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Senior Partner

Specialty areas 

  • Hotels, Tourism, Travel and Touristic Establishments 

  • Hotel Management Agreements and other relevant Agreements 

  • Timeshare projects

  • Real Estate Projects 

  • Real Estate Finance Law


  • Presented a doctoral dissertation entitled "Hotels Management Agreements and Liability of Operators" and was awarded Ph.D with honors, Cairo University

  • Master of Laws Degree, Cairo University

  • LL.B., Cairo University


French, English and Arabic

Dr. Moataz El Mahdy joined the Firm in 2000. He is the head of the Tourism and Hotels Department at the Firm, whereas he is involved in the full spectrum of Hotels and Tourism, including related contracts, litigation and arbitration arising therefrom. 

Dr. Moataz El Mahdy is also the Head of the English Department of the Faculty of Law, Cairo University, professor at the Civil Law, and a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Commerce and the Faculty of Economics & Political Science, English, French and Arabic Departments, Cairo University, Egypt.

Dr. Moataz has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer specialized in the area of development, acquisition, franchising, management and operation of hotels, resorts, spas, golf courses, condos, real estate and residential projects.

Dr. Moataz negotiated and drafted management, franchise, concession, joint venture and licensing agreements for hotels and touristic establishments, as well as specialized contracts related to hotel activities and entertainment. He participated in drafting and/or reviewing, amending and negotiating numerous hotel management and/or franchise agreements in Egypt, acting on behalf of owners, or management companies, such as the Steigenberger Al Dau Hurghada Resort, Mena House Oberoi Hotel, the Cairo Marriott Hotel, the Hurghada Marriott Hotel, the Taba Heights Sheraton Hotel & Resort, the Taba Heights Marriott Hotel and Resort, the Sharm El Sheikh Ritz Carlton Hotel & Resort, the Marriott Sahl Hasheesh Resort, the Hilton and Sheraton Dreamland Hotel at 6th of October City, the Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt, the Fairmont Nile City Hotel, the Fairmont Heliopolis and Towers, El Gezirah Sofitel Hotel, the Hilton Marsa Alam Hotel & Resort, the Hilton Sana’a in Yemen, the Hilton Algiers Hotel in Algeria, the Ibrotel Borg EL Arab Hotel, the Jaz Dreams Resort and the Jaz Fayrouz Resort at Sharm El Sheikh.