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Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Number of partners: 6

Number of attorneys: 40

Languages: Arabic, English, French

Firm Overview:

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm is the largest multi-practice law firm in Lebanon. The Firm has earned a leading market share of complex transactions of first impression in the region across all practice areas and industries, and advises on significant high-profile arbitration and litigation cases with an international reach. In addition to their thorough knowledge of the law, the Firm’s diverse team of attorneys is distinguished by an in-depth specialization, a sharp understanding of business aspects and industry-specifics, and a strategic pragmatic approach to legal advice.

The Firm has been recognized as a top-tier market leader by prominent international legal directories, including Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000 and The Legal 500, and has reaped many prestigious awards for excellence in legal service.

The Firm works closely with a number of top-tier legal correspondents in all key jurisdictions, allowing the Firm to offer businesses in need of legal assistance in any country easy access to global advice, and is a member of the International Bar Association.

Main Areas of Practice:

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets & Structured Products
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Energy
  • Media
  • Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
  • Arbitration and Litigation
  • Government Relations & Public Policy
  • Agency, Licensing & Distributorship
  • Tax
  • Intellectual Property
  • Private Client
  • Franchising
  • Telecommunications
  • Financial Restructuring & Insolvency

Representative Work:

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm handles major local and cross-border deals, and its unparalleled representative transactional experience includes advising on a wide spectrum of landmark transactions, namely, the largest-ever US$200 Million asset-backed issuance in Lebanon through the securitization of a major real estate portfolio, the acquisition of a listed bank in Europe, the US$150 Million cross-border syndicated facility led by a global bank to a telecoms group, the first-ever US$300 Million international syndicated financing of a renewable energy project in Lebanon, multi-million issuances of preferred shares and structured products by Lebanese banks, the first-ever Power Purchase Agreement with the Government of Lebanon, two EPC contracts for €270 Million reciprocating engines power projects in Lebanon, Lebanon’s first EPA for the exploration of offshore petroleum resources, the development of a major real estate project financed through the issuance of convertible profit-sharing bonds, the ground-breaking multi-bank private placement to finance the launch of a TV station, the largest private debt restructuring in Lebanon, and multi-million acquisitions and private equity transactions across all industry sectors.

The Firm’s impressive record includes several high-profile mediatized international arbitration cases, namely representing a renowned TV station in winning an ICC against the largest production and media group in the Arab world, a major Danish/German EPC consortium in the ICC arbitration case against the Republic of Lebanon, several arbitration cases related to major real estate projects and investment funds, and major complex litigations cases in the FMCG, pharmaceutical and energy sectors.

The Firm is consistently solicited to participate in public policy and legislation reforms in collaboration with local and international governmental bodies.

Clients:

Clients include major names who contribute vitally to the country’s economy, and some of the world’s leading multinationals, including commercial and investment banks, governmental agencies, investors, entrepreneurs, start-ups, insurance companies, trade companies, service providers, consultants, distributors, real estate developers, charitable organizations and private clients. Many of the Firm’s clients maintain a strong international presence throughout the MENA region, the UK, Europe and the US.

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

The Firm regularly contributes editorial pieces to prominent publications and many of the firm’s attorneys are invited to speak at conferences on topics of interest. Recent conferences and editorial contributions include:

  • The Lebanon chapter of the Banking Regulation guide, published by Getting the Deal Through and edited by Wachtell, Lipton, Rose and Katz USA;
  • The Lebanon chapter of the Energy Regulation & Markets Review, published by The Law Reviews and edited by Latham & Watkins USA;
  • The Lebanon chapter of the Inward Investment & International Taxation Review, published by The Law Reviews and edited by Latham & Watkins USA;
  • The Lebanon chapter of the Data Protection in the Financial Sector guide published by One Trust Data Guidance;
  • The International Beirut Energy Forum (IBEF);
  • The EUROMONEY Lebanon conference;
  • The Annual Harvard Arab World Conference (HAWC).

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Carlos Abou Jaoude
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Simon El Kai
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Souraya Machnouk
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Carlos Abou JaoudeCorporate & Finance
Souraya MachnoukCorporate & Finance
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OMT Building

266 Sami El Solh Ave.

PO Box: 116-5079

Beirut

Beirut Governorate

Lebanon

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