A founding partner of Hassouna & Abou Ali law firm (1988), with a LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School (1984), and LL.B. (1980) and Diploma in Private Law (1982) from Cairo University. He practiced law in the US with Sidley Austin law firm in the banking and corporate areas (1985-1987). Acting on behalf of multinational companies and international agencies, he has expertise in the areas of banking, capital market, corporate, investment, mergers and acquisitions, project finance and restructuring, and legislative and economic reforms. He acts both as a transactional and litigator attorney.
He is a Board member and chair of the compensation and bonuses committee of Telecom Egypt; and a Board member of BLOM Bank Egypt and member of its audit committee.
He is also a member of several tarde and professional organizations, including:
- The American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (Current Chair, Legal Affairs Committee; Past Executive Vice President 2011-2013)
- Education for Employment Foundation EFE (Egypt) (Member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer)
- Egyptian Capital Market Society (Chairman, Committee on Profession & Legislation),
- Egyptian Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (Board Member and General Secretary since 2003)
Ahmed Abou Ali is an author of several published research papers and presentations on different aspects of Egyptian law.