Mehdi holds a Belgian law degree from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) (KU Leuven, 2000), a degree in private international law from the University of Brussels (Belgium) (ULB, 2001) and an Executive Master in Management from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management (Belgium, 2016–2017 and 2018).
He has been a member of the Dutch-speaking Brussels bar since 2001 when he started his career in the Brussels-based arbitration law firm Hanotiau & van den Berg. Mehdi specialised in dispute resolution and arbitration in various Brussels based national and international law firms. Between 2013 and 2019, he gained in-house experience through different secondments to Belgian and international companies in Belgium.
Mehdi joined Deminor in March 2019 as senior legal counsel in the litigation funding practice, focusing on international arbitration and complex commercial litigation. He speaks English, French, and Dutch, and he has a basic understanding of German.