Our People


  • Mohamed Riad | Partner

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    Mohamed Riad | Partner

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    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

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    Fatma has more than 20 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

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    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 17 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

  • 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 | Senior Associate

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    Heba ElKady | Senior Associate

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    Heba is a senior associate at the general corporate and project finance team. She has vast experience in the corporate laws, especially the energy laws and the investment laws. Heba has also extensive experience in dispute resolution, trade remedies, construction contracts 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 has also hands-on experience in the renewable energy sector. She also advises the clients on the application of the Value Added Tax (VAT), in addition to providing legal advises on different corporate and civil law matters.

    Heba was ranked the 1st top student on the 2013 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 | Senior Associate 

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    Aya Rashwan | Senior Associate

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • Mostafa El-Sayed | Associate 

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    Mostafa El-Sayed | Associate

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    Mostafa has extensive experience in corporate law, investment law and capital market. Mostafa carries out procedural and regulatory works for multinational companies in relation to setting up their subsidiaries in Egypt, liquidation, split, merger and acquisition, arranging for and drafting all paperwork needed for board and shareholders meetings.


    Mostafa built a hands-on experience in guiding and assisting clients in benefiting from the tax and customs reduction system under the new Egyptian Investment Law, releasing the shipments of the equipment, machines and raw materials needed for setting up their factories and plants.

    Mostafa has solid experience in dealing with all governmental bodies to ensure smooth procedural running of client’s legal needs.

    Education

    • Master of Law 2016 (LLM) “Private Law Diploma and International Trade Law Diploma” Ain shams University.
    • Bachelor of Law (LLB) 2013-Anglo American Law Department-Ain Shams University.

    Languages

    Arabic and English

  • Omayma Ragab | Senior Associate 

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    Omayma Ragab | Senior Associate

    Omayma is a member of the Firm’s litigation team with more than 17 years of experience in prosecuting complex business litigation relating to commercial, investment, criminal, civil and labor disputes. She is experienced in drafting memoranda and exhibition preparation, defend legal claims and manage large complex cases in the various judicial proceedings before civil and administrative courts as well as criminal courts and handling procedures before the public prosecution.


    Omayma is continuously providing legal support to multinational as well as local companies in negotiating and settling disputes with substantive experience in investment disputes, civil claims, real estate and construction and labor and employment litigation.

    Before joining Riad & Riad, Omayma was working at Crowell & Moring office in Egypt and previously at Nadoury & Hahas Firm.

    Before joining Riad & Riad, Omayma was working at Crowell & Moring office in Egypt and previously at Nadoury & Hahas Firm.

    Education

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2002 – Faculty of Law, Alexandria University

    Languages

    Arabic

  • Mohamed Amir | Associate 

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    Mohamed Amir | Associate

    Mohamed is an Associate at the corporate team. He is experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions ‎transactions, joint ventures, and he has been involved in number of the major transactions in ‎Egypt. He assists clients in reviewing and drafting commercial agreements such as technology ‎transfer, share sale and purchase, shareholders agreements, service agreements, manufacturing, ‎franchising agreements and others. ‎


    Mohamed has also vast experience in establishing all kinds of companies and advising on the ‎regulatory and compliance regulations and requirements in Egypt. He also prepares all documents ‎needed for duly convening board and shareholders meetings and handles all required procedures ‎up until their ratification by the competent authorities.‎

    Before joining Riad & Riad, Mohamed was working at Crowell & Moring and Backer & McKenzie ‎offices in Egypt.‎

    Education

    • Bachelor of Law (LLB) 2012 – English Law Department, Cairo University (Egypt).‎

    Languages

    Arabic and English

  • Fahmy Naguib | Associate 

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    Fahmy Naguib | Associate

    Fahmy is member in the litigation team with 10 years of practical experience. He handle investigations before the public prosecutions, represent clients in criminal matters, white collar crime court cases, shareholders disputes, bankruptcy, and real estate litigation.


    Education

    • Private Law Diploma 2017 – Cairo University (Egypt).
    • Criminal Sciences Diploma 2012 – Cairo University (Egypt).
    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2011 – Cairo University (Egypt).

    Languages

    Arabic

  • Mohamed Abdelmageed | Associate 

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    Mohamed Abdelmageed | Associate

    Mohamed is an associate at the firm’s corporate team. He built a hands-on experience in guiding and assisting clients in respect to all legal compliance requirements including but not limited to obtaining licenses from the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and from other relevant authorities such as General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI), Industrial Development Authority (IDA), Commercial Register Authority, Egyptian Mineral Resources Authority, New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA), Notary Public Authority, and Tax Authority.

    Mohamed also has experience in handling trademark registration procedures, and obtaining work and residence permits.

    Mohamed is admitted to the Egyptian Bar Association since 2008 to practice before Egypt appellate courts.

    Education

    • Bachelor of Law (LLB) 2007 – Cairo University.

    Languages

    Arabic and English

  • Lina Abou El-hassan | Associate 

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    Lina Abou El-hassan | Associate

    Lina has experience in the oil & gas, capital market and tax areas. She also has experience in the general corporate area where she advises clients on their day-to-day corporate matters and assists in conducting multiple due diligences on target companies in different sectors.


    Lina also deals closely with various governmental authorities such as Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA), the Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX) and the General Authority for Investments and Free Zones (GAFI).

    Education

    • Currently enrolled in Private Law Diploma – Faculty of Law, Cairo University.
    • Diploma in Legal and UN Translation – American University in Cairo.
    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2017 – Anglo-American Law Department - Faculty of Law, Cairo University.

    Languages

    Arabic and English

  • Ahmed Waheed | Associate 

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    Ahmed Waheed | Associate

    Ahmed a member in the dispute resolution team; he has experience in litigation in various areas of law including drafting civil and criminal claims and appeal memoranda and attending hearings and court appointed expert sessions.


    Waheed has filled many Arbitration cases before the Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), and handled the enforcement and annulment procedures of many arbitration awards before the Egypt courts.

    Education

    • Private Law Diploma 2018 - Cairo University- Ahmed was ranked first on his class.
    • Criminal Science Diploma 2017 - Cairo University (Egypt).
    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2013 – Cairo University (Egypt).
    • Member at the Egyptian Bar Association from 2013.

    Languages

    Arabic

  • Mohamed Abdelaty | Associate 

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    Mohamed Abdelaty | Associate

    Mohamed is a member of the firm’s corporate/M&A team. He advises clients on diverse legal issues spanning private, public and international laws. He is specifically involved in general corporate, dispute resolutions, hotel management and leisure agreements, trademarks matters, oil & gas, and he has been involved in a number or cross-border transactions.


    Mohamed received his bachelor degree in law from Cairo University, and was ranked third top on his class.

    Education

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2019 – Anglo-American Law Department, Cairo University
    • Currently enrolled in the Public Law Diploma – Cairo University

    Languages

    Arabic and English

  • Heba El-Abd | Associate 

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    Heba El-Abd | Associate

    Heba received her bachelor degree in law from Cairo University with honors, and was ranked on the top ten on her class.

    Heba works in areas of employment, taxes, drafting ordinary and extraordinary general assemblies. Heba assisted in reviewing and drafting various types of employment and commercial contracts in addition to dealing with governmental authorities.


    Education

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2018– Anglo-American Law Department, Cairo University (Egypt).

    Languages

    Arabic and English

  • Mr. Ahmed Magdy | Associate 

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    Mr. Ahmed Magdy | Associate

    Ahmed is a member in the corporate compliance team.

    Ahmed is focusing his experience in handling all legal and corporate compliance requirement for our clients including but not limited to obtaining work permits and visa for expats, assisting clients in obtaining required licenses and permits form the different governmental authorities including dealing with the Egyptian Tax Authority, Social Insurance Ministry, Egyptian Federation for Construction & Building Contractors (EFCBC),

    New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) and the General Organization For Export & Import Control (GOEIC).

    Education

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2019 – Faculty of Law, Cairo University.

    Languages

    Arabic