Mohamed El Far

Mohamed ElFar

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Admitted to practice in Egypt


Mohamed ("Mo") advises multinational companies in a wide range of industry sectors, on antitrust and competition and trade law issues. In the antitrust and competition law area, he is experienced with cartels, price fixing, and market division as well as abuse of dominance and compliance issues. Mo also works extensively on trade disputes related to customs, dumping, and safeguard measures. Mo has additional expertise providing compliance advice to clients, including in the areas of anti-bribery, compliance investigations, dawn raids, and unfair competition. He provides assistance in mergers and acquisitions transactions to obtain regulatory approvals and advise on related compliance with competition laws.

Advising and representing clients as Counsel (qualified in Egypt only) in Baker McKenzie's Toronto office, Mo joined Baker McKenzie in 2014 as a Senior Associate in the Cairo office. He has worked in the Firm's London office, where he worked on investigations and merger filings in the EU, Competition & Trade Department. Mo also worked at the Egyptian Competition Authority as a case handler and consultant.

Mo holds an LL.M in international and comparative law from the American University in Cairo, an LL.M in EU law from Stockholm University, a GPLL.M in Canadian law from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D in competition law from Queen Mary, University of London where he taught Competition Law for three years. He has authored several publications on competition law matters in a wide range of peer-reviewed international journals and periodicals.

Practice Focus

Mo focuses on antitrust and competition, international commercial and trade law, and compliance and investigations.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a German multinational automotive corporation in an internal investigation related to potential violations to the Egyptian Competition Law and other Egyptian Laws.

  • Represented a major for an American multinational technology company in connection with investigations by Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA).

  • Represented nine medical products suppliers (10 defendants), before the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) in the settlement of a heart valves and oxides bid-rigging cartel case.

  • Represented an American multinational technology company in connection with a competition case, our client was accused of, while being in a dominant position, it refused to supply its services to a customer. This could have been a violation under the Egyptian Competition Law which is punishable by a fine of an amount up to EGP 300 million.

  • Advised the world's leading provider of dialysis products and services on competition law matters in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Sudan.

  • Advised a leading global healthcare company with respect to reviewing and assessing of a competition law manual.

  • Acted for an Egyptian automotive company with respect to filing a competition complaint to the Egyptian Competition Authority.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Egyptian Bar Association (2005)
  • ECA Committee Drafting the Egyptian Merger Control Regime (2016)
  • ECA Committee Drafting the Dominance and Abuse of Dominance Guidelines (2016)


  • Egypt (2005)


  • Queen Mary, University of London (PhD - Thesis: "Assessing the Enforcement of the Egyptian Competition Regime" ) (2012)
  • Stockholm University (LL.M. European Union Law, Law Faculty) (2008)
  • American University in Cairo (LL.M. International and Comparative Law, Law Faculty) (2006)
  • Cairo University (LL.B. Law Faculty, English Department) (2004)


  • Arabic
  • English


  • Presenter, "The Enforcement of Competition Law in Member Countries of Agadir Agreement," Egyptian Competition Authority Workshop, November 2017


  • Author, "The Egyptian Competition Law", Kluwer International, 2016

  • Author, "Case Note: Providing an Alternative Reading of the Facts of QSoft & Bassem Youssef v. Future Group, Cairo Court of Appeal, global competition litigation review," Issue 2, 2016

  • Author, "Enforcement Policy of the Egyptian Competition Regime: Refusal to Deal," pp. 108 - 113, Issue 3, Vol. 37, European competition law review, 2016

  • Author, "Binding Nature of Administrative Decisions in Damages Actions under the Egyptian Competition Regime," Global Competition Litigation Review, pp. 126 - 133, Issue 3, 2015

  • Author, "Challenging Anticompetitive Governmental Decisions under the Egyptian Competition Regime," European Competition Law Review, pp. 526 - 532, Issue 12, Vol. 36, 2015