R&R in the public consultation sessions on the new Private-to-Private (P2P) rules for the electricity sector in Egypt

November 4, 2023
Our partner Dr. Fatma Salah participated in the public consultation sessions held by EgyptERA (with the support of EBRD) on the new Private-to-Private (P2P) rules for the electricity sector in Egypt.Riad & Riad ...

Riad & Riad is Top Ranked in Legal500 EMEA 2023

April 25, 2023
Riad & Riad continues to improve its quality rankings in the 2023 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA directory. The guide ranks us in six practice areas. We are proud that our Project and Infrastructure tea...

Riad & Riad Ranked in Chambers & Partners Global 2023 Guide

February 20, 2023
Riad & Riad has, once again, been recognized by Chambers and Partners in its Global 2023 guide for Project & Energy as well as the Commercial Contracts and Venture Capital in Egypt. Congratulations to partne...

New Regulations for Solar PV Self-Consumption Projects – Egypt

January 27, 2023
The Egyptian Electric Utility & Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA) issued Circular No. 3 for 2023 to regulate the licensing procedures and requirements for solar self-consumption plants (“Regulatio...

Riad & Riad Closes a Settlement of € 40 Million Construction DIAC Arbitration Case

December 12, 2022
Riad & Riad is thrilled to succeed in closing a settlement arrangement between one of the leading energy companies in the Middle East and a major state-owned Chinese EPC contractor. The parties had a Euro 40 mil...

Egypt – Rules for EV Charging Stations are Released

October 22, 2022
The Egyptian Electric Utility & Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (“Egypt ERA”) issued the rules (“Rules”) governing the operation of electric vehicles (“EV”) charging stations. The Rules applies on EV charg...

Decennial Liability Insurance – New Rules in Egypt

October 16, 2022
What is Decennial Liability? The Egyptian legislator adopted the concept of decennial liability. It is a ten years liability imposed on contractors and architects/engineer, jointly and severally for: any total or pa...

R&R is appointed as the Legal Counsel for the KfW/EU-financed project “Energy Efficiency in Public Universities”

September 20, 2022
Our partner Dr. Fatma Salah is selected as the local legal expert to support GOPA Infra GmbH, the winning bidder, in the  KfW/EU-financed project “Energy Efficiency in Public Universities". The project will identify...

Egypt Announces Prequalification for Desalination Projects

August 14, 2022
In light of the Egypt’s plan toward encouraging the participation of the private sector in developing seawater desalination projects (“Projects”), the Sovereign Fund of Egypt ("SFE") announced the desalination progr...
Picture of the awarded blocks in the bid round 2021 is available at Egyptian Upstream Gateway.

R&R Advises ENAP Sipetrol in relation to the Concession of West Amer Block in Gulf of Suez

March 9, 2022
Riad & Riad is appointed by Chile’s ENAP Sipetrol to advise it in relation to awarded concession of West Amer Block in Gulf of Suez, Egypt. The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on 3 January...

Ahead of COP27 – Egypt Relaxes the Restrictions on Net Metering and Self Consumption Solar Plants

March 9, 2022
The Egyptian Electric Utility & Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA) issued Decree 6/2022 announcing new incentives aiming at encouraging more solar plants under (1) the net-metering system and...

New Merger Fee Imposed on Renewable Plants in Egypt

February 8, 2022
Renewable power generation plants with a capacity of more than 500 kW will be subject to a new grid merger fee in Egypt. The Egyptian Electric Utility & Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA) issued Ci...

Egypt Increases the Customs Tariff on Solar Panels – Is It 5% or 2%

January 30, 2022
According to Article 5 of Decree No. 419 of 2018 regulating Customs Tariff (“Customs Tariff Decree”), renewable energy machines and equipment (solar and wind) are subject to a flat rate of 2% or the regular customs...
Energy regulation

Electricity and Renewable Energy Regulations in Egypt

January 18, 2021
In July 2015, a new law for electricity has been issued (Law no. 87 of 2015) to regulate all electricity activities with the aim of replacing the current single buyer model and establishing a fully competitive elect...

Merger Fee on Solar Net-metering

October 4, 2020
The Egyptian Electricity Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA) announced that it will apply a ‘merger fee’ to net-metered solar systems. The fee will be EGP 0.10-0.40/kWh on net-metered solar...

New Net Metering Rules in Egypt

June 17, 2020
On 28 April 2020, the Egyptian Electricity Utility and Consumer Protection regulatory Agency ("EgyptERA**") issued Decree no. 2 of 2020 (the “Decree”) setting out the new rules for net metering. This Decree is effec...