Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy is a full-service independent MENA law firm with offices in Algeria, Egypt, Sudan and the UAE. We specialise in advising multinationals, corporations, financial institutions and governmental entities on all legal aspects of investing and business in the MENA region. Our team of 27 partners and over 170 fee earners are trained both locally and internationally and are fully conversant in English, Arabic and French.

The firm prides itself on its in-depth understanding of cross-border cultural and business practices and on providing a commercial problem-solving approach to its legal services.

Headed by F John Matouk – co-founder of the firm – the dispute resolution group consists of seven partners, one of counsel, three counsels and 12 senior associates and 42 fee earners. Grounded in both common and civil law jurisdictions, our team provides our clients with comprehensive dispute resolution services in Arabic, English and French. Our primary goal is to effectively manage risk and resolve disputes pursuant to clients’ strategic interests – whether through amicable negotiation, litigation, arbitration or other ADR mechanisms.

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy’s arbitration team headed by Dr Amr A. Abbas is active in CRCICA, ICC, CAS, LCIA, DIAC and ICSID arbitral proceedings governed by different laws, including Algerian law, Egyptian law, Saudi law and UAE laws. We represent clients in highvalue, high-profile disputes in a diverse range of sectors, including automotive, construction, heavy industry, manufacturing, maritime, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, real estate, telecommunications, media and entertainment, and tourism.

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