviation
  • Banking, Finance, and Project Finance
  • Energy
  • General Corporate
  • Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real estate
  • Hospitality

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