Mohamed Khodeir > Khodeir & Partners > Giza, Egypt > Lawyer Profile

Khodeir & Partners
14, WADI EL NILE STREET
MOHANDESSIN
GIZA
Egypt

Work Department

Corporate Commercial
Corporate Structuring
Mergers & Acquisitions
Capital Markets

Position

Founder & Managing Partner

Career

Mohamed Khodeir is the founder and Managing Partner of Khodeir & Partners and heads our Corporate Practices.

Mohamed is a renowned legal figure in the MEA, holding an unparalleled track record of over 20 years advising investors doing business in 4 jurisdictions, with a deal sheet exceeding 50 Billion US$.

Mohamed was the former CEO of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (“GAFI”) in Egypt, during a time of major reforms that included issuing of the new Investment Law which is one of the projects he led while serving public office.

Before founding Khodeir & Partners, Mohamed was a partner in one of the largest firms in the Middle East and managed two major law offices of that firm in the region and has also overseen expansion in the region including co-founding Egypt operation.

Mohamed has had a diverse background in numerous areas of direct/indirect investment and multiple areas of law including; corporate, banking & finance, dispute settlement, government projects, legislation, investment and tax as well as family business. He has worked with government bodies on projects such as railways and telecommunication networks as well as being involved in major international transactions acting as local counsel and managing cross-border deals. Mohamed has practised law in four jurisdictions including Egypt and the UAE and worked with, and in cooperation with, numerous regional, local and international law firms.

Mohamed has been consistently recognised for his legal work. In 2015 – 2020, he wasrecognised by IFLR1000 as one of the leading lawyers in the fields of M&A and Capital Markets. In 2010, 2009 and 2008, Mohamed was selected in the Asian Law Leading Lawyers Survey in recognition of his work in the area of ‘General Corporate Practice’.

Additionally, during his term at GAFI, Mohamed received an award for General
Administration distinction in recognition of his efforts on government administrative reform from Tatweej Academy in Dubai.

He is a qualified lawyer before Egyptian courts and was a qualified legal consultant in the UAE. Mohamed is also a member of the London Chartered institute of Arbitrators. He holds an LLM degree in international Business Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands and passed the Harvard Business School “Leading Global Businesses” Course.

Mohamed was a member of the Egyptian Supreme Investment Council and was also a member of the following boards and committees:
-Al Awkaf Egyptian Authority
-National Investment Bank
-Industrial Development Authority
-The Egyptian Competition Authority
-Sinai Development Authority
-Egyptian Airports Company
-Committee for State Assets Utilization
-Holding Company for Maritime and Land Transport
-Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company
-Egypt Expo & Convention Authority
-The National Centre for Planning State Land
-Ministerial Committee for settlement of Investment Disputes

Mohamed was also a member of International IPA boards and committees in his capacity as GAFI CEO including ANIMA and WIPA.

Mohamed represented Egypt in numerous international conferences and events. During his term in office, Mohamed presided over the Legislative Committee at the Ministry of Investment that drafted Egypt’s Investment Law in 2016/2017 and he has taken a lead on deliberation of the law with all stakeholders up to its promulgation at parliament. He was also the Chairman of “Bedaya” Private Equity Fund which was mandated to support SME investments.

Languages

English
Arabic

Memberships

Egyptian Bar Association

Education

LLB English Section, Cairo University
LLM (International Business Law), Leiden University

Lawyer Rankings

Egypt > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Being a relatively new player on the market, Khodeir & Partners has extensive expertise in areas such as regulatory licensing, corporate governance requirements as well as M&A transactions and restructurings. Founding partner Mohamed Khodeir is particularly well versed in international matters, having practiced law in four jurisdictions. In Summer 2021 the team expanded by two new partners: Hanan El Dib, who was internally promoted and Hani Zahran, who advises on the intersection of corporate M&A, renewable energy and real estate developments.