Aly El Hamamsy is a partner in the Corporate Department of Morrison & Foerster’s New York office.

Aly has nearly 20 years of experience advising on complex transactions including public and private acquisitions and divestitures, restructurings, joint ventures, corporate governance, and hostile takeovers. He has extensive experience in a variety of industries, including private equity, financial services, asset management, healthcare, technology, energy, and consumer goods. His transactional practice encompasses both U.S. domestic and cross-border M&A and joint ventures.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Aly was a partner at another international law firm, where he advised on M&A transactions. He also previously acted as managing director of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Middle East Region, where he led the NBA’s operations in 11 countries for five different business lines and brand extensions.

Aly earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a James Kent Scholar. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from McGill University. He is fluent in French and Arabic, and conversational in Italian.

Representative Experience

  • A diversified international markets infrastructure business in its US$27 billion acquisition of one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure.
  • A multinational automotive parts manufacturing company in its acquisition of a leading global materials science and manufacturing expert’s anti-vibration systems business.
  • A multinational investment bank and financial services company in the sale of its alternative fund businesses to a global provider of fund administration services and a San Francisco-based private equity firm.
  • A German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world in its €5.9 billion acquisition of significant components of a multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses.
  • The independent directors of the board of directors of an American cable television provider in connection with its separation from a French multinational telecommunications corporation.
  • A U.S. mining company, a wholly owned subsidiary of a global Belgian material solutions company, on its merger with a U.S. industrial sand company.
  • A financial services firm focused on the legal market on its US$160 million acquisition of the parent company of a litigation finance and asset management firm, combining the two largest litigation finance players in the world.
  • An American pharmaceutical company on its US$2.5 billion proposed inversion combination with a subsidiary of an Irish pharmaceutical company, and its US$15.6 billion acquisition by a Canadian pharmaceutical company.
  • A multinational commodity trading company on its acquisition of a global financial services company’s physical energy and commodities business.
  • A Spanish multinational financial services company on its US$1.9 billion acquisition of a U.S. bank.
  • An American multinational investment bank and financial services corporation on its sale of a majority stake in a retail broker to an American multinational investment bank and financial services company.
  • A British multinational universal bank on the sale of its U.S. power and natural gas commodities trading assets to a leading global bank’s energy division.
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