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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Matouk Bassiouny names new partners, White & Case to open Cairo office

New partners at Matouk Bassiouny: Ahmed Abdel Gawad and Muhammad Nassef have made partners at business law shop Matouk Bassiouny, where they practice in the firm’s high-profile corporate and M&A group, according to an emailed statement. Abdel Gawad has Recently advised Danone on its acquisition of Halayeb Food and Rocket Internet on its acquisition of food ordering site Otlob. Nassef recently represented CIB in its acquisition of Citibank’s Egyptian consumer business and “has also represented several private equity firms throughout their respective investments’ lifecycle.”

Law firm White & Case LLP is opening an office in Cairo and expects to be up and running by October. The Cairo office will help the firm meet the increasing demands of its Egyptian clients and better support the needs international clients investing there, Chairman Hugh Verrier said. White & Case has been advising clients in Egypt, mainly corporate and investment banking clients, for more than 15 years and the new office will enable it to “broaden its legal practice and better support clients on high end work including project finance, private equity, corporate / M&A and debt and equity capital markets.” The firm will operate in Egypt “in association with new Egyptian law firm MHR & Partners, the partners of which will be Tarek Mohanna, Said Hanafi, Walid El Daly and Sherief Rashed.”

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