Founder & Managing Partner - Head of Corporate Practices
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Capital Markets
- Corporate Commercial
- Corporate Structuring
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 was recognised 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 Practices’.
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.
LLB English Section, Cairo University
LLM (International Business Law), Leiden University
Member of the Egyptian Bar Association
Other Courses and Certificates
Private International Law program, The Hague Academy, 2001, the Netherlands.
Diploma on International Business Law from the University of Muenster under the auspices of German Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce 2001.
Diploma on Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Muenster under the auspices of German Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce 2001.
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Programme at the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration 2017.
Leading Global Business Program – Harvard Business School – 2018.
Mohamed has presented, moderated and participated in many conferences, seminars and TV/Newspaper interviews in his relevant areas of practice and represented Egypt during his term as GAFI CEO in numerous events. He has also issued articles addressing miscellaneous legal topics. Below are links to a selection of some of the interviews given by Mohamed.