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Riad & Riad

Work Department

Banking & Finance




Mohamed’s experience focuses on banking and finance; he has extensive experience in a wide range of banking areas and has participated in all types of financing transactions including secured and unsecured loans, project financing and asset-based lending.
Mohammed has more than 16 years of experience with the largest law firms in Egypt and the GCC as well as the world’s largest international financial institutions. He worked for the European Bank for Development and Development in London (EBRD) until 2015.


English & Arabic


Egyptian Bar Association, 2005.
Member in the British Egyptian Business Association.


Lancaster University School of Law, September 2012. LL.M in  international business and corporate law (focus on Corporate governance)

Cairo University, Faculty of Law (English Section) L.L.B., June 2005

Lawyer Rankings

Egypt > Projects and infrastructure

Riad & Riad climbs the ranking having been involved in high-value projects, among them a $1.2bn EPC contract with National Authority for Tunnels on behalf of a consortium including China Railway Group and Aviation Industry Corporation of China. Frequently working alongside international counsel, the firm assists developers, sponsors and financial institutions with permitting issues, finance, project documents, corporate structures and a host of other matters. Lead partners Fatma Salah, Eman Riad and Mohamed Riad bring to bear extensive experience in finance, public procurement, construction, regulatory and corporate matters.

Egypt > Energy

Riad & Riad has ‘in-depth knowledge of Egyptian laws which makes its advice reliable‘, says a client who notes that ‘their advice is always given in a commercial context from the perspective of the client‘. The firm has experience in both local and cross-border finance transactions, including those focused on the energy, infrastructure and oil and gas sectors. Fatma Salah and Mohamed Riad lead the practice, which has recently been involved in numerous renewable energy projects and was appointed by EBRD to support private sector participation in the electricity market.

Egypt > Dispute resolution: litigation

Riad & Riad climbs the ranking this year having handled an increasingly diverse range of disputes. Its 12-lawyer team has been involved in matters before the Supreme Constitutional Court, the Court of Cassation and the State Council courts, as well as numerous cross-border matters in sectors including engineering, retail, construction and medical devices. The ‘highly experiencedFatma Salah, the ‘excellent and very clearEman Riad and versatile litigation partner Mohamed Riad lead the practice, which is ‘highly capable and very professional‘.

Egypt > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Riad & Riad has a dispute resolution group that, although focused more on litigation, is able to handle high-value arbitration cases in major international and domestic fora. Fatma Salah, Eman Riad and Mohamed Riad, whose work includes collective labour disputes and arbitration matters, are the key practitioners. Salah recently represented a Korean company in a CRCICA matter. Senior associate Omayma Ragab is increasingly involved in the firm’s major arbitration cases.

Egypt > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Riad & Riad ‘provides credible concise advice‘, according to one client. Another notes the firm’s ‘proactive approach in trying to find solutions to solve the client’s problems in the most efficient and expedient manner‘. The firm climbs the rankings due to its increasingly high-profile work in M&A transactions and joint ventures, and its advice on regulatory and corporate governance matters. Fatma Salah, Eman Riad and Mohamed Riad are the lead partners and they are supported by a large team of strong associates including Heba Al Abd and Lina Aboulhassan.