Dyna Zekaoui has a broad corporate and commercial practice, advising on securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions deals, ESG and corporate governance issues, and general corporate matters. She has extensive international experience advising clients globally, with a focus on North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and across a range of industries, including mining, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, financial services, and telecommunications.
Prior to joining the firm, Dyna practiced as a US capital markets lawyer at a Magic Circle international law firm in their offices in London (UK), NY (USA) and Singapore. She advised clients on various corporate finance transactions, consisting of initial public offerings, secondary offerings, rights issues, debt offerings and private placements, as well as corporate governance matters, such as annual reporting matters, compliance issues, ESG issues and disclosure guidance. Dyna is a former Trustee of the Tower Hamlets Law Centre Board, a non-profit legal charity based in London, UK.
Dyna earned her law degree (JD) and Masters of Law in Law and Entrepreneurship (LLMLE) from Duke University School of Law in Durham, NC, USA. In law school, Dyna was actively involved in student affairs, where she held leadership positions with the Law and Entrepreneurship Society, SOLIMENA (Student Organization for Legal Issues in the Middle East and North Africa region), the Business Law Society, and the Volunteer Income Tax Association (International Division). She also advised start up companies on a range of matters, including employment, intellectual property, formation and operational issues, as part of her internships with The Startup Factory, and as part of her pro bono work with the Duke University Startup Ventures Clinic. In 2016, Dyna received the Justin Miller Citizenship Award by her Duke Law peers, and the Pro Bono Award for her client service by the Duke Law faculty.
Prior to law school, Dyna graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce, with specialization in Accounting, from the University of Ottawa. She previously worked as an auditor with a Big Four accounting firm in Ottawa, Canada where she earned her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) degree.