Last Updated: 23 July 2019
is a full-service independent regional MENA law firm based in Cairo, Egypt (Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy), with offices in UAE and Sudan, with country desks in Algeria and Libya. We specialise in advising multinationals, corporations, financial institutions and governmental entities on all legal ... aspects of investing and business in the region. The team of 19 partners and more than 145 lawyers are trained both locally and internationally and are fluent in English, Arabic and French. Our Corporate Group’s primary goal is to provide top-level general corporate and mergers and acquisitions advice to clients, including to a wide range of multinational corporations, private equity firms, fund managers and blue-chip investors in Egypt and in the region. Headed by Omar S. Bassiouny, founding partner and Tamer El Hennawy, executive partner and group co-head, the Corporate Group consists of nine partners and over 60 lawyers.
was established in 1953 and is one of the oldest and largest law firms actively supporting foreign and local investors in the Egyptian business sector. ZH&P provides a full range of corporate, business and commercial legal services through 100 fee earners and 170 employees who specialise in a wide ... range of practice areas including banking and finance, capital markets, compliance, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, franchise, insurance, international foreign investment, international trade and mergers and acquisitions. International clients include, among others, EFG Hermes, Beltone Capital, Actis LLP, Accelero Capital and Planet Investment, Vodafone Egypt Telecommunications S.A.E., BIOMERIEUX, IOS Partners Inc., Sisecam, Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A and Taylor Wessing.