Provided by Badri and Salim El Meouchi
Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm’s Corporate and Finance departments are among the most renowned in Lebanon.
Active in the largest transactions of the past decade in Lebanon, the Firm is a go-to resource for all structuring, M&A, financing, JV and other corporate issues.
The firm advises a wide range of clients in structuring their multinational businesses in the most efficient way.
The firm is also very active in the technology sector, advising both founders/entrepreneurs and VC investors in investments in companies across the Middle East and in Europe.
Banking, Finance and Insurance
The firm’s banking and finance department is known for its large portfolio of banking clients, as well as for its work on financing.
Work undertaken for banks includes structuring and execution of financial products, standard documentation drafting and review, dealing with AML issues, international and national debt recovery, litigation and more.
In collaboration with the Corporate department, the firm was lead advisor to banks involved in some of the largest banking M&A transactions of the last decade, including Lebanon’s largest banking M&A transaction last year.
The firm is also very active in the insurance and reinsurance industry, with clients in Lebanon, Qatar and beyond. Work includes structuring of insurance and pension plans while catering for local law restrictions, insurance litigation, negotiation with governments for state insurance schemes, and more.
Badri and Salim El Meouchi is well established as a market-leading law firm in Lebanon. It is widely recognised for its capabilities in transactional work and is also regularly sought out in connection with foreign investment mandates. Its lawyers often act on behalf of clients in the oil and gas, real estate and transportation sectors, and the firm is frequently turned to by international law firms seeking Lebanese counsel.
Sources say that "they are really the platinum standard in terms of their quality of service, knowledge and responsiveness," highlighting the firm's "vast experience" in transactional work.
A team led by Chadia El Meouchi advised IFC, in its capacity as lead adviser to Lebanon's High Council for Privatisation and PPP, on the regulatory and corporate structuring issues relating to plans for the expansion of Beirut International Airport.
Chadia El Meouchi is a well-known lawyer with an impressive amount of experience handling corporate mandates. Based in Beirut, she assists clients with a wide array of M&A, capital markets, and banking and finance work.
"Chadia is world class in terms of her lawyering skills, and extremely responsive." "Chadia is one of the best lawyers in the country."
Salim El Meouchi is a long-standing lawyer who complements his transactional practice with a top-tier offering in dispute resolution. He is noted for his frequent representation of banks.
Walid Honein operates an established commercial practice that is concentrated on real estate and infrastructure developments. He often assists with financings and transactions in this space.