About Mahmoud Mourad
Mahmoud Mourad serves as legal counsel for the government of Dubai, where he is responsible for mediating disputes involving governmental agencies. He accepted this position with the approval of the Supreme Judicial Council in Egypt, with an agreement to defer his position as a Judge at the Egyptian Courts of Appeal. He is also a mediator with the Arab Mediation Center in Cairo.
Mediation is Mr. Mourad’s passion. He believes that mediation is more than just an alternative for the resolution of commercial cases. It is, rather, a tool for providing community peace. As a former police officer, prosecutor, judge, legal counsel, lawyer and mediator, he has experienced dispute resolution from multiple perspectives. These experiences guide his commitment to mediation as the ideal process for advancing conflict resolution in Egypt and beyond.
Mr. Mourad’s mediation journey began in 2010, when he followed his passion and attended a series of courses with UPEACE, where he studied conflict resolution analysis, negotiation, mediation, and conflict transformation. He subsequently founded the NGO, Mediation for Community Development Organization (MCDO), with the aim of promoting community peace. Through MCDO, Mr. Mourad and his colleagues ran a series of meetings and training courses targeted at the elimination of sectarian violence between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. Their efforts helped avoid violent conflict many times during the heat of Egypt’s recent political turbulence.
Mr. Mourad also served as a certified trainer for the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) in Egypt, where he taught Alternative Dispute Resolution to lawyers, judges and family court mediators. As part of his teaching, Mr. Mourad’s goal was to promote mediators as peacemakers. He further drafted an “ADR Act” for the Egyptian Government as part of this effort.
His position as legal counsel to the government of Dubai affords him the opportunity to practice mediation in a unique international commercial hub, providing the invaluable opportunity to interact with many cultures involved in major disputes.
Mr. Mourad has litigation experience as an Egyptian Judge and as an attorney for Dubai’s Government. His practice focuses on non-criminal matters, including but not limited to the following areas:
- Commercial law
- International commercial disputes
- Labor law
- Civil law
- Company and employment law
- Family disputes
Mr. Mourad has served as a mediator since 2010, when he established MCDO for the prevention of sectarian violence in Egypt. He has conducted numerous mediations between groups of Muslims and Christians and delivered training courses on mediation.
He now serves as a mediator for the government of Dubai. He mediates matters involving commercial disputes, civil disputes, employment disputes, torts, liability, landlord tenant disputes, companies, and IP & intellectual property law.