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Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Souraya Machnouk

Beirut, Lebanon Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
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Souraya Machnouk handles a variety of high-value mandates across a range of disciplines, from M&A and capital markets transactions to real estate. She is noted among sources for her extensive legal knowledge and formidable negotiating skills.
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Practice Areas

Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking, Finance, Capital Markets, Energy, Project Development, Tax, Government Relations & Public Policy, Data Protection and Privacy, Telecoms, Franchising

Career

Souraya Machnouk is a partner at Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm, and heads the M&A practice. She previously worked at Norton Rose Fulbright in Paris. Souraya has more than 15 years of experience advising prominent clients across industries, with a practice distinguished by an in-depth specialization and a particular expertise leading on complex ground-breaking transactions.

Souraya participates in several government-led legal reform initiatives aimed at enhancing the investment climate in Lebanon.

Souraya is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by prominent international directories, including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR1000. She was named to IFLR1000’s Women Leaders in EMEA, which recognizes "the most prominent female lawyers working in the areas of law ".

Professional Memberships

- Admitted to the Beirut Bar Association

- Member of the International Bar Association

- Member of the American Chamber of Commerce’s (AmCham) Banking & Finance Committee

- Member of the board of experts of the Lebanese Franchise Association

- Member of the special inter-ministerial legal committee for the Reform of the Investment Climate in Lebanon organized by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in collaboration with the World Bank and the IFC

Publications

- Co-author of 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 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 Data Protection in the Financial Sector guide published by One Trust Data Guidance

- Contributor to the World Bank Doing Business Reports on Lebanon

- Speaker at the Euromoney Lebanon conference, the International Beirut Energy Forum and the Harvard Arab World Conference

Personal

- JD double major in Private and Public Law, Saint Joseph University, Lebanon

- Advanced Graduate Degree (DEA) in Banking & Financial Markets Law, Saint Joseph University accredited by the University of Paris II-Assas, France

- Master of Laws (LLM), George Washington University jointly with Georgetown University, USA

- Certificate of Qualification in Syndicated Loan Markets Documentation, Loan Market Association, UK

- Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce, France

- Diploma in Leadership in Law Firms, Executive Program, Harvard Law School, USA

Languages Spoken

Arabic, French, and English

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Souraya Machnouk

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

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OMT Building

266 Sami El Solh Ave.

PO Box: 116-5079

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Beirut Governorate

Lebanon

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