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Mazghouny & Co

Work Department

Projects and Financing




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. Donia has authored the Egypt chapters in the Renewable Energy Law Review, Renewables Regulations of Getting The Deal Through, and ICLG Renewable Energy, 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).


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King’s College London (UK), Master of Laws – LLM, International Financial Law, 2011
Universite Pantheon Sorbonne (Paris I) (France), Master, International and European Business Law, 2008
Cairo University (Egypt), Bachelor of Laws – LLB

Lawyer Rankings

Egypt > Energy

(Leading individuals)

Donia El-MazghounyMazghouny & Co

One of the market’s leading practitioners, Donia El-Mazghouny, left Shahid Law Firm to start her own firm Mazghouny & Co in early 2020. She has quickly built up an impressive roster of clients, among which are Acciona Energia, EDF Renouvelables and Engie. The boutique firm focuses on projects and infrastructure, energy and power, construction and real estate, financing, and corporate matters. It is best known for its work in the renewable energy sector, with recent work including setting up a 200MW wind energy project for the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA).

Egypt > Projects and infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

Donia El-MazghounyMazghouny & Co

New to the ranking is Mazghouny & Co, founded in early 2020 by highly respected projects partner Donia El-Mazghouny, formerly of Shahid Law Firm. The boutique firm specialises in projects and infrastructure, energy, construction, real estate and financing. The firm has rapidly established its credentials in the renewable energy sector, in which it acts for major multinational players. The firm recently assisted the local regulator with a utility-scale wind energy project with a 200MW capacity.