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Mozahem Khalaf, Partner

Mozahem Khalaf



Arabic and English

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Tax planning and consultancy

Practice notes

Mozahem is a Partner based in the Baghdad office. Mozahem heads the Corporate Commercial team in Iraq. He advises local and international clients on matters in Iraq including regional investment ventures, M&A, general commercial and tax. He has extensive experience in corporate registrations and licensing and has an excellent understanding of corporate structures in Iraq.

His experience includes:

  • Representation of IsBank in its daily operational banking activities.
  • Advising Weir Solutions on their corporate/commercial matters.
  • Advising Baker Hughes on contract enforcement in Iraq.
  • Advising a global power generation company in relation to corporate issues in Iraq and Kurdistan a telecommunications operator in Iraq, as issuer, in a convertible bonds transaction with VTel Holdings Ltd worth US$20m.
  • Advised a global cement manufacturer on a BOT project in Iraq.
  • Advising a UAE based government owned investment company in relation to the development of a mixed use real estate project in Najaf Supporting OPIC, in relation to its finance of a Hotel Project in Baghdad.
  • Advising a UK based security company in relation to potential acquisition of Iraqi company, including assets in Kurdistan.
  • Acting on behalf of Iraq Middle Market Development Foundation (IMMDF) in relation to their loan disbursements to SME companies in Iraq (including Kurdistan).
  • Advising a regional oil and gas company in relation to building of a multi-million US dollars oil services centre in Basra.

Mozahem and his team registered more than 75 fully owned subsidiaries or joint ventures, branches/representative offices for various international clients. Mozahem was educated at Al Mustansirya University in Baghdad and Texas, USA. He is fluent in Arabic and English and a member of the Iraq Bar Association and the International Bar Association.