Barakat, Maher & Partners in association with Clyde & Co expands Egypt offering with senior hire

  • Press Releases 15 May 2024 15 May 2024
  • Middle East

  • Corporate

Barakat, Maher & Partners in association with Clyde & Co has today announced the appointment of Mr. Abdel Aziz Hassouba. Mr. Hassouba joins as Senior Legal Advisor and brings over 40 years’ experience advising numerous Egyptian and non-Egyptian entities on complex and high-value disputes, corporate and regulatory matters.

Barakat, Maher & Partners in association with Clyde & Co expands Egypt offering with senior hire

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Mr. Hassouba is a highly regarded lawyer and arbitrator. He advises clients in the banking, construction, defence and marine sectors. He has advised on high profile, complex commercial matters, disputes as well as regulatory and corporate matters, and has commented on the drafting of many of the current commercial and regulatory laws and codes of Egypt.

Mr. Hassouba is currently a board member of the Export Development Bank of Egypt and has also been a board member of the Egyptian Holding Company for Airport and Air Navigation.

Mohamed Barakat, Managing Partner of the Cairo office says “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Hassouba to the team. His deep industry experience and understanding of Egypt’s dynamic market will be of great value to our local, regional and global clients.”

Since the opening of the office in February 2023, the Cairo team has been a transactional powerhouse in Egypt advising local and international companies and institutions on both the debt and equity sides including a number of complex merger and acquisition transactions, private equity anti-trust, competition, regulatory and corporate matters, joint ventures, restructurings, separations and carve-outs together with initial public offerings and securitization deals and proven capabilities in fintech, venture capital, fintech, artificial intelligence and financial non banking services. The Cairo office is also active in employment, cross-border disputes and arbitration.

Clyde & Co has been operating in the Middle East for over 30 years and more than 20 years on the African continent. The firm has over 80 partners and over 540 staff operating in ten offices across the region - Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Nairobi, and Riyadh. Clyde & Co is a global law firm offers a full range of legal services in all major jurisdictions and economic centres worldwide. 

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