Mr Mahmoud S. Bassiouny > Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy > Cairo, Egypt > Lawyer Profile

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Work Department

Finance & Projects


Regional Managing Partner and Group Head of Finance & Projects


Mahmoud S. Bassiouny is the Regional Managing Partner of Matouk Bassiouny and heads the Finance & Projects practice group and heads the firm’s energy &water and public procurement sectors. He has over 20 years of experience in trade and project finance and in the Energy and Infrastructure sectors. Earning him the trust of international commercial banks, export credit agencies and major players in the energy industry. He has excellent working relationships with conventional and Islamic financiers working in Egypt.

Mahmoud’s practice focuses on engaging and catering to clients that are primarily project/finance-centric. He also advises on the strengths and weaknesses of local security available to lenders in the Egyptian market. This advice may serve any client in any field such as those pertaining to but not limited to oil & gas, energy, lenders, consultancy firms, public and private parties.


Arabic, English and French


Egyptian Bar Association – Member.

Egyptian Business Lawyers Association – Member.

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators – Member.

American Chamber of Commerce – Member.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Member.


2004    University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne/ Institut du Droit des Affaires Internationales: Maitrise in Corporate Law.

2003    University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne/ Institut du Droit des Affaires Internationales: Licence in Corporate Law.

2002    University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne/ Institut du Droit des Affaires Internationales: DEUG Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Egypt > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Mahmoud BassiounyMatouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Considered by some as ‘the best law firm in Egypt’, Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy is ‘highly knowledgeable and engaged’ with regard to all bank, non-banking financial institution and capital markets matters. The practice continues to maintain its traditional focus on large-scale financings, as well as expanding into new niche areas such as advising local banks on security perfection and sanctions-related restructuring. Regional managing partner and head of finance and projects Mahmoud Bassiouny is a trusted advisor to international commercial banks and export credit agencies. Ashraf Hendi is a key contact for project and equity finance transactions, and counsel Nadia Abdallah is well versed in significant transactions in the energy, logistics and infrastructure sectors.

Egypt > Energy

(Leading individuals)

Mahmoud BassiounyMatouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Working in conjunction with the firm’s corporate and M&A and dispute resolution teams, Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy assists clients with projects, transactions and disputes related to oil and gas and renewables. Managing partner Mahmoud S. Bassiouny leads the project finance offering and offers extensive energy and infrastructure experience, having regularly acted for international commercial banks and major energy companies. Counsel Nadia Abdallah continues to strengthen her reputation for investments in renewables and upstream and downstream oil and gas.

Egypt > Projects and infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

Mahmoud BassiounyMatouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Regional managing partner Mahmoud Bassiouny heads up the finance and projects team at Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy, which has a solid track record in handling the project finance aspects of energy and utility projects. Energy, telecoms, transport and ports are key sector strengths for the department, and the group is increasingly active in the renewable energy and utilities sectors in the jurisdiction. Nadia Abdallah is singled out for her contributions.