Job Title: Partner & Head of Arbitration at Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy
Areas of Expertise: Adjudication,Arbitration,Expert Witness
Dr. Amr A. Abbas is a Partner and Head of the Arbitration Department at Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy where his practice focuses on representing clients at commercial and investment arbitrations. Dr. Abbas has acted as a chairman, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator as well as a legal expert in commercial and investment treaty arbitration as well as before several courts.
Dr. Abbas is also a staff member at the Faculty of Law Cairo University and the academic supervisor of the Faculty’s Moot Court Arbitration. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at the Law & Economics LLM program between Hamburg University and Cairo University.
Prior to joining Matouk Bassiouny, he worked with White & Case LLP, the World Bank in Washington DC, Sharkawy & Sarhan, and Ibrachy & Dermarkar in Cairo. Dr. Abbas has acted as a legal adviser to the Egyptian Competition Authority between 2014 and 2015, where he advised on pending cases, as well as on draft laws and regulations. Dr. Abbas has also advised the Ministry of Petroleum on the draft natural gas law and acted as Egypt’s In-Country Evaluator for the United Nations Global Compact Anti-Corruption Collective Action Project in 2015.
Before that, Dr. Abbas was a partner at Sharkawy & Sarhan between 2011 and 2014. There, Dr. Abbas’ represented clients in disputes, M&A, finance, capital markets, corporate, and commercial law issues.
Dr. Abbas began his career as an attorney with Ibrachy & Dermarkar in Cairo in 2000. During his time there, Dr. Abbas’ work included advising and representing banks, major airline operators, oil & gas companies, construction companies, and sovereigns in international commercial arbitration and in Egyptian Capital Market arbitration as well as in a wide range of corporate and business law issues.
- University of London, Queen Mary College, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, PhD, Ibrahim Shehata Scholar, London, UK
- The George Washington University Law School, LL.M., Thomas Burgenthal Scholar, Washington DC
- Cairo University, Faculty of Law, LL.M., Cairo, Egypt
- Cairo University, Faculty of Law, English Section, LL.B. with distinguished honors as the highest ranking LLB candidate in the English Section Cairo, Egypt.
Country of Residence: Egypt