Mariam El Masry

Zulficar & Partners - Egypt

Senior Associate

Nile City Building, South Tower Eighth Floor, 2005 A
Cornich El Nil Ramlet Beaulac

+20 2 2461 2161/2/3/4

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English and French



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Mariam El Masry is a member in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department since 2010. Ms. El Masry specialises in several fields of law, on which she gives day-to-day advice, including Civil Law, Companies Law, Capital Market Law, IT Law and Labour Law.

Ms. El Masry conducted various due diligence reviews on companies of diverse sectors and participated in the drafting of the relevant transaction documents, mainly the contracts necessary in the M&A transactions such as Share Purchase Agreements, Shareholders Agreements and Escrow Agreements. She has also been involved in major IPO’s and private placements handled by the Firm, which included drafting the relevant sections of the International Prospectus or Offering Memorandum and review of underwriting agreements and/or any other agreements necessary for the IPO.

Furthermore, Ms. El Masry has helped in providing a number of major oil and gas companies with legal advice on concession agreements and regulatory issues pertaining thereto, and has assisted several clients in negotiation and drafting contracts of various types. Ms. El Masry also has been seconded for more than three years in one of the major oil and gas companies in Egypt.

Ms. El Masry was part of the team which advised on the following: (i) the listing and IPO of Cleopatra Hospital Company on the EGX; (ii) the first dual listing on EGX and NASDAQ Dubai of Orascom Construction; (iii) the acquisition of 85.9% the issued shares of the Egyptian Company for Foods – BiscoMisr through a Competitive Mandatory Tender Offer for 100% of its shares; (iv) the acquisition of 76% of Tanmeyah Microenterprise Services S.A.E by EFG Hermes and (v) the acquisition by Cleopatra Hospital Company (a subsidiary of Abraaj Group) of Al Shorouk Hospital Company and Nile Badrawi Hospital Company, as well as other transactions that are not publishable. 

Ms. El Masry obtained a Master I and Master II (equivalent to LL.M degree) in International and European Business Law from Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne in association with Cairo University (“IDAI”) as well as a double formation in Egyptian and French Law (an LL.B in International and European Business Law with Honours from Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne in association with Cairo University “Licence en Droit des Affaires Internationales et Européennes” and an LL.B in Egyptian Law from Cairo University). she has also obtained a French Baccalaureate in Economics and Social Studies with Honours from the Lycée Français du Caire.

Ms. El Masry is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association.