Corporate & Commercial Law

The Firm provides full corporate legal support for day-to-day business needs as well as for complex and cross-borders corporate transactions, including bilateral and syndicated facilities transactions, the issuance of financial products and real estate acquisitions.

The Firm advises also in respect of general corporate law matters such as the incorporation, restructuring and winding up of corporations. Lawyers of the Firm have a high level of knowledge of the local legal framework, as well as strong commercial and contract drafting skills complemented by in-depth knowledge of the unique legal and business requirements of specific industry sectors.

Moreover, the Firm has been providing its clients with legal advice regarding their regional extension plans and the acquisition of new business entities in the Middle East and North Africa.

The Firm also advises on the creation, operation and termination of joint venture agreements as well as drafting and negotiating all kinds of commercial contracts

    Banking & Finance

The Firm has extensive expertise in the field of banking and financial regulations, securities regulations and private equity transactions. Such services include corporate finance advice, mergers and acquisitions, credit facility structuring including project finance and aircraft financing, advice on the listing of securities on the Beirut Stock Exchange and other services related to day-to-day banking activities in the local market.

    Litigation & Arbitration

The Firm handles a wide variety of disputes and represents local and foreign persons and entities before the courts, including in civil, commercial and real estate matters, insurance and reinsurance matters, banking matters, shareholders disputes, employments disputes, civil contracts, enforcement proceedings, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.

The Firm has extensive experience in handling the most complex disputes from their early stages to the choice of arbitrators and the enforcement of final awards. The founding partner has high expertise in this field and has served as arbitrator and mediator in several disputes before the International Chamber of Commerce and the Beirut Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also a permanent member at the Court of Arbitration of the Hague and an honorary arbitrator at the Paris Maritime Arbitration Chamber.

    Real Estate Law

Our Firm advises on complex local and multi-jurisdictional real estate transactions and disputes, including real estate acquisition, construction, investment, development, leasing, joint venturing and financing for large projects, including shopping malls, hotels and residential complexes

    Administrative Law

The Firm advises on complex disputes between individuals and entities on the one hand and governments and government entities on the other. With our strong expertise in administrative law issues, we are particularly involved in litigating amongst the most sophisticated disputes before the Lebanese State Council as well as advising on complex urban planning projects, public works and tax issues.

    Other Practice Areas

The Firm’s other areas of expertise include Civil Law, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Law, Criminal Law, Labor Law, Insurance Law