ESQUIRE International Legal Advisors

Amr El-Bayoumi


Amr El-Bayoumi is Partner in Charge of Esquire ILA's New York office and Chairman of our Global Transactions Group.

Mr. El-Bayoumi possesses a considerable wealth of experience in cross-border transactions, particularly with mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, intellectual property, and technology, media and telecom. As former in house counsel to multi-billion dollar multinational corporations in the United Kingdom, Egypt, and UAE, as well as associate counsel at several leading law firms in New York, Chicago, and Silicon Valley, Mr. El-Bayoumi is likewise highly experienced with international dispute resolution before the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the London Court of International Arbitration.

Mr. El-Bayoumi holds a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is admitted to practice law in the states of New York, California, and Illinois. He is a native speaker of English and Arabic, and is proficient in French.

His wealth of experience includes:

* Vice President, Legal, to a multi-billion dollar international mobile telecommunications carrier based in Cairo, Egypt.

* General Counsel to a global satellite telephony service based in Dubai, responsible for all legal and business development matters of a state of the art global mobile satellite telecommunications business serving the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.

* Regional Counsel to a major tobacco manufacturer based in London, UK, responsible for the management of all legal matters in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey of the third largest tobacco company worldwide.

* Lead counsel for the acquisition and financing of numerous mobile operations licenses and equity interests in the Middle East, North Africa and Indian Subcontinent, totaling approximately US$4 billion.

* Primary external counsel responsible for all technology and intellectual property development and licensing arrangements to numerous blue chip Silicon Valley based technology startups, including Cisco, Oracle, E*Trade,, Genentech and Yahoo!.

* Primary external counsel for a range of international corporate transactions, including joint ventures, agency, franchise and distribution agreements, cross-border financing, mergers and acquisitions, to several Fortune 500 and multi-national companies including Bechtel, Brown & Root, Cooper Tires, Caltex, Ashland Oil, Martin Marietta, Raytheon, Starbucks, Brown & Williamson Tobacco, Radio Shack, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Abbot Labs, and Eli-Lilly.

* Lead internal counsel in connection with five International Chamber of Commerce arbitrations associated with joint venture agreement disputes related to telecommunication operations in Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Chad and Yemen with claims totalling over US$3 billion.

* External counsel to the Egyptian Government on the United Nations, Egyptian, Iraqi and other Middle East law aspects of a multi-million dollar arbitration before the United Nations Compensation Commission.

* External counsel to the Kuwaiti Government in a multi-million dollar construction contract arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce.


New York: +1(917) 565-2794

Cairo: +20.2.2461.8863


Bar Admission

State Bars of New York, California, and Illinois


Georgetown University Law Center, JD

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, BSc

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