IN ASSOCIATION WITH
Khodeir & Partners
About Khodeir & Partners
Khodeir & Partners KP is a full-service law firm based in Egypt, serving a broad range of local and international clients across different industries; and offering the highest legal quality in corporate, advisory and dispute matters.
Our team holds over 150 years of combined experience working in top-tier law firms and practicing law in different jurisdictions. KP was founded by an exceptional group of partners, capable of handling sophisticated legal matters for corporations and family businesses; providing the most practical, sound, and innovative legal solutions to clients.
Khodeir & Partners' Strength
With the years of experience acquired in top-tier law firms and organizations in Egypt,UAE, Netherlands, Qatar, Kuwait, and into the wider GCC and MENA region, KP’s partners have become the main pillars for KP’s quality standards for legal services. Mastering and practicing the law for over a century and a half of combined experience in almost every industry our clients operate within, enables KP to craft the highest quality legal solutions to overcome complex and sophisticated legal matters that our clients encounter throughout their business journey. Having worked in different jurisdictions, with different courts and government authorities across the region, empowered KP to overcome all bureaucratic challenges faced, to consistently bolster our client’s position.
Why Khodeir & Partners?
At KP we follow the boutique model approach when it comes to providing legal services to our clients. Our formula to produce quality legal solution is simple, we encourage open-door policy and collaborative teamwork, we devote time and in-depth analysis to assess the matter regardless of how simple or complex it seems; all this put together creates one-of-a-kind experience that distinguishes KP from its competitors. In a fast-paced working environment, KP tends to position itself as the long-term legal partner to our clients; by their side on a journey to overcome any uncertainty that might arise in the future and pave a clear path to avoid any legal obstacle that could disrupt our client’s business journey.
Founder & Managing Partner
Mohamed Khodeir is the Founder and Managing Partner of Khodeir & Partners and is a member of the advisory team. Mohamed is a renowned legal figure in the MEA, holding an unparalleled track record of over 22 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.
Mohamed has demonstrated sound leadership skills throughout his career. Before founding Khodeir & Partners, he 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 founding its operations in Egypt.
Mohamed has been consecutively recognized by legal rating agencies as one of the leading lawyers in the region.
Partner | Head of Dispute Resolution
Ahmed Kotb heads the Dispute Resolution Department at Khodeir & Partners and is considered one of the rising figures in dispute resolution. With a wealth of diversified experience with courts and arbitral tribunals, Ahmed has been well recognized for his tenacity and sharp skills by his clients and peers. For over a decade, Ahmed advised and acted for large corporations in arbitration and litigation matters related to telecommunications, media, hospitality, mining, energy, construction maritime and international trade, financial disputes, shareholders’ disputes, as well as agency and distribution-related disputes. His advice and assistance are regularly sought in cross-borders complex arbitration and litigation matters, often involving application and interplay between laws of different jurisdictions. Ahmed is regularly ranked and recommended by legal directories. Chambers & Partners recommend him as “a rising talent who is developing a strong arbitration practice”, having “excellent hands-on approach” and “very good understanding of technical issues”. Legal 500 also recommends Ahmed describing him as “very meticulous, very experienced, a superstar of the future”. He is also praised as a “determined lawyer and a good communicator with deep knowledge of Egyptian law” and for being “meticulous, intelligent and speedy on contract as well as civil disputes”.
Partner | Dispute Resolution
Youssef graduated from the Faculty of Law – Cairo University in 1983 and has handled some of the most complex litigation cases in Egypt and Kuwait with almost 40 years of experience in shareholders, banking, commercial, civil and criminal disputes worth billions of US Dollars.
Youssef oversees complex litigations KP is involved in as well as invoking his negotiation expertise as and when needed.
Youssef has won several shareholders disputes in very challenging situations, that have restored the position of several companies and shareholders, in the most complex situations.
Partner | Head of Transactions
Throughout Hani’s career, he has done a large number of groundbreakers including the establishment of two mobile network operators in Egypt as well as structuring and implementing the merger and acquisitions of few major complex deals. He was proudly behind some of the most prominent IPOs and major transactions during the last two decades across the MENA.
Hani was one of the key lawyers behind the privatization of some major public-owned Companies. He has continued to advise clients on some of the more creative corporate structures to implement their businesses and some of the best ways to optimize their tax treatment.
Hani has had leading experience in the field of energy, finance, real estate, and sports transactions, on top of his leadership skills in managing different teams in the region.
Hani’s current focus is energy, real estate, sports, and general transactional work.
Hanan El Dib
Partner | Head of Commercial Advisory
Hanan has a unique background and diversified experience in numerous areas of law. Hanan graduated from the first class to graduate from an English Law School in the Middle East, from Cairo University in 1999. She started her career advising clients on arbitration and litigation matters in local prestigious law offices, along with advising clients on corporate commercial law issues and handling due diligence mandates.
Hanan is currently a leading member of our Advisory team and handles numerous transactions both on the equity and debt side along with her media and data protection expertise that our clients look up to.
Hanan currently is focused on commercial advisory and transactional work as well as media and data protection.
Partner | Dispute Resolution
Dr Sherif Elatafy is a partner at Khodeir and Partners’ Dispute Resolution department, Associate Professor of civil law at Ain Shams University and Deputy Director of “Institut Franco-Égyptien de Droit”. He is licensed to practice in New York. Dr Elatafy possesses a wide experience in international arbitration across the investment, commercial and sports spectra. He serves as party appointed arbitrator, counsel and co-counsel in several arbitration cases held under the auspices of different arbitral institutions such as CRCICA, CAS, ICC, JCAA, PCA, ICSID, Arab Investment Court and US Federal courts, where the applicable laws were Egyptian and GCC laws.
As part of his duty owed to the legal community, Dr Elatafy was appointed as a member of the legislative committee, established by a presidential decree, to draft the bill of the “Human Blood and Plasma Fractionation Law” subsequently promulgated under law No. 8 of 2021. Given his academic stature, Dr. Elatafy, delivers several lectures and courses of law, including contracts and civil liability and international arbitration, at national and foreign universities in English, French and Arabic languages. He supervises over 10 phd dissertations and master’s thesis. His contributions to legal scholarly writings includes papers and briefed articles, published in renowned international journals, which touches upon controversial and hot topics.