Mohamed Khodeir is a Corporate Commercial Partner at Al Tamimi & Company handling expansion of the corporate commercial practise across the region. Mohamed has been involved in the firm’s regional expansion, previously managing two of Al Tamimi’s largest offices outside the UAE.
Mohamed was the former CEO of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (“GAFI”) in Egypt and has had a diverse legal background in 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 mega projects such as railways and telecommunication networks as well as being involved on major international transactions acting as local counsel and managing cross-border deals. Mohamed has practiced law in four jurisdictions including Egypt and the UAE. The accumulated deals and projects Mohamed has been involved in, are valued in excess of USD $50 billion.
Mohamed has been continually recognised for his legal work. In 2015, he was recognised by IFLR1000 as one of the leading lawyers. 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 Practice’.
He is a qualified lawyer before Egyptian courts and a member of the International Bar Association. He holds an LLM degree in international Business Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands.
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.
Mohamed was appointed as CEO of GAFI in June 2016. During his term at GAFI Mohamed was a member of the 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 Sate Assets Utilization
- Holding Company for Maritime and Land Transport
- Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company
- Egypt Expo & Convention Authority
- The National Center For Planning State Land
- Ministerial Committee for settlement of Investment Disputes
Mohamed also was 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 the Legislative Committee at the Ministry of Investment that has drafted Egypt’s New Investment Law and he has taken a lead on deliberation of the law with all stakeholders. He was also the Chairman of “Bedaya” Private Equity Fund which was mandated to support SME investments.
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.
1999 – LLB English Section, Cairo University
LLM (International Business Law), Leiden University
Member of the Egyptian Bar Association and the International Bar Association
Member of the International Bar Association
Member of the Egyptian Chamber for International Commercial Arbitration