Nevine Aboualam

Practice Focus

Nevine Abou Alam is a Partner at Matouk Bassiouny and a member of its Corporate and M&A practice group. Her area of expertise focuses on handling acquisition transactions and assisting the client throughout the entire transaction, including advising on restructuring, conducting legal due diligence, drafting and negotiating share/asset purchase agreements and shareholders agreements and closing of such transactions. She advised a number of private equity funds and multinational companies in complex cross-border acquisitions. She has been recently focusing on M&A transactions in the educational sector especially private universities, where she worked on complex acquisitions of Egyptian private universities. In addition to advising on listing and initial public offering, including drafting the prospectus.

She also has a wide expertise in corporate, commercial and employment matters, where she advised several multinational companies on redundancy measures and compliance matters.

Representative Legal Matters

Advising on the acquisition of a group of educational institutions, including private university, national and international schools and private academies with a value of over EGP 900
million.

Advising Valeant Pharmaceutical International Inc. with regard to the acquisition of Amoun Pharmaceutical Company S.A.E. with a value of over USD 800 million. The instructions included
transaction structuring, legal due diligence and drafting the transaction documentation, further to conducting a Mandatory Tender Offer on Amoun Pharmaceutical Company S.A.E.

Advising on the initial public offering of Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, listed on the LSE and holding the largest medical diagnostics company in Egypt, Al Borg and Al Mokhtabar.

Representation of Spimaco in the successful acquisition of a majority stake in Meivo International for Pharmaceutical Industries S.A.E.

Advising Lafarge SA in the acquisition of OBMH, being the largest acquisition in the history of the Egyptian market with a value of over USD 11 billion.

Advising Alkan Holding Co. in connection with the total divestment of Alkan Pharma.

Advising on the taking over by H.J. Heinz of Cairo Food Industries with a value of USD 70 million

Publication

Egypt, “Mergers & Acquisitions Report”, International Financial Law Review, 2017.

       Partner

T + (202) 2796 2042

nevine.aboualam@ matoukbassiouny.com

Education

  • Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Faculty of Law: Maîtrise en droit – Business Law (2005)
  • Cairo University, Faculty of Law: LL.B. (2005)

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English