Basic Info

Mohamed EL Mekawe

More than 15 years

Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Master's Degree

Senior Management

Work Experience

Legal Counsel at Ajlan & Bros Holding Co.

Experience Details

Legal Counsel

Legal

Manager

1. Reporting to Chairman, Vice President and CEO
2. Providing the legal advice the related to daily issues.
3. Managing legal Dept. including but not limited to lay out the structures and policies chart of the Department. and its Lawyers ( 2 Lawyers & 1 Secretary)
4. Responsible for registration process of all intellectual properties that belongs to the entity, including submission of Trademarks, names, industrial designs and all subsequent procedures to protect company’s rights.
5. Provide guidance and counsel for any non-claims disputes and litigation processes. and negotiation as well.
6. Drafting and Reviewing all contracts ( Domestic and international ) of the company whether within Saudi Arabia or China. for instance:
i. Constructions Agreements that concerning to the activities of “Abulaziz Alajlan Sons for commercial & real Estate investment Co, (which belonging to Ajlan’s family)
ii. Agencies/ Distributorship Agreements, for licensing to re-sell and promote the company products domestically and offshore
iii. Supply chain Agreements for procurement the row material from overseas
iv. Advertisement Agreements and all type of contracts with media
v. Purchasing , selling Agreements
vi. Corporation Contracts that concerning to establishment or restructuring of new firms (merger & acquisition) and all related documents e.g. Memorandum of Association, shareholders, joint venture arrangements, hold harmless undertakings , other documents that keep the company away from breaching anti-concealment Act. Furthermore, tracking the governmental procedures until getting the required permissions and trade license
vii. Confidentiality and Lease/ sublease agreements
7. Creating the polices that ensure compliance with all substantive laws, rules and regulations
8. Managing the risk to ensure procedures are in place to identify legal, compliance, physical and operational risks and, in conjunction with other functions and the business, determine systems and controls to mitigate these risks.
9. Liaison and Coordination with external Law Firms that pursue the lawsuits of the company
10. Assume the arbitration proceedings before tribunal anywhere as a representative of the entity including drafting the memorandums and declarations.
11. Handling the insurance file with our partner starting from reviewing the policies passing through following up the compliance with rules and requirements then to submit the claims to the insurance company as well as any respective disputes.


Company Details

Ajlan & Bros Holding Co.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

More then 1000 employees

Textile and Clothing, Apparel and Fashion

www.ajlanbros.com

May 2013 to present (3 years 7 months)
Senior Legal Counsel at Dr. Abdullah AL Mosleh Group – International Law Firm.

Experience Details

Senior Legal Counsel

Legal

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Provide legal Services and consultancy for corporate
Handling litigation process for corporate (our clients)
Drafting and reviewing all type of contracts and legal documents
Risk management
Oversee implementation of Corporate governance for our clients.


Company Details

Dr. Abdullah AL Mosleh Group – International Law Firm.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

51-100 employees

Legal Services, Law Enforcement

www.almosleh.com.sa

May 2016 to present (7 months)
Legal Director at Almana Group

Experience Details

Legal Director

Legal

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Reporting to Chairman & CEO
1. Legal Oversee the delivery of legal services.
2. Managing the Legal Dept. and its Lawyers.
3. Responsible for registration process of all intellectual properties that belongs to the entity, including submission of Trademarks, names, industrial designs and all subsequent procedures to protect such rights.
4. Represent the Company or its officials in front of governmental offices, Ministries and courts.
5. Provide guidance and counsel for any non-claims disputes and litigations.
6. Drafting and Reviewing all contracts ( Domestic and international ) between company and third parties "Agencies, Distributorship , supplement, Purchasing , selling , constructions, including investment agreements, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture arrangements, Confidentiality and lease.
7. Creating the polices that ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations
8. Managing the risk to ensure procedures are in place to identify legal, compliance, physical and operational risks and, in conjunction with other functions and the business, determine systems and controls to mitigate these risks.
9. Coordination with foreign Law Firms that assumes the lawsuits abroad (USA, Geneva any Lebanon)
10. Handling the Arbitration proceedings before arbitration centers anywhere as a representative of the entity including drafting the memorandums and declarations.
11. Handling all matters related to mergers & acquisitions, on behalf of the Group, starting from Memorandum of Association until getting the governmental permissions and Trade license.
12. Assuming the insurance file with our partner starting from reviewing the policies passing through following up the compliance with rules and requirements then to submit the claims to the insurance company.


Company Details

Almana Group (multinational)

Doha, Qatar

More then 1000 employees

Automotive, Computer Hardware, Construction - Industrial Facilities and Infrastructure

www.almanagroup.com

Jan 2012 to May 2013 (1 year 4 months)
Legal Advisor at Easa Algurg Group

Experience Details

Legal Advisor

Legal

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Reporting to Chairman & Managing Director

1. Managing legal Dept. including but not limited to lay out the structures and policies of the Department.
2. Managing all litigation processes and represent the company in all legal matters.
3. Drafting and Reviewing all contracts ( Domestic and international ) between company and third parties "Agencies, Distributorship , supplement, Purchasing , selling , constructions, including investment agreements, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture arrangements, Confidentiality and lease.
4. Handling all matters related to mergers & acquisitions, on behalf of the Group, starting from Memorandum of Association until getting the governmental permissions and Trade license.
5. Debt’s collection whether through negotiations or legal action
6. Provide with the analysis and counsel on legal, policy, and environmental issues, including but not limited; proposed new products, protecting intellectual property, tender, financial structuring, and business strategic planning.
7. Anticipate and guard against legal risks which may face the company.
8. Represent the Company or its officials before governmental office in UAE (Tenancy committee for disputes resolving in Dubai Municipality, Economic development , Notary Public, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Dubai and other Emirates Courts
9. Liaison & co-ordinate with external legal consultants.
10. Investigation with all discordant employees for the company’s rules, policy.
11. Creating the Blacklist statement, to be circulated on monthly basis, to all the Group's companies of the customer who are being dealt with on a legal front due to issues with a group's companies
12. Assuming the insurance file with our partner starting from reviewing the policies passing through following up the compliance with rules and requirements then to submit the claims to the insurance company.
13. Attending “ The Weekly Management Meeting” with Group companies General Managers
14. Acting on behalf of the company in all legal matters & disputes


Company Details

Easa Algurg Group

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

More then 1000 employees

Real Estate/Property Management, Retail, Manufacturing

www.algurggroup.com

Jun 2008 to Jan 2012 (3 years 7 months)
Member of Technical Legal committee for Studying Laws' drafts (volunteer) at Dubai Chamber of Commerce and industry ( DCC) – UAE

Experience Details

Member of Technical Legal committee for Studying Laws' drafts (volunteer)

Legal

Experienced (Non-Manager)

The Technical legal committee for Studying Laws' drafts is concerned with reviewing & discussion the drafts of the revised laws in UAE which related to commercial & business. Such work requires researching in compared laws whether local, international or federal laws as we are providing the government with our comments to be considered during enacting process development, for this purpose I regularly attend meeting on weekly basis with the committee members to discuss and put our views.


Company Details

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and industry ( DCC) – UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

More then 1000 employees

Government

www.dcci.com

May 2008 to Jan 2012 (3 years 8 months)
Legal Department Manager at Union Group for Trading

Experience Details

Legal Department Manager

Legal

Manager

Reporting to Chairman & CEO
1. Managing legal Dept. including but not limited to lay out the structures and policies of the Department.
2. Managing all litigation processes and represent the company in all legal matters
3. Based on I’m recognized as a patents agent in Egypt, I was responsible for registration process of all intellectual properties that belongs to the entity, including submission of Trademarks, names, industrial designs and all subsequent procedures to protect such rights.
4. Draft and review all type of contracts.
5. Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of legal issues.
6. Represent the Company or its officials in front of Courts or governmental agencies (tax authority, customs depts.… etc.)
7. Prepare legal pleadings, motions, discovery, stipulations….. etc)
8. Creating the polices that ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations
9. Develop and recommend of operating policy and procedural improvements.
10. Liaison & co-ordinate with external legal consultants.
11. Assuming insurance file in favour of the entity such as, Fidelity abuse insurance, burglary insurance, marine cargo, property& fire insurance, fleet insurance ……etc .
12. Managing the risk to ensure procedures are in place to identify legal, compliance, physical and operational risks and, in conjunction with other functions and the business, determine systems and controls to mitigate these risks.
13. Responsible for trade marks & industrial designs registration


Company Details

Union Group for Trading

Cairo, Egypt

501-1000 employees

Retail, Telecommunications

www.uniongroup.com

Jan 2001 to May 2008 (7 years 4 months)
Lawyer and Executive Manager at MORTADA MANSOUR LAW FIRM

Experience Details

Lawyer and Executive Manager

Legal

Manager

MORTADA MANSOUR OFFICE is considered one of the biggest and most famous attorney and legal office in Egypt and Arab Countries. The Office handles all types of legal cases including Public Views Cases.
I was the lawyer in charge for several types of cases like registering trade marks for many companies, commercial papers disputes, contract violation, property registration, civil cases and criminal cases.
Disputes related to contract drafted by El-Zamalek Club like players’ contracts and coaches’ contract.
I was responsible for reviewing all commercial and civil lawsuit memorandums, criminal cases memorandums, and appeal against declarations which are presented to the courts.


Company Details

MORTADA MANSOUR LAW FIRM

Cairo, Egypt

11-50 employees

Legal Services

N/A

Aug 1999 to Jan 2001 (1 year 5 months)
Junior Lawyer (intern) at Mr. Ahmed Elmekawe’ Law Firm

Experience Details

Junior Lawyer (intern)

Legal

Entry Level

The following are examples of lawsuit that I attained,
 Rental and title search cases
 Marriage and divorce cases
 Administration works in
 Social insurance cases
 Customs duty cases
 Disputed commercial papers cases
 Labor compensation cases
 Taxes and insurance cases
 Real estate registration cases


Company Details

Mr. Ahmed Elmekawe’ Law Firm

Cairo, Egypt

1-10 employees

Legal Services

N/A

May 1997 to Aug 1999 (2 years 3 months)

Education

Technical Diploma in International Commercial Contracts

Education Details

Technical Diploma

International Commercial Contracts

International Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Institute IPSCMI, United States

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

Certified International Commercial Contracts Manager- CICCM

N/A

International Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Institute IPSCMI
2015 - 2016
International Business Law in International Business Law

Education Details

International Business Law

International Business Law, Conflict of Laws, International Contracts

Pittsford University, United States

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

Legal Methodology Conflict of Laws Contracts Law of Organizations Intellectual Property Internet Law Governance of Companies Arbitration

N/A

Pittsford University
2011 - 2013
Law in law

Education Details

Law

law, Legal Studies

Cairo University, Egypt

C / Good / 65 - 75%

Legal Studies

N/A

Cairo University
1993 - 1997

Certifications

Certificate details

Guarding and Protecting Copy Rights, Patent, and Trademarks Course

Nov 2004

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ministry of Internal Commerce – Egypt

N/A

Certificate details

Activating of the International Commercial Arbitration Law

Nov 2008

N/A

N/A

N/A

Dubai Arbitration center

N/A

Certificate details

Establishing, Protecting and Licensing a Brands

Oct 2009

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Licensing Executive Society – Arab countries

N/A

Certificate details

Experts of International Arbitration

Jan 2013

N/A

N/A

N/A

ternational Arbitration Center at Faculty of Law – Alexandria University

N/A

Certificate details

Thanking and Appreciation Certificate

Sep 2010

N/A

N/A

N/A

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

N/A

Certificate details

An Introduction to American Law

Feb 2016

94 out of 100

http://Introduction to American Law 77EGXH5KTMDT

77EGXH5KTMDT

University of Pennsylvania- USA

American Law

Certificate details

Experts of International Arbitration

Jan 2013

90 out of 100

N/A

N/A

International Arbitration Center at Faculty of Law – Alexandria University

Arbitration process and issues

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

Presentation Skills

Nov 2006

Presentation Skills - Egypt

N/A

Training/Course Details

Planning Skills

Dec 2007

Totality company - Egypt

N/A

Training/Course Details

Application Of Amended Saudi Labor Law

Jan 2014

Information System For Training

N/A

Training/Course Details

English and Contract Drafting

Aug 2004

From Ain Shams University - Egypt

N/A

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Self-assesed Skills

Languages

Arabic

Arabic

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: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Advanced

Tools and Technologies

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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More than 7 years

Computer

Computer

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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More than 7 years

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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5-7 years

Internet

Internet

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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More than 7 years

Fields of Expertise

Litigation

Litigation

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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More than 7 years

Contracts

Contracts

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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5-7 years

Negotiation

Negotiation

: Expert

: High

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More than 7 years

Legal Disputes

Legal Disputes

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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More than 7 years

Labor laws

Labor laws

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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More than 7 years

Risk Management

Risk Management

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

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5-7 years

Analytical Skills

Analytical Skills

: Advanced

: High

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5-7 years

Key Skills

Analytical, Hard worker, Negotiator, Organizer, Interactive

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