Ahmed MG Abou Ali


  • Admitted:
    • Egypt, 1981


  • Education:
    • Post-Graduate Studies, Harvard Law School, 1985
    • LL.M, Harvard Law School, 1984
    • Diploma, Faculty of Law, Cairo University, 1982
    • LL.B, Faculty of Law, Cairo University, 1980


  • Experience:
    • 1987 – Present: Partner, Abou Ali Law Firm, Port Said, Egypt; Managing Partner, Hassouna & Abou Ali Law Firm, Cairo, Egypt
    • 1985 – 1987: Associate, Sidley & Austin, Chicago, USA
    • 1981 – 1983: Associate, Abou Ali Law Firm, Port Said, Egypt


  • Professional Affiliations:
    • Board Membership
      • American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (Board Member, Executive Vice President 2011-2013)
      • Egypt Telecom (Board Member)
      • Blom Bank Egypt (Board Member)
      • Egyptian Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Board Member and Secretary General)
    • Professional Membership:
      • Egyptian Bar Association
      • Egyptian Society of International Law
      • American Bar Association
      • Chambre de Commerce Francaise en Egypte
      • German-Arab Chamber of Trade and Industry
      • Egyptian Capital Market Association (Chairman, Committee on Profession and Legislation)
      •  Port Said Chamber of Shipping (Former Chairman of the Board)


  • Languages:
    • Arabic; English



Ahmed Abou Ali combines Egyptian and U.S. legal education and practice. In addition to his experience in maritime and shipping related work, he has particular experience and expertise in the areas of banking, commercial, corporate and capital market laws, mergers, acquisitions, project finance and restructuring, privatization and legislative and economic reforms.


In the U.S., he was involved in several corporate financing, leveraged buy-outs and corporate restructuring as an attorney with the Chicago law firm of Sidley & Austin. In Egypt, he now acts regularly as legal advisor to the boards of several local subsidiaries of multinational companies and Egyptian joint stock companies. He regularly guides boards of directors as to their duties and responsibilities. He handles all aspects of corporate law from incorporation to dissolution, with significant part devoted to corporate governance issues and contractual relations between clients and their business partners, including the areas of securities regulation and mergers and acquisitions.


He has been involved as legal counsel since 1992 in Egypt's privatization and economic reform policy projects funded by USAID and EU programs.


He is licensed to appear before the Supreme Court of Egypt and is a member of the board in several non-governmental organizations.

Contact Details:


Cairo Office


2 Abdel Kader Hamza St.

Cairo Center Bldg., Garden City

Cairo, Egypt


Tel: +20 (2) 27924101 – 27924102

Fax: +20 (2) 27924104

E-mail: aabouali@aboualilaw.com