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MBH Hosts First-Ever Egypt National Round of FDI Moot

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy’s arbitration department hosted the first-ever Egypt National Round of the Foreign Direct Investment arbitration moot (FDI Moot) on 6-7 September 2019 at our office in Garden City. The event was divided into preliminary, semi-final and final rounds over two days, in which participating teams, comprised of law students from varying universities across Egypt, plead as both Claimant and Respondent.

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy, together with Shalakany Law Office, is sponsoring the winning team’s trip to Miami for the Global Rounds. The FDI Moot Global Rounds will be held on 7-10 November at the University of Miami, School of Law and is sponsored by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

We are most grateful to:

  • the global organizers of the FDI Moot for presenting our Firm with the opportunity to debut this mooting competition in Egypt;
  • all the volunteer arbitrators from Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy, neighboring law firms and the judiciary, for providing the teams with invaluable practical feedback; and
  • the participating students for the amount of hard work and preparation that went into their pleadings.

We look forward to hosting again next year.

Check out a few photos below from the event, and see more on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages.