Tamer El Hennawy

Tamer El Hennawy

Partner, Co-Head of Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A

Tamer El Hennawy is a Partner at Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy, the Co-Head of the Corporate and M&A, and Capital Markets practice groups, and heads the firm’s real estate sector. He represents leading Egyptian corporations and has been working on most of the public offerings that occurred in the country in the past six years.

He has helped execute high-value acquisitions, restructurings, and divestitures in Egypt for companies in the natural resources, manufacturing, construction, real estate, pharmaceutical and tourism industries. while also working on the sale of operating fields that were carried out by the Egyptian Petroleum Corporation.

Referring to Tamer, recent periodicals have stated:

Tamer El Hennawy is excellent for M&A matters. He is a top-level lawyer.

Chambers Global, 2022

Tamer El Hennawy is a true leader who is very supportive of his clients and gives detailed and accurate advice.

Chambers Global, 2022

Tamer is a very professional lawyer. He managed very efficiently the negotiations. He understood very well our company's issues

IFLR 100, 2020

Very responsive and great quality work.

IFLR 100, 2019

Has an unparalleled understanding of Egypt's administrative and political dynamics, making his advice highly effective. He has a wide range of experience that covers equity capital markets and M&A

Chambers Global, 2018

An incredible negotiation strategist whose calm demeanor is incredible impressive…

Chambers Global, 2016

Simply excellent

Legal 500 EMEA, 2014

Very energetic and has high motivation and drive

Chambers Global, 2013
Practice Focus
Tamer’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, real estate, capital markets, corporate, and transactional work. He also handles all legal work for companies listed on the EGX.

Recent Rankings

  • Tamer El Hennawy ranked as Band 1  —  Chambers & Partners, 2022
  • Tamer El Hennawy ranked as a Leading Lawyer  —  Chambers & Partners, 2022
  • Tamer El Hennawy ranked as a Highly Regarded Lawyer  —  IFLR 1000, 2022
  • Selected Recent Experience

    • Representation of Hassan Allam Holding in their acquisition of 60% of the shares of Power Generation Engineering and Services Company S.A.E being the largest consultancy firm in the region in the field of power generation. Transaction value: EGP 420 million.
    • Representation of SEB Internationale SAS and Groupe SEB Egypt for Household Appliances in connection with their acquisition of 51% of Egyptian French Company for Households being a market leader in the field of cooking equipment. The acquisition is followed by a merger, which would in effect cause SEB Internationale SAS and Groupe SEB Egypt for Household Appliances ownership to reach 55%. Transaction cash value is approximately EGP 400 million yet the overall value including the merged entity values would be a multiple of that figure.
    • Representation of Obour Land for Food Industries, as sole local councils, in its initial public offering for a total valuation of EGP 774 million.
    • Representation of an Egyptian investment bank CI Capital on the listing of 246.9 million ordinary shares on the Egyptian Stock Exchange, representing 43.6% of its capital. Transaction value: approx. EGP 2 billion.
    • Representation of Egypt’s fastest-growing and second-largest distributor of pharmaceutical products Ibn Sina in 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 is distributed in two tranches, to be followed by a capital increase of up to 50 million shares specified to shareholders who sold their shares in the first offering.
    • Representation of Beltone Investment Banking, global coordinator and book-runner, on the IPO of Amer Group for a total valuation of around USD 200 million.
    • Representation of Sarwa Capital in connection with an International public offering intended to finance a capital increase and partial exit of some of its major shareholders. Transaction value: EGP 2 billion.
    • Representation of Edita Food Industries SAE in connection with its initial public offering for a total valuation of EGP approx. 2 billion.
    • Representation of DICE – a leading Egyptian manufacturer of sports, casual wear and ready-made garments – in a primary offering of up to 62.35% of its outstanding share capital listed on EGX, valued at EGP 25 million.
    • Representation of Palm Hills Development S.A.E. in its initial public offering for a total valuation of USD 343 million.
    • Representation of EFG-Hermes, global coordinator and book-runner, on the IPO of Juhayna for a total valuation of USD 206 million.
    • Representation of Commercial International Bank (Egypt) S.A.E in the acquisition of the consumer banking business of Citibank in Egypt. Transaction value: confidential.
    • Representation of Emaar Misr for Development in connection to its initial public offering for a total valuation of EGP 2.2 billion.
    • Representation of a company on its divestiture of interest in an entity having concessions over an Egyptian port. Transaction value: over USD 700 million.
    • Representation of a company in its divestiture of interest in two entities having concessions over an operating oil field. Transaction value: USD 2 billion.


    University of London: LL.M.
    Cairo University: LL.B.

    Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Egyptian Bar Association  —  Member
  • American Chamber of Commerce  —  Member