Mohamad Talaat is the co-managing partner of Baker & McKenzie's Cairo office. He is a widely recognized figure in his areas of practice. He is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A by IFLR1000, Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Global. He is referred to as "well respected amongst peers for his excellent leadership skills and experience in M&A" (Chambers Global 2013). Mr. Talaat has commenced his career as Counselor at the Egyptian Council of State from July 1979 through January 1985. He worked in the Chicago office of Baker & McKenzie from 1982 through 1983 and in the Riyadh office of Baker & McKenzie from 1984 through 1989. He joined the Cairo office of Baker & McKenzie in 1989. Mr. Talaat has served for four years as the Head of the Legal Affairs Committee of the American Chambers of Commerce in Egypt.