Raafat Hilal

Attorney at Law


  • Raafat Hilal provides legal assistance in connection with business law matters, mergers & acquisitions and international arbitration.
  • Graduate of a Master’s in International Arbitration and Business Law and a dual degree from Paris Sorbonne and Cairo University, he is fully versed in the specificities of Middle Eastern legal environments.
  • At KAB LS, Raafat assists our clientele with their cross-border investments in the MENA region, including with regards to legal due diligence.
  • Before joining the team of KAB LS, Raafat worked in the legal departments of various French financial institutions as well as international law firms in Egypt.
  • Counsel to an international bank in relation to the acquisition of a majority stake in a West African company.
  • Counsel to a leading agribusiness company for its expansion in Eurasia.
  • Counsel to a leading agribusiness company for its expansion in Europe.
  • Drafting banking contracts in compliance with sharia law.
  • Counsel to a major African financial group in relation to multiple acquisition stake in Africa (OHADA and English-speaking Africa)s.
  • Advising a North African investor in relation to the acquisition of a French production company.
  • Counsel to institutional investors in relation to the acquisition of a mining company.
  • Counsel to an institutional investor in relation to a majority stake in the capital of a leading European company in the sector of fruits and vegetables.
  • Counsel to a listed bank in the acquisition of a fintech specialized in payment solutions.
  • Counsel to a major telecom operator in relation to a stake acquisition in African telecom companies.
  • Counsel of the assignor in relation to the assignment of a large north-African industrial group.
  • Counsel to an industrial group in relation to the implementation of a venture capital fund dedicated to investments in Africa.
  • Corporate
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Private Equity
  • International Arbitration
  • Islamic Finance
  • Master II in Arbitration & International Trade Law, Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris I)
  • LL.B, Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris I)
  • LL.B., Cairo University
  • Paris
  • Cairo
  • French
  • English
  • Arabic