Donia El-Mazghouny is a partner at Shahid Law Firm and leads the energy and projects team. She specialises in corporate and commercial law, and energy law with a focus on energy and power-specific agreements, such as oil and gas concessions, power purchase and network connection agreements, and private offtake arrangements. Donia also advises clients on the development, financing and acquisition of energy and infrastructure projects in Egypt. In addition to her energy practice, Donia’s experience includes advising on transactional matters, corporate and commercial agreements, joint ventures, corporate structuring, and labour matters in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and industrial, and services fields.

She was admitted to the Egyptian Bar in 2007, and is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), Women in Clean Energy Egypt (WICE), the local chapter of the initiative launched by the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). Donia regularly speaks at conferences in and outside Egypt, particularly on clean energy.

She holds an LLM in international financial law from King’s College London (UK), a master in international and European business law from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University (France) and an LLB from Cairo University (IDAI) (Egypt).

Donia is recommended by The Legal 500 particularly for energy and projects and infrastructure. She is ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ and noted as ‘one of the best specialist partners in the energy sector’, and as a ‘talented partner’, who is ‘responsive and accurate’ and ‘highly knowledgeable’. She is also noted as ‘a rising star in the renewable energy market’, as ‘hardworking and diligent’ and for ‘always going the extra mile’.