Corporate Law in Egypt
Cairo Center Bldg., 2 Abdel Kader Hamza St., Garden City, Cairo Egypt, Cairo
Hassouna & Abou Ali Founded in 1987, following the closing of the Cairo office of the U.S. law firm of Sidley & Austin, where Mohammed Hassouna was a partner while Ahmed Abou Ali worked in Sidley's Chicago Office, Hassouna & Abou Ali has become one of Egypt’s leading business law firms.
Our Firm brings together the experience and expertise of professionals with diverse educational, legal and business backgrounds. Our goal is to combine experience and expertise to achieve client objectives efficiently, promptly, economically, and with continuity.
We are admitted to practice law in Egypt and have significant international dimension through our close relationships with well-known U.S. and European law firms, including Sidley Austin and Clifford Chance. We practice in most areas of the law on behalf of partnerships, corporations and joint ventures. Dedicated to the highest level of legal expertise and service, we advise a wide range of international and local clients on all legal aspects of their commercial activities in Egypt.
Our lawyers combine Egyptian, European and U.S. legal education and practice. We work closely with each client and provide our expertise in transactional matters, as well as in dispute resolution. In addition, clients’ needs are efficiently handled through the effective flow of information within the Firm and high quality research materials and computer support services.
Through our membership and active participation in many Egyptian and international professional and trade organizations, we are well positioned and committed to keeping up with new developments in the legal and economic environment. Through the years we have developed an excellent working relationship with many government and non-government organizations. This coupled with our experience in banking and finance, and corporate and investment law, both in Egypt and the United States makes Hassouna & Abou Ali one of the top leading Egyptian law firms in these areas of the law.
Our lawyers handle all aspects of corporate law from incorporation to dissolution. Significant part of the corporate practice is devoted to corporate governance issues and contractual relations between our clients and their business partners, including suppliers, customers, landlords, tenants, and consultants.
We have extensive experience in dealing with the entire spectrum of issues facing companies in both the private and public sectors regardless of the degree of complexity.
One of our activities in this area is merger and acquisition transactions, including legal investigation of the target, and the negotiation and documentation of the transaction.
- Combines Egyptian and UK legal education.
- Licensed to appear before the Supreme Court of Egypt.
- Particular experience in management consulting and investment banking.
- General Practice of corporate law.
- Representation of several development and engineering projects.
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Admitted: 1956, Egypt
Faculty of Law, Cairo University (LL.B 1955); Cambridge University, England (M.A. 1957).
Hassouna & Abou Ali, 1987-present; Sidley & Austin & Naguib, 1983-1987; ASN, 1977-1983; National Bank of Egypt 1957- 1958; Manager and Director of public sector companies 1959-1974.
Languages: Arabic, English, French and German.