Anwar Zeidan

Founding Partner - Head of Capital Market & Procedures Group

Anwar Zeidan is a founding partner of Zulficar& Partners Law Firm in Egypt and is the head of Capital Markets Group. Anwar Zeidan graduated from the Faculty of Law, Alexandria University in 1997 and he practiced law in the same year. Anwar Zeidan joined Shalakany Law Office in 1998 and has promoted until he became a partner in 2007. Anwar Zeidan, with the other founding partners established Zulficar & Partners Law Firm in 2009.

Anwar Zeidan occupies a prestigious rank between the clients and legal directories as an expert in capital markets and enjoys leadership in the field of capital markets in Egypt as well as the application of companies’ law and investment law. He renders legal opinions in tender offers, listing on the Egyptian Exchange, issuance of shares, sukuks, swaps, prospectus, rules governing stock exchange, disclosure requirements, companies law and investment law.

Anwar Zeidan handled many great transactions including transactions related to capital markets, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions. He also gained a lot of experience in preparing due diligence reports and legal assessments relating to private and public companies and banks.

Additionally, Anwar Zeidan participated in the issuance of the rules governing Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) for employees, managers and executive board members in Egypt. He is well known for his experience in the said field, as he participated in drafting the forms used in the market in this respect and he supervised many ESOPs for large companies in Egypt.

In 2023, Anwar Zeidan, was granted BAND1 Lawyer in Capital Markets, by the Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2023 Rankings, being called “one of the best in capital markets”, “has a very good understanding of the legislation, transaction, and diligence” and “super-technical, very responsive and smart”.  He has also been selected in February 2023 as a member of the consultation committee of the FRA in the capital markets field for 4 years.

Anwar Zeidan is top ranked by Chambers and Partners Global 2022 being ranked in Band 1 Capital Markets in Egypt in 2022. He is also ranked as a Market Leader in 2022 by IFLR 1000.

In 2021, he proposed many suggestions relating to Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) particularly participating in drafting its regulations until they have been issued by the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) leading to a positive impact and becoming a precedent in capital markets within the Middle East area.