Leila Debbagh

Leila Debbagh


Leila advises clients on various corporate transactions in Morocco and Sub Saharan Africa.
She has acquired experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and investments, across a range of sectors and jurisdictions. She regularly acts for leading multinational corporations, private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and family offices on their strategic and financial deals.


Representative matters

Managem SA in relation with the acquisition from IAMGOLD Corporation of mining assets in Senegal, Mali, and Guinea.

Kelix Bio on the acquisition of Pharmaceutical Institute SA.

the shareholders (including the management) of four MedTech companies (the Rayon Group), on the sale of a majority stake of their capital to Helios Investment Partners.

Mitsui & Co Europe PLC on its acquisition of an additional stake of 21.5% of Zalar Holding, becoming the main minority shareholder in Zalar.



Master 2, Droit approfondi de l’entreprise, Université Paris Dauphine, 2018

Master 1, Droit des affaires, Université Paris ASSAS, 2017

Licence, Droit Privé général, Université Paris ASSAS, 2016

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.