Mohamed Khanaty

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Mohamed is a senior associate in Eversheds’ dispute resolution and company commercial teams in Iraq. Prior to joining Eversheds, Mohamed was practicing as a solicitor in Australia where he gained breadth of experience in commercial litigation before state and federal courts. Mohamed is also a New Zealand solicitor and, in addition to his legal qualification, holds a degree in commerce with a major in accounting.Mohamed specialises in commercial disputes with growing emphasis on oil and gas related claims, international trade disputes, foreign investment issues and inbound enforcement proceedings. Key contentious matters Mohamed has advised clients on include: (i) advising a global company on its claim against the regulator’s decision to dispossess the group’s interest in a US dollar multibillion value consortium; (ii) representing a major oilfield services company on the enforceability of a foreign arbitral award in Iraq; (iii) acting for a global oil and gas company in a dispute against a contractor relating to drilling services; (iv) advising an oil company seeking to garnishee a foreign bank account of an Iraqi-based major company in UK proceedings; and (v) advising a consortium of oil and gas companies on instituting a tort claim against a local contractor.Mohamed’s exposure also spans the corporate and commercial sphere where he regularly speaks in public forums on Iraq’s regulatory and commercial environment, and has written several articles in this field. His experience includes advising clients on foreign investment and projects, hydrocarbons, corporate advisory, acquisitions, financial services, financings and related debt securities, real estate, regulatory compliance advice and mark-entry issues (setting up, contracts, labour, etc) in various sectors.

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