Hesham Riad > Riad, Saleh & Partners > Giza, Egypt > Lawyer Profile

Riad, Saleh & Partners

Work Department

Corporate, Commercial, M&As, Finance, Capital Market and Development (Real Estate, Hospitality & Sustainable Energy)


Managing Partner


Hesham advised a wide range of national and multinational companies, banks and financial institutions in various fields of legal practice including general corporate, commercial
transactions, financial arrangements, corporate governance, employment and governmental
affairs. He is a partner with solid experience in development, real estate, hospitality, tourism, sustainable energy and capital market sectors.

He provides legal solutions for businesses by representing them starting transaction’s
negotiation process, legal opinions, governmental coordination and legal drafting for all required documentation and agreements.

His expertise includes real estate and hospitality deals structure, corporate- finance transactions, development and co-development agreements, shareholders and management agreements, asset
management agreements, sales and purchase agreements, banking collection, embezzlement and
laundering, bank contracts, commercial loans, foreign exchange and international loans, as well as capital issues, settlement agreements and project finance.




Egyptian Bar Association 
British Egyptian Business Association ( BEBA )


LLM, Master of International and Comparative Law, American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo, Egypt

Lawyer Rankings

Egypt > Energy

Riad, Saleh & Partners joins the ranking thanks to the work of two partners, Mohamed Saleh and Hesham Riad, in upstream, downstream and mid-stream projects in the oil and gas sector. The firm acts for local and international companies on matters including concession agreements and gas supply contracts. Founding partner and head of corporate Saleh also has experience in advising financial institutions on LNG and oil trading matters.

Egypt > Employment

They understand the business and provide quality and responsiveness‘, says a client of Riad, Saleh & Partners. The firm has built up its employment practice over the last five years, gaining substantial experience both in disputes and day-to-day HR issues. It now acts for a growing roster of international employers, among them Air Liquide and Schindler Group. The ‘very meticulous and responsive‘ Mohamed Saleh and Hesham Riad are the lead partners.

Egypt > Dispute resolution: litigation

They provide outstanding legal services and are very responsive‘, says a client of Riad, Saleh & Partners. The firm is frequently active in litigation in areas such as banking and finance, real estate, energy and healthcare. The ‘very meticulous and responsiveMohamed Saleh, who has more than 40 years’ experience in commercial and criminal disputes, and Hesham Riad are the main practitioners.

Egypt > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Riad, Saleh & Partners is a small firm that punches above its weight in corporate and M&A matters. It handles key transactions for international clients, among them Schindler Group, Chubb Life Insurance and Air Liquide Group. It is also called upon for corporate governance and strategic matters. ‘They are so practical and informative and know how to close cross-border deals‘, say clients of lead partners Mohamed Saleh and Hesham Riad.

Egypt > Banking and finance

Riad, Saleh & Partners joins the ranking having expanded its range of services into banking and finance six years ago. The firm has a long history as a full-service independent law firm, on the basis of which it has successfully won roles representing national and multinational companies in investment, banking and capital markets matters. It advises a number of international banks on local securities law and debt recovery. Its recent work spans repos, foreign exchange and Islamic finance transactions. Mohamed Saleh and Hesham Riad are the lead partners.