Mona Zulficar is a founding partner and chairperson of the Firm’s executive committee. Being the leading banking and finance lawyer in Egypt, Ms Zulficar oversees the operations of the firm’s Banking, Finance and Capital Markets groups.
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 in Egypt.
Ms Zulficar is particularly recognized for handling ground breaking or precedent transactions, such as the first Egyptian BOOT Power Plant in Sidi Krir, the first GSM Telecom Concession to MobiNil, the first leverage buyout of Helwan Cement Company, and the first successful PPP in Egypt in relation to the New Cairo Wastewater Treatment Plant. She has also handled the largest bond issues, such as the bond issue in excess of L.E. one billion by Egyptian Cement Company and by MobiNil for L.E.1500 million. She regularly handles other major investment banking transactions, IPO’s, securitization and GDR/ADR issues. In 2010, she acted as Counsel to Vimpelcom in the Share Sale and Exchange Agreement between Vimpelcom and Weather for approximately USD6.6 Billion. In 2011, she led the negotiations for the Sale and Purchase Agreement between Electrolux and Paradise Capital SAE, with a total transactional value exceeding USD 450 million.
• Investment Banking
• Project Finance
• Credit Mergers and Acquisitions
• International Commercial Transactions
• Finance and Banking
Egyptian Bar Association
International Bar Association
Board Member, Central Bank of Egypt (2004-2011)
Advisory Committee, UN Human Rights Council (2008-2013)
VP Constitutional Committee of 50 (Egypt 2013)
BSc, Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 1969
LLB, Mansoura University, 1980