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Donia El-Mazghouny

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Shahid Law Firm

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Projects and Infrastructure




  • Donia is a partner at Shahid Law Firm and heads the Energy and Projects team since January 2017. She specializes in corporate and commercial law, and energy law with a focus on energy and power agreements, such as oil and gas concessions, power purchase and network connection agreements, and net-metering and IPP arrangements.
  • Donia also 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, pharmaceutical and manufacturing, industrial and services fields. She has recently advised sponsors on the financing of nine 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 recommended by Legal500 for Energy and Projects & 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” in the field. She is also noted as “a rising star in the renewable energy market”, as “hardworking and diligent”, and for “always going the extra mile”.


  • Arabic (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • French (fluent)


  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • Core Power Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt


  • M. in International Financial Law from King’s College London
  • Master in International and European Business Law from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University
  • B. from Cairo University (IDAI)



Within: Leading individuals

Donia El-Mazghouny - Shahid Law Firm

Within: Energy

Donia El-Mazghouny leads the energy and projects practice at Shahid Law Firm and focuses heavily on the development, structuring and financing of solar and wind power projects. She acted for Scatec Solar on the development of a new solar plant. Girgis Abd El-Shahid and César R. Ternieden are also recommended.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Leading individuals

Donia El-Mazghouny - Shahid Law Firm

Within: Projects and infrastructure

The projects and infrastructure practice at Shahid Law Firm has experienced partners in Girgis Abd El-Shahid and Donia El-Mazghouny, who together advised Scatec Solar on a major new solar power plant project. They also assisted EDF Energies Nouvelles with a 100MW solar project.

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