The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
Work +20 2 2461 2161
Fax +20 2 2461 2165

Mona Zulficar

Work +20(2) 24612 130
Zulficar & Partners Law Firm

Work Department

Ms. Mona Zulficar oversees the operations of the Firm's six departments; specialized in assisting our clients in various areas.


Ms. Zulficar is a founding partner and chair of the Executive Committee.


A practicing attorney for more than 30 years, she is a specialist in major financial, industrial, and commercial transactions and has negotiated, drafted, and concluded all the major contracts required by some of the most important joint venture businesses in Egypt. Involved in major restructuring of companies, M&A transactions, and is particularly recognized for handling ground breaking and precedent transactions, such as the largest transaction in the history of the Middle East relating to the sale of Orascom Building Materials Holding SAE to Lafarge, for approximately USD13 billion in addition to USD2 billion of assumed debt, and most recently, she lead the team responsible for the first successful PPP Project in Egypt. She has played and continues to play a key role in drafting new legislation and developing existing economic legislation as adviser to the various governmental entities and as member of the national drafting committees on many important laws, such as the new Telecom Law, the new Capital Market Regulations, the new Special Economic Zones Law and the new Banking Law regulations. She has also been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Egypt and is directly involved in the ambitious Egyptian institutional and regulatory reform program of the banking and finance sector. Complementing her professional activities with a commitment to community activism, she has been an active advocate for human rights and women’s rights in Egypt and internationally. She has recently been elected member and Vice Chair of the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee and she is also a member of the National Council for Human Rights in Egypt. In 2009, she received la legion d’honneur from the President of France Nicolas Sarkozy for her significant professional role in concluding landmark commercial and financial transactions between Egypt and France and for her achievements in the field of human rights.


Ms. Zulficar working languages are Arabic, English and French.


Ms. Zulficar obtained her political science and law degrees from Cairo University and Mansoura University and an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Zurich.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

In Zulficar & Partners Law Firm’s ‘highly professional’ banking team, practice head and founding partner Ashraf Ihab assisted African Export-Import Bank with updating its $3bn euro medium term note (EMTN) programme. He also advised the National Bank of Egypt on a $700m loan from China Development Bank. Mona Zulficar, Ali El Hawary and counsel Ghada Youness are recommended.

[back to top]

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Zulficar & Partners Law Firmprovides a very high level of service, particularly thanks to its industry knowledge and business acumen’. Ingy Badawy and Anwar Zeidan, who lead on M&A and capital markets respectively, advised shareholders of electronics retailer B.TECH on an EGP300m partnership with private equity firm DPI. ‘Good negotiator’ Firas El Samad is ‘extremely supportive, always available and skilled in corporate matters’. Mona Zulficar is also recommended.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments by:
Zulficar & Partners Law Firm

Legal Developments in Egypt

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to