Zeinab Shohdy is an Egyptian qualified lawyer specializing in mergers & acquisitions, general corporate, restructuring and Capital Markets. She has experience in acquisition transactions, due diligence processes, drafting of pertinent reports and high-level issues reports, drafting of acquisition related documentation including share purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements and escrow agreements. Zeinab, further, has experience in capital markets and advising on banking related laws and regulations. She has been involved in a number of finance and project financing transactions in diverse sectors, including energy and railways.

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Recent Experience

  • Advising Mabaret El Asafra Hospitals in Alexandria on the sale of minority stake to Tana Africa.
  • One of the team members advising Egyptian American Enterprise Fund, Helios Investments and MENA LTV in their acquisition of Fawry.
  • Advising Hungarian Eximbank and Eximbank of Russia on the EUR 1.1 Billion financing to the Egyptian National Railways Authority.
  • Advising Catalyst Partners on the acquisition of a financial services group.
  • Advising Telecom Egypt on the USD 90 Million acquisition of Middle East and North Africa Submarine Cable Systems Company S.A.E. (MENA Submarine Cable Systems).
  • Advising Emirates National Group on its primary acquisition of Egyptian Advanced Company for Public Transportation (Misr Bus).
  • Advising on the restructuring and acquisition of licensed solar Feed-in-Tariff SPVs by Infinity Solar Energy SAE & ib vogt GmbH.
  • Advising on the management buyout of Egyptian Engineering Company and Africa Security and Communications Group (having group of subsidiaries in Africa and USA) by Giza Systems, a subsidiary of Beltone Private Equity.


  • Arabic
  • English


2014- LL.M. International Comparative Business Law,  IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University

2011 – LL.B. (English-language Studies Section), Cairo University


2012 – Egyptian Bar Association