Donia El-Mazghouny

Donia El-Mazghouny

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Donia El-Mazghouny is the founder and managing partner of Mazghouny & Co. Prior to launching the practice, Donia was a partner with a first-tier law firm in Cairo, where she headed the energy and 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 also 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 nine solar projects, with a total capacity of 425MW, under Round 2 of the feed-in tariff programme, including the project which won the Islamic Finance News (IFN) Egypt Deal of the Year, EMEA Finance’s best renewable energy deal in Africa and best solar deal in the EMEA Finance 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 Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). Donia has authored the Egypt chapters in The Renewable Energy Law Review and Lexology Getting The Deal Through: Renewable Energy, and she was a member of the committee drafting the implementing regulations for Egypt’s Renewable Energy Law No. 203/2014. She holds an LLM in international financial law from King’s College London (United Kingdom), a master’s degree in international and European business law from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University (France) and an LLB from Cairo University (IDAI) (Egypt). She is fluent in Arabic, English and French and speaks basic Italian. Donia is identified as an ‘energy expert’ in Who’s Who Legal and is recommended by The Legal 500 for energy, and projects and infrastructure, where she is ranked as a ‘leading individual’, ‘highly regarded for the financing and development of wind and solar power projects’ and noted as a practitioner who ‘excels at integrating her deep knowledge of the sector into clear and practical advice for international investors’. She is also regarded 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. Donia has also been ‘highly recommended’ as a corporate and M&A lawyer in Chambers and Partners.

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