Zahra Sachedina

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

United Kingdom
T:+44 (20) 74443234
United Kingdom
T:+44 (20) 74443234
Zahra Sachedina

Zahra Sachedina


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Zahra Sachedina is a corporate lawyer based in London.

Zahra focuses on cross-border and domestic corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, consortium transactions, corporate restructurings and general corporate and commercial agreements. She has also advised on strategic M&A and joint ventures in the MENA region while on secondment to our Dubai office.

Zahra advises clients in the telecoms, technology, digital infrastructure and financial institutions sectors.

Professional experience

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M.A. (Hons), University of Cambridge

GDL and Accelerated LPC, BPP University

  • Solicitor qualified in England & Wales


  • Safaricom Ethiopia PLC and Global Partnership for Ethiopia B.V. - on the roll out of its greenfield network in Ethiopia, and all shareholder and governance arrangements
  • Safaricom PLC, Vodacom Group Limited, Vodafone Plc, Sumitomo Corporation, BII Plc - on their winning bid for Ethiopia's first telecoms license for $850m, following a competitive, two-year auction process
  • SBA Communications Corporation and Paradigm Infrastructure Limited - on the acquisition of Airtel Tanzania's telecom tower portfolio for approximately $175m.
  • Zain on its TowerCo reorganization and strategic partnership with TASC Towers Holding in respect of Zain's tower portfolios in a number of jurisdictions including Jordan and Iraq.
  • Vodacom Group Limited - on its corporate transactions, acquisitions, joint ventures and businesses in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Etisalat Group - on the merger of its Sri Lankan business Etisalat Lanka (Private) Ltd with Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Private) Ltd.
  • Pay.UK - on secondment, to assist with the consolidation of the payments infrastructure in the UK
  • Greek financial institutions - on the sale of loan portfolios to various buyers.

Rising Star, Corporate and commercial: M&A - upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+, The Legal 500 UK, 2022

Key lawyer, TMT IT & Telecoms, The Legal 500, 2022
"Hats off to Oliver Stacey and Zahra Sachedina for their work; many people at NRF worked on a key transaction with us, but they orchestrated the whole lot and should be thanked for it".

Rising Star, The Legal 500, 2021
"Zahra is very capable and available. At her junior level she is able to inspire confidence normally only bestowed on her much more senior colleagues".



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