Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy > Cairo, Egypt > Firm Profile

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy
12 MOHAMED ALI GENAH STREET
GARDEN CITY
CAIRO
Egypt

Egypt > Banking and finance Tier 1

The finance and projects team at Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy is heavily involved in a number of major transactions in the market, while also supporting the internal needs of local and international banks, such as debt disputes, security perfection and compliance. In the last year, the firm has been especially busy with the country’s growing real estate development finance sectors, as well as public procurement financings for clients within the defense field. Mahmoud Bassiouny  leads the finance and projects group, working closely with conventional and Islamic financiers in Egypt. Ashraf Hendi is particularly experienced with syndicated and bilateral facilities, meanwhile Nadia Abdallah has worked closely with the government in its economic reform agenda.

Practice head(s):

Mahmoud S. Bassiouny

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Mashreq Bank PSC

Banque Misr S.A.E.

Arab African International Bank (AAIB)

HSBC Bank Middle East Limited

HSBC Bank plc

IntelCap GmbH

UBS Switzerland AG

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti SpA

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA

SACE SpA

SIMEST SpA

Credit Suisse AG

Sky CTS

Transmar International Shipping Company

TCI Sanmar

Work highlights

  • Represented Mashreq Bank PSC, and a group of syndicate lenders, in connection with the financing to be extended to Evergrow for Specialised Fertilizers for an amount up to USD 360,000,000 to finance, inter alia, capital expenditure incurred and working capital requirements and/or contingencies in connection with the construction and set-up of manufacturing lines as well as the refinancing of certain existing facilities.
  • Represented Banque Misr S.A.E. (the lender) in connection with a long term financing extended to Rawasy Urban Development S.A.E. (the Borrower) under an asset purchase and development transaction, involving the Arab Company for Projects and Urban Development S.A.E. in its capacity as seller and asset manager (the Seller), ultimately owned by Talaat Moustafa Group (TMG).
  • Representation of TCI Sanmar (borrower) in a multi jurisdiction restructuring of all its existing loans and credit facilities, granted by a syndicate of banks from multiple jurisdictions.

Egypt > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy's corporate and M&A team is widely known in local and international markets for its handling of sophisticated transactions. Recent years have seen the team widen its areas of expertise into the growing fintech, emerging companies and venture capital sectors. Founding partner Omar Bassiouny heads the group, with a practice focused on public takeovers, restructuring and cross-border transactions across the MENA region. Tamer El Hennawy is co-head of the team, focusing on joint ventures, real estate and capital markets.

Practice head(s):

Omar Bassiouny; Tamer El Hennawy

Key clients

Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company PJSC

EBRD

CDC (currently BII)

Atlantic Industries

First Abou Dhabi Bank

Mr Hatem Samir, Goldman Egypt B.V.

Sanad Fund for MSME

Ezdehar Egypt Mid-Cap Fund

Solutions by STC

Kora Master Fund LP

Agthia Group

Work highlights

  • Acted as the legal counsel to Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (“ADQ”) in connection with their acquisitions of part of the equity of the following Egyptian Exchange-listed companies: Commercial International Bank Egypt S.A.E., Fawry for Banking Technology and Electronic Payment S.A.E., Alexandria Container and Cargo Handling Co. S.A.E., Misr Fertilizers Production Co (MOPCO) S.A.E., Abu Qir Fertilizers & Chemical Industries Co. S.A.E.
  • Acted as local counsel to the buy side (EBRD-CDC consortium) in the acquisition of more than 95% of the shares in Adwia S.A.E, buying out the stake held by chairman Hossam Taher and his family, as well as shares held by minority shareholders.
  • Acted as the legal advisor to First Abu Dhabi Bank P.J.S.C (“FAB UAE”) in connection with the merger between its two banking entities in Egypt; FAB Egypt and Bank Audi Egypt. The surviving entity will now operate under FAB’s newly introduced brand identity FABMisr.

Egypt > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

The market leading arbitration team at Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy is known for its representation of blue chip clients in high value and complex arbitration cases. In addition, the team is frequently involved in white collar crime investigations, anti-trust and alternative dispute resolution. Major sectors for the firm include telecoms, energy, hospitality, healthcare and media. Founding partner John Matouk handles disputes across the MENA region on both the local court level, as well as on behalf of major arbitral institutions. Amr Abbas is head of the arbitration team, leveraging a wealth of international experience, meanwhile Ahmed Abdelhakeem is another key name, with experience cross-border commercial and investment arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

John Matouk; Amr Abbas

Other key lawyers:

Ahmed Abdelhakeem; Omar Bassiouny; Amr Baggatto; Mohamed Sallam

Testimonials

‘We were highly impressed with the team members’ high qualifications, exceptional professionalism, dedication, and ethics. They are very organized, attend to every detail and prepare for all possible problems, even what would seem unlikely.’

‘MB team was formed of several impressive individuals. They were dedicated and worked with us for long hours, and they were always very organized and focused on details and how to preserve our interest throughout the dispute. They always gave practical advice during several complicated situations that happened. The most impressive individuals were Dr. Amr Abbas and Mr. Ahmed Abdelhakeem.’

‘Dr. Amr Abbas is honest and straightforward with his clients. He understands our business and is very responsive and available when urgent and prompt advice is needed.’

‘For Mr. Ahmed Abdelhakeem, I was and still am impressed with his exceptional legal knowledge, experience, and ability to expect the opponent’s every move and be ready to react professionally. Besides being always reachable and responsive, he is a superstar, has excellent attention to detail, and provides out-of-box solutions when an unexpected matter arises.’

Key clients

Reliance Heavy Industries S.A.E.

International Holding Project Group and Other Kuwaiti Investors

Nogoom Football Club (“NFC”)

Chengdu Design & Research Institute of Building Materials Industry Co. Ltd. (“CDI”)

The Producers

Egyptian Resorts Company (“ERC”)

Work highlights

  • Secured a favorable CRCICA arbitral award for CDI, a global market leader in cement engineering, procurement, and construction. The dispute arose from an EPC Contract for Clinker Grinding and Packaging Department for a cement plant owned by a well-known cement manufacturer in Egypt.
  • Assisted UFG, a prominent Spanish Gas Company, in the ICSID annulment proceedings that the Arab Republic of Egypt initiated against the ICSID Award rendered in favor of UFG on 31 August 2018 as well as in the underlying disputes. MBH has also advised UFG on all aspects of the settlement negotiations undertaken between the various parties to the dispute.
  • Secured a favorable award for NFC at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The arbitration was a consolidation between two cases filed by NFC against ISMAILI Sports Club and the Egyptian Football Association in a contractual sell-on fees dispute. The Tribunal awarded NFC a sum over USD 1.25 million, in addition to all costs covering the arbitration costs and fees.

Egypt > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

The litigation department at Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy advises a number of blue chip international clients, particularly within the telecoms, energy, hospitality and pharmaceuticals sectors. The practice encompasses all aspects of litigation, such as competition and antitrust, white collar crime investigations and alternative dispute resolution. John Matouk acts as head of dispute resolution, with experience across local courts and major dispute institutions, meanwhile Mohamed Shehata focuses on handling major commercial disputes within the telecoms, finance and construction sectors. Momen Rezk is another key name, specialising in complex litigations and corporate disputes.

Practice head(s):

John Matouk; Mohamed Shehata

Other key lawyers:

Amr Ehab; Momen Rezk

Testimonials

‘The team is highly cooperative, transparent, structured and provides possible options and scenarios ahead of any litigation, with recommendations that best fit the company culture and ethics. The response rate is quite amazing, very quick and always provide adequate follow up with again clarity on next steps and possible scenarios. In my opinion and with my experience with many firms on the litigation side, Matouk Bassiouny’s team is the best.’

‘A very experienced team, highly knowledgeable with Egyptian laws and practices, very transparent with possible outcome of any case. They spend good time with client to understand their expectations and design the plan/scenarios in as highly as efficient and to the best interest of client as possible.’ 

‘What I like most that they take ownership with every case, walk the talk, and continue to provide updates in a very exceptional structured way that leaves us with no questions. I would say the whole litigation team is beyond excellent with special attribute to Mohamed Shehata and his team.’

‘Mohamed Shehata has always astonished us with amazing and unexpected results on the cases he handled. In short all the promises and grounds that was shared from the beginning of any case, was completely fulfilled, if not exceeded.’  

Key clients

Airbus SAS

Huntleigh Nesbit Evans Limited

Embassy of Sweden in Cairo

C. & J. Clark

Etisalat Misr

Reliance Heavy Industries S.A.E.

Nissan Motor Egypt

Skoda Auto (Volkswagen Group)

Groupe Atlantic

Uber

Telecom Italia Sparkle

Egyptian Resorts Company

Ahram Beverages

AXA

Soyven

Cargill

Wankai New Materials Co.

Hilton

Inertia

Alcazar Energy Egypt Solar

Kuwait Wadi Elnile Urban Development Company (Kuwadico)

Orascom Construction Industries (OCI)

TCI Sanmar

Solmax Geosynthetics

ENAP Sipetrol S.A.

I.V.L Dhunseri Polyester Company S.A.E

Work highlights

  • Represented Sameem Capital in a dispute with an amount of EGP 7 million and establishing a new principle before the court of cassation stating that the law governing the dismissal of CEOs of companies.
  • Represented Clark in complex commercial disputes concerning the commercial agency/distribution relationships. MBH represented the client in various disputes before the Egyptian Court of Cassation and successfully blocked claims with an excess amount of GBP 30 million.
  • Representing the client before the Egyptian courts in securing the seizure of 290 registered trademarks of an Egyptian listed company named Golden Pyramids Plaza (GPP).

Egypt > Energy Tier 1

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy‘s energy sector group encompasses all aspects of projects, transactions and disputes pertaining to oil and gas, renewables, pipelines and natural resources. The team represents a variety of local and international developers on commercial, industrial and developmental projects, including a number of high profile solar energy projects. Mahmoud Bassiouny leads the team, with experience in project finance in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Ashraf Hendi is another key name, specialising in project finance transactions. Senior associate Nadia Abdallah has worked on a number of high profile transactions across upstream and downstream oil and gas, as well as renewables.

Practice head(s):

Mahmoud Bassiouny

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Alcazar Energy Partners

Future Clean Energy

Lotus Gold Corporation

Lekela Egypt Wind Power

Lekela Power

Work highlights

  • Represented Alcazar Energy Partners in connection with the operations of four 50MW solar power plants under round 2 of the Feed-in Tariff programme.
  • Represents Lotus Gold in connection with the conduct of exploration activities of gold in the Western Desert. MBH is advising Louts Gold in relation to the tendering documents, licensing, approvals and the incorporation process of a legal entity in Egypt to conduct the gold exploration operation.

Egypt > Projects and infrastructure Tier 1

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy‘s finance and projects team has been involved in some of Egypt’s landmark infrastructure projects, primarily representing private sponsors and developers while also working closely with government contractors and suppliers. The team is especially strong in the power, oil and gas, utilities and transport sectors, working at the forefront of Egypt’s growing energy landscape. Regional managing partner Mahmoud Bassiouny leads the team with particular experience in project finance. Ashraf Hendi is an expert in syndicated facilities, project finance and equity finance transactions, while senior associate Nadia Abdallah has worked on high profile transactions within the logistics, aviation and energy sectors.

Practice head(s):

Mahmoud Bassiouny

Other key lawyers:

Ashraf hendi; Nadia Abdallah

Testimonials

‘Matouk Bassiouny is the only firm in Egypt we would use.’

‘The team and individuals are very knowledgeable and experienced in both the law and practice of the oil & gas sector in Egypt, and give valuable insight into what client should expect from regulators etc.’

‘The MB&H team has an excellent broad and in-depth knowledge of the legal implications of local and regional circumstances that move and concern market players and, most importantly, governmental authorities.’

‘Both Nadia Abdallah and Mahmoud Bassiouny are quick to respond to our requests for legal counsel. Their advice is always to the point, complete and easy to grasp, also for non-legal readers.’

Key clients

Alcazar Energy Partners

Future Clean Energy

Lotus Gold Corporation

CMA Terminals Holding

Van oord

Arab African International Bank (AAIB)

Banque Misr

Work highlights

  • Represents CMATH in its negotiations with EGMPT in relation to undertaking the role of Terminal Operator in Pier 55- Alexandria Port.
  • Represented Alcazar Energy Partners in connection with the operations of four 50MW solar power plants under round 2 of the Feed-in Tariff programme. MBH advised Alcazar as regards to licensing of EPC and O&M contractors, novation of the O&M contracts for the 4 projects due to a legislative amendment, permitting, rights and obligations under the project documents vis-à-vis their respective counterparties, including the State-owned off taker, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company.

Egypt > Employment Tier 2

Operating alongside the firm’s corporate and M&A team, the employment team at Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy features a specific expertise in labour law matters surrounding corporate restructuring and M&A transactions, both in terms of due diligence and transactional phases. More generally, the team acts for domestic and international clients across all aspects of employment and social insurance law, including drafting contracts, remuneration schemes and individual and collective dismissals. Corporate and M&A specialist Tamer Fawki leads the team, with particular experience in human resources matters.

Practice head(s):

Tamer Fawki; Susan Romana

Key clients

Dragon Oil

Latham and Watkins

IVL Dhunseri

CISCO

Novabase

Work highlights

  • Representation of Novabase in connection with employment related legal compliance.

Egypt > Intellectual property Tier 2

In addition to more conventional IP prosecution matters, the department at Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy is especially skilled at handling the transactional aspect of IP mandates. The team also supports on various due diligence exercises and works heavily in the agricultural products, software developments, food & beverage and electronics sectors. Legal director Menna Elsherif is a key member of the team who acts on a number of major prosecutions and transactions before local and international entities.

Practice head(s):

Omar Bassiouny; Tamer El Hennawy; Menna Elsherif

Other key lawyers:

Salma El Refaie

Key clients

Al-Ahram Beverages Company

Netflix

Sony Pictures

Dentsu MEA

Blink Finance

Gianaclis Vineyards Company

Zed Sports Investments

Zed Entertainment

Zed for North Coast Development

Ora Developers Egypt for real estate investments

Work highlights

  • Advised Saudi Media Research Group on several Copyright related matters including the acquisition of copyrights, drafting of licensing and assignment agreements, etc.
  • Advised Sony Pictures on the legal dispute over the brand “Shark Tank” which has been associated for years with the American hit show which first aired back in 2009 against an educational institution which attempted to register the brand in Egypt in their name.
  • Representing Al-Ahram Beverages against an Egyptian trademark infringer where the team’s watch service department managed to block several registrations at the opposition phase, in cooperation with the dispute resolution department which successfully handled several legal steps against this infringer and obtained favourable court judgements against the infringer.

Egypt > TMT Tier 2

The TMT team at Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy regularly advises on the day-to-day operations of many prominent telecoms operators in Egypt, as well as acting on their landmark transactions. The team is also active in the media sector, acting on major trademark enforcements for international clients. Fintech is another area where the firm is active. Mohamed Shehata leads the practice, in addition to being a member of the dispute resolution group, where he supports telecoms clients on both the defence and plaintiff side.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Shehata; Mohamed Essam

Other key lawyers:

Amr Ehab; Ahmed Abdel Hakeem

Key clients

Etisalat Misr

Digital Virgo

IHS Towers

Uber

Google

Sony Pictures

Work highlights

  • Represented Etisalat Misr before Egyptian State Council in successfully cancelling the NTRA decisions for imposing penalty scheme and ratification of the new sales points in landmark judgments.
  • Assisted IHS Towers in license negotiations, regulatory and legal matters with the Egyptian regulator “NTRA” pertaining to constructing and leasing telecommunication towers in Egypt and successfully obtained the required license.
  • Handling day-to-day corporate matters, corporate compliance & legal advises as well as drafting and reviewing any type of agreements.

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy was established in 2005 and has since developed into a premier full-service business law firm in Egypt, and the MENA region. We pride ourselves in our people as well as in the strong and long-lasting relationships we have built with our corporate and institutional clients over the years. We also deeply value the bonds and synergies we have formed with numerous tier-one international law firms with whom we routinely team up in providing the highest level of legal services to our clients in the most significant, high-value and sensitive transactions, projects and disputes in Egypt and the region.

Trained both locally and internationally in both civil and common law systems, our lawyers are fully conversant in English, Arabic and French. We are ideally placed to advise on high-profile, high-value complex matters.

  • Egyptian law expertise & international experience. Our lawyers are licensed to practice in Egypt and also have gained extensive international exposure having studied or worked abroad. As we routinely advise international corporations, we are deeply ingrained with international best practices.

 

  • Commercial approach. We are result-oriented. Our role is to act as your business advisor, identifying and resolving key issues from a legal, commercial and sector-focused perspective.

 

  • Strong relations with Egyptian Regulatory Authorities. Our Firm maintains strong working relationships with local Egyptian authorities.

 

  • Top-ranked law firm. Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy is consistently ranked as a top-tier law firm by prominent legal publications.

Our lawyers are fully committed to understanding our clients’ businesses and needs. We are organized within four main practice groups and routinely work on the following types of matters:

Capital Markets

  • Bond issuing
  • Funds management
  • IPOs
  • Privatizations
  • Capital Increase
  • Secondary offerings
  • Listings and delisting
  • Dual securities listings

Corporate and M&A

  • M&As
  • Corporate restructurings
  • Joint Ventures
  • General Corporate Advisory
  • Corporate Establishments
  • Company Secretarial
  • Venture Capital & Start-Up Legal Incubation
  • Anti-trust
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment
  • Data privacy/ICT & Media
  • Financial technology
  • Tax

Dispute Resolution

  • Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Contract Disputes/Agency & Distribution
  • Enforcement
  • IP Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Product Liability
  • Securities
  • Tax & Customs
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Sports Arbitration
  • FCPA-related investigations
  • Domestic & International investigations and claims
  • Transnational organized crime
  • Financial crime
  • Anti-money laundering
  • International judicial cooperation
  • Anti-trust regulatory investigations
  • Regulatory filings
  • Mediation and negotiations

Finance & Projects

  • Asset Finance
  • Corporate & Investment Grade Lending
  • Derivatives & Structured Finance
  • Islamic Finance
  • Leveraged & Acquisition Finance
  • Project Structuring
  • Project Development
  • Project & Infrastructure Finance

We have also developed core sector focus capabilities organized into 18 specialized sector groups:

  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Consumer Goods & Retail
  • Education
  • Energy & Water
  • Healthcare
  • Heavy Industries
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
  • Non-Banking Financial Institutions
  • Private Equity
  • Public Procurement
  • Real Estate
  • Sports
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunication
  • Transport & Logistics
  • FinTech, Emerging Companies and Venture Capital

As the leading law firm in Egypt, our resources, expertise, and experience are second to none in the market. Our teams provide top-tier legal advisory services while consistently creating value for our clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Omar S. Bassiouny (Founding Partner and Group Head of Corporate and M&A) omar.bassiouny@matoukbassiouny.com
Dispute Resolution John Matouk (Founding Partner and Group Head of Dispute Resolution) john.matouk@matoukbassiouny.com
Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A Tamer El Hennawy (Partner and Co-Head of Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A) tamer.elhennawy@matoukbassiouny.com
Finance & Projects Mahmoud S. Bassiouny (Regional Managing Partner and Group Head of Finance & Projects) mahmoud.bassiouny@matoukbassiouny.com
Photo Name Position Profile
Amr A. Abbas photo Dr Amr A. Abbas Partner and Head of Arbitration and Co-Head of Competition.
Nadia Abdallah photo Ms Nadia Abdallah Counsel
Mohamed Al Degwy photo Dr Mohamed Al Degwy Partner and Head of Competition
Amr Baggatto photo Mr Amr Baggatto Partner.
Nahla Djabi photo Ms Nahla Djabi Partner
Amr Ehab photo Mr Amr Ehab Partner.
Tamer El Hennawy photo Mr Tamer El Hennawy Partner and Co-Head of Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A.
Sherif El Hosseny photo Mr Sherif El Hosseny Partner and Head of Aviation
Menna Elsherif photo Ms Menna Elsherif Legal Director and Head of Intellectual Property.
Tamer Fawki photo Mr Tamer Fawki Partner and Head of Employment & Labor
Ahmed Abdel Hakeem photo Mr Ahmed Abdel Hakeem Partner.
Ashraf Hendi photo Mr Ashraf Hendi Partner.
F. John Matouk photo Mr F. John Matouk Founding Partner and Group Head of Dispute Resolution.
Momen Rezk photo Mr Momen Rezk Partner.
Susan Romana photo Ms Susan Romana Senior Associate.
Omar S. Bassiouny photo Mr Omar S. Bassiouny Founding Partner and Group Head of Corporate and M&A
Mahmoud S. Bassiouny photo Mr Mahmoud S. Bassiouny Regional Managing Partner and Group Head of Finance & Projects
Islam Saeed photo Mr Islam Saeed Partner and Head of Libya Country Desk
Mohamed Shehata photo Dr Mohamed Shehata Partner and Head of Litigation.
Partners : 29
Fee Earners : 177
Support Staff : 103
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Matouk Bassiouny is a leading, full-service MENA law firm with offices in Algiers, Algeria (Matouk Bassiouny in association with SH-Avocats), Cairo, Egypt (Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy), Khartoum, Sudan (Matouk Bassiouny in association with AIH Law Firm), Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE (Matouk Bassiouny), as well as two country desks covering our Libya and South Korea practices.

Our lawyers specialize in advising multinationals, corporations, financial institutions and governmental entities on all legal aspects of investing and doing business in the MENA region. Trained both locally and internationally in civil and common law systems, our lawyers are fully conversant in English, Arabic, French and Korean.

Our firm stands out in the market due to our unique capabilities and resources, which can be tailored to the specific legal and commercial needs of our clients.

Regional resources. Our firm includes more than 200 lawyers and 32 partners. We have a support staff of over 100. Our four offices are strategically located to better serve our clients’ business interests across the entire MENA region. Additionally, our firm is consistently investing in the latest knowledge-sharing technologies that help expedite our work process.

Local law expertise with international quality. Our lawyers are experts in local law and licensed to practice and plead across our jurisdictions. Our lawyers have also gained extensive international exposure having studied or worked abroad. As we routinely advise international corporations, we are deeply ingrained with international best practices.

In-depth sector understanding. Our firm collectively has access to a vast amount of knowledge and experience. We harness this information via our 18 sector-focused groups that support our practice groups. We are therefore able to deliver legal services catered to the industry-specific needs of our clients.

Commercial approach. Our mission is to find the most innovative and cost-effective solutions for our clients, as we understand that our clients need to derive maximum value from their legal spending. We do this by maintaining a proactive commercial approach to all our legal services.

Preferred MENA region legal advisor. Our firm is the preferred choice of multinational and local blue-chip clients, and we routinely partner with top-tier international law firms.

Top-ranked law firm. Matouk Bassiouny is consistently ranked as a top-tier law firm by prominent legal publications.

Our lawyers are fully committed to understanding our clients’ businesses and needs. We are organized within four main practice groups and routinely work on the following types of matters:

Capital markets

  • Bond issuing
  • Funds management
  • IPOs
  • Privatizations
  • Capital Increase
  • Secondary offerings
  • Listings and delisting
  • Dual securities listings

Corporate and M&A

  • M&As
  • Corporate restructurings
  • Joint ventures
  • General corporate advisory
  • Corporate establishments
  • Company secretarial
  • Venture capital and start-up legal incubation
  • Anti-trust
  • Intellectual property
  • Employment
  • Data privacy/ICT and media
  • Financial technology
  • Tax

Dispute resolution

  • Litigation
  • Administrative law
  • Contract disputes/agency and distribution
  • Enforcement
  • IP litigation
  • Labor and employment
  • Product liability
  • Securities
  • Tax and customs
  • Investment treaty arbitration
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Sports arbitration
  • FCPA-related investigations
  • Domestic and international investigations and claims
  • Transnational organized crime
  • Financial crime
  • Anti-money laundering
  • International judicial cooperation
  • Anti-trust regulatory investigations
  • Regulatory filings
  • Mediation and negotiations

Finance and projects

  • Asset finance
  • Corporate and investment grade lending
  • Derivatives and structured finance
  • Islamic finance
  • Leveraged and acquisition finance
  • Project structuring
  • Project development
  • Project and infrastructure finance

We have also developed core sector focus capabilities organized into 18 specialized sector groups:

  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Consumer goods and retail
  • Education
  • Energy and water
  • Healthcare
  • Heavy industries
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences and pharmaceuticals
  • Non-banking financial institutions
  • Private equity
  • Public procurement
  • Real estate
  • Sports
  • Technology, media and telecommunications
  • Transport and logistics
  • FinTech, emerging companies and venture capital

As the leading law firm in the MENA region, our resources, expertise, and experience are second to none in the market. Our teams provide top-tier legal advisory services while consistently creating value for our clients.

Partners : 32
Fee Earners : 200+
Support Staff : 120
Arabic
English
French
Korean
Meritas
TerraLex
Privacy Rules
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Arisotic Law Alliance

MBH advises Amethis on its investment in BBI Group

We are pleased to announce that Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy (“MBH”) acted as legal counsel to Amethis in connection with its minority stake acquisition, through Amethis MENA Fund II, in BBI Group, a leading data management consultancy in the MENA region.

MBH advises Azorra on its acquisition of 12 aircraft from EGYPTAIR

We are pleased to announce that Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy (“MBH”) acted as the legal counsel to Azorra - a well-known aircraft leasing company - in connection with the acquisition of 12 Airbus A220-300s from EGYPTAIR to complement its current A220 orderbook.

MBH advises ZCP on its investment in Solva

We are pleased to announce that Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy (“MBH”) acted as the international legal counsel to ZCP, an investment firm backed by the Sawiris family,

MBH advises TSFE on its Framework Agreement entered with ACWA Power to develop Egypt’s Green Fuel market

We are delighted to announce that Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy (“MBH”) acted as the Egyptian legal counsel to the TSFE Infrastructure & Utilities Sub Fund (“TSFE”) for itself and acting on behalf of the New and Renewable Energy Authority,

MBH secures a remarkable win for a global market leader in the oil and gas industry

We are pleased to announce that Matouk Bassiouny and Hennawy (“MBH”) Arbitration Group has achieved remarkable success by securing a favorable settlement for a global market leader in the oil and gas industry, operating worldwide in all oil and gas industry-related activities and drilling of wells.

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy advises EBank on their EGP 2 billion medium-term facility agreement with Abd El Salam El Feky & Partners

We are pleased to announce that Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy (“MBH”) acted as the legal advisor to the Export Development Bank of Egypt (“EBank”) acting as the initial lead arranger and issuing bank in syndication with the National Bank of Kuwait (“NBK”),

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy advises Touma Company on the EGP 435 million MTO on Dice

We are pleased to announce that Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy (“MBH”) acted as the legal counsel to Touma Company for Commercial and Industrial Investments (“Toma Company”) – in alliance with Mr. Majid Samir Touma in connection in submitting a mandatory tender offer on 90% of the total shares of Dice Readymade Clothes Company LLC’ (“Dice”).

MBH advises Khazna on its JVA with Benya to bring Egypt’s first hyper-scale data center worth more than USD 250 million

We are pleased to announce that Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy (“MBH”) acted as the legal advisor to Khazna Data Center Holdings Limited (“Khazna”) on its Joint Venture Agreement (“JVA”) with Fiber Misr for Telecommunications and Information Technology S.A.E. (“Benya”) in connection with the establishment of the first hyper-scale data center in Egypt’s Maadi Technology Park with a combined investment totaling more than USD 250 million.

MBH advises Mitsui & Co. on its investment in Wadi Group

We are pleased to announce that Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy (“MBH”) acted as the legal advisor to Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui & Co.”), a global leading trading and investment group in its investment in Wadi Poultry S.A.E. and related subsidiaries (“Wadi Group”), a leading group in Egyptian agribusiness.

MBH advises Mashroey on their EGP 407 million Securitization Transaction

We are pleased to announce that Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy (“MBH”) acted as legal counsel to Mashroey Trading Company S.A.E. (“Mashroey”) in connection with an EGP 407 million securitization transaction.

MBH advises Hassan Allam Construction and other affiliates on a USD 200 million facility granted by Afreximbank

We are pleased to announce that Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy (“MBH”) acted as the legal advisor to Hassan Allam Construction and a number of its affiliates within Hassan Allam Group in respect of a USD 200 million facility granted by the African Export-Import Bank (“Afreximbank”). This facility will fortify Hassan Allam’s expansion efforts in Africa and the Middle East. MBH represented Hassan Allam Group in respect of the transaction, reviewed the loan agreement, finance and security documentation, and negotiated these on behalf of Hassan Allam Group with Afreximbank and its legal advisor. The MBH Team advising on the transaction was led by Mahmoud Bassiouny (Regional Managing Partner and Group Head of Finance & Projects) and assisted by Iman Nassar (Senior Associate).   For more about Matouk Bassiouny, check out our website at https://matoukbassiouny.com/ For further press-related inquiries please contact Sara Afifi (sara.afifi@matoukbassiouny.com).

MBH Advises AAIB on their EGP 3.5 billion medium-term facility contract with Tatweer Misr

We are pleased to announce that Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy (“MBH”) acted as the legal advisor to the Arab African International Bank (“AAIB”) in respect of an EGP 1.7 billion and 1.8 billion financing granted to Tatweer Misr to cover part of the project’s construction and development costs of Bloomfields and Il Monte Galala respectively.

Matouk Bassiouny welcomes Head of Korea Desk and signs an MOU with BKL

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Korea desk and the joining of Ms. Jiyoung Bae as Partner and Head of Korea Desk.