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Amr M. Baggatto

Amr M. Baggatto

Partner

Amr Baggatto is a Partner at Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy. He joined the Firm in October 2018. Prior to joining Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy, Amr had been acting as a Partner in Baker McKenzie’s Cairo office and worked for several years with the legal department of the Commercial International Bank.

  • Amr Baggatto ranked as a Highly Regarded Lawyer in M&A and Project Finance – IFLR, 2018-2021
  • Amr Baggatto regarded as Next Generation Partner in Commercial, Corporate and M&A – Legal 500, 2022

Practice Focus

Amr focuses his practice on Corporate M&A and Capital Market as well as Banking and Finance areas. He has been actively involved in a number of high-profile transactions.

Recent Experience

  • Represented Arab African International bank in a structured Sale and Lease Finance transactions amounting to USD 40 million and USD 60 million.
  • Represented Arab African International Bank and Commercial International Bank in a syndicate loan transaction amounting to USD 120 million.
  • Represent Ahly United Bank in a Lease Finance transaction amounting to USD 180 million.
  • Representation of CIB in its JV with FinBank to form Egypt Factors SAE, the first factoring company in Egypt.
  • Advised Golden Pyramids Plaza on USD 750 million off-shore bond program distributed over 17 tranches.
  • Advised Barclays Bank Plc in connection with the sale of its shares in Barclays Bank Egypt. specifically in charge of advising on the tax aspect of the transaction.
  • Acted as a special Egyptian legal counsel to Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), an economic authority of the Arab Republic of Egypt, in connection with a USD 1.4 billion loan made to Petroleum Export VI Limited (PEL VI), a company incorporated under the laws of Cayman Islands. The financing will be utilized to fund 78 oil shipments, comprising of 47 crude oil shipments and 31 NAFTA shipments.
  • Acted for EBRD in connection with a conventional Islamic finance syndication transaction with a total value USD 190 million and another USD 20 million facility to Advanced Energy Systems (ADES), an Egyptian oil field services company to refinance existing indebtedness and finance the acquisition of a new rig.
  • Advised Indian multinational Aditya Birla Group on its USD 925 million refinance existing English law facility agreement between its subsidiary Alexandria Carbon Black Company and Standard Charted Bank as agent and security trustee.
  • Acted for Commercial International Bank (CIB) and Legal & General Overseas Holdings B.V. in connection with the sale of 100% of Commercial International Life Insurance Company. In addition, drafting and negotiating a long term exclusive bancassurance agreement between Commercial International Bank (CIB) and Commercial International Life Insurance Company to be entered into post completion.

Education

Cairo University, Law School, English Section
2003

Language

Arabic

English

French

Admission

  • Egyptian Bar AssociationMember