Donia is the founder and managing partner of Mazghouny & Co. Prior to launching the practice, Donia was a partner with a tier 1 law firm in Cairo, where she headed the Energy & Projects team.
She specialises in energy law, with a focus on energy and power agreements, and regularly advises clients on the development, financing and acquisition of energy and infrastructure projects in Egypt. She further advises on transactional matters, corporate and commercial agreements, joint ventures, corporate structuring, and labour matters notably in the energy and power, manufacturing and services fields. She has recently advised sponsors on the financing of 9 solar projects under Round 2 of the feed-in tariff programme, with a total capacity of 425MW, including the project which has won the Islamic Finance News (IFN) Egypt Deal of the Year, EMEA Finance Best Renewable Energy Deal in Africa and Best Solar Deal in EMEA awards for 2017.
Donia is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association and regularly speaks at conferences in and outside Egypt, particularly on clean energy. She is also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), and the Core Power Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. Donia has authored the Egypt chapters in the Renewable Energy Law Review and Renewables Regulations of Getting The Deal Through, and she was a member of the committee drafting Executive Regulations for the Renewable Energy Law no. 203/2014.
She holds an LL.M. 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 LL.B. from Cairo University (IDAI). Donia is identified as an “Energy Expert” by Who’s Who Legal and recommended by Legal500 for Energy and Projects & Infrastructure. She is ranked as a “Leading Individual” and “highly regarded for the financing and development of wind and solar power projects”, and a practitioner who “excels at integrating her deep knowledge of the sector into clear and practical advice for international investors”. She is also 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” in the field.