Marwa Elborai

Allen & Overy

The bond market may have slowed down in 2023, but high yield star Marwa Elborai is clearly on the way up.

After joining Allen & Overy in January 2023, US-qualified Elborai has played a paramount role in ensuring the firm has been maintaining its market share of lender-side work, exemplified by capping off the mandate on advising the initial purchasers of Allwyn on its high yield issuance with a dividend valued at €1bn — one of the largest high yield deals inked last year.

A Shearman & Sterling alum, Elborai is expected to play an important role in making sure the largest transatlantic law firm merger ever proceeds smoothly in 2024, as well as continuing to advise lenders on some of the largest big-ticket financing deals.

When she is not cashing in on massive deals, Elborai is passionate about diversity and in particular enjoys helping female associates and partners learn how to thrive in the competitive world of leveraged finance.