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Matouk Bassiouny

Dispute Resolution

2 ranked lawyersBand 2EgyptGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Sizeable dispute resolution team acting on the full gamut of arbitration cases. Capable of handling both commercial and investor-state arbitrations, and experienced representing energy and construction clients in claims against government entities. Highly experienced acting for international clients from across the Middle East and further afield, often working in tandem with the firm's offices elsewhere in the region.

Strengths

One satisfied client described the firm as “an excellent success partner,” highlighting the “impressive expertise, high professionalism and world-class qualifications” on offer.

Further sources enthuse: “The team is very dedicated, knowledgeable, reliable and keen to achieve our best interests.”

Work highlights

Represented a group of Kuwaiti investors in an ICSID arbitration against the Egyptian government, in which the claimants sought a sum of more than USD10 billion in compensation following the cancellation of a major construction project.

Notable practitioners

A client of Amr Abbas stated: “I am very impressed with his advocacy skills,” adding that “he has a remarkable ability to come up with answers to complicated issues in a very smooth and sharp way.” The source also noted: “He has amazing analytical skills and knowledge of the law.”

Firm co-founder John Matouk is a well-known and respected figure who represents a number of high-profile international clients in their Egyptian disputes. He combines these responsibilities with his ongoing coordination of the firm's expansion into new markets, including Algeria, Sudan and the UAE.

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Dispute Resolution Department

Matouk Bassiouny

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12 Mohamed Ali Genah

Garden City

Cairo

Cairo

Egypt

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Egypt

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration


Amr Abbas
Band 2
F. John Matouk
Band 3