Our People


  • Dr. Fatma Salah | Partner

    f.salah@riad-riad.com

    Fatma has more than 15 years’ experience in corporate law, trade law, energy and renewables, cross-border transactions, and dispute resolution. She represents local and international corporations and financial institutions from the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia as well as governmental entities. She also provides legal advices and represents clients in high profile litigation trade investigations in a broad spectrum of business sectors.

    Fatma is a professor of law at the School of Law, Cairo University since 2010. She teaches courses of business law, international commercial arbitration and evidence law.

    Education

    • Ph.D - Cairo University School of Law, Egypt - 2009
    • Masters of Laws (LL.M) - George Washington Law School, USA - 2008
    • Visiting Scholar, George Washington Law School, USA - 2006
    • Masters of Laws - Cairo University School of Law, Egypt - 2003
    • Bachelor of Law, LL.B, Anglo-American Law Department, Cairo University, Egypt - 2001

    Languages

    Arabic and English

  • Dr. Eman Riad | Partner

    e.riad@riad-riad.com

    Eman is a professor of law at Cairo University. She teaches courses of labor and employment law as well as social insurance law.

    Eman has more than 12 years’ experience in commercial law, corporate law, contracts, pharmaceuticals, employment and social insurance. During her work experience, Eman has handled the day to day legal work for multiple multi-national and local companies.

    She also has extensive experience in negotiating collective bargaining agreements and liaising with relevant governmental bodies; i.e. Manpower Ministry and Social Insurance Ministry, and handling and resolving major employees strikes/sit-ins. She tactically handles internal investigations and redundancy settlements with senior employees and employees in managerial positions.

    Practice Areas: Corporate law, pharmaceuticals, legal due diligence practice, employment matters, collective bargaining, outsourcing agreements, labor disputes.

    Education

    • PhD, Cairo University School of Law, Egypt - 2016
    • Visiting Scholar, Georgetown University, Georgetown Law Center, USA - 2010
    • Masters of Law, American University, Washington College of Law, USA - 2008
    • International Commerce and Investment Diploma, Cairo University, Egypt - 2006
    • Private Law Diploma, Cairo University, Egypt - 2005
    • LL.B, Cairo University School of Law, Egypt - 2004

    Languages

    Arabic and English

  • Sherif Mahmoud | Partner

    Sherif is a senior litigation and dispute resolution lawyer with more than 35 years’ experience in representing a diverse range of major companies and state entities before all levels of Egyptian courts including the Supreme Constitutional Court, the Court of Cassation and the State Council courts. He specializes in anti-dumping litigation, civil, commercial and criminal proceedings and white collar crimes. Sherif has wide experience using alternative dispute resolution methods where appropriate to achieve the best results for his clients, including commercial mediation and arbitration.

    Education

    • LL.B, Cairo University School of Law, Egypt - 1975

    Languages

    Arabic

  • Mohamed Riad | Counsel

    m.riad@riad-riad.com

    Mohamed has more than 10 years’ experience at reputable law firms in Egypt and the Gulf as well as at one of the biggest international financial institutions in the world. Throughout his years of expertise, Mohamed had worked on anti-dumping and international trade cases, export and import, customs regulations, corporate, finance and capital market matters; he also represented significant number of local and international companies in high profile transactions.

    Toward fulfilling his Masters Degree in the UK, Mohamed conducted extensive legal research and drafted couple of articles on the intersection between the anti-dumping and the anti-trust laws and regulations.

    Education

    • Master of Laws (LLM) - International business and corporate law, Lancaster University School of Law, UK – 2012
    • LL.B, Cairo University School of Law - 2005

    Languages

    Arabic and English

  • Dr. Abdel Moneem Zamzam | Counsel

    Abdel Moneem is an expert in international trade law, multijurisdictional transactions, and public and regulatory law. He has more than 20 years of experience advising multinational and local companies as well as governmental entities in high-profile international trade cases.

    Abdel Moneem currently occupies the position of Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law, Cairo University. He teaches nationality and immigration law, conflict of laws and jurisdictions, as well as international trade law at Cairo University, and the Institute de Droit des Affaires Internationales, Paris I – Sorbonne and The Arab Studies Institute affiliated to the Arab league.

    Education

    • PhD 2003: Université de Dijon, Faculté de Droit et de Science Politique de, France Université de Paris IX – Sorbonne, France Cours de civilisation Française de la Sorbonne - 2000
    • Private Law Diploma, Cairo University, Faculty of Law, Egypt - 1995
    • Public Law Diploma, Cairo University, Faculty of Law, Egypt - 1994
    • Bachelor of Law, Cairo University, Faculty of Law, Egypt - 1993

    Languages

    Arabic(native), French(excellent) and English(very good)

  • Mai Sherif | Counsel

    Mai has more than 10 years’ experience in corporate law, export and import regulations, and anti-trust laws. She advices multinational and local companies on incorporation, business set-ups and corporate restructure. She draft corporate and joint venture agreements, due diligence reports, companies’ articles of incorporation, as well as providing legal opinions on various aspects of civil commercial matters including sale, distribution, agency, supply, lease and service agreements.

    Education

    • Masters Degree (LLM) in International Business and Corporate Law from the School of Law, Lancaster University, UK.
    • Bachelor of Law, LL.B, Anglo-American Law Department, Cairo University.

    Languages

    Arabic and English