Managing Partner: Antoine Merheb
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 16
Languages: Arabic, English, French
The law firm founded in 1963 by the late Khalyl Abouhamad, former Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, was transformed into a partnership when Antoine Merheb joined in 1977, knowing that Khalyl Abouhamad took over the law practice of Jacques Chedid who was himself the successor of Jean Jalkh, successor of Massoud Massoud, one of the first Lebanese lawyers admitted to the Beirut Bar at the beginning of the twentieth century.
The firm currently named Abouhamad, Merheb, Chamoun, Chedid (AMNCC) continues the tradition with the clients who, from generation to generation, have entrusted its famous predecessors with the protection of their interests as well as with the clients who have joined it more recently.
AMNCC today comprises 16 lawyers, including partners, a permanent consultant, a senior advisor and associates in addition to a staff of eight paralegal employees.
Most of AMNCC members are trilingual (Arabic, French, English) and all are bilingual (Arabic, French). Many hold superior degrees of specialisation in private law or international law. Some members of the firm are lecturers (business law) at Saint Joseph University.
Main Areas of Practice:
AMNCC specialises in Lebanese and international business law, and provides services in the following practice areas: banking and finance, capital markets, commercial law, corporate mergers and acquisitions (including through privatisation), corporate restructuring and insolvency, employment law, inheritance, insurance, intellectual property, litigation and arbitration, private equity, real estate and tax law.
AMNCC has for many years been one of the leading law firms in Lebanon, serving most of the largest banks and companies operating therein as well as worldwide reputed banks, companies and institutions who had to deal with issues relating to Lebanese law.
It has participated in major business transactions and achieved most of the banks mergers that have occurred in the last 20 years. AMNCC has been and remains involved in the preparation of many bills.
Banking & Finance
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency
Litigation & Arbitration