Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Celebrating a significant milestone and welcoming on board one of the UAE’s top corporate and ECM lawyers, Ahmed Ibrahim, as name partner, Cairo’s leading law firm Matouk Bassiouny have officially expanded services to Dubai under Matouk, Bassiouny & Ibrahim.

Led by a top-tier corporate and capital markets team, Matouk, Bassiouny & Ibrahim brings a wealth of valuable corporate, commercial and ECM experience. Offering expert services withequity capital market matters, IPOs (primary, secondary and dual listing of shares) on ADX and DFM, in addition to supporting clients with an array of commercial services including negotiations, shareholder and share purchase agreements, corporate governance, and acquisitions, the new Dubai office, located in Maze Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, is a stepping stone in the firm’s regional expansion strategy.

“Dubai has undoubtedly proven to be the financial center of the Middle East and hence, building a leading Middle East and North African leading law firm necessitated a strong presence in Dubai, which was fulfilled with the team-up with Ahmed Ibrahim, one of the leading Capital Markets and Corporate lawyers in the UAE,” stated F. John Matouk, Founding Partner of Matouk Bassiouny. Omar Bassiouny, Cofounding Partner, added “We have no doubt that our combined synergies will achieve the underlying objective and deliver the best legal services to our clients.”

UAE office Managing Partner, Ahmed Ibrahim, adds, “Matouk Bassiouny’s regional expansion is solely client-driven. Both their corporate clients and top-tier international relationship firms have strongly encouraged and supported this regional expansion into the UAE specifically and the MENA markets generally. Based on client feedback, it has become clear to that there is a strong demand for additional top quality regional professional full-service platforms in MENA. We truly believe that we are ideally positioned to fill this gap. We are the most active ECM local team in the Middle East”

Founded in 1949, Matouk Bassiouny currently operate in Sudan, Cairo and now, Dubai, with specialized desks in Libya and Algeria. Trained both locally and internationally in both civil and common law systems, the firm’s attorneys specialize in advising multinationals, corporations, financial institutions and governmental entities on all legal aspects of investing and doing business in Egypt and the region. To list a few of its accolades, the firm is the recipient of the prestigious IFLR Middle East Award for ‘National Law Firm of the Year’ in 2014, 2016 and 2017.


About Matouk, Bassiouny & Ibrahim

Matouk Bassiouny is a top-tier regional and independent full service business law firm established in Egypt, with offices in Cairo, UAE, and Sudan covering the MENA region. The firm also has specialized desks for Libya and Algeria.

With around 200 lawyers and partners around the region, the firm is renowned for its expertise and experience in regional legal matters and prides itself on both its blue-chip client base and its close 

working relationship with the UK magic circle firms and top US international firms. The firm provides regional dispute resolution, transactional and advisory services to clients in the MENA region.

Matouk, Bassiouny & Ibrahim is committed to helping clients achieve their business strategies and provides outstanding commercially-minded legal services across the region. Clients depend on the firm’s ability to find innovative solutions to complex business issues, and Matouk Bassiouny’s lawyers use the firm’s experience and resources to help clients handle these challenges. 

Clients include Governments, international organizations, multinational corporations, small and medium sized companies from a variety of sectors around the world, as well as individuals.

Matouk Bassiouny’s teams are made up of lawyers and legal advisers from Algeria, Egypt, France, Morocco, Pakistan, Sudan, UAE, USA, and Yemen, all highly experienced in advising clients on legal matters throughout the MENA region. 

Languages spoken within the firm include Arabic, French, English, and Urdu. The culturally diverse, dynamic and highly qualified team offers specialized and personalized legal support tailored to each client’s business needs and goals.

Contact and Location Details

601, 6thFloor

Maze Tower

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai


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