Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy is a full-service independent law firm based in Cairo, Egypt. We specialise in advising multinationals, corporations, financial institutions and governmental entities on all legal aspects of investing and business in Egypt and the region. Our team of 16 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 four partners, two counsels and 8 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 both English and Arabic. Our primary goal is to effectively manage risk and resolve disputes pursuant to clients’ strategic interests – whether through amicable negotiation, litigation or arbitration.
Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy’s Arbitration Team headed by Dr. Amr A. Abbas is active in Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitral proceedings. The Litigation Team headed by Mr. Osman Mowafy is active in Egyptian civil, commercial, criminal, administrative and labor courts. We represent clients in high-value, high-profile disputes in a diverse range of sectors including automotive, construction, heavy industry, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, real estate, telecommunications and tourism.