Our People


  • Mohamed Riad | Partner

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    Mohamed Riad | Partner

    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. Fatma Salah | Partner

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    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

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    Dr. Eman Salah | 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

  • Dr. Abdel Moneem Zamzam | Counsel

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    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)

  • Sherif Mahmoud | Partner

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    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

  • Hossam Abd El-Khaleq | Senior Associate 

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    Hossam Abd El-Khaleq | Senior Associate

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    Hossam is a member in the Corporate and Dispute Resolution & Litigation teams with 23 years of experience. Hossam’s previous experience included the positions of head of legal department in a number of multinational companies working in the fields of export and import, chemical industries, agriculture and supply, and dental and medical in Egypt.


    Hossam is responsible for handling all types of matters in front of courts, as well as corporate compliance and licensing. He also has extensive knowledge in preparing and reviewing companies’ handbooks, work manuals and internal policies.

    Hossam is a member in the Egyptian Bar Association. He is admitted to the Egyptian Courts of Appeal and the State Council.

    Education

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 1991 – Faculty of Law, Cairo University.

    Languages

    Arabic and English

  • Abdallah Roshdy | Senior Associate 

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    Abdallah Roshdy | Senior Associate

    Abdallah is a member in the Dispute Resolution & Litigation team. He has 12 years of experience where he worked in the legal departments of an Egyptian bank and real estate company. Abdallah’s area of expertise focuses on litigation, commercial disputes and real estate.

    Abdallah is a member in the Egyptian Bar Association and admitted to the Egyptian Courts of Appeal.


    Education

    • Master of Law, Private & Civil Law, Faculty of Law, Cairo University (2017-2018).
    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2006 – Faculty of Law, Cairo University.

    Languages

    Arabic

  • Heba ElKady | Associate

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    Heba ElKady | Associate

    h.elkady@riad-riad.com

    Heba is an associate at the project finance team. She has vast experience in energy laws, trade remedies, construction contracts, dispute resolution, and project finance. She assists in the drafting and reviewing of a wide variation of commercial contracts including sale and purchase agreements, distribution agreements, project and construction related agreements and service provision agreements.


    Heba was ranked first on her class and was appointed as a teaching assistant at the Commercial Law Department at Cairo University.

    Education

    • International Commerce and Investment Diploma 2015 – Cairo University (Egypt).
    • Private Law Diploma 2014 – Cairo University (Egypt).
    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2013 – Anglo-American Law Department, Cairo University (Egypt).

    Languages

    Arabic, English and French

  • Mai Sherif | Counsel

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    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

  • Aya Rashwan | Associate 

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    Aya Rashwan | Associate

    a.rashwan@riad-riad.com

    Aya is an associate lawyer in the corporate team focusing on corporate compliance matters. She has practical experience in broad areas of companies’ matters. Aya advises national and international clients in the area of corporate and commercial laws; including incorporation and dissolution of legal entities, ordinary and extraordinary general assemblies, in addition to dealing with the governmental authorities.


    During her years of experience, Aya assisted in drafting and reviewing various types of commercial contacts.

    Education

    • Masters of Law 2014 - 2015 (Private Law Diploma & International trade Law Diploma) - Ain Shams University.
    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2013 – Anglo-American Law Department - Faculty of Law, Ain Shams University.

    Languages

    Arabic and English

  • Sama Elbaradei | Associate 

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    Sama Elbaradei | Associate

    s.elbaradei@riad-riad.com

    Sama received her bachelor degree in Law from Nottingham Trent University, England. During her study in the UK, she was introduced to different types of legal systems functioning in different countries- i.e. English, American, European and International legal systems. She has a varied knowledge of the common law jurisdiction of England and Wales in addition to the civil law jurisdiction of Egypt.


    Experience

    • Sama works in areas of labour and employment, corporate, bankruptcy and investment laws and regulations.

    Education

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2017 – Nottingham Trent University (UK).

    Languages

    English

  • Menna Rabeih | Associate 

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    Menna Rabeih | Associate

    m.rabieh@riad-riad.com

    Menna's experience is focused on areas of contract law, corporate, labour and employment and competition law. Menna has combined work experience as she had a number of internships with entities like the Egyptian Competition Authority and the General Petroleum Company.


    During her study, she managed to become the president of the Initiatives Committee at the Egyptian Students Union and was one of the founders and vice-president of the first student council in the Faculty of law, English Section, Cairo University.  Menna has been a member of the Egyptian BAR association since 2016.

    Experience

    • Corporate law, corporate compliance, commercial contracts and public procurement.

    Education

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2016 – Anglo-American Law Department, Cairo University (Egypt)

    Languages

    Arabic and English

  • Ahmed El-Fiqy | Associate 

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    Ahmed El-Fiqy | Associate

    a.elfiqy@riad-riad.com

    Ahmed received his bachelor degree in law from Cairo University, and was ranked second top on his class. During his study, he managed to receive more than 30 certificates of academic excellence and he successfully accomplished the core legal skills program provided by the American Bar Association (Rule of Law Initiative).


    Ahmed advises clients on diverse legal issues spanning private, public and international laws. He is specifically involved in dispute resolutions, and corporate criminal matters.

    Areas of practice

    • Dispute resolution and general corporate.

    Education

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2017 – Anglo-American Law Department, Cairo University (Egypt)
    • Currently doing a Public Law Diploma – Cairo University

    Languages

    Arabic and English

  • Mostafa El-Awady | Associate 

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    Mostafa El-Awady | Associate

    Mostafa is a member in the Dispute Resolution & Litigation team. He has solid experience in litigation and commercial disputes before Egyptian Courts. Mostafa is a member in the Egyptian Bar Association.

    Education

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2012 – Faculty of Law, Cairo University.

    Languages

    Arabic