Dania El Samad
Dania El Samad has been building up her banking and project finance experience since 2007. She specializes in banking and project finance, and has experience in acting for governmental and corporate entities, lenders, borrowers and multinational clients. Mrs. El Samad has also experience and has worked on a broad range of transactions relating to the development, acquisition, disposal and financing of infrastructure projects.
Mrs. El Samad has over 13 years of experience in Egypt, and is recognized as an expert on banking and finance transactions, including drafting and negotiating finance documents, loan agreements and security documents, such as pledges, mortgages and corporate guarantees. She also assisted in major project finance and syndicated lending transactions, on behalf of leading real estate developing companies, banking and financial institutions and other local and international clients and has been recently acted on behalf of project companies in the renewable energy projects under the FiT program and related project financing. In addition, Mrs. El Samad has provided several legal opinions on Cross-Border banking activities, Repo and Derivatives transactions under GMRA and ISDA Agreements, Global Depository Receipts and Global Depositary Notes for international financial institutions and banks.
In addition, Mrs. El Samad advises multiple local and international banking clients such as National Bank of Egypt, Banque Misr, Citibank, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Bank of New York Mellon, Arab African International Bank, JP Morgan, Nova Scotia Bank, Commerzbank and ICBC Standard Bank.
Dania El Samad obtained her License en Droit (LL.B in Law) in 1996 and her Maîtrise en Droit in 1997 from the Faculty of Law, Lebanese University. She obtained her Masters II in International and European Business Law from IDAI, Paris 1 Sorbonne in 2014 and is currently preparing her Ph.D. thesis on project finance in Paris 1 Sorbonne.
Working languages: Arabic, English and French.