Mohamed El Atfi joins De Gaulle Fleurance EMEA in Abu Dhabi

Mohamed El Atfi joins De Gaulle Fleurance EMEA in Abu Dhabi

Paris, November 29th, 2021

Mohamed El Atfi  mainly acts in corporate, banking & finance transactions, particularly in Islamic finance, corporate finance, project finance in the Middle East and Africa.


A lawyer since 2014 (Paris Bar), Mohamed El Atfi assists companies in structuring investments, financing and cross-border transactions. In particular, he advises financial institutions, development banks, sovereign wealth funds and international groups. He is also a certified Islamic arbitrator and anexpert with the International Islamic Center for Reconciliation & Arbitration, in Dubai (UAE).


Prior to joining De Gaulle Fleurance EMEA in Abu Dhabi, he was an international civil servant in the legal department of the Islamic Development Bank (ICD), in Saudi Arabia, where he worked for 5 years, in particular on structured finance projects in Africa, in conjunction with financial institutions and regulatory bodies on the African continent. Finally, he has developed a specific expertise in OHADA law.


After obtaining a law degree from Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Mohamed El Atfi obtained a master’s degree in Economic Law from Sciences Po Paris and a master’s degree in Energy Law from the University of Aix-en-Provence/Institut National Supérieur des Techniques Nucléaires (CEA). He then completed the Executive Islamic Finance program from IE Business School/King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia.


“I am delighted to join De Gaulle Fleurance EMEA”, explains Mohamed El Atfi. “The projects of our law firm developed in the Middle East and Africa from our subsidiary in Abu Dhabi are large-scale and I am very motivated to carry out the transactions that are ahead of us.”


“The arrival of Mohamed El Atfi will further support the strengthening of the services provided to our clients from Abu Dhabi in their investment projects or establishment in the Gulf region and in Africa,  especially through his technical expertise and his field knowledge of these two geographical areas”, says Jean-Baptiste Santelli, partner at De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés and head of the subsidiary in Abu Dhabi.


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