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Global Leader

Project Finance 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Mahmoud Salah Bassiouny impresses with his in-depth knowledge of project finance transactions, notably across the oil and gas sector.


Mahmoud Bassiouny is the regional managing partner of Matouk Bassiouny and heads the firm’s finance and projects practice group. His experience in trade and project finance, energy and infrastructure sectors has earned him the trust of international commercial banks, export credit agencies and major players in the energy sector.

Mahmoud has represented the Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) in relation to the construction of El Dabaa nuclear power plant; Lekela Egypt Wind Power BOO SAE in relation to the Build, Own, Operate (BOO) scheme of a 250MW wind farm project in Ras Ghareb; Access Building Energy Solar One SAE, part of the fast-growing developer and operator of power assets; Access Power in connection with the financing of up to circa US$55 million to finance the design, development, financing, construction, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of a 50MW solar photovoltaic power plant under the Feed-in Tariff programme; International Finance Corporation (the lenders) on the major BOOT financing of EDF’s Port Said and Suez Gulf projects; Calyon and a bank syndicate on providing a US$275 million facility to the Egyptian General Petroleum Company; and JPMorgan PLC, Morgan Stanley & Co International PLC and a bank syndicate in granting Petroleum Export Limited V a US$1 billion facility.

According to Chambers Global 2020, Mahmoud is an “outstanding figure” and “a supportive, strong negotiator and problem solver”.

Mahmoud advises major oil and gas players, public and private parties, lenders and consultancy firms on various issues related to their business. He also has extensive experience in matters of security creation and perfection. His sector expertise includes aviation, real estate development, heavy industries and power and infrastructure. He is ranked in Band 1 of Chambers & Partners (2020) and as a Highly Regarded lawyer of IFLR1000 (2020).

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