Dr. Mohamed Al Degwy

Dr. Mohamed Al Degwy

Partner, Head of Competition

Mohamed Al Degwy is a partner at Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy and head of competition practice. He has over seven years of practice experience in Egypt representing all matters concerning corporate legalities, transactions, M&As, trademarks, registration, negotiation, drafting, and establishing favorable agreements for his clients.

Practice Focus
Mohamed’s practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions, capital market transactions along with general corporate matters and regulatory compliance. Ensuring that the proper legal documentation and representation is afforded to the clients of MBH whether they be reviewing, negotiating, structuring, and implementing necessary agreements related to civil, commercial, investment, banking, and competition law.

Selected Recent Experience

  • Competition Law Assessment of High-Profile Acquisitions as part of the Due Diligence Report in connection with the provision of legal advice on whether the Targets have been in compliance with the Egyptian Competition Law and whether the anticipated acquisitions would raise any competition law concerns.
  • Conducting a Due Diligence Report on a Leading Egyptian Company for the Purpose of Acquisition of said Company by a Leading Private Equity Fund (2019).
  • Representation of a local and Foreign Investors in connection with Three Different Joint Venture Agreements with Local Investors. The instructions included drafting, reviewing, and negotiating the JV Agreements and advising on the JV projects.
  • Preparation of a tailored corporate governance structure and documentation for a Company in Egypt.
  • Representation of Wuhan Chinese engineering and construction giant - in connection with the establishment of a Joint venture company in the Suez Canal Economic Zone in Egypt.
  • Representation of Hassan Allam Properties in connection with the Profit-Sharing Co-Development Land Agreement entering with Al-Mustakbal City. (2018).
  • Representation of Ibn Sina – Egypt’s fastest-growing and second-largest distributor of pharmaceutical products – in connection with an initial public offering of up to 269,381,625 ordinary shares. Offering represents approximately 40% of the total share capital of the company and was divided in two tranches, followed by a capital increase of up to 50 million shares specified to shareholders who sold their shares in the first offering.
  • Representation of New Giza University in connection with reviewing and negotiating the academic collaboration agreement entered with King’s College London.
  • Preparation of numerous legal memos and advisement for foreign investors and companies in Egypt such as: Amadeus, AXA, Inertia, Hassan Allam Constructions, Hassan Allam Properties, Sonker, Abraaj, Nutreco, Samsung, and Cleopatra Hospitals) on civil law, commercial law, investment law, banking law, competition law, electricity law, insurance law, telecommunications law, pharmaceuticals law, consumer protection law, tax law, intellectual property rights law, and importation law.


Goethe University-Frankfurt, Faculty of Law: Doctorate Degree – the Doctorate Program of Law and Economics of Money and Finance (“LEMF”).
Cairo University: Public Law Diploma.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels): LL.M. in International and European Law.
Cairo University: Investment and International Trade Law Diploma.
Cairo University, Faculty of Law: LL.B.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Egyptian Bar Association  —  Member