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Matouk Bassiouny & Ibrahim
United Arab Emirates

Capital markets Tier 2

Egypt-headquartered firm Matouk Bassiouny & Ibahim hired Ahmed Ibrahim and a team in the UAE from Al Tamimi in 2018 and is now at the top of the market for ECM. In a major mandate, it advised Finablr plc on its IPO and listing on the LSE; the firm's role involved advising on UAE law, with an emphasis on ADGM trust law, and the impact of the new Foreign Direct Investment Law on the proposed structure. Corporate and M&A and capital markets partner Malack El Masry and associate Dania Yassin are key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Ahmed Ibrahim

Key clients

Ajman Bank

Sarwa Capital

Finablr PLC

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Highly regarded firm Matouk Bassiouny & Ibrahim regularly advises on the UAE aspects of significant cross-border deals, often working alongside leading international firms. In particular, the firm is well versed in acquisitions and disposals of private and public joint stock companies. Malack El Masry and Ahmed Ibrahim are the names to note.

Practice head(s):

Malack El Masry

Key clients


KBBO Group/Brokerage House Investments

Led by our UAE office Managing Partner, Ahmed Ibrahim, Matouk Bassiouny & Ibrahim’s lawyers are experts in advising on all aspects of UAE laws. Our Dubai office is also well placed to provide local legal support across the GCC.

We advise both local and international companies on a full range of issues from contentious and non-contentious corporate and commercial matters, including major project work, establishing and conducting business across the Emirates, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters, property, distributions and franchise arrangements.

Our capital markets team is the most active capital markets team in the UAE, having led almost all the IPOs and rights issue which have taken place in the UAE, including two UAE issuers listed on London Stock Exchange. Dubbed as “the UAE ECM guru” by Chambers & Partners and “the first choice when it comes to UAE IPOs”. Ahmed Ibrahim is ranked as tier 1 capital markets lawyer by the Legal500 in 2018 and has a second-to-none and hands-on capital markets experience.

Our tax practice is led by Abdelhamid Attalah, who is one of the most experienced and well-regarded tax experts in the region with more than 35 years of experience. Mr Attalah has worked as a senior tax partner at KPMG and a regional tax chief of other multinational conglomerates.

Department Name Email Telephone
Equity Capital Markets Ahmed Ibrahim +97150 557 3162
General Corporate & M&As Malack El Masry +97150 397 7689