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Mazghouny & Co
15 ABOU EL-FEDA STREET, FLOOR 5, UNIT 18
ZAMALEK
Egypt

Egypt > Energy Tier 2

Since its establishment in early 2020, Mazghouny & Co has built an extensive client roster in the energy sector, particularly in relation to renewables. The team advises on the full project cycle including financing, project development, and implementation and clients include high-profile energy players, startups, and government institutions. More recently the firm has also begun expanding its services into other African countries such as Guinea and Burkina Faso. Managing Partner Donia El-Mazghouny specialises in energy and power agreements and is regularly involved in the development, financing and acquisition of projects.

Practice head(s):

Donia Mazghouny

Key clients

Acciona Energia

Amarenco

BayWa r.e.

EDF Renewables

Engie

Empower New Energy

Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC)

juwi

Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority

Scatec

Work highlights

  • Acted as a legal counsel to the Benban Solar Developers Association in connection with the EGP 1.6 billion settlement of the Cost Sharing Agreement cost overrun dispute with the state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, and drafted and negotiated the settlement agreement on behalf of all 32 Benban project developers.
  • Advised Italgen on its negotiations with the New and Renewable Energy Authority and Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company in connection with the development of 320 MW wind power project under the merchant scheme in the Gulf of Suez, converted into a BOO project; and advised Italgen on the exit from the project and the multi-million USD settlement reached with NREA and EETC to effect the exit.
  • Advised juwi on the construction of the world’s largest solar hybrid project at the Centamin off-grid gold mine in Egypt, with a capacity of 36 MW bi-facial solar and 7.5 MW batter-energy storage system.

Egypt > Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

Renewable energy is the main strength of the energy and projects department at Mazghouny & Co which was founded in February 2020 and has since expanded its roster of high-profile clients in the energy sector. The firm’s services span business development, engineering and construction, as well as finance and asset management. There has also recently been a focus to branch out its work into other African countries. Founder and managing partner Donia El-Mazghouny has broad expertise in transactional matter and corporate and commercial aspects in regard to energy and infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Donia El-Mazghouny

Other key lawyers:

Khadiga Abou-Zeid

Key clients

Acciona Energia

Amarenco

BayWa r.e.

EDF Renewables

Engie

Empower New Energy

Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC)

juwi

Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA)

Scatec

 

Work highlights

  • Acted as a legal counsel to the Benban Solar Developers Association in connection with the EGP 1.6 billion settlement of the cost sharing agreement cost overrun dispute with the state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, and drafted and negotiated the settlement agreement on behalf of all 32 Benban project developers.
  • Advised the Italien developer Italgen on its negotiations with the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) and Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) in connection with the development of 320 MW wind power project under the merchant scheme in the Gulf of Suez, converted into a BOO project; and advised Italgen on the exit from the project and the multi-million USD settlement reached with NREA and EETC to effect the exit.
  • Advised juqi on the construction of the world’s largest solar hybrid project at the Centamin off-grid gold mine in Egypt, with a capacity of 36 MW bi-facial solar and 7.5 MW batter-energy storage system.

Egypt > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Founded in 2020, Mazghouny & Co regularly advises large international and domestic energy companies on commercial and M&A-deals.

Mazghouny & Co is a boutique law firm based in Cairo, specialising in projects and infrastructure, energy and power, construction and real estate, financing, and corporate matters.

Our team is young, dynamic, and creative. We set out to build a different type of law firm, one that operates not just as a legal services provider, but a business partner. We push the boundaries of what is possible and work proactively with our clients not only to overcome challenges but maximise potential opportunities.

Our team has been privileged to support some of the largest multi-national companies, funds, commercial and private lenders, and governments in the world. Having advised on Egyptian-based projects for many years, all our lawyers have developed a wealth of experience and contacts within various industries. We can provide valuable introductions to suppliers, contractors, banks, investors and business partners.

Supporting the wider business is key to our approach. We work with multiple teams in an organisation, including legal, business development, operations, finance, and marketing, ensuring they have the support required to meet targets and deadlines.

We provide the confidence companies need to expand into new markets in the Middle East and Africa, supporting them with local regulatory compliance. Our clients can rely on us to help them grow, innovate, and thrive, and take care of any complex legal and commercial challenges, smartly and cost-effectively.

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Managing Partner Donia El-Mazghounyd.elmazghouny@mazghouny.com+20227352678
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