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Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Corporate & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 1LebanonGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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Abou Jaoude & Associates maintains a commanding position at the forefront of the Lebanese legal market. The team is often called upon for its expertise in banking and finance and M&A transactions as well as capital markets matters. Of late its work includes advising Lebanon's Central Bank on the development and imposition of capital control legislation in response to the country's ongoing financial crisis. A client said: "They are our best legal advisers," adding that "their understanding on many aspects of the law is excellent."

Founding partner Carlos Abou Jaoude has considerable expertise in corporate matters. He is particularly active on banking and finance, M&A, capital markets and securities mandates. A client stated: "He knows every single transaction happening; we feel the wealth of knowledge."

Simon El Kai possesses a robust corporate and finance practice. He is highly proficient in project finance and development. Observers note he is a "really good lawyer" who is "very competent and knowledgeable."

Souraya Machnouk is commended by clients for being "extremely smart and knowledgeable" on corporate matters. She handles mandates across a range of disciplines, from capital markets to real estate. She is regarded as a "brilliant" practitioner with "excellent local knowledge."

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Overview

Abou Jaoude & Associates is the largest multi-practice law firm in Lebanon, with 40 expert attorneys, and the largest market share of complex and first-of-their-kind transactions over the past decade in Corporate, M&A, Banking, Finance, Real Estate and Energy.

In addition to their thorough knowledge of the law, the Firm’s team is distinguished by an in-depth specialization and a sharp understanding of the commercial aspects and industry-specifics of clients’ businesses.

The Firm acts as legal counsel for prominent international groups, and provides strategic advice on market-entry conditions, corporate and tax reorganizations, and company formation and capitalizations. The Firm has unparalleled expertise in complex and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions across all industry sectors, advising on structuring, pre-acquisition due diligence, licensing, compliance and post-acquisition integration.

The Firm represents a dominant portfolio of domestic and global banks on matters of corporate governance, regulatory compliance, extensions of credit and syndicated facilities, complex issuances and offerings of financial products, and cross-border banking activities.

The Firm has a remarkable record with notable mandates in real estate development, power, renewable energy, and oil & gas, advising key markets players on project finance, energy contracts, bankability issues, public procurement, and government relations.

Members

Abou Jaoude, Carlos

El Kai, Simon

Machnouk, Souraya

Maghariki, Eddy

Papadopoulou, Rita

Corporate & Finance

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

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Location

OMT Building

266 Sami El Solh Ave.

PO Box: 116-5079

Beirut

Beirut Governorate

Lebanon

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Lebanon

Corporate & Finance


Carlos Abou Jaoude
Band 2
Simon El Kai
Band 3
Souraya Machnouk
Band 2